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Wednesday, July 24, 2024
Learn the Shag Dance, South Carolina’s State dance!
Jul 24 all-day
Spare Time Entertainment

Come learn South Carolina’s State dance, the Shag! Visit Spare Time Entertainment every Wednesday evening at 6pm for the beginner class and 6:40 for the intermediate class ($10 for the lessons). The free social dance starts at 7:15pm. EACH MONTH, a new series of lessons RESTARTS for the beginner class. So, be sure to begin the first week of each month if you are a beginner!
After the classes we have renowned DJ’s that will play for a FREE social dance until 10pm! Enjoy dinner, drinks, and dancing!

Thursday, July 25, 2024
City Dance
Jul 25 @ 7:30 pm
Landmark Hal

Beginner’s workshop lesson at 7:30 P.M., then 8-11 P.M. Contra Dance with Country Waltzing at the break and the final dance. This is a partner dance but it’s not necessary to come with a partner. We have different live bands and callers.

Old Farmer’s Ball Thursday Dance
Jul 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Bryson Gym Warren Wilson College

Our Thursday Dance

This dance is fragrance-free (no perfume, cologne, strong deodorant, etc.), out of respect for those with sensitivities.

Schedule

  • Every Thursday night (except as indicated on the calendar)
  • Beginner lesson at 7:30 pm (advanced dancers are welcome to help out during the lesson!)
  • Dance 8 pm – 11 pm

Cost

  • Non-members: $12
  • OFB Members: $10
  • Warren Wilson community: $1

If this is your first time dancing with us, your second dance is free!

Sunday, July 28, 2024
English Country Dance
Jul 28 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Harvest House Community Center
  • 2nd and 4th Sundays – check the calendar on our home page
  • 4 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Mid-Winter English Country Dance Weekend – Feb 2-4, 2024
  • There is also an ECD Wednesday evening from 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm; various callers; and recorded music.
  • (This is not an OFB activity) For information contact: [email protected]
  • Mission & Vision

    Our mission is to bring joy to our community by cultivating folk and social dance and music traditions.

    Our vision is of people coming together to experience the joy of dance and music.

    Values

    • Welcoming – A safe and inviting space for dancers, musicians, and callers.
    • Community – We value respect, inclusiveness, diversity, consent, and multigenerational interaction.
    • Ownership – Volunteer investment in the organization.
    • Joy/Smiles – Presence in the moment.
    • Development – Artistic growth and skill of callers, musicians, and dancers.
Wednesday, July 31, 2024
Learn the Shag Dance, South Carolina’s State dance!
Jul 31 all-day
Spare Time Entertainment

Come learn South Carolina’s State dance, the Shag! Visit Spare Time Entertainment every Wednesday evening at 6pm for the beginner class and 6:40 for the intermediate class ($10 for the lessons). The free social dance starts at 7:15pm. EACH MONTH, a new series of lessons RESTARTS for the beginner class. So, be sure to begin the first week of each month if you are a beginner!
After the classes we have renowned DJ’s that will play for a FREE social dance until 10pm! Enjoy dinner, drinks, and dancing!

Thursday, August 1, 2024
Old Farmer’s Ball Thursday Dance
Aug 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Bryson Gym Warren Wilson College

Our Thursday Dance

This dance is fragrance-free (no perfume, cologne, strong deodorant, etc.), out of respect for those with sensitivities.

Schedule

  • Every Thursday night (except as indicated on the calendar)
  • Beginner lesson at 7:30 pm (advanced dancers are welcome to help out during the lesson!)
  • Dance 8 pm – 11 pm

Cost

  • Non-members: $12
  • OFB Members: $10
  • Warren Wilson community: $1

If this is your first time dancing with us, your second dance is free!

Thursday, August 8, 2024
Old Farmer’s Ball Thursday Dance
Aug 8 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Bryson Gym Warren Wilson College

Our Thursday Dance

This dance is fragrance-free (no perfume, cologne, strong deodorant, etc.), out of respect for those with sensitivities.

Schedule

  • Every Thursday night (except as indicated on the calendar)
  • Beginner lesson at 7:30 pm (advanced dancers are welcome to help out during the lesson!)
  • Dance 8 pm – 11 pm

Cost

  • Non-members: $12
  • OFB Members: $10
  • Warren Wilson community: $1

If this is your first time dancing with us, your second dance is free!

