August 17 - Matthew Morse and Just Twistin' Hay

Just Twistin Hay

Matthew Morse will be calling the dances to the twin-fiddle antics of "Just Twistin' Hay, 8pm Saturday August 17 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!

March 30 Advanced Contra Dance, music by the Hot Potatoes

On March 30th 2014 Eric Harris called the GODS quarterly Advanced Contra Dance with music by the Hot Potatoes (Tom & Elle Hogan, and Sharon Hartmann). Visit the GODS FaceBook photo album for images of this event.

Location: Thelma Boltin Center 516 NE 2nd Avenue, 32601. Bring a water bottle and a snack to share. See our Facebook page for late breaking news: https://www.facebook.com/groups/godsdance

GODS Weekend 2014

Many thanks to all those who made the 2014 GODS Weekend happen February 21-23, 2014!

Dana Parkinson & Steam Shovel at GODS Weekend 2014 video by Dave Pokorney

Sept 1 - Wind That Shakes the Barley and JoLaine Jones-Pokorney

JoLaine Jones-Pokorney

JoLaine Jones-Pokorney will be calling the dances to the music of "Wind That Shakes the Barley", 4pm, September 1 at the Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Ave. Introductory workshop for beginning dancers starts at 3:30pm and is highly recommended! Experienced dancers, be there early to partner with those newcomers and help them have the time of their lives!

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.

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).

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!

Nov. 2: Kumquats at Large with JoLaine Jones-Pokorney

Kumquats at Large & JoLaine Jones-Pokorney

Sweet and tangy kumquats, fragrant on the breeze, only hint at the tasty tunes of another Florida homegrown, Kumquats at Large. Returning from a lauded performance, Bill Dudley and Sarah Mitchell are joined by the ever popular Rich Crew in enchanting a dancer's evening.

Our own ever-popular JoLaine Jones-Pokorney, a caller at Catapult in 2013, collaborates to call fun and tangy dances.

Kumquats at Large are:

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!

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