Sept 16: Sam & Eden (Eden MacAdam-Somer & Sam Bartlett) with caller Angela DeCarlis



SeptembARRRRR 16th 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.

Band: Sam & Eden (Eden MacAdam-Somer & Sam Bartlett)
Caller: Angela DeCarlis

  • At home in the worlds of both classical and popular music, Eden MacAdam-Somer is one of the most exciting and versatile young violinists and singers performing today. She has been a featured soloist with symphony and chamber orchestras, jazz and swing bands, bluegrass, DAWG and American folk groups. Eden is also well-versed in the music of other cultures, including Irish music, Eastern-European music, and European music from the Medieval and Renaissance periods.
  • Mandolinist Sam Bartlett has been playing music since he was 9, beginning with ill-fated adventures with the jaw harp and drumsticks, and finally settling into the mandolin, tenor banjo, and still, indeed, the jaw harp. He plays with Notorious and the Monks, and occasionally with other contra dance bands around the country.
  • Caller Angela DeCarlis writes, "Because I am an artist with a passion for teaching, I approach dance instruction with kindness, creativity, and ingenuity. Because I am a jazz singer, I love to incorporate musical tonality into my vocals while at the mic, resulting in a calling style immediately recognizable and lovable to dancers everywhere."

How to celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day
Well mate, celebrating talk like a pirate day be as easy as a day in the tropic, you simply need to turn up your piratical vernacular, pour a few fruity drinks with umbrellas in them, and gather with friends to celebrate the day in your piratey best! Talk Like A Pirate Day is comin’, are you ready to pirate it up?

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

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

05:30pm --- Boltin opens

05:45 - 06:30pm --- Waltz lesson, or open waltz
(No partner necessary. Live music: Stay Tuned waltz band.)

06:30 - 07:00pm --- 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 - 10:00pm --- Contra Dance

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Suggested Donation:
$12 (age 26+)
$7 (age 16-25)

Dancers age 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 comfortable, casual attire & soft-soled 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 for details:
Gainesville Old-Time Dance Society/FAQ.

Parking is in the lot across the street & in marked spaces on adjacent streets.

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Hosted by the Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society

Saturday, September 16, 2017