These cows are smiling for a reason – Come dance with us!
COVID-19 Update – March 27, 2020
For the health of our entire community, weekly Thursday night contra dances are suspended by Warren Wilson College, until June 30th, unless COVID-19 restrictions can be lifted safely. Please read the heartfelt message from Liz Brace at WW, included in this post.
Stay safe, stay home, big hugs.Cathy and entire OFB Board.
From Liz: As you may have heard, the college sent students home last week to finish out the semester, online, making for a lot of very sad seniors as commencement has been cancelled, as well. The college has since made the decision to close campus to outside groups through June 30, which, sadly, impacts many of our summer guests and dancers. While they haven’t shut the door completely to events should conditions change. I’ll keep you posted at we move forward.All the best,Liz
OFFICIAL – March 12, 2020: Our weekly Thursday night OFB contra dances are canceled until further notice due to COVID-19 concerns. Please share this information widely, take care and we will let you know when the dances will resume.
OFFICIAL – March 13, 2020: English Country Dances are canceled until further notice due to COVID-19 concerns.
Thanks for your understanding during this challenging time.
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.
We all want our events to feel safe and welcoming for everyone. Click here for info on cultural norms, guidelines, and expectations for etiquette and behavior, and complaint procedures
Magic is waiting for you at CDSS’s summer dance, music, and song camps! Through nine weeks of camp at four camp locations across the U.S., the Country Dance and Song Society (CDSS) offers a variety of programming for adults and families. Whether you’re a beginning fiddler or a professional bagpiper, a brand-new contra dancer or a seasoned morris squire, there’s a place for you at a CDSS camp week. Lots of details here, including information on scholarships. Plan now for a week of joy this summer.
Check out our updated activities for 2020 on the Harvest House page.
Would you like to play or call at the Old Farmers Ball? Email Booking
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!