Oct 7: Dana Parkinson and Category Five

Dana-Parkinson and Category Five

Dana Parkinson will be calling to the music of Category Five. So get ready for some rip-snorting good music and dance!

Dana Parkinson started contra dancing in 2009 with the Tampa Friends of Old-Time Dance. Through support from her local community and inspiration from dancing at dozens of dance weekends, Dana soon found herself at a Contra Calling Workshop with Cis Hinkle. In no time at all she was calling local dances.

Sept 30: Advanced contra with Roni Wiener & The Stepping Stones

Roni Wiener & The Stepping Stones

After several years as a travelling dancer, Roni Wiener has finally decided she can skip a few dances and share the joy of contra from the stage. Roni loves using what she learned on the dance floor to craft engaging programs that entertain all levels of dancers. She teaches and calls with clarity and contagious enthusiasm. Roni also enjoys teaching contra dancing workshops to help build a thriving contra dancing community.

Come early and catch Roni's 15-minute workshop for experienced contra dancers just before the dance. The theme of the workshop is 'Timing'.

Sept 15: Dance Like A Pirate with Cis Hinkle and The Red Mountain Yellowhammers

 Red Mountain Yellowhammers


SeptembARRRRR 15th be the day n’ th’ hour to come to th’ dance dressed like a scurvy pirate! We gunna kick up our heels ’n make merry like the swashbucklers we be! ’Tis a tradition!

International Talk Like A Pirate Day is September 19. Dressing like a scurvy pirate at the dance is optional.

Sept 2: John Rogers & Wind That Shakes the Barley

Wind That Shakes the Barley

John Rogers will be calling the contra dances to the live music of "Wind That Shakes the Barley" on Sunday September 2nd 2018.

Wind That Shakes the Barley is:
• Bill Dudley - guitar
• Kathie Aagaard - fiddle
• Sarah Mitchell - flute, hammered dulcimer, penny whistle, percussion

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Date: Sunday, September 2nd 2018

Thelma Boltin Center
516 NE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL

02:15pm --- Boltin opens

02:30 - 03:15pm --- Waltz lesson, or open waltz

Aug 18: Tom Greene & Comes When Called

Tom Greene & Comes When Called

Tallahassee's own Tom Greene will be calling the dances to the music of 'Comes When Called' to delight dance floor denizens with their Celtic, modern and old-time tunes.

Comes When Called is:
• Kathie Aagaard – fiddle;
• Rich Crew – recorder; and
• Susan Marynowski – keyboard, percussion
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Date: Saturday, August 18th, 2018

Thelma Boltin Center
516 NE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL

05:30pm --- Doors open