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Articles

Dance Guidelines -- A beginners guide to the evolving do's and don'ts of contra etiquette.

Policy and Etiquette Brochure #1 -- Behavior policy; what is inappropriate; when it's OK to say no; booking ahead.

Etiquette Brochure #2 -- General dance etiquette; how to say "get a clue!" with style and finesse.

OFB History by Phil Jamison -- Learn about origins of our local dance, which dates back to 1928, from one of the foremost experts on our dance traditions.

So You Want to Play Dance Music by Laura Lengnick -- Learn about the music that drives the dance, from one of the best dance driving musicians there is.

Make Em Want to Dance by Phil Jamison -- Thoughts on how to play music to which people will want to dance.

Ode to C.Joy by Tom Magruder -- a eulogy for C.J. Dorgeloh, one of the dancers in our community, by another of our community.


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

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Thanks to Skip Metheny for creating the site, and to the new ideas and ongoing work from Jonathan Gilbert, Taija TeviaClark, Andrea Fey, Mark Phillips and Todd Pierce. Thanks to Jane Ware for our dancing bears logo.