Saturday Dec 20: Kumquats at Large & Sam Rotenberg

Kumquats-At-Large & Sam Rotenberg

Closing out the contra year, our ever-popular "old acquaintances", Kumquats at Large will play a dance not likely to be forgotten! Let's join together in dancing out 2014.

Our caller, Sam Rotenberg, is taking a break from calling In Philly and various other frozen locales to warm up a dance for us. Having also called at NEFFA and Pinewoods and being an English Country dancer, an interesting dance is sure to be afoot.

April 11-14 Wild Asparagus 5th Annual Florida Tour

Wild Asparagus Florida Tour 2014

Nationally acclaimed contradance band Wild Asparagus plays Gainesville Saturday April 12 from 8-11 with an introductory lesson at 7:30.

With George Marshall calling, Wild Asparagus has "rocked" dance floors across the US and Canada with their original, high-energy music based on traditional tunes from the British Isles and New England. They are one of the most popular contra dance bands in the country.

April 6: Coracree with caller JoLaine Pokorney

Coracree

April 6: 1st Sunday dance (4-7 pm)
Band: Coracree
Caller: JoLaine Jones-Pokorney

Coracree is a contemporary contra dance band that melds a mixture of traditional Celtic, Old Time, European and Original music played with an improvisational twist. Featuring the always lively and playful fiddling of Jane Rothfield, the driving swing of Bill Quern on tenor banjo, mandolin & melodeon, Sarah Gowan’s inventive guitar stylings and the melodic and rhythmic stand-up bass playing of Allan Carr. These guys rock!

May 4th 2014: Just Twistin' Hay with caller Richard Hopkins

Just Twistin' Hay

This Sunday, May 4, come dance to tunes played by Just Twistin' Hay from
central Florida, and dances called by Richard Hopkins who's driving in from
Tallahassee! The dance begins at 4:00 at the Thelma Boltin Center (516 NE
2nd. Ave.), and there is an introductory workshop for new dancers at 3:30.
Admission is $8, $5 for students. Childcare is provided. Bring a snack to
share and a cup or water bottle to reduce waste. See you there!

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