June 3: Palma Sola & JoLaine Jones-Pokorney

Palma Sola

CALLER: JoLaine Jones-Pokorney
BAND: Palma Sola

Palma Sola is:
• Bill Dudley on guitar
• Sherry Lowe on fiddle
• Sarah Mitchell on flute, hammered dulcimer & various noisy objects (feet, whistle, drum)

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Date: Sunday, June 3, 2018

Thelma A. Boltin Center
516 NE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601

02:30 pm --- Thelma Boltin Center opens

May 19: Yazoo Kickstarts & Susie Rudder

Yazoo Kickstarts & Susie Rudder

Susie Rudder will be calling the contra dances this Saturday, May 19th to live music of the Yazoo Kickstarts.

The Yazoo Kickstarts are:
• Mike Stapleton on fiddle;
• Bill Paine - mandolin & guitar;
• Marietta Massey - banjo; and
• Marion Lasley - guitar
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Date: Saturday, May 19th, 2018

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

05:30pm --- Doors open

May 6: Notorious with Vicki Morrison

Dancers, don't miss this special event with three hours of live waltz music by Notorious!

Notorious presents their vibrant, evocative, mostly original tunes for Waltz 11:00 - 2:00 and Contra 4:00 - 7:00 on Sun. 5/6/18 at the Boltin Center. (516 NE 2nd Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601).

Performances across many continents and at Kennedy Center in D.C. and in Ken Burns’ PBS documentaries have made this band famous. Oft played tunes from their CD’s Waltz Time, Waltz Time II and Notorious (including the tune “Payne’s Prairie”) have made them familiar favorites.

April 29: Possum Trot & John Rogers

Possum Trot & John Rogers

John Rogers will be calling advanced contra dances to the music of Possum Trot this Sunday April 29th 2018.

This is an advanced contra dance for experienced dancers willing to be challenged and to enhance their dance skills. In brief, 'experienced' means that you know contra moves without being taught. You know how to recover from a lapse, assist your partner and execute flourishes safely and on time. Advanced dances are 5th Sundays from 4-7 pm.

Florida Wild Asparagus Weekend April 20th-22nd 2018

Wild Asparagus

Wild Asparagus Weekend at the Dancing Fish of Lake Santa Fe--April 20th-22nd 2018 Contra dance to one of New England's finest bands, Wild Asparagus, in the new covered dance barn at The Dancing Fish, on Lake Santa Fe in Melrose, Florida (18 miles east of Gainesville).