Sunday, August 11, 2024
English Country Dance
Aug 11 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Harvest House Community Center

Our mission is to bring joy to our community by cultivating folk and social dance and music traditions.

Our vision is of people coming together to experience the joy of dance and music.

Thursday, August 15, 2024
Old Farmer’s Ball Thursday Dance
Aug 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Bryson Gym Warren Wilson College

Our Thursday Dance

This dance is fragrance-free (no perfume, cologne, strong deodorant, etc.), out of respect for those with sensitivities.

Schedule

  • Every Thursday night (except as indicated on the calendar)
  • Beginner lesson at 7:30 pm (advanced dancers are welcome to help out during the lesson!)
  • Dance 8 pm – 11 pm

Cost

  • Non-members: $12
  • OFB Members: $10
  • Warren Wilson community: $1

If this is your first time dancing with us, your second dance is free!

Friday, August 16, 2024
Salsa at Sunset
Aug 16 @ 6:15 pm – 10:00 pm
Camperdown Plaza

Get ready to spice up your summer because Salsa at Sunset is back and better than ever! On June 21st, July 19th, and August 16th, 2024, join Upstate International and BDV Solutions, the presenting sponsor, at Camperdown Plaza for an evening of music and dancing. Salsa at Sunset is an annual three-date event celebrating Latin music and culture. This free, family-friendly event offers options for drinks, food, and a cash bar, so you don’t have to go far from the dance floor. Alcohol wristbands will be available for purchase for $3 or 2 for $5. We have everything you need for a great night of Salsa fun!

Upstate International bringing together some favored Salsa bands, such as Willie Ziavino & C.O.T. Band for June 21st, David Rodriguez and The Latin Hustle for August 16th, and July 19th band is To Be Announced, to keep you dancing all night long from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. You’ll also have the chance to learn how to Salsa from Pura Alegría Dance instructors starting at 6:15pm, so even if you’re a beginner, you’ll be able to join in on the fun.

Upstate International is excited to be bringing back Salsa at Sunset for an 8th season during Summer 2024. Attending this free event provides a great opportunity to learn new dance moves, socialize with friends and family, and enjoy a night of live Latin music and dancing. Attendance brings in over 1000+ people per event, making it a great opportunity to meet new people and expand your social network. Mark your calendars this season and join us for the hottest summer night in SC, Salsa at Sunset.

Saturday, August 17, 2024
Spartan Spinners Regular Square Dance
Aug 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Lutheran Church
Regular 3rd Sat of the month Square dance .
Tom Pustinger calling squares and Nancy Pustinger cueing line dances between Square dance tips.
Our club dances at:
Holy Communion Lutheran Church’s
Gillespie Center Hall
1430 John B. White Blvd (Route 296)
Spartanburg, SC
Square Dance Attire is Admired — Not Required
$6 donation requested per dancer and Visitors are Always WELCOME!
Free admittance to watch Modern Square Dancing and partake of our snacks and good will for the evening anytime club members are dancing.
Sunday, August 18, 2024
Family Dance
Aug 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Harvest House Community Center

Old Farmer’s Ball hosts family dances and waltzes at the Harvest House Community Center.

Mission & Vision

Our mission is to bring joy to our community by cultivating folk and social dance and music traditions.

Our vision is of people coming together to experience the joy of dance and music.

Values

  • Welcoming – A safe and inviting space for dancers, musicians, and callers.
  • Community – We value respect, inclusiveness, diversity, consent, and multigenerational interaction.
  • Ownership – Volunteer investment in the organization.
  • Joy/Smiles – Presence in the moment.
  • Development – Artistic growth and skill of callers, musicians, and dancers.
Thursday, August 22, 2024
City Dance
Aug 22 @ 7:30 pm
Landmark Hal

Beginner’s workshop lesson at 7:30 P.M., then 8-11 P.M. Contra Dance with Country Waltzing at the break and the final dance. This is a partner dance but it’s not necessary to come with a partner. We have different live bands and callers.

Old Farmer’s Ball Thursday Dance
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Bryson Gym Warren Wilson College

Our Thursday Dance

This dance is fragrance-free (no perfume, cologne, strong deodorant, etc.), out of respect for those with sensitivities.

Schedule

  • Every Thursday night (except as indicated on the calendar)
  • Beginner lesson at 7:30 pm (advanced dancers are welcome to help out during the lesson!)
  • Dance 8 pm – 11 pm

Cost

  • Non-members: $12
  • OFB Members: $10
  • Warren Wilson community: $1

If this is your first time dancing with us, your second dance is free!

Sunday, August 25, 2024
English Country Dance
Aug 25 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Harvest House Community Center
  • 2nd and 4th Sundays – check the calendar on our home page
  • 4 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Mid-Winter English Country Dance Weekend – Feb 2-4, 2024
  • There is also an ECD Wednesday evening from 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm; various callers; and recorded music.
  • (This is not an OFB activity) For information contact: [email protected]
  • Mission & Vision

    Our mission is to bring joy to our community by cultivating folk and social dance and music traditions.

    Our vision is of people coming together to experience the joy of dance and music.

    Values

    • Welcoming – A safe and inviting space for dancers, musicians, and callers.
    • Community – We value respect, inclusiveness, diversity, consent, and multigenerational interaction.
    • Ownership – Volunteer investment in the organization.
    • Joy/Smiles – Presence in the moment.
    • Development – Artistic growth and skill of callers, musicians, and dancers.
Thursday, August 29, 2024
Old Farmer’s Ball Thursday Dance
Aug 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Bryson Gym Warren Wilson College

Our Thursday Dance

This dance is fragrance-free (no perfume, cologne, strong deodorant, etc.), out of respect for those with sensitivities.

Schedule

  • Every Thursday night (except as indicated on the calendar)
  • Beginner lesson at 7:30 pm (advanced dancers are welcome to help out during the lesson!)
  • Dance 8 pm – 11 pm

Cost

  • Non-members: $12
  • OFB Members: $10
  • Warren Wilson community: $1

If this is your first time dancing with us, your second dance is free!

Thursday, September 5, 2024
Old Farmer’s Ball Thursday Dance
Sep 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Bryson Gym Warren Wilson College

Our Thursday Dance

This dance is fragrance-free (no perfume, cologne, strong deodorant, etc.), out of respect for those with sensitivities.

Schedule

  • Every Thursday night (except as indicated on the calendar)
  • Beginner lesson at 7:30 pm (advanced dancers are welcome to help out during the lesson!)
  • Dance 8 pm – 11 pm

Cost

  • Non-members: $12
  • OFB Members: $10
  • Warren Wilson community: $1

If this is your first time dancing with us, your second dance is free!

Sunday, September 8, 2024
English Country Dance
Sep 8 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Harvest House Community Center

Our mission is to bring joy to our community by cultivating folk and social dance and music traditions.

Our vision is of people coming together to experience the joy of dance and music.

Thursday, September 12, 2024
Old Farmer’s Ball Thursday Dance
Sep 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Bryson Gym Warren Wilson College

Our Thursday Dance

This dance is fragrance-free (no perfume, cologne, strong deodorant, etc.), out of respect for those with sensitivities.

Schedule

  • Every Thursday night (except as indicated on the calendar)
  • Beginner lesson at 7:30 pm (advanced dancers are welcome to help out during the lesson!)
  • Dance 8 pm – 11 pm

Cost

  • Non-members: $12
  • OFB Members: $10
  • Warren Wilson community: $1

If this is your first time dancing with us, your second dance is free!

Sunday, September 15, 2024
Family Dance
Sep 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Harvest House Community Center

Old Farmer’s Ball hosts family dances and waltzes at the Harvest House Community Center.

Mission & Vision

Our mission is to bring joy to our community by cultivating folk and social dance and music traditions.

Our vision is of people coming together to experience the joy of dance and music.

Values

  • Welcoming – A safe and inviting space for dancers, musicians, and callers.
  • Community – We value respect, inclusiveness, diversity, consent, and multigenerational interaction.
  • Ownership – Volunteer investment in the organization.
  • Joy/Smiles – Presence in the moment.
  • Development – Artistic growth and skill of callers, musicians, and dancers.