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A dance weekend with a summer camp vibe, fabulous big band music throughout, at an absolutely affordable price. August 26-28 at Camp Ton-a-wandahww, Hendersonville, NC. Splash Dance Info and Registration


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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
Friday
5/27
JonesboroughPete's PosseOliver Scanlon fiddle, mandolin, feet, Pete Sutherland fiddler, Tristan Henderson mandolin, banjo, foot percussion, vocalsEmily Able & Janine SmithContrathon XIX Opening Dance, Friday 7:30-10:30pm,Serenity Knoll Farm, 542 Bacon Branch ROad,Jonesborough. $7 all comers
Friday
5/27
Harvest MoonSYCAMORE FLATS Ray Adams, Hilary Dirlam, Mary GordonClinton RossContra at Landmark Hall (156 Landmark Dr, Taylors, SC); lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Saturday
5/28
JonesboroughContraforceAndrae Raffield , Jimi Peirano , Joey Dorwart Emily Able & Janine SmithContra & Waltz, 2:00-5:00pm, Serenity Knoll Farm, 542 Bacon Branch Road, Jonesborough, TN
Saturday
5/28
JonesboroughPete's PosseOliver Scanlon fiddle, mandolin, feet, Pete Sutherland fiddler, Tristan Henderson mandolin, banjo, foot percussion, vocalsContra Dance, Jonesborough Visitors Center, 7:30-10:30pm, Beginners at 7:00pm
Saturday
5/28
JonesboroughPete's PosseOliver Scanlon fiddle, mandolin, feet, Pete Sutherland fiddler, Tristan Henderson mandolin, banjo, foot percussion, vocalsContra Dance, Jonesborough Visitors Center, 7:30-10:30pm, Beginners at 7:00pm
Saturday
5/28
Harvest MoonThe Unusual SuspectsBob Buckingham, Chris Liakos, Clinton RossJesse EdgertonContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Monday
5/30
Monday Night DanceRhythm RoadJim Harrington accordion, Buddy Thomas guitar, Kevin Walsh bass, Richard Adams hornsTerry Doyle
Thursday
6/2
Old Farmers BallRhythm RoadCharley Harvey and Terry Doyle
Friday
6/3
Harvest MoonRhythym RoadRichard Adams, Jim Harrington, Buddy Thomas, Chris WrayTerry DoyleRIVER FALLS ADVANCED DANCE 8-11; experienced dancers only
Saturday
6/4
Harvest MoonHey for FourFred Stoll fiddle, bass, Lucy Allen guitar, vocals, Marshall Goers banjo, mandolin, bouzouki, Pam Stoll fiddleDavid WinstonContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Saturday
6/4
JonesboroughRhythm RoadTerry DoyleBeginners at 7:00pm, dance 7:30-10:30pm
Monday
6/6
Monday Night DanceGrey LarkAustin Murry guitar, Luke PayneBeth Molaro
Thursday
6/9
Old Farmers BallInexplicabilliesDavid White fiddle/banjo, Joel McConnell mandolin, tenor banjo, Wes Maluk guitar, tenor banjo, percussionClinton Ross
Saturday
6/11
Harvest MoonCurious GeorgeLaura Lengnick fiddle, Paul Moore piano, Steve Kemble drumsBeth MolaroContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Sunday
6/12
OFB English Country DanceAtossa Kramer, Piano; Gretchen Caverly, FiddleAnneMarie Walter
Monday
6/13
Monday Night DanceParty of ThreeLilly Pearlman fiddle, Neil Pearlman piano, Joe Depaolo percussionJack Mitchell
Wednesday
6/15
White Horse WaltzWhite Horse Waltz bandTBAlesson at 6:30-$5 Dancing and music are from 7-9 pm. Tickets: $8
Thursday
6/16
Old Farmers BallParty of ThreeJoe DePaolo drums, percussion, Lilly Pearlman fiddle, Neil Pearlman pianoJack Mitchell
Saturday
6/18
JonesboroughS.A.L. Susi Gott, Art Shuster, Laurie FisherJoy GreenwolfeBeginners at 7:00pm, dance 7:30-10:30pm
Sunday
6/19
OFB English Country Dance'Round Robbin Robbin Marcus, Piano; Dave Marcus, Concertina; Meredith Doster, FluteBob Thompson
Monday
6/20
Monday Night DanceSugarLaura Light fiddle, Paul Moore piano, Julia Weatherford celloGregory Frock
Thursday
6/23
Old Farmers BallBoom ChuckLaurie Fisher fiddle, Nic Coker guitar, fiddle, Ric Cooper bassBeth Molaro
Monday
6/27
Monday Night DanceCrooked PineCraig Bannerman bass, Frank McConnell guitar, hammer dulcimer, Marion Boatwright fiddle, Troy Harrison banjo, mandolinDavid Winston
Thursday
6/30
Old Farmers BallEric the CatAlan Dillman fiddle, Karen Gaughan piano, Terry Maluk percussion, Wes Maluk guitar, tenor banjo, percussionTamara McGovern
Saturday
7/2
JonesboroughAnadamaVicki HerndonBeginners at 7:00pm, Dance 7:30-10:30pm Location: Serenity Knoll Farm
Saturday
7/16
JonesboroughJoseph Sobol & Lee BidgoodStephanie MarieBeginners at 7:00pm, Dance 7:30-10:30pm
Friday
9/30
OFB Advanced DanceNot recommended for new dancers.
Friday
10/28
OFB Advanced DanceNot recommended for new dancers.
Friday
11/18
OFB Advanced DanceNot recommended for new dancers.
Friday
12/16
OFB Advanced DanceNot recommended for new dancers.


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

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