May 20: Vicki Morrison and the Yazoo Kickstarts

Vicki Morrison and the Yazoo Kickstarts

The Yazoo Kickstarts 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 Saturday May 20th 7-10 pm.

The Yazoo Kickstarts are:
• Mike Stapleton on fiddle;
• Bill Paine - mandolin & guitar;
• Marietta Massey - banjo; and
• David Massey - fiddle & piano.
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05:45 - 06:30 pm --- Waltz lesson - or open waltz - no partner necessary
(Live music: Stay Tuned waltz band).

May 7: Terra Ceia Twisters & Susie Rudder

Susie Rudder

Susie Rudder from Micanopy will be calling the contra dances to the live music of Terra Ceia Twisters on Sunday.

Terra Ceia Twisters are:
• Rob Zanders - guitar, mandolin
• Sherry Lowe - fiddle
• Sarah Mitchell - flute, hammered dulcimer, penny whistle, percussion

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

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

02:30pm --- Doors open

April 30: Rona Wiener & The Kumquats

Rona Wiener & The Kumquats

Blending dance gypsy experience with contra joy, Rona Wiener calls an engaging advanced contra program. Rona's enthusiasm for the dance embraces teaching workshops for a thriving contra community.

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.

Apr 21-23: Wild Asparagus Weekend Sticky

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, FL.

The wonders of Wild Asparagus never cease. Together for 30 years, their music has matured like a fine wine. This powerful ensemble brings a unique sound and dynamic energy to contra dancing weaving a spell that you wish would never end. Their creative, driving tunes keep dancers energized and inspired while George’s smooth, efficient calling makes challenging contras seem easy as pie.

April 15: Comes When Called + Stan Prince

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

Calling for 'Comes When Called' is Stan Prince, whose believes that "dancers are there to dance to the music and not to listen to the caller once they’ve learned the dance". He has been calling for ten years and dancing a whole lot longer.

Comes When Called is:
• Kathie Aagaard – fiddle;
• Rich Crew – recorder;
• Susan Marynowski – keyboard, percussion;
• John McEwen – percussion, Irish banjo, tenor guitar, mandolin.