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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
Friday
11/21
OFB Advanced DanceContraforceJoey Dorwart, Andrae Raffield, Jimi PeiranoBeth MolaroNot recommended for new dancers.
Saturday
11/22
Harvest MoonContraforceJoey Dowart, Jimi Periano, Andrae RaffieldJeremy ChildInstruction Period: 7:30, highly recommended for new dancers; Dance 8-11
Monday
11/24
Monday Night DanceContraversialCailen Campbell fiddle, David Brown guitarDavid Winston
Thursday
11/27
Old Farmers BallOpen BandEveryoneCharley HarveyOpen Band, Open Mic, come play and call a dance or two!
Friday
11/28
Harvest MoonWindmillLaurie Fisher , Steve Trisman fiddleBarbara GrohCity Dance. Instruction Period: 7:30; Dance 8-11. Location: 156 Landmark Dr., Taylors SC 29687
Monday
12/1
Monday Night DanceBarstersDoug Sharkey , James Johnson , Lee Gregory , Parrish Ellis , Rob Mangum fiddleTerry Doyle
Thursday
12/4
Old Farmers BallToss the PossumLaura Zisette (keyboard); Rob Zisette (Fiddle, Vocal, PercussionCharley Harvey
Saturday
12/6
Harvest MoonCurious GeorgeSteve Kemble, Laura Legnick, Paul MooreKristin SiebertInstruction Period: 7:30, highly recommended for new dancers; Dance 8-11
Saturday
12/6
JonesboroughToss the PossumJane Zisette Flute, Irish Whistle, Vocal, Laura Zisette Keyboard, Rob Zisette Fiddle, Vocal, PercussionVIP Caller NightBeginners Lesson 7:00pm
Sunday
12/7
OFB English Country DanceGeorge & LInda Schissler, Atossa KramerBob Thompson
Monday
12/8
Monday Night DanceMultiple BandsMultiple MusiciansThe Annual Benefit Waltz. Lots of great musicians playing waltzes all night long. Dress relentlessly elegant, bring some potluck snacks, contribute some money for the benefit fund, and enjoy a very special Asheville dance/music event.
Thursday
12/11
Old Farmers BallHot SonataArt Shuster mandolin, Karen Gaughan piano, Laura Lengnick fiddleValerie Helbert
Friday
12/12
Harvest MoonThe IncorigiblesBarb Kirchner , Jane Rothfield fiddleBev BernbaumAdvanced Dance, Experienced Dancers Only - Not for Beginners or New Dancers. Dance: 8-11.
Saturday
12/13
Harvest MoonThe IncorigiblesBarb Kirchner , Jane Rothfield fiddleBev BernbaumInstruction Period: 7:30, highly recommended for new dancers; Dance 8-11
Monday
12/15
Monday Night DanceJane Rothfield & Barb KirchnerBarb Kirchner , Jane Rothfield fiddleBev Bernbaum
Thursday
12/18
Old Farmers BallJamie Laval & Roger GoldJamie Laval fiddle, Roger Gold guitarCharlotte Crittenden
Friday
12/19
OFB Advanced DanceJamie Laval & Roger GoldCharlotte ChrittendenNot recommended for new dancers.
Saturday
12/20
JonesboroughEric the CatAlan Dillman fiddle, Karen Gaughan piano, Terry Maluk percussion, Wes Maluk guitar, tenor banjo, percussionWarren DoyleBeginners Lesson 7:00pm
Sunday
12/21
OFB English Country DanceMara Shea of the Elftones; Atossa Kramer, Berea CollegeAnneMarie WalterWinter Solstice Dance. Elegant attire, if you desire! Spread the word, and bring all your friends and neighbors!
Monday
12/22
Monday Night DanceFree AssociationBill Porter , Bob Kirkman , Steven Carlberg Andrea Nettleton
Thursday
12/25
Old Farmers BallEric the CatAlan Dillman fiddle, Karen Gaughan piano, Terry Maluk percussion, Wes Maluk guitar, tenor banjo, percussionLindsay Morris
Monday
12/29
Monday Night DanceIndian SummerAustin Murray guitar, Taya Ricker fiddleLauren Kriel
Wednesday
12/31
New Year's Eve DancePerpetual e-MotionEd Howe Fiddle, John Cote GuitarLisa GreenleafHollywood Theme. 7:00-8 waltzing, 8-12:30 contra dancing!
Friday
1/2
JonesboroughPerpetual e-Motion & the Buddy SystemEd Howe Fiddle, John Cote GuitarWill Mentor & Charlotte CrittendenA New Year's Affair-Special Event. Jan 2-3
Friday
1/16
OFB Advanced DanceNot recommended for new dancers.
Friday
2/20
OFB Advanced DanceNot recommended for new dancers.
Friday
3/20
OFB Advanced DanceNot recommended for new dancers.
Friday
4/17
OFB Advanced DanceNot recommended for new dancers.
Friday
5/29
OFB Advanced DanceNot recommended for new dancers.


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

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