English Country Dance

ECD

All dances at at Homewood, 17 Zillicoa St, Asheville NC 28801

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

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

Each English Country Dance is taught and then prompted throughout each dance by experienced dance leaders.  Elegant live music is played by talented local musicians.   Each year, we have a Spring Evening Ball.

No partner necessary. Newcomers welcome. Comfortable clothes and shoes.

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

Jun
4
Sun
ECD Bob Thompson, Leader. Music: George & Linda Schissler, Esther Holsen, Michael Garner
Jun 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD  Bob Thompson, Leader.  Music:  George & Linda Schissler, Esther Holsen, Michael Garner

3:30, Pre-Dance Workshop for beginners and regulars, combined. Reviewing and learning dance figures with all of us together. 4:00-6:30, Dance. $7/$6 for OFB Members; wear comfortable clothes and shoes; no partner necessary; bring a snack to share from time to time. All are welcome!

Jun
18
Sun
ECD AnneMarie Walter, Leader; Music: Cathy Arps, Suzanne Hosch, Karen Gaughan
Jun 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD  AnneMarie Walter, Leader;  Music:  Cathy Arps, Suzanne Hosch, Karen Gaughan

3:30, Pre-Dance Workshop for beginners and regulars, combined. Reviewing and learning dance figures with all of us together. 4:00-6:30, Dance. $7/$6 for OFB Members; wear comfortable clothes and shoes; no partner necessary; bring a snack to share from time to time. All are welcome!

Jul
2
Sun
ECD Bob Thompson, Leader; Music: Jovial Beggars (Laurie Fisher, Nic Coker, Esther Holsen, Michael Garner
Jul 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD  Bob Thompson, Leader;   Music: Jovial Beggars (Laurie Fisher, Nic Coker, Esther Holsen, Michael Garner

3:30, Pre-Dance Workshop for beginners and regulars, combined. Reviewing and learning dance figures with all of us together. 4:00-6:30, Dance. $7/$6 for OFB Members; wear comfortable clothes and shoes; no partner necessary; bring a snack to share from time to time. All are welcome!

Jul
16
Sun
ECD AnneMarie Walter, Leader; Music: George & Linda Schissler, Suzanne Hosch
Jul 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD  AnneMarie Walter, Leader;  Music: George & Linda Schissler, Suzanne Hosch

3:30, Pre-Dance Workshop for beginners and regulars, combined. Reviewing and learning dance figures with all of us together. 4:00-6:30, Dance. $7/$6 for OFB Members; wear comfortable clothes and shoes; no partner necessary; bring a snack to share from time to time. All are welcome!

Aug
13
Sun
ECD Bob Thompson, Leader; Music: Nora Garver, fiddle; Julia Weatherford, cello; Karen Gaughan, piano
Aug 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD  Bob Thompson, Leader; Music: Nora Garver, fiddle; Julia Weatherford, cello; Karen Gaughan, piano

3:30, Pre-Dance Workshop for beginners and regulars, combined. Reviewing and learning dance figures with all of us together. 4:00-6:30, Dance. $7/$6 for OFB Members; wear comfortable clothes and shoes; no partner necessary; bring a snack to share from time to time. All are welcome!

Aug
20
Sun
ECD AnneMarie Walter, Leader; Music: TBA
Aug 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD  AnneMarie Walter, Leader;   Music:  TBA

3:30, Pre-Dance Workshop for beginners and regulars, combined. Reviewing and learning dance figures with all of us together. 4:00-6:30, Dance. $7/$6 for OFB Members; wear comfortable clothes and shoes; no partner necessary; bring a snack to share from time to time. All are welcome!

Sep
17
Sun
ECD AnneMarie Walter, Leader; Music: TBA
Sep 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD  AnneMarie Walter, Leader; Music:  TBA

3:30, Pre-Dance Workshop for beginners and regulars, combined. Reviewing and learning dance figures with all of us together. 4:00-6:30, Dance. $7/$6 for OFB Members; wear comfortable clothes and shoes; no partner necessary; bring a snack to share from time to time. All are welcome!

Sep
24
Sun
ECD Bob Thompson, Leader; Music, TBA
Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD Bob Thompson, Leader; Music, TBA

3:30, Pre-Dance Workshop for beginners and regulars, combined. Reviewing and learning dance figures with all of us together. 4:00-6:30, Dance. $7/$6 for OFB Members; wear comfortable clothes and shoes; no partner necessary; bring a snack to share from time to time. All are welcome!

Oct
1
Sun
ECD Bob Thompson, Leader; Music: TBA
Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD  Bob Thompson, Leader;  Music: TBA

3:30, Pre-Dance Workshop for beginners and regulars, combined. Reviewing and learning dance figures with all of us together. 4:00-6:30, Dance. $7/$6 for OFB Members; wear comfortable clothes and shoes; no partner necessary; bring a snack to share from time to time. All are welcome!

Oct
15
Sun
ECD AnneMarie Walter, Leader; Music, TBA
Oct 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD  AnneMarie Walter, Leader;  Music, TBA

3:30, Pre-Dance Workshop for beginners and regulars, combined. Reviewing and learning dance figures with all of us together. 4:00-6:30, Dance. $7/$6 for OFB Members; wear comfortable clothes and shoes; no partner necessary; bring a snack to share from time to time. All are welcome!

Nov
5
Sun
ECD Bob Thompson, Leader; Music, TBA
Nov 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD  Bob Thompson, Leader; Music, TBA

3:30, Pre-Dance Workshop for beginners and regulars, combined. Reviewing and learning dance figures with all of us together. 4:00-6:30, Dance. $7/$6 for OFB Members; wear comfortable clothes and shoes; no partner necessary; bring a snack to share from time to time. All are welcome!

Nov
19
Sun
ECD AnneMarie Walter, Leader; Music: TBA
Nov 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD  AnneMarie Walter, Leader;  Music:  TBA

3:30, Pre-Dance Workshop for beginners and regulars, combined. Reviewing and learning dance figures with all of us together. 4:00-6:30, Dance. $7/$6 for OFB Members; wear comfortable clothes and shoes; no partner necessary; bring a snack to share from time to time. All are welcome!

Dec
3
Sun
ECD Festive End-Of-Year Dance; Bob Thompson, Leader; Music, TBA
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD  Festive End-Of-Year Dance; Bob Thompson, Leader; Music, TBA

Join us for our Festive Dance to celebrate another successful year of English Country Dancing! Waltzing, 3:30-4:00. Dance, 4:00 – 6:30. Wear your finest bling and glitter. Bring a festive snack to share. All are welcome.