English Country Dance

ECD

Sunday Dances

We dance roughly every other Sunday, either at Homewood, 17 Zillicoa St, Asheville NC 28801:

Or at the Center for Art and Spirit: 
Be sure to check the calendar below! Our dates and locations may change.

Sunday dances start with lessons at 3:30, regular program from 4-6:30

Cost: $7 regular, $6 for members of the OFB

Each dance is taught and then prompted throughout each dance by experienced dance leaders.  Elegant live music is played by talented local musicians.  No partner necessary. Newcomers welcome. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

December Festive Dance

Our last Sunday dance in December celebrates another successful year of English Country Dance.   Waltzing begins at 3:30pm followed by English from 4:00pm – 6:30pm.   There is no Beginners’ Session for this dance.     Elegant attire, bling, sparkles are all welcome, but not required.  Elegant refreshments are served at the Break.

Wednesday Advanced Dances

The last Wednesday of each month (usually), we have a special evening at Harvest House in Kenilworth:

These dances are for those who feel confident and able to follow dances called on Sunday and want to improve their skills and style. Callers and dancers will enjoy a wider range of dances with more complicated figures than are possible on Sunday.  

Dances run from 7PM to 9 PM.  Music is by Bare Necessities, Roguery, Foxfire, or whatever other recordings we have. No charge, but donations for snacks are welcome.

Annual Midwinter ECD Weekend

In February, we host an intimate (80 people) weekend with national talent. Details are at http://ashevillemidwinter.org.

General notes

English Country Dance may be seen in film adaptations of Jane Austen novels such as “Pride and Prejudice.” Check out these videos:

January 2012 English Country Dance at Homewood

March 2012 Annual Spring Ball at Homewood

Introductory ECD video.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Country_dance

www.cdss.org – Country Dance And Song Society

Notes from a contra dancer after attending his first English Country Dance

Feb
4
Sun
ECD Bob Thompson, leader; Music: Nora Garver, fiddle; Julia Weatherford, cello; Karen Gaughan, piano
Feb 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD Bob Thompson, leader; Music: Nora Garver, fiddle; Julia Weatherford, cello; Karen Gaughan, piano

3:30pm-4:00pm, Pre-Dance Workshop for Beginners that includes our regular dancers dancing and helping the beginners learn a few basic figures.

4:00pm-6:30pm, Dance

$7/$6 for OFB Members

No partner necessary; wear comfortable clothes and shoes; bring a snack to share from time to time; fragrance-free dance.

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Feb
9
Fri
ECD Mid-Winter Dance Weekend
Feb 9 – Feb 11 all-day
ECD Mid-Winter Dance Weekend

Register now for our 2nd annual Mid-Winter Dance Weekend! Please go to this website to read all about it and to register online. http://ashevillemidwinter.org/

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MidWinter ECD Weekend @ center for art and spirit
Feb 9 – Feb 11 all-day
MidWinter ECD Weekend @ center for art and spirit | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Sharon Green and Bob Thompson will lead the dances;

Jonathan Jensen and Mara Shea provide the music.

More details at the New Midwinter Website.

Feb
18
Sun
ECD AnneMarie Walter; Music: Jovial Beggars (Laurie Fisher, Nic Coker, Esther Holsen, Michael Garner, Karen Garner
Feb 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD AnneMarie Walter; Music: Jovial Beggars (Laurie Fisher, Nic Coker, Esther Holsen, Michael Garner, Karen Garner

3:30pm-4:00pm, Pre-Dance Workshop for Beginners that includes our regular dancers dancing and helping the beginners learn a few basic figures.

4:00pm-6:30pm, Dance

$7/$6 for OFB Members

No partner necessary; wear comfortable clothes and shoes; bring a snack to share from time to time; fragrance-free dance.

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Mar
4
Sun
ECD Bob Thompson; Music, George Schissler, concertina; Suzanne Hosch, flute; Linda Schissler; piano.
Mar 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD Bob Thompson; Music, George Schissler, concertina; Suzanne Hosch, flute; Linda Schissler; piano.

