June 29: Yazoo Kickstarts called by Jonathan King

Jonathan & Ruthie King walk dancers through contra Wonderland.

Can mathematicians count and call contra dances at the same time? Come find out Sunday June 29 when Jonathan King guides us down the rabbit hole through choice contra-ptions of contra Wonderland.

Dances and figures from, or beyond, your wildest imagination may appear on the dance floor before you have a chance to cry 'help'! Come, stretch your dancing skills--and your mind--in the company of other daring dancers!

Playing for our dance will be a local favorite The Yazoo Kickstarts with Bill Paine, Mike Stapleton, Marietta Massey and David Massey.

What is an advanced dance?


  • It is for daring, experienced dancers.

  • In brief, 'experienced' means that you know contra moves without being taught.

  • 'Daring' means you are not afraid to look foolish at times, as long as you are having fun.

  • You know how to recover from a lapse, assist your partner and execute flourishes safely and on time.


Dance is Sunday 4-7 pm, at the Thelma Boltin Center 516 NE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601. $8/$5Students.

If you snack, bring one to share and a water bottle to save the planet. Parking is in the lot across the street, behind the building and marked spaces on adjacent streets.