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New Year's Eve Dance!

Music by Playing with FYRE: Rob Zisette, George Paul and Joey Dorwart.

The evening dance called by Jesse Edgerton.

Continue into the wee hours with Rushfest! by Emily Rush.

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Help Out at Warren Wilson on Thursdays - and Dance for Free!

We always need help setting up, tearing down, and sitting at the door (not all night, of course - we know you're here to dance!).

See how it works, and sign up for a spot!


White Horse Waltz in Black Mountain

A new waltz, the third Wednesday of every month, at White Horse in Black Mountain. See the upcoming dates.


Asheville Open Contra Band

The band is for anyone who either enjoys or wants to enjoy playing contra music. We meet 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 7-9 PM. Please Sign up for information (including where the next jam will be!) by sending an email to:
asheville-contra-band+subscribe@googlegroups.com.

An initial Open Band tune book is now available at: Open Band


Board Meetings

Time and place varies: usually second Wednesdays but not every month. If you are interested in attending a board meeting let us know via the contact sheet and we'll tell you when and where the next one is.


Schedule of OFB and other regional dances

Most Dances are Fragrance Free

Printable Refrigerator Magnet Version

DateDanceBandMusiciansCallerComments
Saturday
2/6
Harvest MoonAvant GardnersLaura Light fiddle, Loren Oppenheimer Tabla, Mick KinneyAnneMarie WalterContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Saturday
2/6
JonesboroughDot Dot DashMatt Livingston, Bill Anderson, Patrick Turner, Kerry MorgiewiczPhoebe WilliamsContra Dance 7:30-10:30pm. Beginners lesson 7:00pm
Sunday
2/7
OFB English Country DanceJovial Beggars Laurie Fisher, Nic Coker, Esther Holsen, Michael Garner, Karen GaughanMyra Hirschberg & Tom Calwell
Monday
2/8
Monday Night DanceAvant GardnersLaura Light fiddle, Loren Oppenheimer Tabla, Paul Moore pianoLauren Kriel
Thursday
2/11
Old Farmers BallThe ElftonesMara Shea Fiddle, Roger Gold guitarTom Calwell & Myra Hirschberg
Saturday
2/13
Harvest MoonReelplayDave Marcus, Robin Marcus, Doug OlsenChuck AbellContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Monday
2/15
Monday Night DanceInexplicabilliesDavid White fiddle/banjo, Joel McConnell mandolin, tenor banjo, Wes Maluk guitar, tenor banjo, percussionChuck Abell
Wednesday
2/17
White Horse WaltzWhite Horse Waltz bandJune Advincula: piano, Mike Guzalak: saxaphone and clarinet, Suzanne Hosch flutelesson at 6:30-$5 Dancing and music are from 7-9 pm. Tickets: $8
Thursday
2/18
Old Farmers BallSpin CycleGretchen Caverly fiddle, Karen Gaughan piano, Nic Coker guitar, fiddleDiane Silver
Friday
2/19
OFB Advanced DanceHot SonataLaura Lengnick fiddle, Karen Gaughan piano, Art Shuster mandolinBeth MolaroNot recommended for new dancers.
Saturday
2/20
Harvest MoonEric the CatAlan Dillman, Karen Gaughan, Terry Maluk, Wes MalukTom Calwell & Myra HirschbergContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Saturday
2/20
JonesboroughCailen Campbell & George PaulCailen Campbell & George PaulTerry DoyleContra Dance 7:30-10:30pm. Beginners Lesson 7:00pm
Sunday
2/21
OFB English Country DanceAtossa Kramer, Piano; Lisa Smith, FluteAnneMarie Walter
Monday
2/22
Monday Night DanceBoom ChuckLaurie Fisher fiddle, Nic Coker guitar, fiddle, Ric Cooper bassCharlotte Crittenden
Thursday
2/25
Old Farmers BallSTEAMAlice Boyle fiddle, Claire Zucker bodhran, concertina, clogging, voice, Dave Firestine mandolin, bouzouki, Robert Rosenberg guitar, banjoKeith Cornett Eustis
Friday
2/26
Harvest MoonSTEAMAlice Boyle fiddle, Claire Zucker bodhran, concertina, clogging, voice, Dave Firestine mandolin, bouzouki, Robert Rosenberg guitar, banjoCis HinkleContra at Landmark Hall (156 Landmark Dr, Taylors, SC); lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Saturday
