June 17: Rochelle Ramblers with caller Joey Norton

Saturday June 17, 2017: The Rochelle Ramblers with caller Joey Norton.

Together, the Ramblers bring a variety of tunes old and new to get your feet moving. They look forward to playing in Gainesville again.

The Rochelle Ramblers are:
• Bill Paine has been playing Oldtime music on his mandolin and guitar for almost 40 years and has been entertaining dancers for more than 30 years, at dances from Florida to Boston to California (and many points in between). To Bill, playing for dancers is one of the finest ways to make music he has yet found.
• Lloyd Baldwin has played his fiddle and banjo in the Gainesville area for over 40 years with various bands. He played for the first GODS dances when the group was formed in the mid-1970’s. Since then, he has played for dances all over the deep South and is a regular at the Florida Folk Festival. He currently lives in Branford, Florida.
• Marion Lasley, a Gainesville native, has been playing guitar for over 30 years. She started playing old time music while living in North Carolina and continued when she moved back to Florida many years ago. She and Lloyd have played together for more than 20 years. She divides her time between Quincy and Gainesville.
• Michael Stapleton started playing horns at the age of 12. He switched to fiddle 37 years ago and has not looked back. Michael also plays old-time banjo and cajun accordion in a Cajun band. He enjoys playing music for dances and has played all over the Southeast.
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05:45 - 06:30 pm --- Waltz lesson - or open waltz - no partner necessary
(Live music: Stay Tuned waltz band).
06:30 - 07:00 pm --- Contra workshop for beginners
(New contra dancers, & those wishing to review their dance moves, or help others to do so, please attend this pre-dance contra lesson.)
07:00 - 10:00 pm --- Contra dance with The Rochelle Ramblers and caller Joey Norton.
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Suggested Donation:
$10 (ages 26+)
$5 (ages 16-25)
Dancers ages 15 & under get in FREE when accompanied by an adult.
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No partner or experience is necessary. Contra dances are taught, walked through, & called.
No special dress is required --- wear casual attire & comfortable shoes.
Snacks at the break are provided by dancers. If you snack, bring one to share & a water bottle to help our planet.
Child care is provided during the contra dance. See our website FAQ above for details.
Parking is in the lot across the street & in marked spaces on adjacent streets.
Hosted by the Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society [GODS].

Saturday, June 17, 2017