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

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 Venue Change; Festive End-Of-Year Dance; Bob Thompson, Leader; Music, Atossa Kramer, piano; Cathy Arps, violin; Lisa Smith, flute
Dec 3 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
ECD Venue Change; Festive End-Of-Year Dance; Bob Thompson, Leader; Music, Atossa Kramer, piano; Cathy Arps, violin; Lisa Smith, flute

(REMINDER: We are dancing today at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church: http://saintmarys.diocesewnc.org/directions/directions.html)

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.

Jan
21
Sun
ECD Tom Hinds, Leader; Musicians: Paul Moore, Meredith Doster, Laura Lengnick
Jan 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD Tom Hinds, Leader; Musicians: Paul Moore, Meredith Doster, 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!

Feb
9
Fri
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 MidWinter Web Page