Nov 21: Jonathan King and Wind That Shakes The Barley

Jonathan King and Wind That Shakes The Barley

Autumn winds a-blowin thru the fields unleash rhythm with melodies that follow in natural harmony. Echoing, amplifying and multiplying nature's cadence, 'Wind that Shakes the Barley', with the unique melody of hammered dulcimer will enchant dancers this October dance.

Tempering the blustering winds, calling our dances will be Jonathan King, Gainesville's own high energy dance caller.

Nov. 1: Piper & Kurt's Irish contra dance wedding

Kurt Seaburg and Piper Call in 2009

Dear all contra and Irish dancers! Kurt Seaburg and Piper Call will be tying the knot on Sunday, November 1st at the GODS contra dance (during the break at ~5:30 pm) in a brief ceremony conducted by JoLaine Jones-Pokorney.

You are all most welcome to come and enjoy the contra dance and see Kurt and Piper get officially hitched! The dance runs from 4-7 pm and takes place at the Thelma Boltin Center in Gainesville, 516 NE 2nd Avenue and cost for the dance is $10.

Don't miss this event!

Nov 1st: Contra The Gadabouts with John Rogers Sticky

The Gadabouts with caller John Rogers

The Gadabouts are dropping in for an evening of "percussive, foot-tappin', yes ma'am, shake your booty good time" Contra Dancing! Get your fix of old time music gone amok interspersed with zesty and beautiful cajun waltzes.

Our caller, John Rogers misspent his youth and much of his adulthood avoiding dance situations because they felt foreign. How "sweet it was to find a dance form that hollered out instructions while you were doing it". John will be hollerin' fer us.

Oct 17: Terra Ceia Twisters & JoLaine Jones-Pokorney

For the first time in Gainesville, the Terra Ceia Twisters will string us along on a voyage of ‘funked’ up traditional tunes. A trio of classroom refugees, all strings and a flute, they will be sure to please.

Partnering with our new friends is a familiar face to our dance, JoLaine Jones-Pokorney in the caller's spot.

Terra Ceia Twisters are:
• Rob Zanders on guitar/mando;
• Sherry Lowe on fiddle;
• Sarah Mitchell on flute/dulcimer

October 3-4: Two Days of Contra, Waltz & English Country Dance

Yazoo Kickstarts and Barbara Groh

• 12 hours of dance events Saturday-Sunday October 3-4
• English country dances for all levels
• Beyond the Basics waltz workshop
• Two-day Package: only $30 ($20 for age 25 & under)
• Contra—Yazoo Kickstarts, preeminent FL contra band
• Barbara Groh, Asheville NC contra caller
• English country dance - Hoggetowne Fancy & caller Randy Thorp
• Waltz – to live music by 'Stay Tuned'
SATURDAY, October 3rd Schedule: