Rona Wiener

Sept 30: Advanced contra with Roni Wiener & The Stepping Stones

Roni Wiener & The Stepping Stones

After several years as a travelling dancer, Roni Wiener has finally decided she can skip a few dances and share the joy of contra from the stage. Roni loves using what she learned on the dance floor to craft engaging programs that entertain all levels of dancers. She teaches and calls with clarity and contagious enthusiasm. Roni also enjoys teaching contra dancing workshops to help build a thriving contra dancing community.

Come early and catch Roni's 15-minute workshop for experienced contra dancers just before the dance. The theme of the workshop is 'Timing'.

Jan 20-21: Rona Wiener & Potent Brew

Rona Wiener & Potent Brew

Saturday-Sunday, Jan 20-21, 2018
Special 2-Day Mini-Weekend Event
3 Contra Dances + Advanced Contra Workshop
Caller: Rona Wiener; Band: Potent Brew

April 30: Rona Wiener & The Kumquats

Rona Wiener & The Kumquats

Blending dance gypsy experience with contra joy, Rona Wiener calls an engaging advanced contra program. Rona's enthusiasm for the dance embraces teaching workshops for a thriving contra community.

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.

Dec 17: Wind That Shakes The Barley & Rona Wiener

Autumn winds a-blowin thru the fields unleash rhythm with melodies that follow in natural harmony. Echoing, amplifying and multiplying nature's cadence, 'Wind That Shakes The Barley' will enchant dancers this December dance.

'Wind That Shakes the Barley' is:
• Sarah Mitchell - penny whistle, flute, drum, foot percussion, hammered dulcimer;
• Kathie Aagaard - fiddle;
• Bill Dudley - guitar; and
• John McEwen - percussion, Irish banjo, tenor guitar

Aug 20: Contra Dance! The Gadabouts & Rona Wiener

Rona Wiener & 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, Rona Wiener will test your mettle as a contra dancer with surprising moves and patterns.

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

June 18: Kumquats At Large & Rona Wiener

Kumquats At Large & Rona Wiener

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.

Blending dance gypsy experience with contra joy, Rona Wiener calls an engaging program for all levels of dancers. Rona's enthusiasm for the dance embraces teaching workshops for a thriving contra community.

Jan 16th: Frances & Friends with caller Rona Wiener

Rona Wiener & Frances Pisacane

Come contra dance this Saturday, January 16th at the Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL

CALLER: Rona Wiener

Blending dance gypsy experience with contra joy, Rona Wiener calls an engaging program for all levels of dancers. Rona's enthusiasm for the dance embraces teaching workshops for a thriving contra community.

BAND: *Frances And Friends*
• Frances Pisacane on fiddle
• Sarah Mitchell on flute, feet, whistle, drum
• Bill Dudley on guitar

July 18: Possum Trot and Rona Wiener

Possum Trot

Brace yourself for a "contra dance wall of sound" of French Canadian, New England and Southern music. Possum Trot, an inter-generational band, "blends the new and the old" into a musical melange. Dance and enthrall in air-conditioned comfort!

Blending dance gypsy experience with contra joy, Rona Wiener calls an engaging program for all levels of dancers. Rona's enthusiasm for the dance embraces teaching workshops for a thriving contra community .

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