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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
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
Tuesday
8/30
JonesboroughLee Bidgood & Joseph Sobol & the ETSU All-StarsClinton RossETSU Welcome Back to School Dance. Culp Center Ballroom. Contra dance for a Buc! $1 for ETSU ID. Beginners at 7pm, Dance 7:30-10:30pm
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
Monday
9/5
Monday Night DanceWindmillSteve Trisman, Laurie Fisher
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, FiddleOpen Mic Led by AnneMarie Walter
Monday
9/12
Monday Night DanceThe StuffGretchen Caverly, Nic CokerCharlotte Crittenden
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, PianoAnneMarie Walter
Monday
9/19
Monday Night DanceSpeaking-in-TunesDavid White fiddle and jaw harp Rich Pettus banjo Dave Heath - guitar Martha Nelson - bassJesse Edgerton
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 Diane SilverContra 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
Monday
9/26
Monday Night DanceDancing BearsLew Gelfond: fiddle John Culp: mandolin Mark Langner: guitarBarbara Groh
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 NauBarbara GrohContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Sunday
10/2
OFB English Country DanceAtossa Kramer, Lisa Smith, Cathy ArpsBob ThompsonOur ECD today will be at Lake Logan Episcopal Retreat Center near Canton, NC, heading out I-40 West: http://www.lakelogan.org/ Come early at 1pm to enjoy relaxing by the Lake, taking long walks, or doing whatever you would like to do. Dance from 2:30-5:00. After the dance, we will enjoy a picnic supper together. Bring your own picnic for the meal. Carpooling would be very handy. Earth Fare parking lot is a very convenient place when going out I-40 West. See you there!
Monday
10/3
Monday Night DanceJane Rothfield and FriendsDave Winston
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 WeatherfordCharley HarveyRIVER FALLS ADVANCED DANCE 8-11; experienced dancers only
Monday
10/10
Monday Night DanceCurious GeorgeLaura Lengnick fiddle, Paul Moore piano, Steve Kemble drumsDiane Silver
Friday
10/14
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, fiddleTamara McGovernContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Monday
10/17
Monday Night DanceSugar HighLaura Light, Julia Weatherford, Paul MooreTom and Myra
Thursday
10/20
Old Farmers BallElixirAnna Patton Clarinet, Ethan Hazzard-Watkins Fiddle, Jesse Readlynn Trumpet/Flugelhorn, Nils Fredland Trombone, Owen Morrison Guitar/Feet
Monday
10/24
Monday Night DanceBuddy SystemJulie Vallimont piano, Noah VanNorstrand Fiddle, Mandolin, FeetBeth Molaro
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, PianoTom Calwell and Myra Hirschberg
Monday
10/31
Monday Night DanceSeaglassRachel Bell, Eileen Nicholson, Andrew VanNorstrand
Friday
11/4
Harvest MoonContrariansGary Reynolds , John Longwell , Paul Epstein , Will Carter Tom Calwell and Myra HirschbergRIVER 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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