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A dance weekend with a summer camp vibe, fabulous big band music throughout, at an absolutely affordable price. August 21-23 at our new location!, Camp Pinnacle, Hendersonville, NC. Splash Dance Info and Registration


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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
4/16
Old Farmers BallToad ShadeCharley Harvey
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
Wednesday
4/22
OFB English Country DanceThis dance is for those familiar with the basic ECD figures. The April 22 dance will be largely a review of the more challenging dances on the ECD ball program on April 25. We will dance to recorded music.
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 DanceCailen Campbell, 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
Monday
5/4
Monday Night DancePigtown AlleyBob Frankenhoff , Deb Frankenhoff , Fred Stoll fiddle, bass, Pam Stoll fiddleTamara McGovern
Monday
5/11
Monday Night DanceAvant GardnersLaura Light fiddle, Loren Oppenheimer Tabla, Paul Moore pianoCharley Harvey
Saturday
5/16
JonesboroughCurious GeorgeLaura Lengnick fiddle, Paul Moore piano, Steve Kemble drumsDean SnipesClass for beginners 7:00pm, Dance 7:30-10:30pm
Monday
5/18
Monday Night DanceEuphoria String BandBob Kogut , Kruger Brothers , Joel Landsberg , Louie the DrummerRoberta Kogut
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 fiddleBob 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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