May 16: Frances and Friends with Alice Milmoe

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!"

Alice Milmoe, an old friend to contra calling, adds southern sugar to the mix for a full flavored dance experience.

Frances and Friends are Frances Pisacane on fiddle, Sarah Mitchell, flute, feet, whistle, drum, and Bill Dudley, guitar.

May 3: Yazoo Kickstarts and JoLaine Jones-Pokorney

Yazoo Kickstartso

This Spring Sunday forecasts balmy breezes, delightful dance partners and the tasty tunes of The Yazoo Kickstarts. Lose yourself to a dance delight for a splendid spring afternoon.

Fresh from calling at the New England Folk Festival, JoLaine Jones-Pokorney, will have you dancing with and on the spring breezes.

The Yazoo Kickstarts are: Mike Stapleton on fiddle, Bill Paine - mandolin & guitar, Marietta Massey - banjo, David Massey - fiddle & piano.

Saturday April 25: Wild Asparagus Band in Melrose

Wild Asparagus

This Saturday, April 25, from 3 - 5 pm, Possum Trot will play. (This is the dance before Wild Asparagus.)

3 -5 Possum Trot
5 - 6 Bring some food.
6 - 9 Wild Asparagus

April 26, 11 am - 2 pm, Wild Asparagus

All at the DANCING FISH, 6228 Dogwood Lane, Melrose by Lake Santa Fe

Rain location:
Saturday, same times, 301 S.R. 26, Melrose Dream Center (formerly MACC)
Sunday, later time, 3 - 6 pm, 301 S.R. 26, Melrose Dream Center

April 18: Smoky Hollow String Band and Vicki Morrison

Smoky Hollow String Band

The mountains, hollers and flatlands bring you hard drivin', no holds barred traditional music. The music that stokes and drives The Smoky Hollow String Band - with dance tunes to add a little extra spring to your step. From Tallahassee, last we heard.

With a lot of spring in her step, Vicki Morrison, a retiree for a whopping four months, calls for us - in her continued work for World Peace through Contra dance.

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.