Calendar of Events

Saturday, March 24, 2018

School of Hard Knox

  • March 23, 2018 — March 25, 2018

Category: Classes & workshops, Dance and Music

Hard Knox is returning for its 6th year to provide a place to learn, dance, throw down, and have fun with dancers from across the Midwest and Southeast. In the heart of the Tennessee Valley, we bring the regions together for a weekend of vintage jazz dances - including Lindy Hop, solo jazz, Balboa, and more!

This year will feature:
Leveled track Lindy Hop classes
A separate, one day, beginner focused track
Elective classes in various swing dances, including Balboa, solo dancing, and more
2 nights of live music, 2 late nights of DJed dancing, and a farewell party on early Sunday evening
Competitions where dancers from the Southeast and Midwest can throw down together to live and DJed music
And more!

Dance passes that grant full access to every evening with live and DJ music are $75.

Knoxville Argentine Tango Society: Tango on Rocky Top

  • March 23, 2018 — March 25, 2018

Category: Classes & workshops and Dance

Natalia and Augustin from Buenos Aires, Argentina will be here March 23-25 for four workshops and two milongas (parties!) This is a great opportunity to learn or improve your tango. No previous experience is necessary!

Friday, March 23
8:00pm-12:00am- Welcome milonga at Juan Luis and Sodeya’s. Message this KATS page or the VolTango group for directions.

Saturday, March 24
1:30pm-2:45pm: Workshop 1: Building a creative dance
3:30pm-4:45pm: Workshop 2: How playful can you dance a milonga
8:00pm-12:00am: Milonga at Broadway Performing Arts Center (706 N Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917). DJ Angel Montero from Atlanta

Sunday, March 25
1:30pm-2:45pm: Workshop 3: Finding afro roots in tango
3:30pm-4:45pm: Workshop 4: Smooth, rhythmic and curvy moves

Workshops on Saturday and Sunday will be at the Great Room of the International House at the University of Tennessee (1623 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996)

Appalachian Ballet Company: All About the Animals

Category: Dance and Kids & family

Beginning with excerpts from the ballet, Swan Lake, composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, followed by a comedy entitled At The Zoo. Carnival of the Animals composed in 1886 by Camille Saint-Saëns will be presented with new choreography by Director, Amy Morton Vaughn. Saint-Saëns regarded this work as a piece of fun! Act one will conclude with The Incredible Petes - a short dance work about funny zoo animals. After a 20 minute intermission, the show will conclude with Peter and the Wolf, a “symphonic fairy tale for children,” a musical composition written by Sergei Prokofiev in 1936. The narrator tells a children's story, while the orchestra illustrates it and the Appalachian Ballet Company dances. (The production will run approximately one and a half hours and highly recommended for children and families).

A compilation of several ballet comedies and classics on Saturday March 24th at 2 pm at the Clayton Center for the Arts. Tickets will be available at by calling the Clayton Center for the Arts at 865-981-8590. Student tickets are half price.

A public school matinee will also be presented on Friday March 23rd at ten am. For reservations and more information visit

At Clayton Center for Arts, 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37804. For more information Appalachian Ballet Company: 865-982-8463.