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Register now for Splashdance! It’s Asheville’s all-volunteer dance weekend, Aug 23-25. Swim, dance, play tunes and get silly with your friends. On a lake, yet!

Larks and Ravens – what is this? in each pair of dancers, the Lark in on the Left, the Raven is on the Right.

Check out our new activities on the Harvest House page.

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

Aug
17
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Aug 17 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge
NEW CALEDONIA (Roger Gold, Laura Light, Janet Muse) with GREGORY FROCK Instruction period 7:30-8:00, beginners welcome!
Aug
18
Sun
ECD AnneMarie Walter, Leader; Music: Mountain English (Cathy Arps, fiddle; Robert Reichert, fiddle; Mary Dart, recorder; Jameel Brenneman, guitar; Beth Reichert, piano.
Aug 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD AnneMarie Walter, Leader; Music: Mountain English (Cathy Arps, fiddle; Robert Reichert, fiddle; Mary Dart, recorder; Jameel Brenneman, guitar; Beth Reichert, piano.

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

4:00pm-6:30pm, Dance

$7/$6 for OFB Members

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

Community Waltz
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Community Waltz

Come dance with friends and work on your waltz moves. Or, come play waltz tunes with the open waltz band. We are refining skills as both waltzers and musicians. All levels are welcome. Enjoy learning from each other in an informal setting. Live music as available; recorded music as needed. Doors open at 6:45 for the band to gather. Led by Suzanne Hosch.

Aug
19
Mon
The Dancing Bears with Barbara Groh calling at The Monday Night Dance
Aug 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Aug
22
Thu
Splash Dance All Stars led by Laura Light with Greg Frock calling
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Aug
23
Fri
Splashdance! @ Camp Ton-a-Wandah
Aug 23 – Aug 25 all-day

Splashdance is Asheville’s laid-back, end-of-summer, all-volunteer, overly-hyphenated, contra-dance week-end.

Dance, swim, play, sing, and work with friends old and new.

Read all about it, and register, at www.splashdance.org.

Contra – Landmark Hall
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - Landmark Hall

MOUNTAIN REVELERS (Julia Hartman, Susan McCann, Robert Reinhold, Heidi Witmer) with KEITH CORNETT EUSTIS

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

Contra – Landmark Hall
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - Landmark Hall

TBA with TBA

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

Aug
25
Sun
Roots Contra JAM!
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Roots Contra JAM!

Every 4th Sunday come out to the Harvest House for Asheville’s only traditional dance music jam hosted by contra dance fiddler Laura Lengnick. Share some of your favorite tunes and learn some new ones at this gathering devoted to celebrating the art of playing the traditional dance music of New England, French Canada, Cape Breton, Scotland, Ireland and Appalachia. Beginners are welcome, but this jam is for musicians that can play at dance tempos. Listeners are welcome to join us!

Aug
26
Mon
Emil Olguin on mandolin and bass, Janet Muse on piano, and Laura Light on fiddle with Greg Frock calling at The Monday Night Dance
Aug 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Aug
29
Thu
Hot Sonata with Open Calling led by AnneMarie Walter
Aug 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Hot Sonata with Open Calling led by AnneMarie Walter

Laura Lengnick (fiddle)
Karen Gaughan (keyboard)
Art Shuster (mandolin)
Bruce Black (percussion)

Sep
1
Sun
ECD Bob Thompson, Leader; Music: George Schissler, fiddle & concertina; Linda Schissler, piano.
Sep 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD Bob Thompson, Leader; Music: George Schissler, fiddle & concertina; Linda Schissler, piano.

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

4:00pm-6:30pm, Dance

$7/$6 for OFB Members

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

Callers Collective (Occasional 1st Sundays)
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Callers Collective (Occasional 1st Sundays)

The Callers Collective hosts a gathering for callers on occasional first Sundays of the month from 6-8 pm. Led by caller Beth Molaro, the collective provides opportunities and guidance for experienced and developing dance callers to share resources and practice together. We welcome anyone who would like to learn to call, work on their calling skills, practice new material or just “talk shop” about calling for dances.

Sep
2
Mon
Monday Night Dance
Sep 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Sep
5
Thu
Supertrad with Susan Kevra calling
Sep 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Supertrad with Susan Kevra calling

Sam Bartlett (banjo, mandolin)
Dave Langford (guitar and fiddle)
Eric Schedler (keyboard, accordion)

Sep
6
Fri
MOONDANCE!!
Sep 6 – Sep 8 all-day
MOONDANCE!!

come dance to the music of SUPERTRAD ((Sam Bartlett, Dave Langford, Eric Shedlen) and PLAYING WITH FYRE (David DiGiuseppe, Steve Kemble, George Paul, Rob Zisette) with callers SUSAN KEVRA and SETH TEPFER

www.moondancesc.com for registration (1 june!!) and more info

Sep
8
Sun
Family Dance
Sep 8 @ 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 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. We encourage youngsters who play an instrument to give it a try as well. Energetic, wholesome, high quality, home-made entertainment.

Roots Contra!
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Roots Contra!

Roots is the OFB’s monthly dance celebrating the New England roots of contra dancing. What’s different about Roots? Think small, sweet dance hall, traditional acoustic dance music, and a house band and caller that know how to make contra dance magic by keeping it close to the floor! Laura Lengnick and Karen Gaughan start warming things up a little before 7 pm with a few couples dances and then Diane Silver calls contra dances old and new to the fabulous New England tunes that have inspired generations of dancers. This dance is free of charge.

Sep
9
Mon
George Paul and Cailen Campbell with Terry Doyle calling at The Monday Night Dance
Sep 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Sep
12
Thu
Melodious Frogs with Terry Doyle calling
Sep 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Melodious Frogs with Terry Doyle calling

Holley Ross (fiddle)
Laura Lengnick (fiddle)
Linda Hunt (keyboard)
Jeff Hersk (bass)