Old Farmers Ball

Splashdance Registration is now open!

Asheville’s laid-back, end-of-summer, all-volunteer, overly-hyphenated, contra-dance week-end.  Grab your spot now! 


All event community calendar: Please check menu for specific dance events and locations

No cash? No problem! – We are beta testing a Square reader for the Thursday dance!

Check out our new activities on the Harvest House page.

Apr
26
Thu
Warren Wilson Old-Time Band with calling by Phil Jamison
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Apr
27
Fri
Contra – Landmark Hall
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - Landmark Hall

NIC COKER and LAURA LENGNICK with JENNIE WAKEFIELD

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

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
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Apr
30
Mon
Windmill with Terry Doyle
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Windmill with Terry Doyle

Windmill (Laurie Fisher and Steve Trisman)

May
3
Thu
Chimney Swift with calling by Emily Abel
May 3 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
May
5
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
May 5 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

TBA with TBA

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

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
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Contra – River Falls Lodge
May 5 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

GOOSEBONE PROPHETS (Nic Coker, Jeff Hersk, Laura Lengnick) with TBA

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

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May
6
Sun
ECD Pat Petersen; Music: Atossa Kramer, piano; Lisa Smith, flute; Meredith Doster, flute
May 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD Pat Petersen; Music: Atossa Kramer, piano; Lisa Smith, flute; Meredith Doster, flute

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.

May
7
Mon
Goosebone Prophets with Diane Silver
May 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Goosebone Prophets with Diane Silver

Goosebone Prophets – Laura Lengnick, Nic Coker, Jeff Hersk

May
10
Thu
Buddy System with calling by Jesse Edgerton
May 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
May
13
Sun
Family Dance
May 13 @ 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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Roots Contra!
May 13 @ 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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May
14
Mon
Buddy System with Will Mentor
May 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Buddy System with Will Mentor

Buddy System with Will Mentor

May
17
Thu
Boom Chuck with calling by Barbara Groh
May 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
May
19
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
May 19 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

TBA with TBA

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

This event has a Google Hangouts video call.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/oldfarmersball.com/harvestmoon?hceid=aGFydmVzdG1vb25Ab2xkZmFybWVyc2JhbGwuY29t.1ogshtpri3jpf6lc237u6bnqa5&hs=121

May
20
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ Harvest House
May 20 @ 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 AnneMarie Walter, Leader; Music: Gretchen Caverly, fiddle; Paul Moore, piano.
May 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD AnneMarie Walter, Leader; Music: Gretchen Caverly, fiddle; Paul Moore, 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
May 20 @ 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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OFB Community Waltz @ Harvest House
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

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 (or come play waltzes with an open band); recorded music as needed. Led by Suzanne Hosch.

Donations of money and snacks are welcome!

May
21
Mon
the Dancing Bears with Barbara Groh
May 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
May
24
Thu
Playing with Fyre and Ash with calling by AnneMarie Walter
May 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm