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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

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DateDanceBandMusiciansCallerComments
Thursday
3/26
Old Farmers BallThe Red WelliesBeanie O’Dell fiddle, Vincent Fogarty bouzoukiTerry DoyleBeginner lesson at 7:30 is highly recommended
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
Monday
3/30
Monday Night DanceAtlantic CrossingPeter Macfarlane fiddle, low whistle, vocals, Rick Klein guitar, vocals, Tristan Henderson mandolin, banjo, foot percussion, vocals, Viveka Fox fiddleDiane Silver
Thursday
4/2
Old Farmers BallAtlantic CrossingPeter Macfarlane fiddle, low whistle, vocals, Rick Klein guitar, vocals, Tristan Henderson mandolin, banjo, foot percussion, vocalsDiane SilverBeginner lesson at 7:30 is highly recommended
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
Saturday
4/4
JonesboroughAtlantic CrossingPeter Macfarlane fiddle, low whistle, vocals, Peter Macfarlane fiddle, low whistle, vocals, Rick Klein guitar, vocals, Rick Klein guitar, vocals, Tristan Henderson mandolin, banjo, foot percussion, vocals, Tristan Henderson mandolin, banjo, foot percussion, vocals, Viveka Fox fiddle, Viveka Fox fiddleDiane SilverClass for beginners 7:00pm, dance 7:30-10:30pm
Monday
4/6
Monday Night DanceRaccoon RockersJohn Herrmann banjo, Meredith McIntosh bass, Tervor Stuart fiddle, Ryan Nickerson guitarAnneMarie Walter
Thursday
4/9
Old Farmers BallEric the CatAlan Dillman fiddle, Karen Gaughan piano, Terry Maluk percussion, Wes Maluk guitar, tenor banjo, percussionDavid WinstonBeginner lesson at 7:30 is highly recommended
Friday
4/10
Harvest MoonFLYING THE TUNEJune Advincula, Lew GelfondVicki HerndonADVANCED DANCE 8-11; experienced dancers only
Friday
4/10
Old Farmers BallCommunity BandLaura Light and who knows who else!Diane SilverSpecial Benefit Dance for Meredith! Details here. Laura Light, the Community band, Diane Silver, and your friends get to bliss out for a good cause! No admission fee; donations accepted.
Saturday
4/11
Harvest MoonThe Redbud RamblersWes Maluk, David WhiteCharley HarveyContra at River Falls: lesson at 7:30; dance 8-11
Monday
4/13
Monday Night DanceEric the CatAlan Dillman fiddle, Karen Gaughan piano, Terry Maluk percussion, Wes Maluk guitar, tenor banjo, percussionCharlotte Crittenden
Friday
4/17
OFB Advanced DanceWindmillLaurie Fisher, Steve TrishmanDiane SilverNot recommended for new dancers.
Saturday
4/18
Harvest MoonTOAD SHADE Caetanya, Connel Sanderson, Devin WickleCHARLOTTE CRITTENDENContra at River Falls: lesson at 7:30; dance 8-11
Saturday
4/18
JonesboroughWindmillLaurie Fisher fiddle, Steve Trisman fiddleDavid WinstonClass for beginners at 7:00pm, Dance 7:30-10:30pm
Sunday
4/19
OFB English Country DanceJovial BeggarsLaurie Fisher, Nic Coker, Esther Holsen, Michael Garner, Karen GaughanAnneMarie Walter
Monday
4/20
Monday Night DanceCurious GeorgeLaura Lengnick fiddle, Paul Moore piano, Steve Kemble drumsDavid Winston
Thursday
4/23
Old Farmers BallOpen BandDennis Merritt bassOpen MicBeginner lesson at 7:30 is highly recommended
Friday
4/24
Harvest MoonGOOD & PLENTY Karen Gaughin, Laura Legnick, Terry MalukEmily AbelContra 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.
Monday
4/27
Monday Night DanceDancing BearsJohn Culp mandolin, Lew Gelfond fiddle, Mark Langner guitarBarbara Groh
Thursday
4/30
Old Farmers BallBoom ChuckLaurie Fisher fiddle, Nic Coker guitar, fiddle, Ric Cooper bassDoug SingletonBeginner lesson at 7:30 is highly recommended
Friday
5/1
Harvest MoonPIGTOWN ALLEY Bob Frankenhoff, Deb Frankenhoff, Fred Stoll, Pam StollKEITH CORNETT EUSTISADVANCED DANCE 8-11; experienced dancers only
Saturday
5/2
JonesboroughHot SonataArt Shuster mandolin, Karen Gaughan piano, Laura Lengnick fiddleCharley HarveyClass for beginners 7:00pm, Dance 7:30-10:30pm
Saturday
5/2
Harvest MoonContraforceAndrae Raffield , Jimi Peirano , Joey Dorwart Diane SilverContra at River Falls: lesson at 7:30; dance 8-11
Sunday
5/3
OFB English Country DanceTBA TBA
Saturday
5/16
JonesboroughCurious GeorgeLaura Lengnick fiddle, Paul Moore piano, Steve Kemble drumsDean SnipesClass for beginners 7:00pm, Dance 7:30-10:30pm
Friday
5/22
Harvest MoonThe Asheville CatsGary Anderson, Laura LightWarren DoyleContra at Landmark Hall: lesson at 7:30; dance 8-11
Saturday
5/23
JonesboroughPete's PosseOliver Scanlon fiddle, mandolin, feet, Pete Sutherland fiddler, Tristan Henderson mandolin, banjo, foot percussion, vocalsDiane Silver & Susan MichaelsClass for beginners 7:00pm, Dance 7:30-10:30pm
Saturday
5/23
Harvest MoonFireflyBarbara Davis guitar, Julia Weatherford fiddle, Laurel Willoughby bass, Pearl Shirley fiddle, low whistle, vocalsBob DalsemerContra at River Falls: lesson at 7:30; dance 8-11
Sunday
5/24
JonesboroughPete's Posse & Toss the PossumOliver Scanlon fiddle, mandolin, feet, Pete Sutherland fiddler, Tristan Henderson mandolin, banjo, foot percussion, vocalsDiane Silver & Susan MichaelsContrathon XVII in the Pavilion @ Serenity Knoll. Advance registration recommended. See www.eventbrite.com
Friday
5/29
OFB Advanced DanceCurious GeorgeLaura Lengnick, Paul Moore, Steve KembleCharlotte ChrittendenNot recommended for new dancers.
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 DanceTBA TBA
Saturday
6/6
Harvest MoonNOVAKathleen Fownes, Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin, Everest WitmanWill MentorContra at River Falls: lesson at 7:30; dance 8-11
Sunday
6/7
OFB English Country DanceTBATBA
Friday
6/12
Harvest MoonNOVAKathleen Fownes, Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin, Everest WitmanWill MentorADVANCED DANCE 8-11; experienced dancers only
Sunday
6/21
OFB English Country DanceTBATBA
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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Weaverville, NC 28787

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