June 30: Advanced Contra Dance with John Rogers & Wind That Shakes the Barley

John Rogers & Wind That Shakes the Barley

Sunday, June 30th, 2019, is the GODS Advanced Dance at the Thelma Boltin Center from 4-7 pm. The band is Wind That Shakes the Barley and the caller is John Rogers.

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

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.

June 15: Loco-Motion & Vicki Morrison

Vicki Morrison is a gifted contra caller who calls throughout Florida.

Vicki Morrison will be calling to the music of Loco-Motion.

Loco-Motion is:
• Sarah Mitchell on flute, hammered dulcimer & various noisy objects (feet, whistle, drum);
• Sherry Lowe on keyboard;
• Kathy Aagaard on fiddle; and
• Joe DePaolo on drums.

Date: Saturday, June 15th, 2019

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

June 2: Dance Video with Wild Bill's Traveling Circus & Joe De Paolo

ALERT: This Sunday's combined waltz and contra event at the Thelma Boltin Center in Gainesville WILL BE VIDEOTAPED for later production of a short video about contra dancing in friendly Gainesville.

SO, PLEASE NOTE: Feel free to come dressed exactly as you would otherwise. Or, feel free to DRESS UP in your swirly skirts or whatever you best like yourself to be seen dancing in.

Since the video will portray us dancing to music by Wild Bill's Traveling Circus, appropriate dress for this event would include Wild West and Circus costumes or dress.

May 18: Jonathan King & The Fish Camp Cutups

Jonathan King & The Fish Camp Cutups

A real old-time Gainesville band, The Fish Camp Cutups, are returning to the stage to play for contra dancers and Gainesville caller Jonathan King on May 18th 2019.

The Fish Camp Cutups are:
* Lloyd Baldwin on fiddle
* Brent Baldwin on banjo
* Inslee Baldwin on guitar
* Marion Lasley on guitar
* Jarrod Ridgway on fiddle

May 5: JoLaine & Comes When Called

JoLaine & Comes When Called

Contra-Fusion is coming our way. Layered with African rhythm and big-band strings, 'Comes When Called' promises to "delight dance floor denizens" with their Celtic, modern and old-time tunes.

Calling advanced delights, JoLaine will show us the way through the contra-fusion and pulsating rhythms.

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

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Date: Sunday, May 5th, 2019