Sunday, April 5th: Waltz Workshop with Gaye Fifer

Gaye Fifer

Gaye Fifer, an enthusiastic advocate and instructor of contra-style waltz and an accomplished contra caller from Pittsburgh, will lead a special waltz workshop preceding the first GODS contra dance event on Sunday, April 5 at 1:30pm - 3:30pm.

April 5: Asheville Cats & Gaye Fifer

Ashville Cats

Newly formed and on their first tour, The Asheville Cats improvise and cajunize old time and modern contra tunes. From Pinellas Park and Coco, they close out their tour in Gainesville with gusto and grace.

Our evening dance and a special afternoon workshop are graced by Gaye Fifer, a Weekend and Dance Camp veteran. From Pittsburgh, PA, Gaye's easy style will surely please even the most discerning dancers!

The Asheville Cats are Laura Light on fiddle; Gary Anderson on guitar, fiddle, bass; and Trent Van Blaricom on percussion, mandolin, accordion, fiddle and sax.

Special Waltz Workshop Sunday, April 5

Waltz and contra are favorite, healthy pastimes for a fellow dancer in Pennsylvania. Read several paragraphs down for his comments reserved especially for waltz.

Dancing retiree finds it's never too late to learn some new steps.
http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/speak-easy/item/76787-dancing-retiree...
Courtesy of The Chief Factotum at South Florida Contra Dance newsletter.

March 29: Advanced contra with Frances and Friends & caller Frannie Marr

Frannie Marr

Frances, Sarah and Bill, with their "lilting tunes and spirited arrangements" will play dance tunes to tell your friends about. These "well-seasoned" musicians are "sure to add spice to your dance experience!"

Dancing in California, Frannie Marr started her calling career in elementary school - teaching her students. A caller in the 2014 Catapult! National Showcase, she prides herself on her "quick walk-throughs, efficient calling, and letting the dance and music flow".

Saturday March 21: The Dunehoppers with Alice Milmoe

The Dunehoppers

Saint Augustine jumps with history - from it's Spanish founding to an early winter retreat to modern times as the home of the famed and esteemed Dunehoppers. With award wining fiddling and equally engaging rhythm, percussion and even more strings, their melodic contra will keep you on your feet.

On your feet, says Alice from Apopka, with an encore performance in the callers spot, and a retinue of different dances. Ms. Milmoe's calling lineage boasts history of it's own.

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