Old Farmers Ball

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

All event community calendar: Please check the menu for specific dance events and locations. We list regional dance events as a service to the community. Only those events with an OFB tag are our events and are sponsored by us.

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Check out our updated activities for 2020 on the Harvest House page.

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Feb
24
Mon
Cailen Campbell and George Paul with Terry Doyle calling at The Monday Night Dance
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Feb
27
Thu
Steamshovel with Charley Harvey calling
Feb 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Steamshovel with Charley Harvey calling

David White (fiddle, banjo)
Roger Gold (guitar)

Feb
28
Fri
Contra Dance – Landmark Hall
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra Dance - Landmark Hall

STUMPHOUSE MOUNTAIN RAMBLERS (Ben Carpenter, Bennett Carpenter, Sarah Carpenter) with JONATHAN JANZEN

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

Contra Dance – Landmark Hall
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Mar
1
Sun
ECD Venue Change Bethesda UMC at Haw Creek Commons. Bob Thompson, Leader. Music: Roger Gold, guitar; Cathy Arps, violin; Suzanne Hosch, flute.
Mar 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD Venue Change Bethesda UMC at Haw Creek Commons. Bob Thompson, Leader. Music: Roger Gold, guitar; Cathy Arps, violin; Suzanne Hosch, flute.

Please take note that our March 1st ECD will be at Bethesda UMC at Haw Creek Commons;  315 Old Haw Creek Rd., Asheville  NC, 28805.   (Corner of Bethesda Rd. and Old Haw Creek Rd.)   https://www.bethesdaumcavl.org/

3:30pm-4:00pm, Pre-Dance Workshop – Regular dancers assisting Beginners with basic ECD dance figures.

4:00pm-6:30pm, Dance

$8/$7 for OFB Members

All are welcome; no partner necessary; wear comfortable clothes and shoes; bring a snack from time to time to share at the break; fragrance-free dance.

Mar
2
Mon
The Redbud Ramblers with David Winston calling at The Monday Night Dance
Mar 2 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Mar
5
Thu
Open Band led by Laurie Fisher and Nic Coker with Beth Molaro calling
Mar 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Mar
7
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Mar 7 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

TBA with TBA

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

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

THE DANCING BEARS (John Culp, Lew Gelfond, Jeff Hersk, Mark Langner) with BARBARA GROH

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

Mar
8
Sun
English Country Dance music session
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
English Country Dance music session

All instruments and skill levels are welcome to come play tunes. We’ll be learning some popular tunes from the Elizabethan period to Jane Austen times to modern times. Let’s share our resources and skills and have fun learning these beautiful tunes. Please bring ECD music if you have it. If not we can share. Led by Linda Hunt.

Mar
9
Mon
The Ruglifters at The Monday Night Dance with Tom and Myra calling at The Monday Night Dance
Mar 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Mar
12
Thu
Coracree with Terry Doyle calling
Mar 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Coracree with Terry Doyle calling

Jane Rothfield (fiddle)
Bill Quern (banjos, melodeon, mandolin)
Alan Carr (bass, guitar)
Sarah Gowan (guitar and English concertina)

Mar
14
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

CROOKED PINE (Craig Bannerman, Troy Harrison, Frank McConnell and Marion Boatwright) with CLINTON ROSS

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

Mar
15
Sun
ECD Bob Dalsemer & Carl Dreher, Leaders. Music: Laurie Fisher, violin; Meredith Doster, flute; Chelsea Cribbs, piano.
Mar 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD Bob Dalsemer & Carl Dreher, Leaders. Music: Laurie Fisher, violin; Meredith Doster, flute; Chelsea Cribbs, piano.

3:30pm-4:00pm, Pre-Dance Workshop – Regular dancers assisting Beginners with basic ECD dance figures.

4:00pm-6:30pm, Dance

$8/$7 for OFB Members

All are welcome; no partner necessary; wear comfortable clothes and shoes; bring a snack from time to time to share at the break; fragrance-free dance.

Mar
16
Mon
Spring Equinox Dance: Cailen Campbell and George Paul with Terry Doyle calling at The Monday Night Dance
Mar 16 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Mar
19
Thu
Dancing Bears with Barbara Groh calling
Mar 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Dancing Bears with Barbara Groh calling

Lew Gelfond (fiddle)
John Culp (mandolin)
Mark Langner (guitar)
Jeff Hersk (bass)

Mar
21
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

CONTRAFORCE (Joey Dorwart, Karin McQuade, Jimi Peirano, Andrae Raffield) with TAMARA MCGOVERN

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

Mar
22
Sun
Family Dance
Mar 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Family Dance

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 more parental support, but are welcome and will have fun. All dances are taught and called, no experience is needed and all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an a
dult, but adults can come without a child!! The family dance band is an open band, so if you play contra dance music, come and play! Youngstes who play an instrument are encouraged to give playing a try!

OFB Board meeting @ Harvest House
Mar 22 2020 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 28 2021 @ 5:30 pm
OFB Board meeting @ Harvest House | Asheville | North Carolina | United States

Members are always welcome to observe at OFB Board meetings.
Please check the calendar before coming, as we may not meet every month.

Community Waltz
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Community Waltz

A community waltz welcoming both dancers and musicians to participate. We are refining skills together both as dancers and waltz musicians. Music is available.