2/27
Harvest MoonSTEAMAlice Boyle fiddle, Claire Zucker bodhran, concertina, clogging, voice, Dave Firestine mandolin, bouzouki, Robert Rosenberg guitar, banjoKeith Cornett EustisContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Monday
2/29
Monday Night DanceStoll N GoldFred Stoll fiddle, bass, Pam Stoll fiddle, Roger Gold guitarAnneMarie Walter
Friday
3/4
Harvest MoonPlaying with FyreJoey Dowart, George Paul, Rob ZisetteDean SnipesRIVER FALLS ADVANCED DANCE 8-11; experienced dancers only
Saturday
3/5
Harvest MoonPlaying with FyreJoey Dowart, George Paul, Rob ZisetteTerry DoyleContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Saturday
3/5
JonesboroughJoseph Sobol & Trae MacMakenJoseph Sobol & Trae MacMakenDean SnipesContra Dance 7:30-10:30pm. Beginners lesson 7:00pm
Sunday
3/6
OFB English Country DancePaul Moore, piano; Laura Lengnick, fiddleBrooke Friendly
Wednesday
3/16
White Horse WaltzWhite Horse Waltz bandTBAlesson at 6:30-$5 Dancing and music are from 7-9 pm. Tickets: $8
Saturday
3/19
JonesboroughGold and LightLaura Light fiddle, Roger Gold guitarLauren KrielContra Dance 7:30-10:30pm. Beginners lesson 7:00pm
Sunday
3/20
OFB English Country DanceAtossa Kramer, Piano; Lisa Smith, FluteBob Thompson
Friday
3/25
OFB Advanced DanceNot recommended for new dancers.
Saturday
4/2
JonesboroughAtlantic CrossingPeter Macfarlane fiddle, low whistle, vocals, Rick Klein guitar, vocals, Tristan Henderson mandolin, banjo, foot percussion, vocals, Viveka Fox fiddleDonna HuntContra Dance 7:30-10:30pm. Beginners lesson 7:00pm
Sunday
4/10
OFB English Country DanceAtossa Kramer, Piano; Lisa Smith, FluteAnneMarie Walter
Saturday
4/16
JonesboroughDancing BearsJohn Culp mandolin, Lew Gelfond fiddle, Mark Langner guitar, Jeff Hersk bassEmily AbelContra Dance 7:30-10:30pm. Beginners lesson 7:00pm
Sunday
4/17
OFB English Country DanceNora Garver, fiddle; Julia Weatherford, cello; Karen Gaughan, pianoBob Thompson
Wednesday
4/20
White Horse WaltzWhite Horse Waltz bandTBAlesson at 6:30-$5 Dancing and music are from 7-9 pm. Tickets: $8
Friday
4/22
OFB Advanced DanceNot recommended for new dancers.
Saturday
4/23
OFB English Country Dance Spring Evening BallAtossa Kramer, Piano; Lisa Smith, Flute; Cathy Arps, ViolinBob ThompsonJoin us for our very lovely, annual Spring Evening Ball Saturday evening April 23rd, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 337 Charlotte Street, Asheville, NC, 28801. Fancy or Period attire will be admired but not required. 7pm: Waltzes, Hambos, Schottisches; 8-10:30, English Country Dance. Elegant refreshments will be enjoyed at the Break. $15. Two workshops are scheduled for the afternoon; $5 each: 1pm-2:30pm, A review of the evening Ball dances followed by easier ECD's led by up-and-coming leaders. 2:30pm - 4pm, Hambo and Schottische Workshop taught by Erik Bendix. Live music provided for each workshop. Check this site often for variations. Don't miss this very festive day of workshops and evening dancing!
Saturday
5/7
JonesboroughZeke's FancyZeke Hutchinson, Nick Weiland, Mark Barsamian, Dave BorowskiDiane SilverContra Dance 7:30-10:30pm. Beginners lesson 7:00pm
Wednesday
5/18
White Horse WaltzWhite Horse Waltz bandTBAlesson at 6:30-$5 Dancing and music are from 7-9 pm. Tickets: $8
Friday
5/20
OFB Advanced DanceNot recommended for new dancers. On the Pavilion!
Saturday
5/21
JonesboroughUnusual SuspectsClinton RossContra Dance 7:30-10:30pm. Beginners lesson 7:00pm
Wednesday
6/15
White Horse WaltzWhite Horse Waltz bandTBAlesson at 6:30-$5 Dancing and music are from 7-9 pm. Tickets: $8


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PO Box 2852
Weaverville, NC 28787

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