Nationally acclaimed contradance band Wild Asparagus plays Gainesville Saturday April 12 from 8-11 with an introductory lesson at 7:30.
With George Marshall calling, Wild Asparagus has "rocked" dance floors across the US and Canada with their original, high-energy music based on traditional tunes from the British Isles and New England. They are one of the most popular contra dance bands in the country.
Dances on this year's tour:
Friday 4/11 Tallahassee 7:30-10:30 www.Tallydancer.com
Saturday 4/12 Gainesville 8-11 - Intro lesson 7:30 Thelma Boltin Center
Sunday 4/13 Melrose 4-7, Potluck Poachers opening at 2 - Dancing Fish 6228 Dogwood Lane
Monday 4/14 South Daytona 7:30-10:30 Gold Star Ballroom 3100 S. Ridgewood Ave. (info: Steve 386-307-5705)
Contra dance is a community dance - no partner or experience needed. "If you can walk, you can Contra."
Beginner's lesson is 7:30-8:00. Dress comfortably and bring a water bottle.
Cost is $10 / $5 Students.
April 19: 3rd. Saturday Dance
Band: Deux Francois
Caller: Dana Parkinson