Old Farmers Ball

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Feb
19
Mon
Speaking in Tune with Dave Winston calling
Feb 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Speaking in Tune with Dave Winston calling

Speaking in Tunes (David White, Dave Health, Rich Pettis, Martha Nelson) with
Dave Winston

Feb
22
Thu
Flying the Tune with calling by AnneMarie Walter
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Feb
23
Fri
Contra – Landmark Hall
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - Landmark Hall

GEORGE PAUL and ROB ZISETTE with TERRY DOYLE

Instruction period 7:30-8:00, beginners welcome!

Feb
24
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

FLYING THE TUNE (June Advincula and Lew Gelfond) with JANET SHEPHERD

Instruction period 7:30-8:00, beginners welcome!

Feb
25
Sun
Roots Contra JAM!
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Roots Contra JAM!

Come on out every 4th Sunday to Asheville’s only traditional New England social dance musicians jam! Join us to have some fun playing traditional fiddle tunes “close to the floor” at this gathering devoted to the art of playing for social dance. We’ll explore the traditional dance music of New England through a diversity of dance forms, including set dances – triplets, contra, square, circle, English country, and play party – and partner dances such as waltz, hambo, schottis and polka. Listeners and dancers welcome! Laura Lengnick and Nic Coker host, with special invited guests sharing dance playing tips and favorite tunes from time to time.

Feb
26
Mon
Playing with Fyre with Terry Doyle
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Playing with Fyre with Terry Doyle

Playing with Fyre (George Paul and Rob Zizette) with Terry Doyle calling

Mar
1
Thu
Gretchen Caverly and George Paul with calling by Terry Doyle
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Mar
3
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

TEA & WHISKEY (Karin McQuade, Andrae Raffield) with DEAN SNIPES

Instruction period 7:30-8:00, beginners welcome!

Mar
4
Sun
ECD Bob Thompson; Music, George Schissler, concertina; Suzanne Hosch, flute; Linda Schissler; piano.
Mar 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD Bob Thompson; Music, George Schissler, concertina; Suzanne Hosch, flute; Linda Schissler; piano.

3:30pm-4:00pm, Pre-Dance Workshop for Beginners that includes our regular dancers dancing and helping the beginners learn a few basic figures.

4:00pm-6:30pm, Dance

$7/$6 for OFB Members

No partner necessary; wear comfortable clothes and shoes; bring a snack to share from time to time; fragrance-free dance.

Mar
8
Thu
Contra Ceili (Laurie Fisher, Chelsea Henley, Zach Brown and Marcos Harkness) with calling by Tamara McGovern
Mar 8 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Mar
10
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Mar 10 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

RIP THE CALICO (Allison Arnold, Gordon Arnold, Mairead Brady, Tyler Johnson) with TBA

Instruction period 7:30-8:00, beginners welcome!

Mar
11
Sun
Family Dance
Mar 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Family Dance

A community dance especially aimed at families with children under ten years old. Circles, mixers, long-ways, squares, singing-and-clapping games, and other set dances, carefully chosen considering the motor skills and social development of children ages 4-10.

All dances are taught and called; no experience is necessary and all ages are welcome (pre-teens, as well as adults, who aren’t yet too cool might still enjoy it!) Children must be accompanied by an adult. Energetic, wholesome, high quality, home-made entertainment. Diane Silver leads the calling, an open band plays the tunes.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
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Family Dance
Mar 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Family Dance

A community dance especially aimed at families with children under ten years old. Circles, mixers, long-ways, squares, singing-and-clapping games, and other set dances, carefully chosen considering the motor skills and social development of children ages 4-10.

All dances are taught and called; no experience is necessary and all ages are welcome (pre-teens, as well as adults, who aren’t yet too cool might still enjoy it!) Children must be accompanied by an adult. Energetic, wholesome, high quality, home-made entertainment. Diane Silver leads the calling, an open band plays the tunes.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/oldfarmersball.com/roots?hceid=cm9vdHNAb2xkZmFybWVyc2JhbGwuY29t.1cjlmvie2v7ulnj74s03ngqbmf&hs=121

Roots Contra!
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Roots Contra!

Come on out to the Harvest House to experience New England contra dancing as a traditional dance form. Dance contra chestnuts, northern and southern squares, circles, quadrilles, and triplets as well as newer contra dances to traditional contra dance music played close to the floor. Diane Silver leads the dancing, with music by Laura Lengnick, Karen Gaughan, and invited guests.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
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Mar
15
Thu
The Organic Family Band
Mar 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Organic Family Band

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Mar
17
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Mar 17 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

PRETTY LITTLE GOAT (Josh Carter, Mallory Carter, Tim Fisher, Owen Grooms, JT Linville) with TOM & MYRA

Instruction period 7:30-8:00, beginners welcome!

Mar
18
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ Harvest House
Mar 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
OFB Board meeting @ Harvest House | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Members are always welcome to observe at OFB Board meetings.
Please check the calendar before coming, as we may not meet every month.

ECD Myra Hirschberg & Tom Calwell, Leaders; Music: ‘Round Robbin (Dave Marcus, concertina; Meredith Doster, flute; Robbin Marcus, piano
Mar 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD Myra Hirschberg & Tom Calwell, Leaders; Music: 'Round Robbin (Dave Marcus, concertina; Meredith Doster, flute; Robbin Marcus, piano

3:30pm-4:00pm, Pre-Dance Workshop for Beginners that includes our regular dancers dancing and helping the beginners learn a few basic figures.

4:00pm-6:30pm, Dance

$7/$6 for OFB Members

No partner necessary; wear comfortable clothes and shoes; bring a snack to share from time to time; fragrance-free dance.

Community Waltz
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Community Waltz

Come dance with friends and work on your waltz moves. All levels are welcome. Enjoy learning from each other in an informal setting. Live music as available (come play with an open band); recorded music as needed. Led by Suzanne Hosch.

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
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Mar
22
Thu
Wild Rumpus with calling by Diane Silver
Mar 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm