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.
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.
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.