Old Farmers Ball

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

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Check out our new activities on the Harvest House page.

Sep
22
Sat
Contra- River Falls Lodge
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra- River Falls Lodge

DR. TWAMLEY’S AUDIO SNAKES (Laura Lengnick, Mike Rovine, Anne Taylor,
Celia Wycoff) with STEPHANIE MARIE

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

Sep
23
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ Harvest House
Sep 23 @ 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!
Sep 23 @ 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. 

Sep
24
Mon
Dr. Twamley’s Audio Snakes with Charlotte Crittenden
Sep 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Sep
27
Thu
Hot Sonata with Beth Molaro calling
Sep 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Hot Sonata with Beth Molaro calling

with Laura Lengnick – Fiddle, Art Schuster – Mandolin, Karen Gaughan – keyboard, Bruce Black – drums

Oct
1
Mon
Dancing Bears with Barbara Groh calling
Oct 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Oct
4
Thu
Gold-n-Light with Jesse Edgerton calling
Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Oct
6
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

CONTRAFORCE (Joey Dorwart, Jimi Peirano, Andrae Raffield) with DAVID WINSTON

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

Oct
7
Sun
ECD Bob Thompson, Leader; Music: George Schissler, fiddle/concertina; Michael Garner, fiddle; Esther Holsen, recorder; Linda Schissler, piano
Oct 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD Bob Thompson, Leader; Music: George Schissler, fiddle/concertina; Michael Garner, fiddle; Esther Holsen, recorder; 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.

Oct
8
Mon
Boys of Buncombe
Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Oct
11
Thu
Toss the Possum with caller Terry Doyle
Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Oct
14
Sun
Family Dance
Oct 14 @ 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.7j0r87kuo26olv120621vkddv4&hs=121

Roots Contra!
Oct 14 @ 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.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/oldfarmersball.com/roots?hceid=cm9vdHNAb2xkZmFybWVyc2JhbGwuY29t.2lalt6gqfel133hk7ni5lkj7r7&hs=121

Oct
15
Mon
Monday Night Dance
Oct 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Oct
18
Thu
Mean Lids with calling by Beth Molaro
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Oct
21
Sun
ECD Venue Change. AnneMarie Walter and Friends, Leaders; Music: Tossa Kramer, piano; Lisa Smith, flute.
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD Venue Change. AnneMarie Walter and Friends, Leaders; Music: Tossa Kramer, piano; Lisa Smith, flute.

Please make note that we are dancing this date, Oct. 21st, at Congregation Beth Ha-Tephila. Directions below. Note that the entrance to the large parking lot and the building is on Broad St. between Liberty St. and Washington St.
https://www.bethhatephila.org/contact-us/map-and-directions/


We welcome guest leader and dance choreographer, Gary Roodman, to our dance today as one of our callers.    https://calculatedfigures.com/GaryFacts.htm  
Make your plans to be here for this dance.   You will not want to miss it!    

3:30-4:00pm,  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.

Community Waltz
Oct 21 @ 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.
Join: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/oldfarmersball.com/roots?hceid=cm9vdHNAb2xkZmFybWVyc2JhbGwuY29t.2cuve4454fa1j2t7jqsnth6n9f&hs=121

OFB Community Waltz @ Harvest House
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Cancelled due to Hurricane Florence. Drat.

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!

Oct
22
Mon
Monday Night Dance
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Oct
25
Thu
STEAM with calling by Donna Hunt
Oct 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm