Effective March 13, 2020: English Country Dances are canceled until further notice due to COVID-19 concerns. Please share this information and take care.
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
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.
English Country Dance may be seen in film adaptations of Jane Austen novels such as “Pride and Prejudice.” Check out these videos: