Feb 17: Jonathan King & The Dunehoppers

Jonathan King & The Dunehoppers

The Dunehoppers are coming to Gainesville for a rollicking good time--and you're a part of it!

Calling our dances will be Jonathan King, Gainesville's own high energy dance caller.

The Dunehoppers hail from Jacksonville. They are:
* Mac Benford - banjo
* Kathy Zemanek - banjo & bass
* Bob Parsons - mandolin, fiddle & bass
* Mike Elias - guitar
* Allen Hood - fiddle

Feb 4: Ken Gall & The McKenzies

Ken Gall & The McKenzies

Ken Gall of Indiana is returning to Gainesville to call for us to the music of The McKenzies on Sunday, February 4, 2018.

Woody and Marcia McKenzie have been playing together since they were married in 1983. Marcia plays mandolin, guitar and clawhammer banjo. Woody is accomplished on guitar, tenor banjo, and concertina, but his greatest love is the fiddle. Over the years, Marcia has added rhythm piano, bodhran, concertina, a little ukelele, and various whistles. But her favorite, and most powerful, instrument is her voice.

Jan 20-21: Rona Wiener & Potent Brew

Rona Wiener & Potent Brew

Saturday-Sunday, Jan 20-21, 2018
Special 2-Day Mini-Weekend Event
3 Contra Dances + Advanced Contra Workshop
Caller: Rona Wiener; Band: Potent Brew

Jan 7: Emily Abel & The Stuff

Emily Abel & The Stuff

Emily Abel from Asheville, NC will be calling the contra dances
to the live music of The Stuff [at Peace, Love & Contra] on Sunday.

The Stuff are:
• Gretchen Caverly - fiddle
• Nic Coker - guitar, fiddle

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Date:
Sunday, January 7, 2018

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

Schedule:
02:30pm --- Boltin doors open

02:45 - 03:30pm --- Waltz lesson, or open waltz
(No partner necessary. Live music: Stay Tuned waltz band.)

GODS Mini-Weekend with Angela DeCarlis & The Kumquats

Angela DeCarlis & The Kumquats

Sat-Sun, December 30-31, 2017
Special 2-Day Mini-Weekend Event
3 Contra Dances

Caller: Angela DeCarlis.
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.

Dec 16: Frances And Friends & Kristin Farrier

Frances And Friends & Kristin Farrier

Come contra dance on Saturday, December 16th at the Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, Florida.

Calling for Frances And Friends is Kristin Farrier. Kristin Farrier lives summers in Canada and winters in Florida. In Canada, she teaches dance and yoga. Kristin calls Old Tyme dancing in her local community with the musical group Contraband. Here in Florida, Kristin calls both Contra and Old Tyme Square Dance.

BAND: *Frances And Friends*
• Frances Pisacane on fiddle
• Sarah Mitchell on flute, feet, whistle, drum
• Bill Dudley on guitar

Dec 3: Yazoo Kickstarts & Susie Rudder

Yazoo Kickstarts & Susie Rudder

Bump up your waltz a notch at the Cajun Waltz Workshop on Sunday December 3, 2017 from 2:30-3:30 at the Boltin Center. Lead by Marietta and Dave Massey with waltz music performed by other Yazoo Kickstarts, forerunners of our Gainesville old time dance community.

$15 for Waltz Workshop plus Contra dance. $10 for workshop only. No partner necessary. Hall opens at 1:30.

Susie Rudder will be calling the contra dances this Sunday to the live music of the Yazoo Kickstarts.

Nov 18: The Stepping Stones & JoLaine Jones-Pokorney

Stepping Stones

JoLaine Jones-Pokorney from Gainesville will be calling contra dances to the live music of Stepping Stones from south Florida on Saturday.

Stepping Stones are:
• Robin Osgood - fiddle
• Norman Rodham - guitar
• Nancy Shinn - flute, piccolo

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Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017

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

Schedule:
05:30pm --- Boltin opens

Nov 5: John Rogers & The MacRowdies

John Rogers & The MacRowdies

John Rogers will be calling the contra dances to the music of North Carolina-based The MacRowdies on Sunday.

The MacRowdies are:
• Mara Shea on fiddle
• Pete Campbell on keyboard

Oct 29: All Hallows' Eve advanced contra

Terra Ceia Twisters & Alice Raibourn

Seize a chance to be 'ghoul-oriented'. Dress like your favorite avatar, hero, villain or come as usual to the dance Sunday October 29 at the Boltin Center from 4-7pm. Expect to have extra spooky fun dancing!

Alice Raibourn will be calling advanced contra dances to the live music of Terra Ceia Twisters.

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