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.

Brace yourself for a "contra dance wall of sound" of French Canadian, New England and Southern music. John Rogers will be calling the dances to the music of Possum Trot, an inter-generational band that "blends the new and the old" in a swashbuckling sensation.

Possum Trot is:
* Pete Sucsy, banjo and guitar;
* Laura Price, fiddle;
* Benny McDowell, piano;
* Eleta Sucsy, penny whistle; and
* Kai Sucsy, percussion.

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Schedule:

02:45 - 03:45 pm --- ​waltz lesson (no partner necessary) or open waltz to live music with Stay Tuned waltz band
03:35 - 04:00 pm --- Sound check. No workshop for beginners. This dance is intended for experienced contra dancers.
04:00 - 07:00 pm --- Contra dance with Possum Trot and caller John Rogers

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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 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 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].

EventDate: 
Sunday, April 29, 2018