July 29: JoLaine Jones-Pokorney & 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.

July 21, 2018 - Caller Vicki Morrison; Band: Comes When Called

Caller Vicki Morrison; Band: Comes When Called

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

Calling for 'Comes When Called' is Vicki Morrison in her continued work for World Peace through contra dance. So get ready to kick up your heels Saturday July 21st 2018 from 7-10 pm.

Comes When Called is:
• Kathie Aagaard – fiddle;
• Rich Crew – recorder; and
• Susan Marynowski – keyboard, percussion

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Date: Saturday, July 21st, 2018

July 1: Wind That Shakes The Barley & caller Jonathan L King

Wind That Shakes The Barley and Jonathan L King

Jonathan L. King will be calling the contra dances to the live music of "Wind That Shakes the Barley" on Sunday.

Wind That Shakes the Barley are:
• Bill Dudley - guitar
• Kathie Aagaard - fiddle
• Sarah Mitchell - flute, hammered dulcimer, penny whistle, percussion

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Date: Sunday, July 1st, 2018

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

Schedule:
02:30pm --- Doors open

June 16: Yazoo Kickstarts & Joey Norton

Yazoo-Kickstarts May 2018

Joey Norton from Tampa will be calling the contra dances this Saturday, June 16th to live music of the Yazoo Kickstarts.

The Yazoo Kickstarts are:
• Mike Stapleton on fiddle;
• Bill Paine - mandolin & guitar;
• Marietta Massey - banjo; and
• Marion Lasley - guitar

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Date: Saturday, June 16th, 2018

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

Schedule:
05:30pm --- Doors open

June 3: Palma Sola & JoLaine Jones-Pokorney

Palma Sola

CALLER: JoLaine Jones-Pokorney
BAND: Palma Sola

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

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Date: Sunday, June 3, 2018

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

Schedule:
02:30 pm --- Thelma Boltin Center opens

May 19: Yazoo Kickstarts & Susie Rudder

Yazoo Kickstarts & Susie Rudder

Susie Rudder will be calling the contra dances this Saturday, May 19th to live music of the Yazoo Kickstarts.

The Yazoo Kickstarts are:
• Mike Stapleton on fiddle;
• Bill Paine - mandolin & guitar;
• Marietta Massey - banjo; and
• Marion Lasley - guitar
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Date: Saturday, May 19th, 2018

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

Schedule:
05:30pm --- Doors open

May 6: Notorious with Vicki Morrison

Dancers, don't miss this special event with three hours of live waltz music by Notorious!

Notorious presents their vibrant, evocative, mostly original tunes for Waltz 11:00 - 2:00 and Contra 4:00 - 7:00 on Sun. 5/6/18 at the Boltin Center. (516 NE 2nd Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601).

Performances across many continents and at Kennedy Center in D.C. and in Ken Burns’ PBS documentaries have made this band famous. Oft played tunes from their CD’s Waltz Time, Waltz Time II and Notorious (including the tune “Payne’s Prairie”) have made them familiar favorites.

April 29: Possum Trot & John Rogers

Possum Trot & John Rogers

John Rogers will be calling advanced contra dances to the music of Possum Trot this Sunday April 29th 2018.

This is an advanced contra dance for experienced dancers willing to be challenged and to enhance their dance skills. In brief, 'experienced' means that you know contra moves without being taught. You know how to recover from a lapse, assist your partner and execute flourishes safely and on time. Advanced dances are 5th Sundays from 4-7 pm.

Florida Wild Asparagus Weekend April 20th-22nd 2018

Wild Asparagus Weekend at the Dancing Fish of Lake Santa Fe--April 20th-22nd 2018

Contra dance to one of New England's finest bands, Wild Asparagus, in the new covered dance barn at The Dancing Fish, on Lake Santa Fe in Melrose, Florida (18 miles east of Gainesville).

April 1st: Vicki Morrison and The Kumquats

No fooling--The Kumquats are back for another engagement! And Vicki Morrison calls for us in her continued work for World Peace through contra dance. So get ready to kick up your heels Sunday April 1st 2018 from 7-10 pm.

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, April 1, 2018

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