GODS Contra Weekends

GODS Weekend 2015: February 21-22-23

The bands will be Great Bear Trio and the Rafter Ringers called by Beth Molaro and Sarah VanNorstrand.


Many thanks to all those who made the 2014 GODS Weekend happen February 21-23, 2014!

Dana Parkinson & Steam Shovel at GODS Weekend 2014 video by Dave Pokorney

Special Bonus Event! Cis Hinkle conducted a callers workshop focused on calling squares on Friday, Feb 21st 2014 from 2-5 pm at Tigert House attended by over a dozen experienced contra callers.

Dancing with the GODS was a fabulous contra dance weekend happening February 21-23, 2014 in sunny Gainesville Florida. Our focus is on HOT bands, COOL callers, and all the contra dancing you can handle. The Thelma Boltin Center was transformed into dreamy Mount Olympus. We pulled out our finest "fancy dress duds" for the "Black and White Ball" on Saturday night. See the schedule.

This year's talent included The Latter Day Lizards with Stuart Kenney and Steamshovel, with calling by Cis Hinkle and Dana Parkinson.

Cis Hinkle calling the Latter Day Lizards at GODS 2014 Weekend video by Dave Pokorney

Everyone wants to be in Florida in February! So plan to stay awhile next time! North Central Florida has some of the most beautiful springs in the world. Come kayak, snorkel or dive in crystal clear 72 degree water. Birding is amazing on Paynes Prairie (not to mention GATORS!). There are several lovely parks for camping, hiking and napping. Orlando is only two hours south - home of Disney World and Universal Studios among many, many other tourist attractions.