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UPCOMING DANCES:

Sat-Sun, Sep 30-Oct 1, 2017 --- Mini-weekend: 3 Contra Dances over 2 days --- Caller: Andrea Nettleton;
Band: Turnip the Beet

Sat, Oct 21, 2017 --- Contra Dance --- Caller: Joey Norton; Band: Florida Mountaineers

Sun, Oct 29, 2017 --- Advanced Contra Dance --- Caller: Alice Raibourn; Band: Terra Ceia Twisters

Fri-Sat, Nov 3-4, 2017 GODS presents the North Florida Scottish Country Dance Weekend --- Band: MacRowdies
(additional details TBA)

Sun, Nov 5, 2017 --- Contra Dance --- Caller: John Rogers; Band: MacRowdies
(dance location: Martin Luther King Multipurpose Center, 1028 NE 14th St, Gainesville)

Sept 30-Oct 1: Turnip the Beet & Andrea Nettleton

Come dancing on Sept 30-Oct 1, 2017 at GODS contra mini-weekend with the band Turnip the Beet and caller Andrea Nettleton.

Sept 16: Sam & Eden (Eden MacAdam-Somer & Sam Bartlett) with caller Angela DeCarlis

Pirate-themed-GODS-dance

ONCE HAPPN’D, TIS A THING. TWICE HAPPN’D, TIS A TRADITION!

SeptembARRRRR 16th be the day n’ th’ hour to come to th’ dance dressed like a scurvy pirate! We gunna kick up our heels ’n make merry like the swashbucklers we be! ’Tis a tradition!

International Talk Like A Pirate Day is September 19. Dressing like a scurvy pirate at the dance is optional.

Band: Sam & Eden (Eden MacAdam-Somer & Sam Bartlett)
Caller: Angela DeCarlis

Sept 3: Palma Sola & Doug Singleton

Palma Sola & Doug Singleton

CALLER: Doug Singleton
BAND: Palma Sola

Doug Singleton is a long time caller active in the Atlanta Contra community.

Palma Sola is:
• Bill Dudley on guitar
• Sherry Lowe on fiddle
• Sarah Mitchell on flute, hammered dulcimer & various noisy objects (feet, whistle, drum)

Date: Sunday, September 3, 2017

Location:
Thelma Boltin Center
516 NE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL

Schedule:
02:30pm --- Doors open

02:45 - 03:30pm.....Pre-dance open waltz to live music by Stay Tuned waltz band

Aug 19: Possum Trot & Tom Greene

Possum Trot & Tom Greene

Brace yourself for a "contra dance wall of sound" of French Canadian, New England and Southern music. Tallahassee's own Tom Greene will be calling the dances to the music of Possum Trot, an inter-generational band that "blends the new and the old" in a swashbuckling sensation.

Possum Trot is:
* Pete Sucsy, banjo and guitar;
* Laura Price, fiddle;
* Benny McDowell, piano;
* Eleta Sucsy, penny whistle; and
* Kai Sucsy, percussion.

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Aug 6: Vicki Morrison & Comes When Called

Vicki Morrison & Comes When Called

Comes When Called' promises to "delight dance floor denizens" with their Celtic, modern and old-time tunes.

With a lot of spring in her step, Vicki Morrison calls for us in her continued work for World Peace through contra dance.

Comes When Called is:
• Kathie Aagaard – fiddle;
• Rich Crew – recorder, fiddle;
• Susan Marynowski – keyboard, percussion, foot percussion; and
• John McEwen – percussion, Irish banjo, tenor guitar, mandolin.

Date: Sunday, July 2, 2017

Location:
Thelma Boltin Center
516 NE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL

July 30: Advanced Contra with Category Five & Jonathan King

Category Five

A collision of classical strings and African rhythms is just half of the musical storm blowing your way when Category Five returns to Gainesville. The storm force builds with their high energy jigs and reels - just in time to dance off a day of feasting.

July 15: The Gadabouts & JoLaine Jones-Pokorney

The Gadabouts

The Gadabouts are coming to town! Get your fix of old time music gone amok interspersed with zesty and beautiful cajun waltzes.

Our caller, JoLaine Jones-Pokorney will test your mettle as a contra dancer with surprising moves and patterns.

The Gadabouts are:
• David Massey - vocals, guitar, fiddle, piano
• John McEwen - guitar, tenor guitar, mandolin, percussion, bass, vocals, arranger
• Marietta Massey - percussion, vocals, banjo
• Bill Paine - mandolin, guitar, tenor guitar
• Kathie Aagaard - fiddle, vocals

July 2: Andy Kane and the Yazoo Kickstarts

Yazoo Kickstarts

Andy Kane will be calling the contra dances this Sunday to the live music of the Yazoo Kickstarts.

The Yazoo Kickstarts are:
• Mike Stapleton on fiddle;
• Bill Paine - mandolin & guitar;
• Marietta Massey - banjo; and
• David Massey - fiddle & piano.
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Date: Sunday, July 2, 2017

Location:
Thelma Boltin Center
516 NE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL

Schedule:
02:30pm --- Doors open

June 17: Rochelle Ramblers with caller Joey Norton

Saturday June 17, 2017: The Rochelle Ramblers with caller Joey Norton.

Together, the Ramblers bring a variety of tunes old and new to get your feet moving. They look forward to playing in Gainesville again.

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