Calendar

Mar
22
Fri
Contra – Landmark Hall
Mar 22 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - Landmark Hall

SKEEZIKS (Alan Dillman, Joel McConnell, Terry Maluk, Wes Maluk) with TAMARA MCGOVERN

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

Contra – Landmark Hall
Mar 22 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - Landmark Hall

TBA with TBA

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

Mar
24
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ Harvest House
Mar 24 @ 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!
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Roots Contra JAM!

Every 4th Sunday come out to the Harvest House for Asheville’s only traditional New England social dance music jam hosted by contra dance fiddler Laura Lengnick. Share some of your favorite tunes and learn some new ones at this gathering devoted to celebrating the traditional dance music of New England, French Canada, Cape Breton, Scotland, Ireland and Appalachia. Beginners are welcome, but this jam is for musicians that can play up to dance speed. Listeners are welcome to join us!

Roots Contra JAM!
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Roots Contra JAM!

NO JAM THIS MONTH!  SEE YOU IN APRIL!
Every 4th Sunday come out to the Harvest House for Asheville’s only traditional New England social dance music jam hosted by contra dance fiddler Laura Lengnick. Share some of your favorite tunes and learn some new ones at this gathering devoted to celebrating the traditional dance music of New England, French Canada, Cape Breton, Scotland, Ireland and Appalachia. Beginners are welcome, but this jam is for musicians that can play up to dance speed. Listeners are welcome to join us!

Mar
25
Mon
Spinning Wheel (Nic, Karen Gaughan and Art Schuster) with David Winston calling @ MND
Mar 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Mar
28
Thu
Atlantic Crossing with Diane Silver
Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Apr
1
Mon
Deb Shebish, Kevin Samuels and Owen Grooms with Rodney Sutton calling
Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Apr
4
Thu
Toss the Possum with Barbara Groh calling
Apr 4 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Toss the Possum with Barbara Groh calling

Rob Zisette (fiddle), Laura Zisette (keyboard)

Apr
6
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

RIP THE CALICO (Alison Arnold, Gordon Arnold, Mairead Brady, Tyler Johnson) with TBA

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

Contra – River Falls Lodge
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

TBA with TBA

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

Apr
7
Sun
ECD AnneMarie Walter, Leader. Music: Laurie Fisher, fiddle; Chelsea Henley, piano.
Apr 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD AnneMarie Walter, Leader.  Music:  Laurie Fisher, fiddle; 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 from time to time to share; fragrance-free dance.

Callers Collective (Occasional 1st Sundays)
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Callers Collective (Occasional 1st Sundays)

The Callers Collective hosts a gathering for callers on occasional first Sundays of the month from 6-8 pm. Led by caller Beth Molaro, the collective provides opportunities and guidance for experienced and developing dance callers to share resources and practice together. We welcome anyone who would like to learn to call, work on their calling skills, practice new material or just “talk shop” about calling for dances.

Apr
8
Mon
Redbud Ramblers with Beth Molaro calling @ MND
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Apr
11
Thu
Sugar High with Rodney Sutton calling
Apr 11 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sugar High with Rodney Sutton calling

Laura Light (fiddle), Julia Weatherford (cello), Paul Moore (keyboard)

Apr
14
Sun
Family Dance
Apr 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Family Dance

A community dance especially aimed at families with school-aged children. 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 6-12. (Younger kids may need a little more parental support, but will still have fun).

All dances are taught and called; no experience is necessary and all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult, but adults do NOT need to be accompanied by a child. It’s great fun to dance with children and watch the wonder unfold.

Also, the Family Dance is open band, so if you play contra dance music, come on out. We encourage youngsters who play an instrument to give it a try as well. Energetic, wholesome, high quality, home-made entertainment.

Roots Contra!
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Roots Contra!

Roots is the OFB’s monthly dance celebrating the New England roots of contra dancing. What’s different about Roots? Think small, sweet dance hall, traditional acoustic dance music, and a house band and caller that know how to make contra dance magic by keeping it close to the floor! Laura Lengnick and Karen Gaughan start warming things up a little before 7 pm with a few couples dances and then Diane Silver calls contra dances old and new to the fabulous New England tunes that have inspired generations of dancers. This dance is free of charge.

Apr
15
Mon
Sugar High with Jessie Edgerton
Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Sugar High with Jessie Edgerton

Sugar High

Apr
18
Thu
Spinning Wheel with Laurie Fisher calling
Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Spinning Wheel with Laurie Fisher calling

Nic Coker (fiddle), Art Shuster (mandolin), Karen Gaughan (keyboard)

Apr
20
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

SPEAKING IN TUNES (Dave Heath, Martha Nelson, Rich Pettus, David White) with BARBARA GROH

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