Calendar

Jan
24
Thu
Cailen Campbell & George Paul with Terry Doyle calling
Jan 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Jan
25
Fri
Contra – Landmark Hall
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - Landmark Hall

CONTRAFORCE (Joey Dorwart, Karin McQuade, Jimi Peirano, Andrae Raffield) with EMILY ABEL

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

Jan
26
Sat
Contra – Rivern Falls Lodge
Jan 26 all-day
Contra - Rivern Falls Lodge

JOYFUL NOISE (Cailen Campbell, George Paul) with BARBARA GROH

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

Jan
27
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ Harvest House
Jan 27 @ 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!
Jan 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. 

Jan
28
Mon
Laura Light and Paul Moore with Jesse Edgerton calling
Jan 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Jan
31
Thu
Windmill with Open Callers (led by Beth Molaro)
Jan 31 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Feb
2
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

SPINNING WHEEL (Nic Coker, Karen Gaughian, Art Shuster) with TBA

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

Feb
3
Sun
ECD AnneMarie Walter, Leader. Music: Laura Lengnick, fiddle; Leigh Siler, fiddle; Phoebe Propst, viola; Karen Gaughan, piano.
Feb 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD AnneMarie Walter, Leader.   Music:   Laura Lengnick, fiddle; Leigh Siler, fiddle; Phoebe Propst, viola; Karen Gaughan, 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.

Feb
4
Mon
Goosebone Prophets with Dave Winston calling
Feb 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Feb
7
Thu
Peregrine Road with Beth Molaro calling
Feb 7 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Feb
10
Sun
Family Dance
Feb 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.

Roots Contra!
Feb 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.

Feb
11
Mon
SteamShovel with AnneMarie calling
Feb 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Feb
14
Thu
Asheville Community Band/Laura Light with Charlotte Crittenden calling
Feb 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Feb
16
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

CROOKED PINE (Craig Bannerman, Troy Harrison, Frank McConnell and Marion Boatwright) with TOM & MYRA

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

Contra – River Falls Lodge
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

TBA with TBA

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

Feb
17
Sun
ECD Myra Hirschberg & Tom Calwell, Leaders. Music: Roger Gold, guitar; Suzanne Hosch, flute; Cathy Arps, fiddle.
Feb 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD Myra Hirschberg & Tom Calwell, Leaders.  Music:  Roger Gold, guitar; Suzanne Hosch, flute; Cathy Arps, fiddle.

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.

2019 Annual OFB Membership Meeting and Dance @ Harvest House
Feb 17 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2019 Annual OFB Membership Meeting and Dance @ Harvest House

Old Farmers Ball Annual Meeting and Dance

Our Schedule:

Pot Luck starting at 5:00
Meeting at 6:00
Waltzing from 7:00 to 9:00

Feb
18
Mon
Boom Chuck with Diane Silver calling
Feb 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm