Mar 31: Advanced Contra with JoLaine & Deux Francois

Deux Francois & JoLaine

Sunday, March 31st, 2019, is the GODS Advanced Dance at the Thelma Boltin Center from 4-7pm. The band is Deux Francois (Bill, Sarah, Frances) and the caller is JoLaine.

This dance is aimed at dancers who have attended at least three prior dances. There will be no beginner workshop, and the calling will not be catered to beginners. 

Advanced contra dances are an opportunity for dancers to be challenged & to enhance their dance skills. Teaching of basic figures, & walkthroughs, might be limited. There could be some no-walkthrough dances.

Mar 30, 2019: ECD/Contra Double Dance at Dancing Fish

Contra dance at Dancing Fish, Melrose, FL

We get another chance to enjoy Joe Rush's heavenly venue Dancing Fish, and raise money for a great cause, on March 30th, 2019.

March 16: Alice Raibourn and The Gadabouts

Alice Raibourn and The Gadabouts

Veteran caller Alice Raibourn teams up with The Gadabouts on Saturday March 16th at the Thelma Boltin Center in Gainesville.

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: Saturday, March 16th, 2019

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

Schedule:
05:15 pm --- Doors open

March 3: Diane Silver and Wind That Shakes The Barley

Diane Silver & Diane Silver and Wind That Shakes the Barley

Diane Silver is one of Asheville’s most sought-after dance callers. She has been a die-hard contra dancer, swing dancer, and kitchen flat-footer for over twenty years. With a penchant for hot modern contras and a few FUN squares, she loves sharing high-energy dancing that allows everyone to “play” with the band. Highly acclaimed for her clear, efficient teaching and calling, creative medleys, great positive energy, and spirit of community building, Diane provides a sizzling evening of dance in a friendly, welcoming tone.

Feb 16: Tom Greene & The Mourning Glories

Tom Greene & The Mourning Glories

Tom Greene from Tallahassee will be calling contra dances to the live music of The Mourning Glories on Saturday Feb 16th 2019.

The Mourning Glories are:
• Chelsea Carnes - vocals, mandolin
• Tony Dickens - banjo, guitar
• Katrina Dickens - fiddle, vocals
• Chris Nielubowicz - 12-string, backup vocals
• John David Eriksen - Cello

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