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 Crittenden – River Falls Lodge
Aug 20 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Blue Ridge Rounders with caller Charlotte Crittenden - 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
21
Sun
ECD 4pm
Aug 21 all-day
ECD 4pm

Join us for our Sunday Afternoon Asheville English Country Dance, Sunday, August 21.  All are welcome!

Leaders:    Bob Thompson
                   AnneMarie Walter

Music:      Nora Garver, fiddle
                 Julia Weatherford, cello
                 Karen Gaughan, piano

3:30 – 4:00     Social gathering.  No Beginners’ Session, but beginners are welcome.
4:00 – 6:30     Dance

No partner necessary.  Wear comfortable clothes and non-marking shoes.

Bring an individual snack to enjoy outside at the Break
Bring water bottle

Sliding Scale:    $10-00 – $7.00

COVID Protocol:

Both Vaccines and at least one booster.     Masks optional during dancing.   We do realize that Covid can be spread with or without vaccines and masks;  however, we as the dance organizers feel the need to insure the safety of all dancers at an event that we advertise and organize.     Hoping for Protocols to ease up in the near future.  

See you Sunday, Aug. 21!    Spread the word, and bring all your friends and neighbors!   

Thank you, Old Farmers Ball, for your continued support in our efforts to provide English Country Dance in our area.      

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 with Diane Silver calling
Sep 8 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Boom Chuck with Diane Silver calling

Laurie Fisher (fiddle)
Nic Coker (guitar)
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
22
Thu
Windmill with Charlotte Crittenden calling
Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Windmill with Charlotte Crittenden calling

Steve Trisman (fiddle)
Laurie Fisher (keyboard)

Sep
23
Fri
Special Dance in Clemson!
Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Special Dance in Clemson!

We are supporting a special dance in Clemson to rejuvenate the Clemson Contra club.
WHEN: Friday, September 23, 2022
TIMES: 7:00 PM – 10 PM
WHERE:
Fort Hill Presbytarian Church, Tartan Hall
101 Edgewood Avenue
Clemson, SC 29631
BAND: David White & Friends
CALLER: Jennie Wakefield
ADMISSION: General Admission: $8; Students with ID: $5
For more information, please contact Jennie Wakefield at jwakefi@clemson.edu
Open to the public. Please invite your friends and neighbors! 
Let’s bring Contra back to Clemson!

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!