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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
Monday
7/25
Monday Night DanceTurnip the BeetJeremy Lekich, Kelsey WellsBeth Molaro
Wednesday
7/27
2016-07-27 Experienced English Country Dance For dancers familiar with the basic ECD figures Wednesday, July 27, 7:00 pm, $2; The Harvest House, 205 Kenilworth Rd. For info call 571-338-6474
Thursday
7/28
Old Farmers BallRicochetRya Martin piano, Walter Hojka fiddle, feetBeth Molaro
Saturday
7/30
Harvest MoonTurnip the BeetJeremy Lekich, Kelsey WellsJanet ShepherdContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Monday
8/1
Monday Night DanceRicochetRya Martin piano, Walter Hojka fiddle, feet, Brian HamsharAnneMarie Walter
Thursday
8/4
Old Farmers BallSwannanoa Gathering Fiddle Week and Mandolin/Banjo Week StaffKathy AndersonBarn Dance (mix of squares and contras)
Friday
8/5
Harvest MoonEntwynedJohn Paolillo mandola, bouzouki, and mandocello, Twy Bethard fiddle and foot percussionKen GallRIVER FALLS ADVANCED DANCE 8-11; experienced dancers only
Saturday
8/6
Harvest MoonEntwynedJohn Paolillo mandola, bouzouki, and mandocello, Twy Bethard fiddle and foot percussionKen GallContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Sunday
8/7
OFB English Country DanceAtossa Kramer, Piano; Gretchen Caverly, Fiddle; Meredith Doster, FluteAnneMarie Walter
Monday
8/8
Monday Night DanceSteamShovelDavid White fiddle/banjo, Roger Gold guitarDiane Silver
Thursday
8/11
Old Farmers BallWindmillLaurie Fisher fiddle, Steve Trisman fiddleDiane Silver
Saturday
8/13
Harvest MoonCrooked PineCraig Bannerman bass, Frank McConnell guitar, hammer dulcimer, Marion Boatwright fiddle, Troy Harrison banjo, mandolinJennie WakefieldContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Monday
8/15
Monday Night DanceJoyful NoiseCailen Campbell fiddle. George Paul pianoTerry Doyle
Thursday
8/18
Old Farmers BallSteamShovelDavid White fiddle/banjo, Roger Gold guitarCharley Harvey
Thursday
8/18
Old Farmers BallSteamShovelDavid White fiddle/banjo, Roger Gold guitarCharley Harvey
Saturday
8/20
Harvest MoonFireflyBarbara Davis guitar, Julia Weatherford fiddle, Laurel Willoughby bass, Pearl Shirley fiddle, low whistle, vocalsCharlotte CrittendenContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Sunday
8/21
OFB English Country DanceLaura Lengnick, Fiddle; Karen Gaughan, PianoBob Thompson
Monday
8/22
Monday Night DanceFireflyBarbara Davis guitar, Julia Weatherford fiddle, Laurel Willoughby bass, Pearl Shirley fiddle, low whistle, vocalsClinton Ross
Thursday
8/25
Old Farmers BallNew CaledoniaJanet Muse piano, Julia Weatherford cello, fiddle, Laura Light fiddleBeth Molaro
Friday
8/26
Harvest MoonGoosebone ProphetsNic Coker, Laura Lengnick, Celia WycoffDavid WinstonContra at Landmark Hall (156 Landmark Dr, Taylors, SC); lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Monday
8/29
Monday Night DanceHot SonataArt Shuster mandolin, Karen Gaughan piano, Laura Lengnick fiddleLauren Kriel
Thursday
9/1
Old Farmers BallHot SonataArt Shuster mandolin, Karen Gaughan piano, Laura Lengnick fiddleBarbara Groh
Friday
9/2
Harvest MoonSpin CycleGretchen Caverly, Nic Coker, Karen GaughanBeth MolaroRIVER FALLS ADVANCED DANCE 8-11; experienced dancers only
Saturday
9/3
Harvest MoonFlying the TuneJune Avincula piano, Lew Gelfond fiddleAnneMarie WalterContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Saturday
9/3
JonesboroughZeke's FancyMark Barsamian fiddle, viola, Nick Weiland percussion, Paul Brown banjo, fiddle, Zeke Hutchison mandolin Charley Harvey & Charlotte CrittendenAfternoon Waltz, Evening contra, late night techno all part of Contrathon XX.
