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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 for Wednesdays. Check it out: White Horse Waltz


Appalachian Square Dance Revival

Square dancing is here in Asheville. Check it out: Toyboat Square Dance


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


Monthly Board Meetings

Next Board Meeting is Aug 13th, 7:30 PM. Monthly Board Meetings are always open to the public, 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
1/31
Harvest MoonEric the CatAlan Dillman fiddle, Karen Gaughan piano, Terry Maluk percussion, Wes Maluk guitar, tenor banjo, percussionAnneMarie WalterContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30; dance 8-11
Sunday
2/1
JonesboroughJoseph Sobol & Lee BidgoodChristi Bothwell6th Annual FOOT BALL on Super Bowl Sunday. Tailgate Party/Potluck 12:30-2:00pm including waltz time. Dance 2:30-5:3pm.
Monday
2/2
Monday Night DanceSteamShovelDavid White fiddle/banjo, Roger Gold guitarDiane Silver
Tuesday
2/3
Monday Night Dance555
Thursday
2/5
Old Farmers BallDancing BearsJohn Culp mandolin, Lew Gelfond fiddle, Mark Langner guitarBarbara Groh
Friday
2/6
Harvest MoonFyreflyGeorge Paul piano, Loren Oppenheimer Tabla, Rob Zisette Fiddle, Vocal, PercussionTerry DoyleADVANCED DANCE 8-11; experienced dancers only
Saturday
2/7
JonesboroughStoll N GoldFred Stoll fiddle, bass, Pam Stoll fiddle, Roger Gold guitarLaurie FisherBeginners lesson 7:00pm. Dance 7:30-10:30pm
Saturday
2/7
Harvest MoonFyreflyGeorge Paul piano, Loren Oppenheimer Tabla, Rob Zisette Fiddle, Vocal, PercussionDiane SilverContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30; dance 8-11
Sunday
2/8
OFB English Country DanceGeorge & Linda Schissler and FriendsBob Thompson$7. $6: OFB Members
Monday
2/9
Monday Night DanceFyreflyGeorge Paul piano, Loren Oppenheimer Tabla, Rob Zisette Fiddle, Vocal, PercussionTerry Doyle
Thursday
2/12
Old Farmers BallOpen BandDennis Merritt bassBeth MolaroOpen Band lead by Laura Light and Roger Gold. Open callers lead by Beth Molaro
Friday
2/13
Square Dance RevivalTBAPhil Jamison
Saturday
2/14
Harvest MoonReelplayDave Marcus, Robbin Marcus, Doug OlsenTom Calwell & Myra HirschbergContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30; dance 8-11
Sunday
2/15
OFB English Country DanceJovial BeggarsLaurie Fisher, Nic Coker, Esther Holsen, Michael Garner, Karen GaughanTom Calwell and Myra Hirschberg$7. $6: OFB Members
Sunday
2/15
OFB Annual MeetingOpen BandOpen MicMake your opinions known at the annual OFB meeting. It starts with a potluck at 5:00. The meeting is at 6:00, and it's followed by a free contra dance from 7:00 - 9:00.
Monday
2/16
Monday Night DanceJohn Herrmann and Meredith McIntoshJohn Herrmann fiddle, banjo, Meredith McIntosh piano, bass, guitarBeverly Smith
Wednesday
2/18
White Horse WaltzLive Music TBAThird Wednesday Evening Waltz at White Horse Black Mountain. Black Mountain, NC. 6:30, Waltz Lesson; 7 -9 Waltzing. $8. Directions: http://www.whitehorseblackmountain.com/
Thursday
2/19
Old Farmers BallGold and LightLaura Light fiddle, Roger Gold guitarChuck Abell
Friday
2/20
OFB Advanced DanceHot SonataLaura Lengnick fiddle, Karen Gaughan piano, Art Shuster mandolinTamara McGovernNot recommended for new dancers.
Saturday
2/21
JonesboroughCailen & The Pond BrothersCailen Campbell fiddleDeanna PalumboBeginners Lesson 7:00pm. Dance 7:30-10:30pm
Saturday
2/21
Harvest MoonBoom ChuckLaurie Fisher fiddle, Nic Coker guitar, fiddle, Ric Cooper bassDavid WinstonContra at River Falls: lesson at 7:30; dance 8-11
Monday
2/23
Monday Night DanceSpring ChickensArt Shuster mandolin, Ben Harvey banjo, Beth Mangum guitar, McLean Bissell bass, Rob Mangum fiddleTom Calwell & Myra Hirschberg
Thursday
2/26
