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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 for Wednesdays. Check it out: White Horse Waltz


Appalachian Square Dance Revival

Square dancing is here in Asheville. Check it out: Toyboat Square Dance


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
Saturday
4/25
OFB English Country DanceCailen Campbell, Violin; Atossa Kramer. PianoBob ThompsonENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE SPRING EVENING BALL. 7:30-10:30 pm. St. Mary's Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 337 Charlotte Street. Period attire will be admired but not required. $12 at the door. No partner necessary. Elegant refreshments served at the Break. During the Break, dancers can enjoy dancing waltzes, schottisches and hambos. Nick Harriman, Accordion.
Monday
4/27
Monday Night DanceDancing BearsJohn Culp mandolin, Lew Gelfond fiddle, Mark Langner guitarBarbara Groh
Thursday
4/30
Old Farmers BallBoom ChuckLaurie Fisher fiddle, Nic Coker guitar, fiddle, Ric Cooper bassDoug SingletonBeginner lesson at 7:30 is highly recommended
Friday
5/1
Harvest MoonPIGTOWN ALLEY Bob Frankenhoff, Deb Frankenhoff, Fred Stoll, Pam StollKEITH CORNETT EUSTISADVANCED DANCE 8-11; experienced dancers only
Saturday
5/2
JonesboroughHot SonataArt Shuster mandolin, Karen Gaughan piano, Laura Lengnick fiddleCharley HarveyClass for beginners 7:00pm, Dance 7:30-10:30pm
Saturday
5/2
Harvest MoonContraforceAndrae Raffield , Jimi Peirano , Joey Dorwart Diane SilverContra at River Falls: lesson at 7:30; dance 8-11
Sunday
5/3
OFB English Country DanceTBA TBA
Monday
5/4
Monday Night DancePigtown AlleyBob Frankenhoff , Deb Frankenhoff , Fred Stoll fiddle, bass, Pam Stoll fiddleTamara McGovern
Thursday
5/7
Old Farmers BallBuddy SystemJulie Vallimont piano, Noah VanNorstrand Fiddle, Mandolin, FeetBeth Molaro
Monday
5/11
Monday Night DanceAvant GardnersLaura Light fiddle, Loren Oppenheimer Tabla, Paul Moore pianoCharley Harvey
Thursday
5/14
Old Farmers BallWarren Wilson Student BandPhil Jamison
Saturday
5/16
JonesboroughCurious GeorgeLaura Lengnick fiddle, Paul Moore piano, Steve Kemble drumsDean SnipesClass for beginners 7:00pm, Dance 7:30-10:30pm
Monday
5/18
Monday Night DanceEuphoria String BandBob Kogut , Kruger Brothers , Joel Landsberg , Louie the DrummerRoberta Kogut
Thursday
5/21
Old Farmers BallSyncopathsAshley Broder mandolin, Christa Burch bodhran, vocals, Jeff Spero piano, Ryan McKasson fiddleTamara McGovern
Friday
5/22
Harvest MoonThe Asheville CatsGary Anderson, Laura LightWarren DoyleContra at Landmark Hall: lesson at 7:30; dance 8-11
Saturday
5/23
JonesboroughPete's PosseOliver Scanlon fiddle, mandolin, feet, Pete Sutherland fiddler, Tristan Henderson mandolin, banjo, foot percussion, vocalsDiane Silver & Susan MichaelsClass for beginners 7:00pm, Dance 7:30-10:30pm
Saturday
5/23
Harvest MoonFireflyBarbara Davis guitar, Julia Weatherford fiddle, Laurel Willoughby bass, Pearl Shirley fiddleBob DalsemerContra at River Falls: lesson at 7:30; dance 8-11
Sunday
5/24
JonesboroughPete's Posse & Toss the PossumOliver Scanlon fiddle, mandolin, feet, Pete Sutherland fiddler, Tristan Henderson mandolin, banjo, foot percussion, vocalsDiane Silver & Susan MichaelsContrathon XVII in the Pavilion @ Serenity Knoll. Advance registration recommended. See www.eventbrite.com
Thursday
5/28
Old Farmers BallFeet Retreat BandLaura Light fiddle, Mara Shea Fiddle, Paul Moore piano, Roger Gold guitarSusan Kevra
Friday
5/29
OFB Advanced DanceCurious GeorgeLaura Lengnick, Paul Moore, Steve KembleCharlotte ChrittendenExpect the excitement of a dance weekend! Expect no teaching, no walk throughs. Expect challenging dances and medleys. Expect to expand your mind!!
Saturday
5/30
Harvest MoonWhistlin RufusAnn Whitley , Cindy Olsen , Doug Olsen , Peter Jenkins Doug SingletonContra at River Falls: lesson at 7:30; dance 8-11
Sunday
5/31
OFB English Country DanceTBA TBA
Thursday
6/4
Old Farmers BallFireflyBarbara Davis guitar, Julia Weatherford fiddle, Laurel Willoughby bass, Pearl Shirley fiddle, low whistle, vocalsBarbara Groh
Saturday
6/6
Harvest MoonNOVAKathleen Fownes, Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin, Everest WitmanWill MentorContra at River Falls: lesson at 7:30; dance 8-11
Sunday
6/7
OFB English Country DanceTBATBA
Thursday
6/11
Old Farmers BallLarry Unger and Audrey KnuthLarry Unger guitar, Audrey Knuth fiddleBeth Molaro
Friday
6/12
Harvest MoonNOVAKathleen Fownes, Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin, Everest WitmanWill MentorADVANCED DANCE 8-11; experienced dancers only
Saturday
6/13
Harvest MoonLaura Light and FriendsLaura Light, Bernie Pettaway, Diane PettawayAnneMarie WalterContra at River Falls: lesson at 7:30; dance 8-11
Thursday
6/18
Old Farmers BallGreat Bear TrioAndrew VanNorstrand Fiddle, Guitar, Kim Yerton Keyboard, Noah VanNorstrand Fiddle, Mandolin, FeetTBA
Sunday
6/21
OFB English Country DanceTBATBA
Thursday
6/25
Old Farmers BallInexplicabilliesDavid White fiddle/banjo, Joel McConnell mandolin, tenor banjo, Wes Maluk guitar, tenor banjo, percussionDavid Winston
Saturday
6/27
Harvest MoonCrooked PineCraig Bannerman bass, Frank McConnell guitar, hammer dulcimer, Marion Boatwright fiddle, Troy Harrison banjo, mandolinJack MitchellContra at River Falls: lesson at 7:30; dance 8-11
Friday
7/10
Harvest MoonFREQUENT FLYERSBetsy Branch, David Kaynor, Peter Seigal, Sue SongerAndrea NettletonRIVER FALLS ADVANCED DANCE 8-11; experienced dancers only
Friday
9/18
OFB Advanced DanceNot recommended for new dancers.
Friday
10/30
OFB Advanced DanceNot recommended for new dancers.
Friday
11/20
OFB Advanced DanceNot recommended for new dancers.
Friday
12/18
OFB Advanced DanceNot recommended for new dancers.


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

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