December 6: Andy Kane calling with Quincy Qutups

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A holiday season extravaganza of a couple of Grammy-nominated musicians, a champion old-time fiddler sprinkled with a few multi-instrumentalists graces our Dec. 6 dance. The Quincy Qutups lays claim to over a hundred musician-years of entertaining pleasure.

Andy Kane is known for his easy instructional walk-throughs and sharing the groove with southern tunes. He has been a featured dance caller at Gamblefest, Pinewoods Music and Dance Camp, and the Florida Folk Festival.

The Quincy Qutups are Lloyd Baldwin on fiddle and banjo, Marion Lasley on guitar, Andy Thomas on fiddle, Kristi Hamilton on bass and Richard Hardy on mandolin, fiddle, guitar or bass.

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, December 6, 2015