December 2017

holiday_dance_editPlease join us for these two special events this month:

KSDA Holiday Dance @ Phoenix Pharmacy
Wed Dec 13, 7:30 pm
*** this special Wed dance is at an alternate location***
7:30 – 8:00 pm Beginner Swing Dance Lesson
7:00 – 8:00 pm Level 1 Solo Jazz Lesson
8:00 – 10:00 pm Open Social Dance

KSDA Community Vision Casting Meeting
Tues Dec 5, 6:30 pm
Address to be posted in the FB event.
Gather together with the KSDA dance community for a vision casting meeting. Come prepared with thoughts about what are some important values we want to embody/represent as a community.


December Level 1 Series: Solo Jazz


A lot of swing dancing is with a partner, but it can be by ourselves to! This series will give you the opportunity to expand your solo movement vocabulary and become comfortable moving with or without a partner when out on the dance floor.

Level 1 classes build off the few basics you’ve learned in the Level 0 drop ins to help you build dances on the social floor. All dancers who have attended more than two Level 0 drop in classes are strongly encouraged to attend this progressive Level 1 Swing series.

Week 1 Dec 6: Shim Sham and jazz step vocabulary with Kemper Talley.
Week 2 Dec 13: TBA with Geoffrey Yerem. This will be at our Holiday Swing Dance at the Phoenix Pharmacy on Gay St!
Week 3 Dec 20: Building vocabulary and making moves your own with Aliceann Talley.
Follow the event for updates.

Series classes meet every Wednesday downstairs at the Laurel Theater from 7-8:15 pm. Classes are $5 a night and include admission to the dance. There are only 3 lessons in this series due to the holidays.

January Level 1 Swing:  Charleston


Drop in Lessons and DJ schedule:

  • Dec 6:  Music with DJs
    7:00 – 7:30 pm Level 2 Drop In w/ Jeremy & Amy
    7:30 – 8:15 pm  Level 0 Drop In – 8 Count Lindy Hop/Swing w/ Jeremy & Amy
  • Dec 13:  *** Holiday Dance @ Phoenix Pharmacy & Fountain ***
    7:00 – 8:00 pm Level 1 Solo with Geoffrey.  No Level 2 Drop In.
    7:30 – 8:00 pm Level 0 Drop In – 6 Count Lindy Hop/Swing w/ Scott & Rose
  • Dec 20:  Music with DJs Jeremy & D
    7:00 – 7:30 pm Level 2 Drop In w/ Scott & Rebecca
    7:30 – 8:15 pm Level 0 Drop In – 6 Count Lindy Hop/Swing w/ Scott & Rebecca
  • Dec 27:  Music with DJs
    7:00 – 7:30 pm Level 2 Drop In w/ Geoffrey
    7:30 – 8:15 pm Level 0 Drop In – 6 Count Lindy Hop/Swing w/ Geoffrey

Been attending our level 0 drop ins?  Join us this month for Level 1 Swing, Solo Jazz!


Interested in giving back to the swing dancing community by volunteering your time?

Send us an emailgive us a call (865-224-6830), or look for Rebecca or Aliceann at a weekly dance!

We need help in the following places:

Door Entry Workers
Dance Setup and Teardown Volunteers
Newsletter Correspondents
Social Media Contributors
Equipment Managers
Social Event Coordinators
Weekly Announcers
Swing DJs
News Coordinator


Dancing/Live Music around Knoxville:

  • Tues Dec 5 @ 6:30 – KSDA Community Vision Casting Meeting.  Please join us to discuss what changes YOU are interested in seeing in our community!  Come prepared with thoughts about what are some important values we want to embody/represent as a community.
  • Sat Dec 9 @ 10 pm – 9th St Stompers (Chattanooga) @ Boyd’s Jig & Reel Prohibition Repeal Party (21+ after 9 pm)
  • Tues Dec 12 @ 7:30 – KSDA Board Meeting
  • Wed Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm – KSDA Holiday Swing Dance @ Phoenix Pharmacy & Fountain
  • Wed Dec 13 @ 7 pm – Devan Jones & The Uptown Stomp @ Last Days of Autumn
  • Fri Dec 15 @ 10 pm – Devan Jones & The Uptown Stomp @ Boyd’s Jig & Reel (21+ after 9 pm)
  • Tues Dec 26 @ 10 pm – 9th St Stompers (Chattanooga) @ Barley’s Old City (21+ after 9 pm)


Regional Events:

  • Regional Meetup  Dec 16  Huntsville, AL
    It’s that time again! Time for the Huntsville Regional Meetup! We want all of our neighboring scenes to come visit us for fun classes, dancing, dj battles, competitions, lasagna, and more! Stay tuned for more announcements on what we have going on!
  • Lindy Focus  Dec 26 – Jan 1  Ashevile, NC
    One of the biggest swing dance parties in the world, right here in the Southeast.   5 days of workshops/add ons, 5 nights of live big band music followed by live music late nights, dancing until 10 am, New Years Day karaoke, and over a thousand dancers from all over the world.