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

Aug
13
Sun
ECD Bob Thompson, Leader; Music: Atossa Kramer, Lisa Smith, Laura Lengnick
Aug 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD Bob Thompson, Leader; Music: Atossa Kramer, Lisa Smith, Laura Lengnick

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: Paul Moore, piano; Gretchen Caverly, fiddle
Aug 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD AnneMarie Walter, Leader; Music: Paul Moore, piano; Gretchen Caverly, fiddle

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
3
Sun
ECD Venue Change Bob Thompson, Leader; Music, Atossa Kramer and Lisa Smith
Sep 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD Venue Change Bob Thompson, Leader; Music, Atossa Kramer and Lisa Smith

Make a note to come on over to St. George’s Episcopal Church for this dance. Bob Thompson, Leader; Atossa Kramer and Lisa Smith, Music.
3:30, Pre-dance workshop that includes the beginners and the regulars. Really helps for the regular dancers to come early and help the beginners become a little familiar with the dance figures.
4:00-6:30, English Country Dance

Wear comfortable clothing; bring dance shoes so that we save the wood floor by not dancing in our regular street shoes. No partner necessary; bring a light snack from time to time; fragrance-free dance.

Sep
17
Sun
ECD AnneMarie Walter, Leader; Music: Julia Weatherford, cello; Nora Garver, fiddle; Karen Gaughan, piano
Sep 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD AnneMarie Walter, Leader; Music: Julia Weatherford, cello; Nora Garver, fiddle; 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!

Oct
1
Sun
ECD Bob Thompson, Leader; Music: Atossa Kramer & Lisa Smith
Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD Bob Thompson, Leader; Music: Atossa Kramer & Lisa Smith

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 Myra Hirschberg and Tom Calwell, Leaders; Music, George Schissler, fiddle and concertina; Linda Schissler, piano
Oct 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD Myra Hirschberg and Tom Calwell, Leaders; Music, George Schissler, fiddle and concertina; Linda Schissler, 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!

Nov
5
Sun
ECD Venue Change. Bob Thompson, Leader; Music, George & LInda Schissler
Nov 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD Venue Change. Bob Thompson, Leader; Music, George & LInda Schissler

Please note that we are dancing at St. George’s Episcopal Church both Sundays in November.

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 Venue Change. AnneMarie Walter, Leader; Music: Round Robin: Robbin Marcus, Dave Marcus, Meredith Doster
Nov 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD Venue Change. AnneMarie Walter, Leader; Music: Round Robin: Robbin Marcus, Dave Marcus, Meredith Doster

Please note that we are dancing at St. George’s Episcopal Church both Sundays in November.

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, Atossa Kramer, piano; Meredith Doster, flute; Lisa Smith, flute
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD Festive End-Of-Year Dance; Bob Thompson, Leader; Music, Atossa Kramer, piano; Meredith Doster, flute; Lisa Smith, flute

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.