Waltz Into Spring
Wednesday, April 20 – 7 p.m.- Wednesday Night Waltzes. Live music. $8
Contra dancing is a big deal in and around Asheville, and every gathering has its own personality and culture. One thing they share, though, is that they traditionally end with a waltz. As a couples dance the waltz offers a more sustained level of personal communication and connection with one’s chosen dance partner than the contras, with the leader providing a strong frame as the follower matches weight and balance. Waltz music can range from laid back New England country waltzes, through forceful Strauss compositions to New Age selections. A full night of waltz-centric sociability and variety can be enjoyed monthly at the White Horse Black Mountain, and Wednesday Night Waltzes returns on Wednesday, April 20 at 7 p.m. Playing well for dancers demands deep knowledge of both the music and the dance, and the musicians providing the 3/4 rhythms are seasoned veterans of the dance community. This month’s band is Suzanne Hosch on flute, George Schissler on fiddle and concertina and Linda Schissler on piano. Those arriving without a partner will find plenty of willing waltzers on hand, and basic waltz lessons are offered from 6:30-7:00 for only $5.
Event begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8.
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