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May
27
Sun
Roots Contra JAM!
May 27 @ 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. 

May
28
Mon
Cloud 10 with Jesse Edgerton
May 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
May
31
Thu
The Stuff with calling by Diane Silver
May 31 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Jun
2
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Jun 2 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

(Tim Higgens and Wes Maluk) with TBA

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

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Jun
4
Mon
Laura Light Band with Diane Silver calling
Jun 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Jun
5
Tue
Community Appalachian River Dance
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Community Appalachian River Dance

Come dance with us on the island in downtown Marshall, NC – Square Dances, Circle Dances, Contra Dances, Waltzing! All dances are taught! All are welcome! Live music abounds! We celebrate community and children are welcome. Just downstream of Asheville on the French Broad River!

$5 / Lots of Free Parking

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Jun
7
Thu
Open Band led by Laura Lengnick and Nic Coker
Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Jun
10
Sun
Family Dance
Jun 10 @ 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.

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ECD Bob Thompson, Leader; Music: George Schissler, concertina; Michael Garner, fiddle; Esther Holsen, recorder; Linda Schissler, piano.
Jun 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD  Bob Thompson, Leader;  Music:  George Schissler, 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.

Roots Contra!
Jun 10 @ 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.

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Jun
11
Mon
The Boys of Buncombe with Emily Abel
Jun 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Jun
14
Thu
Unbalanced with calling by Doug Singleton
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Jun
16
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Jun 16 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

POLARIS (Jesse Ball, Marta Bartholomew, Rose Jackson, Sam Zakon-Anderson) with TBA

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

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Jun
17
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ Harvest House
Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 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.

ECD AnneMarie Walter, Leader; Music: Laura Lengnick, fiddle; Paul Moore, piano.
Jun 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD AnneMarie Walter, Leader; Music:  Laura Lengnick, fiddle; Paul Moore, 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.

Community Waltz
Jun 17 @ 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.

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OFB Community Waltz @ Harvest House
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

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!

Jun
18
Mon
Curious George with Beth Molaro calling
Jun 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Curious George with Beth Molaro calling

Curious George is Laura Lengnick and Paul Moore! Calling is Beth Molaro.

Jun
21
Thu
Wild Asparagus with calling by George Marshall
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Jun
22
Fri
Contra – Landmark Hall
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - Landmark Hall

REDBUD RAMBLERS (Wes Maluk and David White) with TBA

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

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