May 5: JoLaine & Comes When Called

JoLaine & Comes When Called

Contra-Fusion is coming our way. 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 will show us the way through the contra-fusion and pulsating rhythms.

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

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Date: Sunday, May 5th, 2019

Mar 31: Advanced Contra with JoLaine & Deux Francois

Deux Francois & JoLaine

Sunday, March 31st, 2019, is the GODS Advanced Dance at the Thelma Boltin Center from 4-7pm. The band is Deux Francois (Bill, Sarah, Frances) and the caller is JoLaine.

This dance is aimed at dancers who have attended at least three prior dances. There will be no beginner workshop, and the calling will not be catered to beginners. 

Advanced contra dances are an opportunity for dancers to be challenged & to enhance their dance skills. Teaching of basic figures, & walkthroughs, might be limited. There could be some no-walkthrough dances.

Dec 15: JoLaine and Possom Trot

JoLaine and Possom Trot

JoLaine teams up with local favorite band Possum Trot.on Saturday Dec 15th at the Thelma Boltin Center in Gainesville.

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

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Date: Saturday, December 15th, 2018

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

05:15 pm --- Doors open

Nov 4: JoLaine and The Kumquats

JoLaine and The Kumquats

BAND: The Kumquats

The Kumquats are:
* Bill Dudley on guitar;
* Rich Crew on fiddle and recorder; and
* Sarah Mitchell on penny whistle, flute, drum, foot percussion and hammered dulcimer.
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Date: Sunday, November 4th, 2018

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

02:15pm --- Boltin doors open

02:30 - 03:15pm --- Waltz lesson, or open waltz
(no partner necessary)

June 3: Palma Sola & JoLaine Jones-Pokorney

Palma Sola

CALLER: JoLaine Jones-Pokorney
BAND: Palma Sola

Palma Sola is:
• Bill Dudley on guitar
• Sherry Lowe on fiddle
• Sarah Mitchell on flute, hammered dulcimer & various noisy objects (feet, whistle, drum)

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Date: Sunday, June 3, 2018

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

02:30 pm --- Thelma Boltin Center opens

October 2: JoLaine and The Flying Turtles

JoLaine and The Flying Turtles

JoLaine Jones-Pokorney will be calling the contra dances to the music of the Flying Turtles String Band on Sunday.

Flying Turtles String Band are:
• Elle Hogan on fiddle
• Tom Hogan on guitar

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Date: Sunday, October 2, 2016

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

02:45 - 03:30pm --- ​waltz lesson (no partner necessary) or open waltz
to live music with Stay Tuned waltz band

Nov. 2: Kumquats at Large with JoLaine Jones-Pokorney

Kumquats at Large & JoLaine Jones-Pokorney

Sweet and tangy kumquats, fragrant on the breeze, only hint at the tasty tunes of another Florida homegrown, Kumquats at Large. Returning from a lauded performance, Bill Dudley and Sarah Mitchell are joined by the ever popular Rich Crew in enchanting a dancer's evening.

Our own ever-popular JoLaine Jones-Pokorney, a caller at Catapult in 2013, collaborates to call fun and tangy dances.

Kumquats at Large are:

April 6: Coracree with caller JoLaine Pokorney


April 6: 1st Sunday dance (4-7 pm)
Band: Coracree
Caller: JoLaine Jones-Pokorney

Coracree is a contemporary contra dance band that melds a mixture of traditional Celtic, Old Time, European and Original music played with an improvisational twist. Featuring the always lively and playful fiddling of Jane Rothfield, the driving swing of Bill Quern on tenor banjo, mandolin & melodeon, Sarah Gowan’s inventive guitar stylings and the melodic and rhythmic stand-up bass playing of Allan Carr. These guys rock!

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