Jonathan King

August 4: Comes When Called & Jonathan King

Comes When Called & Jonathan King

Gainesville's own Jonathan King will guide us through the contra-fusion and pulsating rhythms of Comes When Called.

Comes When Called is:
• Kathie Aagaard;
• Rich Crew;
• Susan Maryonowski; and
• Joe DePaolo

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Date: Sunday, August 4th, 2019

Location:
Thelma Boltin Center
516 NE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL

Schedule:
02:15 pm --- Doors open

02:30 - 3:15 pm --- Open waltz (waltz lesson for beginners) - no partner necessary
(Live music: Stay Tuned)

May 18: Jonathan King & The Fish Camp Cutups

Jonathan King & The Fish Camp Cutups

A real old-time Gainesville band, The Fish Camp Cutups, are returning to the stage to play for contra dancers and Gainesville caller Jonathan King on May 18th 2019.

The Fish Camp Cutups are:
* Lloyd Baldwin on fiddle
* Brent Baldwin on banjo
* Inslee Baldwin on guitar
* Marion Lasley on guitar
* Jarrod Ridgway on fiddle

Dec 30: Advanced contra with Jonathan King & Category Five

Category Five & Jonathan L. King

Jonathan King will be calling advanced dances to the music of Category Five. So get ready for some rip-snorting good music and dance!

Category Five is:
• David Massey - piano
• Marietta Massey - banjo
• Kathie Aagaard - fiddle
• Sarah Mitchell - hammered dulcimer, flute, foot rhythm

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Aug 5: Jonathan L. King and Category Five

Aug 5: Jonathan L. King and Category Five

Jonathan L. King from Gainesville will be calling contra dances to the live music of Category Five on Sunday.

Category 5 are:
• David Massey - piano
• Kathie Aagaard - fiddle
• Sarah Mitchell - hammered dulcimer, flute, foot rhythm

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Date: Sunday, August 5, 2018

Dance Location:
Thelma Boltin Center
516 NE 2nd Ave
Gainesville, FL

Schedule:
02:30pm --- Boltin doors open

02:45 - 03:30pm --- Waltz lesson, or open waltz
(no partner necessary)

July 1: Wind That Shakes The Barley & caller Jonathan L King

Wind That Shakes The Barley and Jonathan L King

Jonathan L. King will be calling the contra dances to the live music of "Wind That Shakes the Barley" on Sunday.

Wind That Shakes the Barley are:
• Bill Dudley - guitar
• Kathie Aagaard - fiddle
• Sarah Mitchell - flute, hammered dulcimer, penny whistle, percussion

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Date: Sunday, July 1st, 2018

Location:
Thelma Boltin Center
516 NE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL

Schedule:
02:30pm --- Doors open

Feb 17: Jonathan King & The Dunehoppers

Jonathan King & The Dunehoppers

The Dunehoppers are coming to Gainesville for a rollicking good time--and you're a part of it!

Calling our dances will be Jonathan King, Gainesville's own high energy dance caller.

The Dunehoppers hail from Jacksonville. They are:
* Mac Benford - banjo
* Kathy Zemanek - banjo & bass
* Bob Parsons - mandolin, fiddle & bass
* Mike Elias - guitar
* Allen Hood - fiddle

July 30: Advanced Contra with Category Five & Jonathan King

Category Five

A collision of classical strings and African rhythms is just half of the musical storm blowing your way when Category Five returns to Gainesville. The storm force builds with their high energy jigs and reels - just in time to dance off a day of feasting.

March 5: Category Five & Jonathan King

A collision of classical strings and African rhythms is just half of the musical storm blowing your way when Category Five returns to Gainesville. The storm force builds with their high energy jigs and reels - just in time to dance off a day of feasting.

At the center of the tempest is our caller and jester, Jonathan King.

Category Five is:
• Sarah Mitchell on flute, hammered dulcimer, and percussion;
• Kathie Aagaard on fiddle;
• John McEwen on Irish banjo, tenor guitar, percussion; and
• David Massey on keyboard.

Possum Trot & Jonathan King

Possum Trot & Jonathan King

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.

April 3: Smokey Hollow String Band & Jonathan King

Smokey Hollow String Band & Jonathan King

The Smoky Hollow String Band is droppin' in from Tallahassee. Inspired by the mountains, hollers and flat-lands of bygone days, three veteran musicians bring you hard drivin', no holds barred traditional music for a special evening of air conditioned dancing.

Gainesville’s own inscrutable Jonathan King will amaze and entertain you with energetic dance patterns that will leave you breathless and hollering for more.

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