Old Farmers Ball

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

Masks optional, encouraged (Please come only if you are healthy – Thanks)

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Thursday dance is $10 for members, $12 for non-members – credit cards 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!
Steady Hand String Band/Stumphouse with caller Charlotte Crittenden – River Falls Lodge
Dec 3 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Steady Hand String Band/Stumphouse with caller Charlotte Crittenden - River Falls Lodge

Band:
Steady Hand String Band/Stumphouse

Caller:
Charlotte Crittendon

Time:
Free Lessons 7:30-8pm, Dance 8-11pm

Cost:
$10 Cash at door (13 and under are free)

Dec
8
Thu
NO OFB DANCE
Dec 8 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
NO OFB DANCE

WWC facilities not available

Dec
11
Sun
ECD
Dec 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
ECD

All are welcome to join us for our next English Country Dance!    Spread the word and bring all your friends and neighbors!   No partner necessary!

3:30,    Beginners Session

4:00 – 6::00,    Dance

Free of charge.   Donations are appreciated for the musicians.

Leader:    TBA
Music:     Cathy Arps, violin; Sarah Tennyson, violin; Suzanne Hosch, flute; Karen Gaughan, piano.    

No partner necessary; wear comfortable clothes and non-marking shoes; bring your water bottle and an individual snack to enjoy during a brief break.  No shared snacks.     

We continue to keep an eye on the Covid updates, and we also continue to ask that you be fully vaccinated with at least one booster.   Marks are optional while dancing.   

See you Sunday, Dec. 11th!    

Dec
15
Thu
Playing With Fyre with Beth Molaro calling – Bryson Gym
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Playing With Fyre with Beth Molaro calling - Bryson Gym

George Paul (keyboard)
Rob Zisette (fiddle)
Steve Kemble (drums)
 
Free Lesson 7:30-8pm, Dance 8-11pm 

Dec
17
Sat
Boys of Buncombe with caller Stephanie Marie – River Falls Lodge
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Boys of Buncombe with caller Stephanie Marie - River Falls Lodge

Band:
Boys of Buncombe

Caller:
Stephanie Marie

Time:
Free Lessons 7:30-8pm, Dance 8-11pm

Cost:
$10 Cash at door (13 and under are free)

Dec
18
Sun
Family Folk Dance
Dec 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Family Folk Dance

Free admission.

3rd Sundays of each month Sept-May

3:00-5:00pm

Harvest House Community Center

205 Kenilworth Road, Asheville 28803

Bring the whole family for some good old-fashioned fun with traditional dance and live music! All ages are welcome, no experience necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This venue is mask-encouraged.

For more information, please visit the website.

Dec
22
Thu
NO OFB DANCE: Happy Holidays
Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
NO OFB DANCE: Happy Holidays

WWC facilities not available

Dec
29
Thu
NO OFB DANCE: Happy Holidays
Dec 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
NO OFB DANCE: Happy Holidays

WWC facilities not available

Dec
31
Sat
New Years Eve Contra Dance with ContraForce with caller Deanna Palumbo – River Falls Lodge
Dec 31 2022 @ 5:00 pm – Jan 1 2023 @ 2:00 am
New Years Eve Contra Dance with ContraForce with caller Deanna Palumbo - River Falls Lodge

Special Event you won’t want to miss, details coming soon!

Jan
5
Thu
The Cosmic Otters with Seth Tepfer calling – Bryson Gym
Jan 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Cosmic Otters with Seth Tepfer calling - Bryson Gym

Jonathan Whitall (fiddle,piano, accordion), 
Meg Dedolph (guitar, percussion), 
Eric Schedler (piano,accordion, banjo) 
 
Free lesson 7:30-8, Dance 8-11

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!

Jan
12
Thu
Spinning Wheel with David Winston calling – Bryson Gym
Jan 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Spinning Wheel with David Winston calling - Bryson Gym

Nic Coker (fiddle)
Karen Gaughan (keyboard)
Art Shuster (mandolin)
 
Free lesson 7:30-8, Dance 8-11

Jan
15
Sun
Family Folk Dance
Jan 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Family Folk Dance

Free admission.

3rd Sundays of each month Sept-May

3:00-5:00pm

Harvest House Community Center

205 Kenilworth Road, Asheville 28803

Bring the whole family for some good old-fashioned fun with traditional dance and live music! All ages are welcome, no experience necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This venue is mask-encouraged.

For more information, please visit the website.

Jan
19
Thu
Cailen Campbell and George Paul with Terry Doyle calling – Bryson Gym
Jan 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Cailen Campbell and George Paul with Terry Doyle calling - Bryson Gym

Cailen Campbell (fiddle)
George Paul (keyboard)

 
Free lesson 7:30-8, Dance 8-11

Jan
26
Thu
Boom Chuck – Bryson Gym
Jan 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Boom Chuck - Bryson Gym

Laurie Fisher (fiddle)
Nic Coker (guitar)
 
Free lesson 7:30-8, Dance 8-11

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!

Feb
19
Sun
Family Folk Dance
Feb 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Family Folk Dance

Free admission.

3rd Sundays of each month Sept-May

3:00-5:00pm

Harvest House Community Center

205 Kenilworth Road, Asheville 28803

Bring the whole family for some good old-fashioned fun with traditional dance and live music! All ages are welcome, no experience necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This venue is mask-encouraged.

For more information, please visit the website.

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!

Mar
9
Thu
Rudbud Ramblers – Bryson Gym
Mar 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Rudbud Ramblers - Bryson Gym

David White (fiddle)
Wes Maluk (banjo, percussion)
 
Free lesson 7:30-8, Dance 8-11