3:30pm-4:00pm, Pre-Dance Workshop for Beginners that includes our regular dancers dancing and helping the beginners learn a few basic figures.

4:00pm-6:30pm, Dance

$7/$6 for OFB Members

No partner necessary; wear comfortable clothes and shoes; bring a snack to share from time to time; fragrance-free dance.

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Mar
18
Sun
ECD Myra Hirschberg & Tom Calwell, Leaders; Music: ‘Round Robbin (Dave Marcus, concertina; Meredith Doster, flute; Robbin Marcus, piano
Mar 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD Myra Hirschberg & Tom Calwell, Leaders; Music: 'Round Robbin (Dave Marcus, concertina; Meredith Doster, flute; Robbin Marcus, piano

3:30pm-4:00pm, Pre-Dance Workshop for Beginners that includes our regular dancers dancing and helping the beginners learn a few basic figures.

4:00pm-6:30pm, Dance

$7/$6 for OFB Members

No partner necessary; wear comfortable clothes and shoes; bring a snack to share from time to time; fragrance-free dance.

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Apr
1
Sun
ECD AnneMarie Walter, leader; TBA, Music
Apr 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD AnneMarie Walter, leader; TBA, Music

3:30pm-4:00pm, Pre-Dance Workshop for Beginners that includes our regular dancers dancing and helping the beginners learn a few basic figures.

4:00pm-6:30pm, Dance

$7/$6 for OFB Members

No partner necessary; wear comfortable clothes and shoes; bring a snack to share from time to time; fragrance-free dance.

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Apr
15
Sun
ECD Bob Thompson, leader; Music: TBA
Apr 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD Bob Thompson, leader; Music: TBA

3:30pm-4:00pm, Pre-Dance Workshop for Beginners that includes our regular dancers dancing and helping the beginners learn a few basic figures.

4:00pm-6:30pm, Dance

$7/$6 for OFB Members

No partner necessary; wear comfortable clothes and shoes; bring a snack to share from time to time; fragrance-free dance.

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May
6
Sun
ECD AnneMarie Walter; Music: TBA
May 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD AnneMarie Walter; Music: TBA

3:30pm-4:00pm, Pre-Dance Workshop for Beginners that includes our regular dancers dancing and helping the beginners learn a few basic figures.

4:00pm-6:30pm, Dance

$7/$6 for OFB Members

No partner necessary; wear comfortable clothes and shoes; bring a snack to share from time to time; fragrance-free dance.

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May
20
Sun
ECD Bob Thompson, Leader; Music: TBA
May 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD Bob Thompson, Leader; Music: TBA

3:30pm-4:00pm, Pre-Dance Workshop for Beginners that includes our regular dancers dancing and helping the beginners learn a few basic figures.

4:00pm-6:30pm, Dance

$7/$6 for OFB Members

No partner necessary; wear comfortable clothes and shoes; bring a snack to share from time to time; fragrance-free dance.

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Jun
10
Sun
ECD AnneMarie Walter, Leader; Music: TBA
Jun 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD AnneMarie Walter, Leader; Music: TBA

3:30pm-4:00pm, Pre-Dance Workshop for Beginners that includes our regular dancers dancing and helping the beginners learn a few basic figures.

4:00pm-6:30pm, Dance

$7/$6 for OFB Members

No partner necessary; wear comfortable clothes and shoes; bring a snack to share from time to time; fragrance-free dance.

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Jun
17
Sun
ECD Bob Thompson, Leader; Music: TBA
Jun 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD Bob Thompson, Leader; Music: TBA

3:30pm-4:00pm, Pre-Dance Workshop for Beginners that includes our regular dancers dancing and helping the beginners learn a few basic figures.