Old Farmers BallSpeaking-in-TunesDave Heath Guitar, Dave Heath Guitar, David White fiddle/banjo, David White fiddle/banjo, Jeff Hersk bass, Martha Nelson Bass, Rich Pettus Banjo, Rich Pettus BanjoPhil Jamison
Friday
2/27
Harvest MoonInexplicabilliesDavid White fiddle/banjo, Joel McConnell mandolin, tenor banjo, Wes Maluk guitar, tenor banjo, percussionCallers CollectiveContra at Landmark Hall in Taylors; lesson at 7:30; dance 8-11
Saturday
2/28
Harvest MoonSteamShovelDavid White fiddle/banjo, Roger Gold guitarBeth MolaroContra at River Falls: lesson at 7:30; dance 8-11
Sunday
3/1
OFB English Country DanceLaurie Fisher, Jane Weaver, Atossa KramerAnneMarie Walter
Saturday
3/7
JonesboroughDot Dot DashTom Calwell & Myra HirschbergBeginners lesson 7:00pm. Dance 7:30-10:30pm
Saturday
3/7
Harvest MoonKudZooFred Stoll fiddle, bass, Jeff Hersk bass, Nic Coker guitar, fiddle, Pam Stoll fiddleJesse EdgertonContra at River Falls: lesson at 7:30; dance 8-11
Friday
3/13
Square Dance RevivalTBATBA
Friday
3/13
Harvest MoonThe StringraysMax Newman mandolin, guitar, Rodney Miller fiddle, Stuart Kenney bass, banjoWill MentorADVANCED DANCE 8-11; experienced dancers only
Saturday
3/14
Harvest MoonThe StringraysMax Newman mandolin, guitar, Rodney Miller fiddle, Stuart Kenney bass, banjoWill MentorContra at River Falls: lesson at 7:30; dance 8-11
Friday
3/20
OFB Advanced DanceNot recommended for new dancers.
Saturday
3/21
JonesboroughParty of ThreeNick BouletBeginners Lesson 7:00pm. Dance 7:30-10:30pm
Saturday
3/21
Harvest MoonAvant GardnersLaura Light fiddle, Loren Oppenheimer Tabla, Paul Moore pianoEric BlackContra at River Falls: lesson at 7:30; dance 8-11
Sunday
3/22
OFB English Country DanceAtossa Kramer and the Morrison BrothersBob ThompsonAn afternoon of English Country Dance, 4-6:30, followed by a Ceili, 7:30. The Morrison Brothers (Jim and Owen) will play for this special evening of Ceili dances. Additional fee for the Celi.
Friday
3/27
Harvest MoonContrariansGary Reynolds , John Longwell , Paul Epstein , Will Carter Jesse EdgertonContra at Landmark Hall in Taylors; lesson at 7:30; dance 8-11
Saturday
3/28
Harvest MoonContrariansGary Reynolds , John Longwell , Paul Epstein , Will Carter Jack MitchellContra at River Falls: lesson at 7:30; dance 8-11
Saturday
4/4
Harvest MoonDancing BearsJohn Culp mandolin, Lew Gelfond fiddle, Mark Langner guitarBarbara GrohContra at River Falls: lesson at 7:30; dance 8-11
Friday
4/10
Harvest MoonTBATBAADVANCED DANCE 8-11; experienced dancers only
Saturday
4/11
Harvest MoonThe Redbud RamblersWes Maluk, David WhiteTamara McGovernContra at River Falls: lesson at 7:30; dance 8-11
Friday
4/17
OFB Advanced DanceNot recommended for new dancers.
Saturday
4/18
Harvest MoonTBATBAContra at River Falls: lesson at 7:30; dance 8-11
Sunday
4/19
OFB English Country DanceJovial BeggarsLaurie Fisher, Nic Coker, Esther Holsen, Michael Garner, Karen GaughanAnneMarie Walter
Friday
4/24
Harvest MoonTBATBAContra at Landmark Hall (Taylors): lesson at 7:30; dance 8-11
Saturday
4/25
OFB English Country DanceOwen Cauley, Violin; Atossa Kramer. PianoBob ThompsonENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE SPRING EVENING BALL. 7:30-10:30 pm. St. Mary's Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 337 Charlotte Street. Period attire will be admired but not required. $12 at the door. No partner necessary. Elegant refreshments served at the break while the Ashgrove Garland Team performs the Maypole Dance.
Friday
5/1
Harvest MoonTBATBAADVANCED DANCE 8-11; experienced dancers only
Friday
5/29
OFB Advanced DanceNot recommended for new dancers.
Friday
9/18
OFB Advanced DanceNot recommended for new dancers.
Friday
10/30
OFB Advanced DanceNot recommended for new dancers.
Friday
11/20
OFB Advanced DanceNot recommended for new dancers.
Friday
12/18
OFB Advanced DanceNot recommended for new dancers.


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