Old Farmers Ball

These cows are smiling for a reason – Come dance with us!

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Splashdance 2022 has been cancelled

Message to our dance community:

Dear OFB event participants and dancers,

               The OFB board and all of our community of dancers want our community safe and accessible. In response to concerns and inquiries, this is a simplified and hopefully clear description of the process of contacting us in case of a concerning condition, event, or happening at one of our dance events.

At a dance event:

  1. A behavior or unsafe condition is observed or experienced.
  2. Options for response:
    1. Check with the desk or on the poster for an appropriate person to talk to – talk to the desk person or call/text the Dance Host. Outline the issue if an immediate response is needed.
    1. If an immediate response is not needed, but an issue of concern is evident, then another option is to go to the website https://oldfarmersball.com/safety/ to report the issue. (Please do this as soon as possible so that we can investigate and follow up for the wellbeing and safety of all.)  Under the safety tab, you will find a link for a report form to submit if you have a concern, observed a situation of concern, or experienced a situation of concern directly or indirectly. Please fill out the complaint form as thoroughly as possible. A complaint is strongest if you will share your name and contact information with us for follow-up.  It is not a requirement, but please know that it will make a difference in the effectiveness of our response. We will protect your identity but may need more information to investigate and proceed.
  3. We will immediately begin the process of investigating, correcting, and protecting the safety of the community.
  4. We will provide feedback to the complainant if it is appropriate. In some circumstances, the specifics of the complaint and response may complicate that option.

We are always here to discuss issues with our members.

We love to hear ideas and feedback on things that are going well or might be improved.

We welcome your time and energy in making the dance community a better place to be!!

Thursday Contra will be resuming September 8

Check out OFB in the News for a story about/by Phil Jamison

We all want our events to feel safe and welcoming for everyone.  Click here for info on cultural norms, guidelines, expectations for etiquette and behavior, and complaint procedures

Would you like to play or call at the Old Farmers Ball? Email Booking

Aug
20
Sat
Blue Ridge Rounders with caller Charlotte Crittendon – River Falls Lodge
Aug 20 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Blue Ridge Rounders with caller Charlotte Crittendon - River Falls Lodge
Band: Blue Ridge Rounders Caller: Charlotte Crittendon Time: Free Lessons 7:30-8pm, Dance 8-11pm Cost: $10 Cash at door (13 and under are free)
Aug
26
Fri
Splash Dance 2022
Aug 26 – Aug 28 all-day
Splash Dance 2022

Splash Dance 2022 has been cancelled

 

 

Sep
3
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Sep 3 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

TBA with TBA

Instruction period 7:30-8:00, beginners welcome!

Sep
8
Thu
Boom Chuck
Sep 8 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Boom Chuck

Laurie Fisher (keyboard)
Nic Coker (fiddle)
ArtShuster (mandolin)
Rick Cooper (bass)

Sep
15
Thu
Playing with Fyre with Terry Doyle calling
Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Playing with Fyre with Terry Doyle calling

George Paul (Keyboard)
Rob Zisette (Fiddle)
Steve Kemble (Drums)

Sep
29
Thu
Down the Hall with Roberta Kogut calling
Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Down the Hall with Roberta Kogut calling

Bob Kogut (Fiddle)
Suzanne Williams (Flute)
Denise Baxter Yoder (Keyboard)
Christa Kruger (Bass)

Oct
1
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Oct 1 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

TBA with TBA

Instruction period 7:30-8:00, beginners welcome!

Oct
6
Thu
Dancing Bears with Barbara Groh calling
Oct 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Dancing Bears with Barbara Groh calling

Lew Gelfond (Fiddle)
JohnCulp (Mandolin)
 Mark Langner (Guitar)
 Jeff Hersk (Bass)

Oct
13
Thu
High Ground String Band with Timothy Klein calling
Oct 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
High Ground String Band with Timothy Klein calling

Nic Coker (Fiddle)
Garrett Andrews (Guitar)
ArtShuster (Mandolin)

Oct
20
Thu
Redbud Ramblers with Charley Harvey calling
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Redbud Ramblers with Charley Harvey calling

David White (Fiddle)
Wes Maluk (Banjo, Percussion)

Oct
27
Thu
Crooked Pine Band with Warren Doyle calling
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Crooked Pine Band with Warren Doyle calling

Marion Boatwright (Fiddle)
Troy Harrison (Banjo)
Frank McConnell (Guitar)
Craig Bannerman (Bass)

Nov
5
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Nov 5 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

TBA with TBA

Instruction period 7:30-8:00, beginners welcome!

Dec
3
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Dec 3 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

TBA with TBA

Instruction period 7:30-8:00, beginners welcome!

Jan
7
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Jan 7 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

TBA with TBA

Instruction period 7:30-8:00, beginners welcome!

Feb
4
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Feb 4 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

TBA with TBA

Instruction period 7:30-8:00, beginners welcome!

Mar
4
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Mar 4 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

TBA with TBA

Instruction period 7:30-8:00, beginners welcome!

Apr
1
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

TBA with TBA

Instruction period 7:30-8:00, beginners welcome!

May
6
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
May 6 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

TBA with TBA

Instruction period 7:30-8:00, beginners welcome!

Jun
3
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Jun 3 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

TBA with TBA

Instruction period 7:30-8:00, beginners welcome!

Jul
1
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Jul 1 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

TBA with TBA

Instruction period 7:30-8:00, beginners welcome!