The Old Farmer’s Ball continues our series of Sunday dance events at the Harvest House in 2018!
All Harvest House events are free – donations are appreciated but not expected.
(205 Kenilworth Rd, Asheville, NC 28803)
2nd Sundays, Family Dance 3:00-5:00 pm: A community dance especially aimed at families with children under ten years old. 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 4-10. All dances are taught and called; no experience is necessary and all ages are welcome (pre-teens, as well as adults, who aren’t yet too cool might still enjoy it!) Children must be accompanied by an adult. Energetic, wholesome, high quality, home-made entertainment.
Family Dance Information
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! 7:00 – 9:00 pm Dust off that fiddle, tune up that banjo and come on down to Asheville’s only traditional New England social dance musicians gathering! Join us if you want to learn more about how to play “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 set dances such as triplets, contra, square, circle, English country, and play party and partner dances such as waltz, hambo, schottis and polka. Listeners and dancers welcome! Laura Lengnick and Nic Coker host, with special invited guests sharing dance playing tips and favorite tunes from time to time.