Mixing a pair of former Mainiacs and a trio of Dementors creates some mid-winter mischief to heat up our next dance. Starting contra-musician life at the University of Maine, Pete and Eleta join three of the Dementors members to do some Potluck Poaching and down-home contra music playing for our next dance.
Our caller was so hooked on dancing in grammar school that he had the Virginia Reel and some squares at his wedding. Richard Hopkins, a "mostly-retired" epidemiologist, will be sharing his lifelong love of Contra and Squares in the caller's spot.
The Potluck Poachers are Eleta Sucsy on penny whistle, Pete Sucsy on banjo and guitar, Karan Newman on mandolin, Chuck Spitzner on bass and Pat Stevens on guitar and banjo.
Dancers 25 and under pay only $5.00 admission! $8.00 otherwise, at the Thelma Boltin Center 516 NE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601. Included is our social waltz before the dance - 5:45-6:30 pm. No partner necessary.
New dancers, and those wishing to review their dance moves or help others to do so, please attend the free lessons 30 minutes before the dance. Come at 5:45 to waltz, glide into the contra lesson and then "Contra the Night away"! Dance ends at 10 pm.
If you snack, bring one to share and a water bottle to save the planet. A babysitter is available at no extra charge.