March 19: Brooke Friendly calling ECD + Contra

Brooke Friendly & Yazoo Kickstarts

The Gainesville Old-Time Dance Society presents a special Spring Dance event featuring caller Brooke Friendly on Saturday 19 March 2016 from 2pm until 10 pm.

An energetic double-dip afternoon of English country dances & evening of contra dancing with caller Brooke Friendly from Ashland, Oregon calling to music by Hoggetowne Fancy and the Yazoo Kickstarts

March 6: 'Wind That Shakes The Barley' with Gary Arthur

Wind That Shakes The Barley

Gary Arthur will be calling contra dances to the music of 'The Wind That Shakes The Barley' on March 6th from 4-7 pm at the Thelma Boltin Center. Introductory workshop for beginning dancers starts at 3:30pm and is highly recommended! Experienced dancers, be there early to partner with those newcomers and help them have the time of their lives!

Feb 20: Susie Rudder with The Dementors

Susie Rudder & Road Skolars

Susie Rudder works her magic with the Dementors this Saturday night, jinxing the Dark Arts and conjuring contra dance enchantment!

Under Susie's spell, the Dementors – Garrett, Frank, Karan, Pat, Chuck and Tim – weave a musical spell that will beguile the crowd. Even the Muggles will be delighted.

• Susie Rudder - Caller
• Garrett Alvar - Banjo
• Frank Lorenz - Fiddle
• Karan Newman - Mandolin
• Pat Stevens - Guitar
• Chuck Spitzner - Bass
• Tim Stevens - Man of Mystery

Feb 7th: Contra dance to Palma Sola & JoLaine Jones-Pokorney

GODS contra dance

CALLER: JoLaine Jones-Pokorney
BAND: Palma Sola
• Bill Dudley on guitar
• Sherry Lowe on fiddle
• Sarah Mitchell on flute, hammered dulcimer & various noisy objects (feet, whistle, drum)
No partner or experience is necessary.
Snacks at the break are provided by dancers. If you snack, bring one to share and a water bottle to help our planet.
Child care is provided. See our website FAQ for details: Gainesville Old-Time Dance Society/FAQ at

Jan 30-31, 2016: Mid-Winter Frolic dance weekend

Elftones and Gaye Fifer

GODS Mid-Winter Dance Frolic
Advanced Contra, Waltz, and English Country Dance
January 30-31, 2016
Music by The Elftones
Caller - Gaye Fifer of Pittsburgh

YouTube video of Gaye Fifer calling contra to the music of The Elftones at Glen Echo, MD: