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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

Printable Refrigerator Magnet Version

DateDanceBandMusiciansCallerComments
Sunday
8/30
OFB English Country DanceJovial BeggarsNic Coker, Laurie Fisher, Esther Holsen, Michael Garner, Karen GaughanBob Thompson
Monday
8/31
Monday Night DanceCrooked PineCraig Bannerman bass, Frank McConnell guitar, hammer dulcimer, Marion Boatwright fiddle, Troy Harrison banjo, mandolinCharlotte Crittenden
Thursday
9/3
Old Farmers BallCommunity BandOpen MicOpen Band led by Laura Light, open callers led by Beth Molaro
Friday
9/4
Harvest MoonFlying the TuneJune Avincula piano, Lew Gelfond fiddleJesse EdgertonRIVER FALLS ADVANCED DANCE 8-11; experienced dancers only
Saturday
9/5
JonesboroughTurnip the BeetKelsey Wells & Jeremy LekichSusan KevraClass for beginners at 7:00pm
Sunday
9/6
JonesboroughDancing Bears & Turnip the BeetJohn Culp mandolin, Lew Gelfond fiddle, Mark Langner guitarBarbara Groh & Susan KevraContrathon XVIII, morning session 11:00Am @ Jonesborough Visitors Center, evening session 5:00mp @ Serenity Knoll. Advanced registration recommended
Monday
9/7
Monday Night DanceIndian SummerAustin Murray guitar, Taya Ricker fiddleLauren Kriel
Thursday
9/10
Old Farmers BallFireflyBarbara Davis guitar, Julia Weatherford fiddle, Laurel Willoughby bass, Pearl Shirley fiddle, low whistle, vocalsDiane Silver
Friday
9/11
Harvest MoonCoffee Zombies and Stollen GoldDarlene Underwood and Charlotte Crittenden11-13 September at Table Rock State Park; pre-registration required. THE COFFEE ZOMBIES (Tom Cunningham, Dianna Davis, Bob Douglas) and STOLLEN GOLD (Roger Gold, Fred Stoll, Pam Stoll) with DARLENE UNDERWOOD and CHARLOTTE CRITTENDEN. For more information about the weekend and to register: http://www.harvestmoonfolk.org/index.php/moondance
Sunday
9/13
OFB English Country DanceGeorge & Linda SchisslerAnneMarie Walter
Monday
9/14
Monday Night DanceDancing BearsJohn Culp mandolin, Lew Gelfond fiddle, Mark Langner guitar, Jeff Hersk bassBarbara Groh
Thursday
9/17
Old Farmers BallSteamShovelDavid White fiddle/banjo, Roger Gold guitarDavid Winston
Friday
9/18
OFB Advanced DanceSpin CycleNic Coker, Karen Gaughan, Gretchen CaverlyAnneMarie WalterNot recommended for new dancers.
Saturday
9/19
Harvest MoonTHE RED WELLIES Chad Beauchaine, Vincent Fogarty, Beanie O'DellDoug SingletonContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11 Caller's Collective workshop at 2, contact tmmcgovern'at'gmail.com for more info; potluck at 6:30 - all welcome, bring a dish to share!
Monday
9/21
Monday Night DanceMondogreenSteve Trisman fiddle, Laurie Fisher piano, Nic Coker banjoClinton Ross
Thursday
9/24
Old Farmers BallNo FretsJulia Weatherford fiddle, Karen Gaughan piano, Laura Light fiddleNicholas Smith
Friday
9/25
Harvest MoonThe Unusual SuspectsBob Buckingham, Chris Liakos, Bobby ScottNicholas SmithContra at Landmark Hall (156 Landmark Dr, Taylors, SC); lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Saturday
9/26
Harvest MoonSpeaking-in-TunesDave Heath Guitar, David White fiddle/banjo, Jeff Hersk Bass, Rich Pettus BanjoTamara McGovernContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Sunday
9/27
OFB English Country DanceAtossa Kramer & Karen GaughanBob Thompson
Monday
9/28
Monday Night DanceCailen Campbell & The Pond BrothersCailen Campbell fiddle, Andy Pond banjo, George Pond bassAnneMarie Walter
Thursday
10/1
Old Farmers BallThe CrabapplesBob Silberstein mandolin, dumbek, piano, Marta Lynch fiddle, Norm Cotton piano, fiddle, Teresa Fife bassJean Gibson-Gorrindo
Saturday
10/3
Harvest MoonHot SonataArt Shuster mandolin, Karen Gaughan piano, Laura Lengnick fiddleCharlotte CrittendenContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Sunday
