Sept 30-Oct 1: Turnip the Beet & Andrea Nettleton

Come dancing on Sept 30-Oct 1, 2017 at GODS contra mini-weekend with the band Turnip the Beet and caller Andrea Nettleton.

'Turnip the Beet' is a dance band duo from Nashville, Tennessee. Rooted in the traditions of Southern Appalachia and their local contra dances, Kelsey Wells and Jeremy Lekich combine fiddle, banjo, guitar, percussion, and the occasional mbira in an innovative and jubilant musical harvest. Expect to hear an organic mix of eclectic tunes from the American South, Ireland, Cape Breton, Quebec, and Scandinavia, as well as a half-bushel of grooving, homegrown originals.

Andrea Nettleton is a caller from Atlanta, to keep you moving in a clear & confident way.

Dates:
Saturday, September 30, 2017 & Sunday, October 1, 2017

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

​Schedule:
SATURDAY 9/30
05:30p..................Boltin Center opens
05:45p - 06:45p....​.​Waltz (recorded music)
07:00p - 10:00p....​.​ADVANCED Contra Dance**
10:00p - 10:30p.....Cleanup
10:30p..................Boltin Center closes

SUNDAY 10/1
10:00a..................Boltin Center opens
11:00a - 02:00p....​.​ADVANCED Contra Dance**
02:00p - 02:45p....​.​Break
02:45p - 03:30p....​.​Waltz (Stay Tuned waltz band)
03:30p - 04:00p....​.​Contra workshop for beginners
04:00p - 07:00p....​.​Standard Contra Dance
07:00p - 07:30p.....Cleanup
07:30p..................Boltin Center closes

~07:15p.....After-dance party (following Sunday's final dance)

Suggested Donation (at the door - NO advanced registration):
Ages 26+: $15 each contra dance/$40 for all 3 dances
Ages 16-25: $10 each contra dance/$25 for all 3 dances
Dancers age 15 & under get in FREE when accompanied by an adult.
Waltz is a free bonus with admission to a contra dance.

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 dances. 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.

**ADVANCED dance:
All are welcome to advanced dances. Advanced contra dances will be more challenging & are an opportunity for dancers to enhance their dance skills. There will be limited teaching of basic figures. There might be limited walkthroughs & possibly some no-walkthrough dances.

Standard dance:
No partner or experience is necessary. Dances are taught, walked through, & called.

EventDate: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017