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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


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
Thursday
5/28
Old Farmers BallFeet Retreat BandLaura Light fiddle, Mara Shea Fiddle, Paul Moore piano, Roger Gold guitarSusan Kevra
Friday
5/29
OFB Advanced DanceCurious GeorgeLaura Lengnick, Paul Moore, Steve KembleCharlotte ChrittendenExpect the excitement of a dance weekend! Expect no teaching, no walk throughs. Expect challenging dances and medleys. Expect to expand your mind!!
Saturday
5/30
Harvest MoonWhistlin RufusAnn Whitley , Cindy Olsen , Doug Olsen , Peter Jenkins Doug SingletonContra at River Falls: lesson at 7:30; dance 8-11
Sunday
5/31
OFB English Country DanceAtossa Kramer, George Schissler Bob Thompson
Monday
6/1
Monday Night DanceHoney BadgersBeth Molaro banjo uke, David Lynch , Volley Mckenzie Diane Silver
Thursday
6/4
Old Farmers BallFireflyBarbara Davis guitar, Julia Weatherford fiddle, Laurel Willoughby bass, Pearl Shirley fiddle, low whistle, vocalsBarbara Groh
Saturday
6/6
Harvest MoonNOVAKathleen Fownes, Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin, Everest WitmanWill MentorContra at River Falls: lesson at 7:30; dance 8-11
Saturday
6/6
JonesboroughBoom ChuckLaurie Fisher fiddle, Nic Coker guitar, fiddle, Ric Cooper bassLauren KrielClass for beginners at 7:00pm. Dance 7:30-10:30pm
Saturday
6/6
JonesboroughClass for beginners at 7:00pm. Dance 7:30-10:30pm
Sunday
6/7
OFB English Country DanceAtossa Kramer, Jane Weaver, Laurie FisherAnneMarie Walter
Monday
6/8
Monday Night DanceNovaEverest Witman guitar, Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin keyboards, Kathleen Fownes fiddleWill Mentor
Wednesday
6/10
JonesboroughNovaEverest Witman guitar, Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin keyboards, Kathleen Fownes fiddleWill MentorConcert & Potluck with Rachel Eddy 5:30-7:00. Contra 7:30-10:30pm. Pavilion @ Serenity Knoll
Thursday
6/11
Old Farmers BallLarry Unger and Audrey KnuthLarry Unger guitar, Audrey Knuth fiddleBeth Molaro
Friday
6/12
Harvest MoonNOVAKathleen Fownes, Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin, Everest WitmanWill MentorADVANCED DANCE 8-11; experienced dancers only
Friday
6/12
Blue Ridge ContraKudZooFred Stoll fiddle, bass, Jeff Hersk bass, Nic Coker guitar, fiddle, Pam Stoll fiddleJennie WakefieldBlue Ridge Contra is now on Fridays so please note that on your calendars! We are trying to not to come up against other dances as we know you can never get enough Contra! So that means June 12th for our next dance and then Friday July 17th for that month. All our dances will be at our favorite venue the Party and Event Place in Saluda. If you need directions please visit www.partyplaceandeventcenter.com. When it warms up you will definitely appreciate the air-conditioning! In June our caller is Jennie Wakefield, always a crowd favorite! She will be accompanied by the KudZoo band with Roger Gold, Jeff Hersk, Fred Stoll and Pam Stoll so it will be a rocking contra good time! Lessons start at 7:30 with dancing from 7:30 to 10:30. If you are new to contra, please come for the lesson as it will make your experience even more fun! Remember you do not have to bring a partner! The admission for Blue Ridge Contra is $9 for adults $5 for students and those under 18. And yes, some of our younger dancers are great! We also have specials so ask about them when you check in. For example, if you bring two new dancers you get in free! For more information please visit us on Facebook at Blue Ridge Contra!
Saturday
6/13
Harvest MoonLaura Light and FriendsLaura Light, Bernie Pettaway, Diane PettawayAnneMarie WalterContra at River Falls: lesson at 7:30; dance 8-11
Monday
6/15
Monday Night DanceBoys of BuncombeSteve Burnside guitar, Steve Trisman fiddle, Tall Paul Leech bassDoug Singleton
Thursday
6/18
Old Farmers BallGreat Bear TrioAndrew VanNorstrand Fiddle, Guitar, Kim Yerton Keyboard, Noah VanNorstrand Fiddle, Mandolin, FeetTBA
Saturday
6/20
JonesboroughHalf RunnersValerie HelbertClass for beginners 7:00pm. Dance 7:30-10:30pm
Sunday
6/21
OFB English Country DanceGeorge & LInda Schissler and FriendsBob Thompson
Monday
6/22
Monday Night DanceGreat Bear Trio + ?Andrew VanNorstrand Fiddle, Guitar, Kim Yerton Keyboard, Noah VanNorstrand Fiddle, Mandolin, FeetBeth Molaro
Thursday
6/25
Old Farmers BallInexplicabilliesDavid White fiddle/banjo, Joel McConnell mandolin, tenor banjo, Wes Maluk guitar, tenor banjo, percussionDavid Winston
Saturday
6/27
Harvest MoonCrooked PineCraig Bannerman bass, Frank McConnell guitar, hammer dulcimer, Marion Boatwright fiddle, Troy Harrison banjo, mandolinJack MitchellContra at River Falls: lesson at 7:30; dance 8-11
Monday
6/29
Monday Night DanceContraversialCailen Campbell fiddle, David Brown guitarRich Goss
Saturday
7/4
JonesboroughJoseph Sobol & Trae MacMakenMark LangnerPicnic, games, contra & Fireworks in the Pavilion @ Serenity Knoll, 542 Bacon Branch, Jonesborough.
Friday
7/10
Harvest MoonFREQUENT FLYERSBetsy Branch, David Kaynor, Peter Seigal, Sue SongerAndrea NettletonRIVER FALLS ADVANCED DANCE 8-11; experienced dancers only
Saturday
7/11
Harvest MoonThe Unusual SuspectsBob Buckingham, Chris Liakos, Bobby ScottTamara McGovernContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Saturday
7/18
Harvest MoonEric the CatAlan Dillman fiddle, Karen Gaughan piano, Terry Maluk percussion, Wes Maluk guitar, tenor banjo, percussionDavid WinstonContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Friday
7/24
Harvest MoonEntwynedJohn Paolillo mandola, bouzouki, and mandocello, Twy Bethard fiddle and foot percussionContra at Landmark Hall (Taylors, SC); lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Saturday
7/25
Harvest MoonEntwynedJohn Paolillo mandola, bouzouki, and mandocello, Twy Bethard fiddle and foot percussionBarbara GrohContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Saturday
8/1
Harvest MoonRicochetRya Martin piano, Walter Hojka fiddle, feetBrian HamsharContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
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.


Old Farmer's Ball
PO Box 2852
Weaverville, NC 28787

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