Old Farmers Ball

New Year’s Eve Dance
calling by Alex Deis-Lauby with music by Buddy System
Grant Jobst DJing from midnight till 1:30
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All event community calendar: Please check menu for specific dance events and locations

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Nov
22
Thu
Laurie Fisher & Nick Coker leading an open band with Charlotte Crittenden calling
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Laurie Fisher & Nick Coker leading an open band with Charlotte Crittenden calling

All musicians are invited to join in

Nov
23
Fri
Contra – Landmark Hall
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - Landmark Hall

THE MARSHALL CHRIS BAND (Marshall Goers, Chris Liakos) with JACK MITCHELL

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

Nov
25
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ Harvest House
Nov 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 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.

Roots Contra JAM!
Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Roots Contra JAM!

NEW START TIME! Every 4th Sunday Laura Lengnick and Nic Coker lead Asheville’s only traditional New England social dance musicians jam!  SLOW JAM from 6 to 7, then DANCE TEMPO JAM from 7 to 9.  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!  Special invited guests will share dance playing tips and teach a favorite tune from time to time. 

Nov
26
Mon
Gold-n-Light with Terry Doyle calling
Nov 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Nov
29
Thu
Holley Ross Band with calling by Diane Silver
Nov 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Holley Ross Band with calling by Diane Silver

Holley Ross, Laura Lengnick and Linda Hunt

Dec
1
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

BIG-EYED RABBIT (Marion Boatwright, Briggs Hamilton, Barb Massey, Don Massey, Becky Stovall) with JENNIE WAKEFIELD

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

Dec
2
Sun
ECD AnneMarie Walter, Leader; Music, Nora Garver, fiddle; Cathy Arps, fiddle; Linda Schissler, piano
Dec 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD AnneMarie Walter, Leader; Music, Nora Garver, fiddle; Cathy Arps, fiddle; Linda Schissler, piano

3:30pm-4:00pm, Pre-Dance Workshop – Regular dancers assisting Beginners with basic ECD dance figures.

4:00pm-6:30pm, Dance

$7/$6 for OFB Members

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

Dec
3
Mon
Cailen Campbell and George Paul with Diane Silver calling
Dec 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Dec
6
Thu
Roger Gold and Gretchen Caverly with caller AnnMarie Walter
Dec 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Dec
10
Mon
Dancing Bears with Barbara Groh calling
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Dec
13
Thu
Baba Yaga’s Stew with calling by Beth Molaro
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Dec
16
Sun
Venue Change, ECD Festive Year-End Dance. Bob Thompson, Leader; Music: Atossa Kramer, piano; Lisa Smith, flute; Cathy Arps, fiddle
Dec 16 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Venue Change, ECD Festive Year-End Dance. Bob Thompson, Leader; Music: Atossa Kramer, piano; Lisa Smith, flute; Cathy Arps, fiddle

Please note that we are dancing on this date, Dec. 16th, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. Directions: http://www.stmarysasheville.org/directions.html

3:30pm-4:00pm, Waltzing

4:00pm-6:30pm, Dance

$7/$6 for OFB Members

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

Dec
17
Mon
Holiday Benefit Waltz
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Dec
20
Thu
Gravity Wave with Diane Silver
Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Gravity Wave with Diane Silver

Gravity Wave is Fred Stoll and Roger Gold.

Dec
24
Mon
No MND – Merry Christmas
Dec 24 all-day
Dec
27
Thu
Laurie Fisher and Nic Coker with AnneMarie Walter
Dec 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Dec
31
Mon
No MND – Happy New Year – Dance at the OFB
Dec 31 all-day
New Year’s Eve 2018 @ Bryson Gym
Dec 31 2018 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 1 2019 @ 1:30 am
New Year's Eve 2018 @ Bryson Gym | Swannanoa | North Carolina | United States

New Year’s Eve 2018 Space theme – stay tuned for more details

Alex Deis-Lauby from New York City calling with Buddy System providing live music till midnight. Grant Jobst DJing techo till 1:30

Jan
5
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Jan 5 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

WOLF MOON STRING BAND (Lucy Allen, Marshall Goers, Briggs Hamilton, Brooke Lauer) with BETH MOLARO

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