Harvest House

The Old Farmer’s Ball continues our series of Sunday community dance and music events at the Harvest House Recreational Center in 2018!

All Harvest House events are FREE and open to the public. The Harvest House is located at 205 Kenilworth Road in Asheville.

2nd Sundays, Family Dance, 3:00-5:00 pm:  A community dance especially aimed at families with school-aged children. 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 6-12.  (Younger kids may need a little more parental support, but will still have fun).  All dances are taught and called; no experience is necessary and all ages are welcome.  Children must be accompanied by an adult, but adults do NOT need to be accompanied by a child.  It’s great fun to dance with children and watch the wonder unfold. Also, the Family Dance is open band, so if you play contra dance music, come on out. (The dances will be easier than modern contras, but it’s the same great music)! Energetic, wholesome, high quality, home-made entertainment.
More details here.

2nd Sundays Roots Contra! 7:00-9:00 pm 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.

3rd Sundays Community Waltz 7:00 – 9:00 pm Come dance with friends and work on your waltz moves. All levels are welcome. Enjoy learning from each other in an informal setting.  Live music as available (come play with an open band); recorded music as needed. Led by Suzanne Hosch.

4th Sundays Roots Contra Jam!  NEW START TIME 6 PM!  Every 4th Sunday Laura Lengnick and Nic Coker host Asheville’s only traditional New England dance musicians jam!  Slow Jam from 6 to 7, then jam at dance tempos until 9. Join us to play traditional New England dance music “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 triplet, contra, square, circle, play party and English Country, and partner dances like the waltz, hambo, schottis and polka. Listeners welcome!  Special invited guests will join us to share dance playing tips and their favorite tunes from time to time.