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NEXT DANCE:
Sat, Jan 19, 2019 --- Contra Dance --- Caller: Joe De Paolo; Band: The Dunehoppers

UPCOMING:
Sun, Feb 3, 2019 --- Contra Dance --- Caller: Donna Hunt; Band: The McKenzies

Sat, Feb 16, 2019 --- Contra Dance --- Caller: Tom Greene; Band: Mourning Glories

Fri-Sat-Sun, Feb 22-23-24, 2019 --- GODS 2019 Contra Dance Weekend

Jan 19: Joe De Paolo and The Dunehoppers

Joe De Paolo and The Dunehoppers

Joe De Paolo from New York will be calling contra dances
to the live music of The Dunehoppers from St Augustine on Saturday.

The Dunehoppers are:
• Mike Elias - guitar
• Mac Benford - banjo
• Allen Hood - fiddle
• Leo Sheppard - bass
• Kathy Zemanek - banjo & bass

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Date:
Saturday, January 19, 2019

Location:
Thelma A. Boltin Center
516 NE 2nd Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601

Schedule:
[05:15pm --- Boltin opens]

Jan 6: Sassafras Stomp & Dana Parkinson

Sassafras Stomp & Dana Parkinson

Sassafras Stomp is Johanna Davis and Adam Nordell, a dance band from Maine. "We love traditional music from the various branches of the celtic and old-time family trees. We deeply enjoy playing old and new tunes for contra dances."

Dana Parkinson started contra dancing in 2009 and calling in 2010. She loves helping weave the community created through folk dance and music. Based in St. Petersburg, she is known for her creative programming, sense of humor, and no-nonsense walk-throughs.

CALLER: Dana Parkinson
BAND: Sassafras Stomp

Dec 30: Advanced contra with Jonathan King & Category Five

Category Five & Jonathan L. King

Jonathan King will be calling advanced dances to the music of Category Five. So get ready for some rip-snorting good music and dance!

Category Five is:
• David Massey - piano
• Marietta Massey - banjo
• Kathie Aagaard - fiddle
• Sarah Mitchell - hammered dulcimer, flute, foot rhythm

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Schedule:

Dec 15: JoLaine and Possom Trot

JoLaine and Possom Trot

JoLaine teams up with local favorite band Possum Trot.on Saturday Dec 15th at the Thelma Boltin Center in Gainesville.

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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Date: Saturday, December 15th, 2018

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

Schedule:
05:15 pm --- Doors open

Dec 2: Vicki Morrison and The Gadabouts

Vicki Morrison and The Gadabouts

CALLER: Vicki Morrison
BAND: The Gadabouts

The Gadabouts are:
• David Massey - vocals, guitar, fiddle, piano
• Marietta Massey - percussion, vocals, banjo
• Bill Paine - mandolin, guitar, tenor guitar
• Kathie Aagaard - fiddle, vocals
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Date: Sunday, December 2nd, 2018

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

Schedule:
02:15 pm --- Boltin doors open

02:30 - 03:15 pm --- Waltz lesson, or open waltz
(no partner necessary)

Nov 17: Caller Alice Raibourn and Comes When Called

Comes-When-Called and Alice-Raibourn

Veteran caller Alice Raibourn teams up with veteran band Comes When Called.on Saturday Nov 17th at the Thelma Boltin Center in Gainesville.

Comes When Called is:
• Kathie Aagaard
• Rich Crew
• Susan Maryonowski; and
• visiting percussionist, Joe DePaolo

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Date: Saturday, November 17th, 2018

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

Schedule:
05:15pm --- Doors open

Nov 4: JoLaine and The Kumquats

JoLaine and The Kumquats

CALLER: JoLaine
BAND: The Kumquats

The Kumquats are:
* Bill Dudley on guitar;
* Rich Crew on fiddle and recorder; and
* Sarah Mitchell on penny whistle, flute, drum, foot percussion and hammered dulcimer.
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Date: Sunday, November 4th, 2018

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

Schedule:
02:15pm --- Boltin doors open

02:30 - 03:15pm --- Waltz lesson, or open waltz
(no partner necessary)

Oct 20: Celebrate Samhain with Stan Prince and the Florida Mountaineers

Stan Prince and the Florida-Mountaineers

All Saints' Day, also known as All Hallows' Day, Hallowmas, Feast of All Saints, or Solemnity of All Saints, is a Christian festival celebrated in honour of all the saints, known and unknown.

Oct 7: Dana Parkinson and Category Five

Dana-Parkinson and Category Five

Dana Parkinson will be calling to the music of Category Five. So get ready for some rip-snorting good music and dance!

Dana Parkinson started contra dancing in 2009 with the Tampa Friends of Old-Time Dance. Through support from her local community and inspiration from dancing at dozens of dance weekends, Dana soon found herself at a Contra Calling Workshop with Cis Hinkle. In no time at all she was calling local dances.

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