John Rogers

Nov 1st: Contra The Gadabouts with John Rogers Sticky

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.

June 4: John Rogers & Wind That Shakes the Barley

Wind That Shakes The Barley

John Rogers 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
• John McEwen - percussion, Irish banjo, tenor guitar

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Date: Sunday, June 4, 2017

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

Schedule:
02:30pm --- Doors open

Nov 6th: The MacRowdies & John Rogers

MacRowdies & John Rogers

John Rogers will be calling the contra dances to the music of North Carolina-based The MacRowdies on Sunday.

The MacRowdies are:
• Mara Shea on fiddle
• Pete Campbell on keyboard

July 3rd: The Gadabouts with John Rogers

The Gadabouts with 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.

May 31: John Rogers calls advanced contra with Kumquats at Large

Following the Folk Festival with more homegrown delights, Kumquats at Large promises to turn a languid Sunday afternoon into a Hoppin' John of a dance occasion. Advanced dancing in air-conditioned comfort!

Our caller, John Rogers, savored the sweetness of "finding a dance form that hollered out instructions while you were doing it. It was like having on-board navigation." Any comments on his dance navigation are welcome!

September 7: Contra Yazoo Kickstarts - John Rogers calling

Yazoo Kickstarts

Git your Yazoo out and Kickstart some fine Fall dancing and great music. Yup, music-ing fer us, are the Yazoo Kickstarts with Mike Stapleton on fiddle, Bill Paine - mandolin & guitar, Marietta Massey - banjo, David Massey - fiddle & piano.

Our caller, John Rogers, usually booking talent in Cocoa and Melbourne, steps out in front of the spotlight this Sunday. John is an "almost FL native who mis-spent his youth not dancing...until he came upon a group that called out instructions." A rousing Gainesville welcome to John.

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