GODS Dance Sunday July 6 - Barnstorm & Alice Milmoe

 GODS Dance Sunday July 6 - Barnstorm Quartet & Alice Milmoe

Declare your independence from another barbeque - come out and DANCE! Rock out this Sunday July 6, when Florida's own Barnstorm raises the rafters and blows down the hall, with an assist from Alice Milmoe calling the tunes.

With Sharon Hartmann, Lee Simpson, and Chris Campbell, Barnstorm has been known to move the floor with their undefinable mix of genres.

Alice Milmoe, a third generation caller will keep you moving with figures to delight your fancy.

a Black-Light Affair - Techno Contra on UF Campus

techno contra on UF Campus

It's time once again for the UF Techno Contra Dance! On September 14th, the Rion Ballroom will be filled with blacklights, lasers, and a whole batch of techno music provided by DJ "Big Daddy". Also, we have Matthew Morse of St. Augustine coming to call the dance!

If you've never contra danced before, don't worry! There will be numerous dancers willing to assist you. Additionally, there will be a beginner's dance lesson at 7:30 PM (followed by the actual dance starting at 8:00PM).

July 19 Whistlin' Rufus and Doug Singleton

Whistlin' Rufus

The dance delight continues with Atlanta quartet Whistlin Rufus and their "fast, energetic, interesting dance music". Having played for years around the Southeast and Midwest, this is a return engagement for our dance. Do not miss the opportunity to get your Contra on, in air-conditioned comfort on a sprung dance floor.

Calling for Whistlin Rufus is Doug Singleton, a long time caller and active in the Atlanta Contra community.

Whistlin Rufus is: Ann Whitley on fiddle, Doug Olsen, mandolin, Cindy Olsen, bass and Matt Levine, guitar.

Sept 21 - "Bashful Ramblers" and Gary Arthur

Gary Arthur will be calling the dances to the music of "Bashful Ramblers", 8pm, September 21 at the Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Ave. Introductory workshop for beginning dancers starts at 7:30pm and is highly recommended! Experienced dancers, be there early to partner with those newcomers and help them have the time of their lives!

August 3, 2014 - Category 5 and Vicki Morrison - Contra Dance

Category Five with Vicki Morrison on August 3, 2014

A collision of classical strings and African rhythms is just half of the musical storm blowing your way when Category 5 returns to Gainesville. The storm force builds with their high energy jigs and reels - predictions are for few dry dancers on the floor.

Anchoring the tempest is our caller, Vicki Morrison, who advocates contra dancing as the answer to world peace.

Category 5 is: Sarah Mitchell on flute, hammered dulcimer, percussion, Kathie Aagaard (of the Florida Orchestra) on fiddle, John McEwen - Irish banjo, tenor guitar, percussion, David Massey - keyboard.

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