JoLaine Jones-Pokorney

Nov 18: The Stepping Stones & JoLaine Jones-Pokorney

Stepping Stones

JoLaine Jones-Pokorney from Gainesville will be calling contra dances to the live music of Stepping Stones from south Florida on Saturday.

Stepping Stones are:
• Robin Osgood - fiddle
• Norman Rodham - guitar
• Nancy Shinn - flute, piccolo

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Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017

Thelma A. Boltin Center
516 NE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601

05:30pm --- Boltin opens

July 15: The Gadabouts & JoLaine Jones-Pokorney

The Gadabouts

The Gadabouts are coming to town! Get your fix of old time music gone amok interspersed with zesty and beautiful cajun waltzes.

Our caller, JoLaine Jones-Pokorney will test your mettle as a contra dancer with surprising moves and patterns.

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

Jan 21: Florida Mountaineers & JoLaine Jones-Pokorney

Florida Mountaineers & JoLaine Jones-Pokorney

The Florida Mountaineers will be joining us for the first time from Jacksonville, and JoLaine Jones-Pokorney will be calling for us.

The Florida Mountaineers are:
* Anna Strickland - Fiddle
* Nathan Stinnette - Fiddle
* Madison Taylor - Banjo
* David Strickland - Guitar
* Molly Sweet -Bass

The Florida Mountaineers are an Old Time String Band hailing from Jacksonville Florida. They have been playing jams, parties, special events, and dances for the past several years.

July 31: Possum Trot & JoLaine Jones-Pokorney

Possum Trot & JoLaine Jones-Pokorney

Brace yourself for a "contra dance wall of sound" of French Canadian, New England and Southern music. Gainesville's own JoLaine Jones-Pokorney will be calling the dances to the music of Possum Trot, an inter-generational band that "blends the new and the old" in a swashbuckling sensation.

Possum Trot is:
* Pete Sucsy, banjo and guitar;
* Laura Price, fiddle;
* Benny McDowell, piano;
* Eleta Sucsy, penny whistle; and
* Kai Sucsy, percussion.

Feb 7th: Contra dance to Palma Sola & JoLaine Jones-Pokorney

GODS contra dance

CALLER: JoLaine Jones-Pokorney
BAND: Palma Sola
• Bill Dudley on guitar
• Sherry Lowe on fiddle
• Sarah Mitchell on flute, hammered dulcimer & various noisy objects (feet, whistle, drum)
No partner or experience is necessary.
Snacks at the break are provided by dancers. If you snack, bring one to share and a water bottle to help our planet.
Child care is provided. See our website FAQ for details: Gainesville Old-Time Dance Society/FAQ at

Oct 17: Terra Ceia Twisters & JoLaine Jones-Pokorney

For the first time in Gainesville, the Terra Ceia Twisters will string us along on a voyage of ‘funked’ up traditional tunes. A trio of classroom refugees, all strings and a flute, they will be sure to please.

Partnering with our new friends is a familiar face to our dance, JoLaine Jones-Pokorney in the caller's spot.

Terra Ceia Twisters are:
• Rob Zanders on guitar/mando;
• Sherry Lowe on fiddle;
• Sarah Mitchell on flute/dulcimer

Aug 30 Advanced Dance: Comes When Called & JoLaine Jones-Pokorney

Comes When Called & JoLaine Jones-Pokorney

Advanced Contra-Fusion is coming our way with "percussion toys" and "wild and crazy recorder improv". Layered with African rhythm and big-band strings, 'Comes When Called' promises to "delight dance floor denizens" with their Celtic, modern and old-time tunes.

Calling advanced delights, JoLaine Jones-Pokorney will show us the way through the contra-fusion and pulsating rhythms.

July 5: Rode Skollars pickup band + JoLaine Jones-Pokorney

Rode Skollars

Our entertainment on Sunday shares the surprise of a fireworks finale. The Rode Skollars Pickup! band, while not promising pyrotechnics, will fill the stage with both new and familiar faces. Whether on the stage or on the floor, all comers are welcome!*

Our caller, JoLaine Jones-Pokorney may have some of her own surprises to cast out to the dance floor.

The Rode Skollars is: Marion Lasley on guitar, Lloyd Baldwin on fiddle and banjo, Mike Stapleton on fiddle and banjo, and Bill Paine on mandolin.

May 3: Yazoo Kickstarts and JoLaine Jones-Pokorney

Yazoo Kickstartso

This Spring Sunday forecasts balmy breezes, delightful dance partners and the tasty tunes of The Yazoo Kickstarts. Lose yourself to a dance delight for a splendid spring afternoon.

Fresh from calling at the New England Folk Festival, JoLaine Jones-Pokorney, will have you dancing with and on the spring breezes.

The Yazoo Kickstarts are: Mike Stapleton on fiddle, Bill Paine - mandolin & guitar, Marietta Massey - banjo, David Massey - fiddle & piano.

Aug 31: Advanced Contra Dance - Kumquats at Large with JoLaine Jones-Pokorney

Kumquats at Large called by JoLaine Pokorney

Of the many Kumquat varieties, those At Large are one of the tastiest. Five years in the making, the Kumquats At Large serve up Rich Crew (fiddle and recorder), Sarah Mitchell (penny whistle, flute, drum, foot percussion and hammered dulcimer) and Bill Dudley, guitar.

JoLaine Jones-Pokorney adds her unique spice to the mix, calling dances to challenge and please your dance palate.


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