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New Year's Eve Ball - Moulin Rouge - Dec 31, 2016

Vicki Herndon calling with Buddy System and Rushfest

Doors open at 7:30, Ball starts with Rushfest at 8:00 - Buddy System from 8:45 till 12:30 and Rushfest finishing the evening until 1:30 Tickets $25 until December 15, then $30 - Buy early
Buy tickets here


Mid-Winter English Country Dance Weekend - Feb 10-12, 2017

Brooke Friendly calling with guest musician Andrea Hoag! More info...


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Help Out at Warren Wilson on Thursdays - and Dance for Free!

We always need help setting up, tearing down, and sitting at the door (not all night, of course - we know you're here to dance!).

See how it works, and sign up for a spot!


White Horse Waltz in Black Mountain

A new waltz, the third Wednesday of every month, at White Horse in Black Mountain. See the upcoming dates.


Asheville Open Contra Band

The band is for anyone who either enjoys or wants to enjoy playing contra music. We meet 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 7-9 PM. Please Sign up for information (including where the next jam will be!) by sending an email to:
asheville-contra-band+subscribe@googlegroups.com.

An initial Open Band tune book is now available at: Open Band


Board Meetings

Time and place varies: usually second Wednesdays but not every month. If you are interested in attending a board meeting let us know via the contact sheet and we'll tell you when and where the next one is.


Schedule of OFB and other regional dances

Most Dances are Fragrance Free

Printable Refrigerator Magnet Version

DateDanceBandMusiciansCallerComments
Monday
12/5
Monday Night DanceRyan McKasson and George PaulTerry Doyle
Thursday
12/8
Old Farmers BallJohn Wheeler and friendsJohn WheelerTamara McGovern
Saturday
12/10
Harvest MoonSteamShovelDavid White fiddle/banjo, Roger Gold guitarTerry DoyleContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Sunday
12/11
OFB English Country DanceCathy Arps, Fiddle; Lisa Smith, Flute; Atossa Kramer, PianoBob ThompsonCome out and join us for our festive End-Of-Year Celebration of another very fine year of English Country Dancing! Wear your finest bling and glitter! Dance fancy!
Monday
12/12
Monday Night DanceHoliday Benefit Waltz Evening
Thursday
12/15
Old Farmers BallDancing BearsJohn Culp mandolin, Lew Gelfond fiddle, Mark Langner guitarBarbara Groh
Friday
12/16
OFB Advanced DanceGood & PlentyLaura Lengnick, fiddle; Karen Gaughan, keyboard; Bruce Black, percussionDiane SilverNot recommended for new dancers.
Saturday
12/17
JonesboroughCrooked PineCraig Bannerman bass, Frank McConnell guitar, hammer dulcimer, Marion Boatwright fiddle, Troy Harrison banjo, mandolinDavid WinstonBeginners Lesson at 7:00pm, Dance 7:30-10:30pm. Waltz & Klondike Bar Break at 9:00pm
Monday
12/19
Monday Night DanceGood & PlentyKaren Gaughan piano, Laura Lengnick fiddle, Bruce Black percussionBeth Molaro
Thursday
12/22
Old Farmers BallAsheville Open Contra BandDennis Merritt bass, Laura Light fiddleOpen MicOpen band lead by Laura Light
Monday
12/26
Monday Night DanceNo Dance This Week. Merry Christmas. NO DANCE TONIGHT.
Thursday
12/29
Old Farmers BallGood & PlentyKaren Gaughan piano, Laura Lengnick fiddle; Terry Maluk, percussionTBA
Friday
1/6
JonesboroughBuddy System & Playing With FyreJulie Vallimont piano, Noah VanNorstrand Fiddle, Mandolin, FeetBeth Molaro & Will MentorA New Years Affair-Two days of contra dance starting Friday night. Register at anewyearsaffair2017.eventbrite.com
Friday
1/6
Harvest MoonFlying the TuneJune Avincula piano, Lew Gelfond fiddleClinton RossRIVER FALLS ADVANCED DANCE 8-11; experienced dancers only
Saturday
1/7
JonesboroughBuddy System & Playing With FyreJulie Vallimont piano, Noah VanNorstrand Fiddle, Mandolin, FeetWill Mentor & Beth MolaroA New Years Affair-Two days of contra dance including all day on Saturday. Register at anewyearsaffair2017.eventbrite.com
Saturday
1/7
Harvest MoonBoom ChuckNic Coker, Laurie Fisher, Ian HarrodDiane SilverContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Saturday
1/14
Harvest MoonGroove ContraptionChris Liakos, Wes Maluk, Clinton Ross, Bobby ScottStephanie MarieContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Saturday
1/21
JonesboroughGroove ContraptionStephanie MarieBeginners Lesson at 7:00pm, dance 7:30-10:30pm
Saturday
1/21
Harvest MoonDancing BearsJohn Culp mandolin, Lew Gelfond fiddle, Jeff Hersk bass, Mark Langner guitarBarbara GrohContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Saturday
1/28
Harvest MoonInexplicabilliesDavid White fiddle/banjo, Joel McConnell mandolin, tenor banjo, Wes Maluk guitar, tenor banjo, percussionBeth MolaroContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Saturday
1/28
Harvest MoonInexplicabilliesDavid White fiddle/banjo, Joel McConnell mandolin, tenor banjo, Wes Maluk guitar, tenor banjo, percussionBeth MolaroContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11


Old Farmer's Ball
PO Box 2852
Weaverville, NC 28787

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