Old Farmers Ball

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

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Would you like to play or call at the Old Farmers Ball?
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Oct
20
Sat
ECD Workshop / dance with Gary Roodman @ Center for Art and Spirit
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
ECD Workshop / dance with Gary Roodman @ Center for Art and Spirit | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Gary Roodman will be visiting Asheville and providing a Saturday evening workshop featuring his dances to music provided by Atossa Kramer. We have danced many of Gary’s choreographed dances on Sunday afternoons over the past years and this is a special opportunity to experience an entire evening of his delights. Gary is planning a mix of his new and well known selections. This is intended as a workshop so expect more teaching and slightly more complex dances than a dance party. It will be helpful to have knowledge of basic ECD figures.

The Center for Art and Spirit is at One School Road, in Malvern Hills.

Check out Gary’s website at www.calculatedfigures.com

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.

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

Harvest House 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 (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
Contra Ceili with Warren Doyle calling
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
Oct
26
Fri
Contra – Landmark Hall
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - Landmark Hall

THE STUFF (Gretchen Caverly, Nic Coker) with TBA

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

Oct
28
Sun
Roots Contra JAM!
Oct 28 @ 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. 

Oct
29
Mon
STEAM with Donna Hunt
Oct 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
STEAM with Donna Hunt

STEAM with Donna Hunt

Nov
1
Thu
The Stuff with caller AnnMarie Walter
Nov 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Nov
3
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Nov 3 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

TBA with TBA

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

Contra – River Falls Lodge
Nov 3 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

GRAVITY WAVE (Roger Gold, Fred Stoll) with CHARLEY HARVEY

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

Nov
4
Sun
ECD AnneMarie Walter, Leader. Music: Gretchen Caverly, fiddle; Suzanne Hosch, flute; Linda Schissler, piano
Nov 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD AnneMarie Walter, Leader. Music: Gretchen Caverly, fiddle; Suzanne Hosch, flute; 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.

Nov
5
Mon
Flying the Tune with Barbara Groh calling
Nov 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Nov
8
Thu
Contra Ceili with caller Terry Doyle
Nov 8 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra Ceili with caller Terry Doyle

This is a contra band – (they also do Irish Music)

Nov
11
Sun
Family Dance
Nov 11 @ 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!
Nov 11 @ 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

Nov
12
Mon
Speaking in Tunes with Dave Winston calling
Nov 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Nov
15
Thu
Open Band with Beth Molaro calling
Nov 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Open Band with Beth Molaro calling

Laura Lengnick and Karen Gaughan leading the open band

Nov
17
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

REDBUD RAMBLERS (Wes Maluk, David White) with KEITH CORNETT EUSTIS

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

Nov
18
Sun
ECD Bob Thompson, Leader; Music: Jovial Beggars (Laurie Fisher, fiddle; Michael Garner, fiddle; Esther Holsen, recorder; Nic Coker, guitar; Chelsea Henley, piano.
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD Bob Thompson, Leader; Music: Jovial Beggars (Laurie Fisher, fiddle; Michael Garner, fiddle; Esther Holsen, recorder; Nic Coker, guitar; Chelsea Henley, 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.