Old Farmers Ball

Thursday Contra Dance
$7 for non-members of the OFB, $6 for members, Warren Wilson Community $1

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Splash dance registration is open now!  August 25, 26 and 27, 2017
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Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Turnip the Beet is a dance band duo from Nashville, Tennessee. Rooted in the traditions of Southern Appalachia and their local contra dances, Kelsey Wells and Jeremy Lekich combine fiddle, banjo, guitar, percussion, and the occasional mbira in an innovative … Continue reading
Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Hickory Nut Gap Farm Barn
Band: Vollie & Laura
Jul 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
3:30, Pre-Dance Workshop for beginners and regulars, combined. Reviewing and learning dance figures with all of us together. 4:00-6:30, Dance. $7/$6 for OFB Members; wear comfortable clothes and shoes; no partner necessary; bring a snack to share from time to … Continue reading
Jul 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Ann Whitley- fiddle Doug Olsen- mandolin Cindy Olsen – bass Peter Jenkins – guitar
Jul 7 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
DAVID KAYNOR & COMPANY (David Kaynor, Dave Marcus, Scott Russell) with CIS HINKLE EXPERIENCED DANCERS ONLY!
Jul 8 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
EUPHORIA STRING BAND (Denise Baxter, Bob Kogut, Suzanne Williams) with ROBERTA KOGUT Instruction period 7:30-8:00, beginners welcome!
Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Harvest House
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 will lead … Continue reading
Jul 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Gretchen Caverly Nic Coker
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Hickory Nut Gap Farm Barn
Band: Haw Creek Sheiks
Jul 15 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
CROOKED PINE (Craig Bannerman, Troy Harrison, Frank McConnell and Marion Boatwright) with DIANE SILVER Instruction period 7:30-8:00, beginners welcome!
Jul 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
3:30, Pre-Dance Workshop for beginners and regulars, combined. Reviewing and learning dance figures with all of us together. 4:00-6:30, Dance. $7/$6 for OFB Members; wear comfortable clothes and shoes; no partner necessary; bring a snack to share from time to … Continue reading
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Harvest House
Thinking about learning to call or want to polish your calling skills? Want to try a new dance, explore new choreography, or learn more about how to write your own dances? Emily Able facilitates this shop-talk session for experienced and … Continue reading
Jul 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Laura Lengnick Art Shuster Karen Gaughan David Cohen
Jul 22 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
JENNIE WAKEFIELD with SPINNING WHEEL (Nic Coker, Karen Gaughin, Art Schuster) Instruction period 7:30-8:00, beginners welcome!
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Harvest House
Enjoy an evening of waltzing in a variety of styles danced to the wonderful music of the community waltz band. Music led by Suzanne Hosch and varying guest musicians. Please make a donation at the door. Thanks
Jul 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
David White Roger Gold
Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
AMY and BOB BUCKINGHAM with KEITH CORNETT EUSTIS Instruction period 7:30-8:00, beginners welcome!
Jul 31 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Cailen Campbell George Paul
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Hickory Nut Gap Farm Barn
Band: Boys of Buncombe
Aug 4 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
RICOCHET (Brian Hamshur, Walter Hojka, Rya Martin) with TAMARA MCGOVERN EXPERIENCED DANCERS ONLY!
Aug 5 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
RICOCHET (Brian Hamshur, Walter Hojka, Rya Martin) with TBA Instruction period 7:30-8:00, beginners welcome!
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
 
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Hickory Nut Gap Farm Barn
Band: The Carolina Express
Aug 12 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
STOLL’N GOLD (Roger Gold, Fred Stoll, Pam Stoll) with TBA Instruction period 7:30-8:00, beginners welcome!