Summer Soirée

Details, Details!



Hello, Summer Soirée Dancers!

We will start checking in dancers at 5pm on Friday Bryson. When you get on campus, find a designated parking space and walk to Bryson Gym, please. Unless you would like to lend a hand in setting up, there is no need to show up before then.

Check in starts at 5pm this year in Bryson!!

Don't forget to bring linens and towels!

Here is some information that should help us get off to a great start:

¤ We have a list of safety reminders.
¤ We have a checklist of some things to bring and not to bring.
¤ At the bottom of the page we have directions to Warren Wilson College.
¤ Here's the campus map for Warren Wilson College.
¤ Here's the schedule of events for the weekend.


We want everyone to have a SAFE and enjoyable weekend, so please note:

¤ Warren Wilson College strictly enforces their parking regulations and will not hesitate to tow cars that might get in the way of emergency vehicles or that are not in designated parking spaces. Please do not park on the grass. We will give overnight guests a PARKING PASS and will direct you to the appropriate parking lot. As long as you are parked between white lines you should be okay. PLEASE Read the signs.

¤ Please dance safely. The dance floor will be snug at peak times such as Saturday night. There will be less crowded times when your dancing could be more expressive, yet still safe.

¤ Please be sensitive to dancers with fragrance allergies and refrain from wearing scented products such as perfume and cologne.

¤ If you bring children, you are responsible to make sure they have adult supervision at all times.

¤ NO DOGS, CATS, OR OTHER PETS. We love them, but we have agreed with WWC that none of our dancers will have pets on campus and we will strictly enforce the college’s rule.

¤ Please DO NOT leave valuables in the dance hall or in the dorm rooms, which are never locked – lock them out of sight in your car. You will have a card to get in and out of the dorms if you are staying on campus. IMPORTANT: Doors must not be propped open, thanks!

¤ Please be aware there ARE bears on campus - and we must not leave food out at any time. If you do see a bear, raise your arms over your head and back up. North Carolina bears are black bears and are not aggressive to humans, but be cautious as with any wild animal.

Asheville Summer Soirée Checklist

Things to bring:

¤ Towels & Bedding (sheets, pillow, light blanket, towels, etc.)
¤ Umbrella or rain jacket (you never know)
¤ Sweater or light jacket (the mountain air can be refreshingly cool in the evenings!)
¤ A copy of the schedule.
(linked as soon as it's ready to print) Please print yours out and bring it! Thanks!
¤ Flashlight
¤ Water Bottle - PLEASE DO remember your water bottle - to be green and save a few cents, we do not have an endless supply of disposable cups.
¤ Dance Clothes
¤ Dance Shoes
¤ Instrument for the Musician's Jams and workshops.

Things to leave home:

¤ Perfume, cologne, and any scented products
¤ DOGS, CATS, and other PETS
¤ Worries


From I-40 west of Asheville:

If you are arriving by car via I-40 from areas west of Asheville, do not take the Asheville exits (I-240), but rather stay on I-40 going east until you get to Exit 55 (there is a "Warren Wilson College" sign shortly before it). Take Exit 55 (East Asheville), turn left and go under the interstate. Go to the first traffic light (at the intersection with US-70/Tunnel Road), and turn right onto US-70.
On US-70, go 1.5 miles until you reach the next traffic light at the Shell station and turn left onto Warren Wilson Road. Travel about 1.5 miles until you reach the campus. Take a right into the third entrance into the campus (the second is at the top of the hill). Look for the "Soirée" signs.

From I-40 east of Asheville:

If you are traveling on I-40 east of Asheville, take Exit 59 (Swannanoa), which has a "Warren Wilson College" sign. Bear right at the exit and go to the traffic light at the intersection with US-70. Turn left and go about 2 miles until you reach the second traffic light. Turn right on Warren Wilson Road. Go about 1.5 miles until you reach
the campus. Take a right into the third entrance into the campus (the second is at the top of the hill). Look for the "Soirée " signs.

From the airport:

If you are traveling from the airport, take Interstate 26 West to I-40 East, then follow the instructions from I-40 West of Asheville.

See you soon!


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