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

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

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

March 17-18: Steamshovel & Alexandra Deis-Lauby

Steamshovel & Alexandra Deis-Lauby

Come on down to Gainesville this Saturday-Sunday, March 17-18, 2018 for another of our special 2-Day Mini-Weekend Events!

* 9 hours of premium music & dancing
* 3 three-hour Contra Dance sessions

Our out-of-state talent this weekend will be:
* Caller: Alexandra Deis-Lauby
* Band: Steamshovel

March 4: Stepping Stones & JoLaine Jones-Pokorney

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

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Date: Sunday, March 4, 2018

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

02:30pm --- Boltin opens

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

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