4:00pm-6:30pm, Dance

$7/$6 for OFB Members

No partner necessary; wear comfortable clothes and shoes; bring a snack to share from time to time; fragrance-free dance.

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Jul
8
Sun
ECD AnneMarie Walter, Leader; Music: TBA
Jul 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD AnneMarie Walter, Leader; Music: TBA

3:30pm-4:00pm, Pre-Dance Workshop for Beginners that includes our regular dancers dancing and helping the beginners learn a few basic figures.

4:00pm-6:30pm, Dance

$7/$6 for OFB Members

No partner necessary; wear comfortable clothes and shoes; bring a snack to share from time to time; fragrance-free dance.

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Jul
22
Sun
ECD Bob Thompson, Leader; Music, TBA
Jul 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD Bob Thompson, Leader; Music, TBA

3:30pm-4:00pm, Pre-Dance Workshop for Beginners that includes our regular dancers dancing and helping the beginners learn a few basic figures.

4:00pm-6:30pm, Dance

$7/$6 for OFB Members

No partner necessary; wear comfortable clothes and shoes; bring a snack to share from time to time; fragrance-free dance.

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Aug
5
Sun
ECD AnneMarie Walter, Leader; Music, TBA
Aug 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD AnneMarie Walter, Leader; Music, TBA

3:30pm-4:00pm, Pre-Dance Workshop for Beginners that includes our regular dancers dancing and helping the beginners learn a few basic figures.

4:00pm-6:30pm, Dance

$7/$6 for OFB Members

No partner necessary; wear comfortable clothes and shoes; bring a snack to share from time to time; fragrance-free dance.

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Aug
19
Sun
ECD Bob Thompson, Leader; Music, TBA
Aug 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD Bob Thompson, Leader; Music, TBA

3:30pm-4:00pm, Pre-Dance Workshop for Beginners that includes our regular dancers dancing and helping the beginners learn a few basic figures.

4:00pm-6:30pm, Dance

$7/$6 for OFB Members

No partner necessary; wear comfortable clothes and shoes; bring a snack to share from time to time; fragrance-free dance.

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Sep
2
Sun
ECD AnneMarie Walter, Leader; Music, TBA
Sep 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD AnneMarie Walter, Leader; Music, TBA

3:30pm-4:00pm, Pre-Dance Workshop for Beginners that includes our regular dancers dancing and helping the beginners learn a few basic figures.

4:00pm-6:30pm, Dance

$7/$6 for OFB Members

No partner necessary; wear comfortable clothes and shoes; bring a snack to share from time to time; fragrance-free dance.

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Sep
16
Sun
ECD Bob Thompson, Leader; Music, TBA
Sep 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD Bob Thompson, Leader; Music, TBA

3:30pm-4:00pm, Pre-Dance Workshop for Beginners that includes our regular dancers dancing and helping the beginners learn a few basic figures.

4:00pm-6:30pm, Dance

$7/$6 for OFB Members

No partner necessary; wear comfortable clothes and shoes; bring a snack to share from time to time; fragrance-free dance.

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Oct
7
Sun
ECD AnneMarie Walter, Leader; Music, TBA
Oct 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD AnneMarie Walter, Leader; Music, TBA

3:30pm-4:00pm, Pre-Dance Workshop for Beginners that includes our regular dancers dancing and helping the beginners learn a few basic figures.

4:00pm-6:30pm, Dance

$7/$6 for OFB Members

No partner necessary; wear comfortable clothes and shoes; bring a snack to share from time to time; fragrance-free dance.

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Oct
21
Sun
ECD Bob Thompson, Leader; Music: TBA
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD Bob Thompson, Leader; Music: TBA

3:30pm-4:00pm, Pre-Dance Workshop for Beginners that includes our regular dancers dancing and helping the beginners learn a few basic figures.

4:00pm-6:30pm, Dance

$7/$6 for OFB Members

No partner necessary; wear comfortable clothes and shoes; bring a snack to share from time to time; fragrance-free dance.

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