Sunday
9/4
JonesboroughZeke's Fancy & Joyful NoiseMark Barsamian fiddle, viola, Nick Weiland percussion, Paul Brown banjo, fiddle, Zeke Hutchison mandolin Charley Harvey & Charlotte CrittendenContrathon XX: 11:00am-11:00pm. $25 register at contrathonxx.eventbrite.com
Thursday
9/8
Old Farmers BallLarry Unger and Audrey KnuthLarry Unger and Audrey KnuthBeth Molaro
Sunday
9/11
Harvest MoonMOONDANCE 2016 9-11 Sept. at gorgeous Table Rock State Park!! Maivish & Playing with Fyre; Cis Hinkle and Jesse Edgerton calling Information and registration link at: http://harvestmoonfolk.org/index.php/moondance
Sunday
9/11
OFB English Country DanceAtossa Kramer, Piano; Laura Lengnick, FiddleAnneMarie Walter
Thursday
9/15
Old Farmers BallGold and LightLaura Light fiddle, Roger Gold guitarDiane Silver
Saturday
9/17
Harvest MoonKudZooFred Stoll fiddle, bass, Jeff Hersk bass, Nic Coker guitar, fiddle, Pam Stoll fiddleKeith Cornett EustisContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Sunday
9/18
OFB English Country DanceGeorge Schissler, Fiddle & Concertina; Michael Garner, Fiddle; Esther Holsen, Recorder; Linda Schissler, PianoBob Thompson
Thursday
9/22
Old Farmers BallFireflyBarbara Davis guitar, Julia Weatherford cello, fiddle, Laurel Willoughby bass, Pearl Shirley fiddle, low whistle, vocalsJesse Edgerton
Friday
9/23
Harvest MoonContraforceAndrae Raffield , Jimi Peirano , Joey Dorwart Contra at Landmark Hall (156 Landmark Dr, Taylors, SC); lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Saturday
9/24
Harvest MoonContraforceAndrae Raffield , Jimi Peirano , Joey Dorwart Clinton RossContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Thursday
9/29
Old Farmers BallFlying the TuneJune Avincula piano, Lew Gelfond fiddleTBA
Friday
9/30
OFB Advanced DanceNot recommended for new dancers.
Saturday
10/1
Harvest MoonJane Rothfield and Bernie NauJane Rothfield, Bernie NauTBAContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Thursday
10/6
Old Farmers BallSpin CycleGretchen Caverly fiddle, Karen Gaughan piano, Nic Coker guitar, fiddleBarbara Groh
Friday
10/7
Harvest MoonSugar HighJared Kirkpatrick, Laura Light, Julia WeatherfordRIVER FALLS ADVANCED DANCE 8-11; experienced dancers only
Thursday
10/13
JonesboroughThe Stringrays, Sassafras Stomp & Toss the PossumMatthew Kenney percussion, Max Newman mandolin, guitar, Rodney Miller fiddle, Stuart Kenney bass, banjoWill Mentor, Beth MolaroMountain Madness 2016, Oct 13-15 $99 register at mountainmadness2016.eventbrite.com
Saturday
10/15
Harvest MoonSpinning WheelKaren Gaughan piano, Nic Coker guitar, fiddleTBAContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Thursday
10/20
Old Farmers BallElixirAnna Patton Clarinet, Ethan Hazzard-Watkins Fiddle, Jesse Readlynn Trumpet/Flugelhorn, Nils Fredland Trombone, Owen Morrison Guitar/Feet
Thursday
10/27
Old Farmers BallSeaglassAndrew VanNorstrand
Friday
10/28
OFB Advanced DanceNot recommended for new dancers.
Friday
10/28
Harvest MoonSeaglassRachel Bell, Eileen Nicholson, Andrew VanNorstrandContra at Landmark Hall (156 Landmark Dr, Taylors, SC); lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Saturday
10/29
Harvest MoonJoyful NoiseCailen Campbell, Steve Kimbel, George PaulRob HarperMONSTER MASH! Wear your Halloween finest to this special dance. Potluck at 6:30 - bring a dish to share! Dance 8-12, costume parade and prizes at the break. Dance $10.
Sunday
10/30
OFB English Country DanceGeorge Schissler, Fiddle & Concertina; Suzanne Hosch, Flute; Linda Schissler, PianoBob Thompson
Friday
11/4
Harvest MoonContrariansGary Reynolds , John Longwell , Paul Epstein , Will Carter RIVER FALLS ADVANCED DANCE 8-11; experienced dancers only
Saturday
11/5
Harvest MoonBig Celtic FunDrew Pilant percussion, Eileen Regan fiddle, Tim Smith flute, tin whistle, piano, english concertinaJesse EdgertonContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Sunday
11/13
OFB English Country DanceTBAAnneMarie Walter
Friday
11/18
OFB Advanced DanceNot recommended for new dancers.
Sunday
11/20
OFB English Country DanceLaura Lengnick, Fiddle; Atossa Kramer, Clarinet; Paul Moore, PianoBob Thompson
Sunday
12/4
OFB English Country DanceGeorge Schissler, Fiddle & Concertina; Suzanne Hosch, Flute; Linda Schissler, PianoAnneMarie Walter
Sunday
12/11
OFB English Country DanceCathy Arps, Fiddle; Lisa Smith, Flute; Atossa Kramer, PianoBob ThompsonCome out and join us for our festive End-Of-Year Celebration of another very fine year of English Country Dancing! Wear your finest bling and glitter! Dance fancy!
Friday
12/16
OFB Advanced DanceNot recommended for new dancers.


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Weaverville, NC 28787

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