10/4
OFB English Country DanceCANCELLED. Our dance hall, Homewood, is booked every Sunday in October. If we can get another dance hall for October, we will post the information on OFB Facebook Group and will announce at the dances.
Monday
10/5
Monday Night DanceThe CrabapplesBob Silberstein mandolin, dumbek, piano, Marta Lynch fiddle, Norm Cotton piano, fiddle, Teresa Fife bassJean Gibson-Gorrindo
Thursday
10/8
Old Farmers BallDead Sea SquirrelsCathy Mason fiddle, Craig Edwards fiddle, banjo, mandolin and vocals, Henry Yoshimura guitarBarbara Groh
Friday
10/9
Harvest MoonSpin CycleGretchen Caverly, Nic Coker, Karen GaughanAnneMarie WalterRIVER FALLS ADVANCED DANCE 8-11; experienced dancers only
Monday
10/12
Monday Night DanceKudZooFred Stoll fiddle, mandolin Jeff Hersk bass, Nic Coker guitar, Pam Stoll fiddle, etcBeth Molaro
Thursday
10/15
Old Farmers BallMaivishAdam Broome guitar, Jaige Trudel fiddleMaggie Jo Saylor
Sunday
10/18
OFB English Country DanceCANCELLED. Our dance hall, Homewood, is booked every Sunday in October. If we can get another dance hall for October, we will post the information on OFB Facebook Group and will announce at the dances.
Monday
10/19
Monday Night DanceBarefootEd Howe , Jamie OshimaValerie Helbert
Thursday
10/22
Old Farmers BallBarefootEd Howe Fiddle, Jamie Oshima guitarTom Calwell & Myra Hirschberg
Friday
10/23
Harvest MoonInexplicabilliesDavid White fiddle/banjo, Joel McConnell mandolin, tenor banjo, Wes Maluk guitar, tenor banjo, percussionCallers CollectiveContra at Landmark Hall (156 Landmark Dr, Taylors, SC); lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Saturday
10/24
Harvest MoonBoom ChuckNic Coker, Rick Cooper, Laurie FisherDiane SilverContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Monday
10/26
Monday Night DanceSpring Chickens Art Shuster mandolin, Ben Harvey banjo, Beth Mangum guitar, McLean Bissell bass, Rob Mangum fiddleLaurie Fisher
Thursday
10/29
Old Farmers BallGold and LightLaura Light fiddle, Roger Gold guitarBeth Molaro
Friday
10/30
OFB Advanced DancePlaying With FyreGeorge Paul, Rob Zisette, Joey DorwartBeth MolaroNot recommended for new dancers.
Saturday
10/31
Harvest MoonDavid Winston and Beth MolaroGold & Light; Good and PlentyMONSTER MASH all-day dance Dance from 3-6 with GOLD & LIGHT (Roger Gold and Laura Light) with DAVID WINSTON potluck 6:30 - bring a dish to share!! Dance from 8-12 with GOOD and PLENTY (Karen Gaughan, Laura Lengnick, Terry Maluk) with BETH MOLARO; costume parade and prizes at the break $15
Friday
11/6
Harvest MoonHey for FourFred Stoll fiddle, bass, Lucy Allen guitar, vocals, Marshall Goers banjo, mandolin, bouzouki, Pam Stoll fiddleSusan MarcusRIVER FALLS ADVANCED DANCE 8-11; experienced dancers only
Saturday
11/14
Harvest MoonCurious GeorgeLaura Lengnick fiddle, Paul Moore piano, Steve Kemble drumsTom Calwell & Myra HirschbergContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Friday
11/20
OFB Advanced DanceNot recommended for new dancers.
Saturday
11/21
Harvest MoonContraplicityBill Porter , Bob Kirkman , Steven Carlberg Andrea NettletonContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Friday
11/27
Harvest MoonWindmillLaurie Fisher, Steve TrismanJack MitchellContra at Landmark Hall (156 Landmark Dr, Taylors, SC); lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Saturday
12/5
Harvest MoonContraforceAndrae Raffield , Jimi Peirano , Joey Dorwart Contra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Saturday
12/12
Harvest MoonSassafras StompAdam Nordell guitar, Johanna Davis fiddleDiane SilverContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Friday
12/18
OFB Advanced DanceNot recommended for new dancers.


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