Calendar

Nov
21
Thu
Whistlin Rufus with Doug Singleton calling
Nov 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Whistlin Rufus with Doug Singleton calling

Ann Whitley Singleton (fiddle)
Doug Olsen (mandolin)
Cindy Olsen (bass)
Peter Jenkins (guitar)

Nov
22
Fri
Odyssey School Benefit Contra Dance @ Odyssey Community School
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Beginner Contra dance (and Techno)

Our band: Spinning Wheel with calling by Grant Yost

Schedule:

  • 7-8 Family Dance and lessons
  • 8-10 Beginner Contra
  • 10-11:30 Techno Contra (intermediate)

($7 for students and teachers)

 

Contra – Landmark Hall
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - Landmark Hall

REDBUD RAMBLERS (Wes Maluk, David White) with CALLERS COLLECTIVE

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

Nov
24
Sun
OFB Board meeting @ Harvest House
Nov 24 @ 4:00 pm – 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.

Roots Contra JAM!
Nov 24 @ 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!

Nov
25
Mon
Gluten Free with Stephanie Marie calling at The Monday Night Dance
Nov 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Nov
28
Thu
Thanksgiving Open Band led by Laurie Fisher and Nic Coker with Diane Silver calling
Nov 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Dec
1
Sun
ECD AnneMarie Walter, Leader; Music: Cathy Arps, fiddle; Mart Dart, recorder; Linda Hunt, piano.
Dec 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD AnneMarie Walter, Leader; Music:  Cathy Arps, fiddle; Mart Dart, recorder; Linda Hunt, 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)
Dec 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.

Dec
2
Mon
Red Bud Ramblers with Terry Doyle calling at The Monday Night Dance
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Dec
5
Thu
Warren Wilson student band with Phil Jamison calling
Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Dec
7
Sat
Contra – River Falls Lodge
Dec 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
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Contra - River Falls Lodge

THE SUGAR BEES (Roger Gold, Laura Light, Julia Weatherford) with TBA

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

Dec
8
Sun
Family Dance
Dec 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!
Dec 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.

Dec
9
Mon
The Dancing Bears with Barbara Groh calling at The Monday Night Dance
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Dec
12
Thu
Sugar High with Tamara McGovern calling
Dec 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sugar High with Tamara McGovern calling

Laura Light (fiddle)
Julia Weatherford (cello)
Paul Moore (keyboard)

Dec
15
Sun
ECD Festive End-of-Year Dance. Bob Thompson, Leader; Music: Atossa Kramer, piano; Lisa Smith, flute; Leigh Siler, violin; Phoebe Propst, viola.
Dec 15 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD Festive End-of-Year Dance.  Bob Thompson, Leader;  Music:  Atossa Kramer, piano; Lisa Smith, flute; Leigh Siler, violin; Phoebe Propst, viola.

Join us for our year-end Festive Dance celebrating another year of very fine English Country Dancing. We will begin the afternoon with waltzing beginning at 3:30. There will be no Beginners’ Session today, but beginners are welcome, as always.
3:30pm-4:00pm, Waltz

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
Dec 15 @ 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.

Dec
16
Mon
Annual Holiday Benefit Waltz at The Monday Night Dance
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm