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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
Monday
7/27
Monday Night DanceRicochetRya Martin piano, Walter Hojka fiddle, feetBrian Hamshar
Wednesday
7/29
OFB English Country DanceDance with recorded music for those familiar with basic English Country dance figures. $3--7:00 pm, Wednesday, July 29 The Harvest House, 205 Kenilworth Rd. For info call 571-338-6474
Thursday
7/30
Old Farmers BallRicochetRya Martin piano, Walter Hojka fiddle, feetBrian Hamshar
Saturday
8/1
Harvest MoonRicochetRya Martin piano, Walter Hojka fiddle, feetBrian HamsharContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11 The Harvest Moon board will meet at the lodge ahead of the dance with a potluck at 6:30. Bring a dish to share and join us!
Saturday
8/1
JonesboroughRedbud RamblersWes Maluk & David WhiteVicki HerndonClass for beginners at 7:00pm
Monday
8/3
Monday Night DanceContraplicityBill Porter , Bob Kirkman , Steven Carlberg Diane Silver
Thursday
8/6
Old Farmers BallSwannanoa Gathering StaffRodney SuttonBarn Dance- a mix of contras and squares. Fiddle Week and Mandolin/Banjo Week at Swannanoa Gathering
Monday
8/10
Monday Night DanceCardinal DirectionCedar Stanistreet fiddle, Jon Cannon guitar, foot percussion, Rebecca Bosworth-Clemens clarinetDave Eisenstadter
Thursday
8/13
Old Farmers BallCardinal DirectionCedar Stanistreet fiddle, Jon Cannon guitar, foot percussion, Rebecca Bosworth-Clemens clarinetDave Eisenstadter
Friday
8/14
Harvest MoonSteamShovelDavid White fiddle/banjo, Roger Gold guitarBeth MolaroRIVER FALLS ADVANCED DANCE 8-11; experienced dancers only
Saturday
8/15
JonesboroughFireflyBarbara Davis guitar, Julia Weatherford fiddle, Laurel Willoughby bass, Pearl Shirley fiddle, low whistle, vocalsBob DalsemerClass for beginners at 7:00pm
Saturday
8/15
Harvest MoonGold and LightLaura Light fiddle, Roger Gold guitarDiane SilverContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Monday
8/17
Monday Night DanceToss the PossumJane Zisette Flute, Irish Whistle, Vocal, Laura Zisette Keyboard, Rob Zisette Fiddle, Vocal, PercussionTerry Doyle
Thursday
8/20
Old Farmers BallToss the PossumJane Zisette Flute, Irish Whistle, Vocal, Laura Zisette Keyboard, Rob Zisette Fiddle, Vocal, PercussionAndrea Nettleton
Saturday
8/22
Harvest MoonToss the PossumLaura Zisette Keyboard, Rob Zisette Fiddle, Vocal, PercussionKeith Cornett EustisContra at River Falls; lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Sunday
8/23
OFB English Country DanceTBAAnneMarie Walter
Monday
8/24
Monday Night DanceEric the CatAlan Dillman fiddle, Karen Gaughan piano, Terry Maluk percussion, Wes Maluk guitar, tenor banjo, percussionAndrea Nettleton
Thursday
8/27
Old Farmers BallHot SonataArt Shuster mandolin, Karen Gaughan piano, Laura Lengnick fiddleClinton Ross
Friday
8/28
Harvest MoonWolf Moon String BandLucy Allen guitar, vocals, Marshall Goers banjo, mandolin, bouzoukiClinton RossContra at Landmark Hall (156 Landmark Dr, Taylors, SC); lesson at 7:30, dance 8-11
Sunday
8/30
OFB English Country DanceTBABob Thompson
Monday
8/31
Monday Night DanceCrooked PineCraig Bannerman bass, Frank McConnell guitar, hammer dulcimer, Marion Boatwright fiddle, Troy Harrison banjo, mandolinCharlotte Crittenden
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
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
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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