OFB English Country Dance

ECD

Midwinter Weekend will be February 7-8-9, 2020

Nov
3
Sun
ECD AnneMarie Walter, Leader; Music: Nora Garver, fiddle; Julia Weatherford, cello; Karen Gaughan, piano.
Nov 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD AnneMarie Walter, Leader; Music: Nora Garver, fiddle; Julia Weatherford, cello; Karen Gaughan, 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.

Nov
17
Sun
ECD Myra Hirschberg & Tom Calwell, Leaders; Music: Tossa Kramer, piano; Lisa Smith, flute; Leigh Siler, violin; Phoebe Propst, viola.
Nov 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
ECD Myra Hirschberg & Tom Calwell, Leaders; Music: Tossa Kramer, piano; Lisa Smith, flute; Leigh Siler, violin; Phoebe Propst, viola.

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.

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.

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.

Sunday Dances

We dance First and Third Sunday afternoons, usually at Homewood, 17 Zillicoa St, Asheville NC 28801:

Be sure to check the calendar above! Our dates and locations change sometimes.

Sunday dances start with lessons at 3:30, regular program from 4:00 – 6:30,   $7 regular, $6 for members of the OFB.  All money goes to pay the band and caller.

Each dance is taught and then prompted throughout each dance by experienced dance leaders.  Elegant live music is played by talented local musicians.  No partner necessary. Newcomers welcome. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

December Festive Dance

Our last Sunday dance in December celebrates another successful year of English Country Dance.   Waltzing begins at 3:30pm followed by English from 4:00pm – 6:30pm.   There is no Beginners’ Session for this dance.     Elegant attire, bling, sparkles are all welcome, but not required.  Elegant refreshments are served at the Break.

Wednesday Advanced Dances

The last Wednesday of each month (usually), we have a special evening at Harvest House in Kenilworth:

These dances are for those who feel confident and able to follow dances called on Sunday and want to improve their skills and style. Callers and dancers will enjoy a wider range of dances with more complicated figures than are possible on Sunday.  

Dances run from 7PM to 9 PM.  Music is by Bare Necessities, Roguery, Foxfire, or whatever other recordings we have. No charge, but donations for snacks are welcome.

Annual Midwinter ECD Weekend

In February, we host an ECD weekend with national talent. Details are at http://ashevillemidwinter.org.

General notes

English Country Dance may be seen in film adaptations of Jane Austen novels such as “Pride and Prejudice.” Check out these videos:

January 2012 English Country Dance at Homewood

March 2012 Annual Spring Ball at Homewood

Introductory ECD video.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Country_dance

www.cdss.org – Country Dance And Song Society

Notes from a contra dancer after attending his first English Country Dance