April 11-14 Wild Asparagus 5th Annual Florida Tour Sticky

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Wild Asparagus Florida Tour 2014

Nationally acclaimed contradance band Wild Asparagus plays Gainesville Saturday April 12 from 8-11 with an introductory lesson at 7:30.

With George Marshall calling, Wild Asparagus has "rocked" dance floors across the US and Canada with their original, high-energy music based on traditional tunes from the British Isles and New England. They are one of the most popular contra dance bands in the country.

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April 6: Coracree with caller JoLaine Pokorney

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Coracree

April 6: 1st Sunday dance (4-7 pm)
Band: Coracree
Caller: JoLaine Jones-Pokorney

Coracree is a contemporary contra dance band that melds a mixture of traditional Celtic, Old Time, European and Original music played with an improvisational twist. Featuring the always lively and playful fiddling of Jane Rothfield, the driving swing of Bill Quern on tenor banjo, mandolin & melodeon, Sarah Gowan’s inventive guitar stylings and the melodic and rhythmic stand-up bass playing of Allan Carr. These guys rock!

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March 30 Advanced Contra Dance, music by the Hot Potatoes

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On March 30th 2014 Eric Harris called the GODS quarterly Advanced Contra Dance with music by the Hot Potatoes (Tom & Elle Hogan, and Sharon Hartmann). Visit the GODS FaceBook photo album for images of this event.

Location: Thelma Boltin Center 516 NE 2nd Avenue, 32601. Bring a water bottle and a snack to share. See our Facebook page for late breaking news: https://www.facebook.com/groups/godsdance

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Feb 15 - Yazoo Kickstarts and Jonathan King

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Local favorites Yazoo Kickstarts and Jonathan King will be making the magic on our third saturday dance, Feb 15. Price of admission is $8/$5 for students and under 21. Bring a snack to share and a cup or water bottle to save the planet. Waltzing and instruction to live music will be available beginning at 6:45. Childcare is provided.

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Red Mountain White Trash Plays Tally and G'ville Jan 31- Feb 2

Jan
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Red Mountain White Trash

Birmingham's Red Mountain White Trash old-time string band plays a long-overdue tour of North Florida January 31 - Feb 2. It's just a short 2-hour drive to Tallahassee to contra dance on Friday night and a concert and dance on Saturday night. Visit http://www.tallydancer.com for more details. Then "The Trash" arrives in Gainesville for a rip-roarin' contra dance on Sunday, Feb 2 from 4pm - 7pm at the beautiful Thelma Boltin Center 516 NE 2nd Avenue, 32601.

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January 18 - "The Dunehoppers" and Susie Rudder

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Don't miss our third Saturday dance on January 18 at the Thelma Boltin Center (516 NE 2nd Avenue) featuring "The Dunehoppers" and Susie Rudder calling. The dance begins at 8pm with an introductory workshop for beginning dancers at 7:30pm. Waltzing to live music, and a lesson for beginning and advanced waltzers, is held from 6:45 - 7:30pm. This waltz session is included in the price of the contra dance admission. If you only want to waltz, we suggest a $5 donation.

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January 5 - Emily Ann Thompson Band and Angela DeCarlis

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Angela DeCarlis

Start the year off with a rip-roaring contra dance to the tunes of Emily Ann Thompson Band from Indiana and caller Angela DeCarlis.

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December 29 Advanced Dance with "The Gadabouts" and Stan Prince

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The Gadabouts

Comes celebrate the New Year a couple of days early with "The Gadabouts" and caller Stan Prince. The Advanced Dance is for those dancers who have attended at least three contra dances in the past and feel comfortable with the most common contra dance figures. While a new dancer will not be turned away, this dance does not accommodate them as do our regular dances. There will be no introductory workshop and the evening may not necessarily begin with easy dances and build up in complexity. If you want to introduce a newbie to contra, please bring her/him to one of the regular dances.

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December 21 - Vicki Morrison and Smoky Hollow String Band

Dec
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Vicki Morrison

Vicki Morrison from Tallahassee will be calling the dances to the music of "Smoky Hollow String Band", 8pm, December 21 at the Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Ave. Introductory workshop for beginning dancers starts at 7:30pm and is highly recommended! Experienced dancers, be there early to partner with those newcomers and help them have the time of their lives!

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