Newly formed and on their first tour, The Asheville Cats improvise and cajunize old time and modern contra tunes. From Pinellas Park and Coco, they close out their tour in Gainesville with gusto and grace.
Our evening dance and a special afternoon workshop are graced by Gaye Fifer, a Weekend and Dance Camp veteran. From Pittsburgh, PA, Gaye's easy style will surely please even the most discerning dancers!
The Asheville Cats are Laura Light on fiddle; Gary Anderson on guitar, fiddle, bass; and Trent Van Blaricom on percussion, mandolin, accordion, fiddle and sax.
This extra-special dance has a suggested donation of $7 for those under 25 and $12 otherwise. The dance is from 4-7 PM. 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 Contra, from 3:30 to 4:00.
If you snack, bring one to share and a water bottle to save the planet. Parking is in the lot across the street and in marked spaces on adjacent streets.
Child care is provided. See our FAQ page for details.