Nov 1st: Contra The Gadabouts with John Rogers

The Gadabouts with caller John Rogers

The Gadabouts are dropping in for an evening of "percussive, foot-tappin', yes ma'am, shake your booty good time" Contra Dancing! Get your fix of old time music gone amok interspersed with zesty and beautiful cajun waltzes.

Our caller, John Rogers misspent his youth and much of his adulthood avoiding dance situations because they felt foreign. How "sweet it was to find a dance form that hollered out instructions while you were doing it". John will be hollerin' fer us.

The Gadabouts are: David Massey - piano, fiddle, vocals, John McEwen - percussion, bass, tenor guitar, Marietta Massey - banjo, percussion, Bill Paine - guitar, tenor guitar, mandolin, Kathie Aagard - fiddle.

Also, at the break, will be a wedding ceremony for Piper Call and Kurt Seaburg. All are welcome!

Dancers 25 and under pay only $5 admission, $10 otherwise. Contra is 4:00 PM - 7:00 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. Also included is social waltz from 2:45-3:30 pm. No partner or experience is necessary.

Dance at the Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601. Snacks at the break are a community affair. If you snack, bring one to share and a water bottle to help our planet. Childcare is provided. See our website FAQ for details Parking is in the lot across the street and in marked spaces on adjacent streets.

Sunday, November 1, 2015