Dancing with the GODS 2018 – Feb 23 – 25

2018 Contra Dance Weekend

Feb 23 – 25, 2018 at the beautiful Thelma Boltin Center in the historic Duckpond neighborhood of Gainesville FL. 516 NE 2 Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601.

2018 Dancing With The Gods Schedule

This dance is not gender-balanced. All your partners will be heavenly!


Caller Janine Smith calls contra, square, ceilidh and family dances in the Washington DC area. She shares her humorous and infectious (OK, sometimes goofy) style and love of music & dance with dancers from Glen Echo, Maryland to Seattle, Washington.

Caller Adina Gordon loves travel, music, dance and silliness, and has called dances in 37 US states, as well as in 3 Canadian provinces and Israel. Based in Burlington, VT, Adina calls contra, English and squares both old and new that cause spontaneous eruptions of joy. Adina's energy is highly evident and her goal is to maximize dancing and minimize talking.

The Moving Violations “revolutionized the New England dance scene by playing traditional tunes in strange and wonderful ways.” (Sing Out magazine) The Moving Violations features Van Kaynor on fiddle, Ron Grosslein on fiddle and mandolin, and Eric Eid-Reiner on piano.

The Figments incorporate an eclectic mix of styles into their inspired performances of music for dancing or listening. Whether grooving on an Old-time, Irish or French Canadian fiddle tune, trading daring improvisations on a gypsy jazz or swing number, or exploring the nuances of a graceful waltz or elegant English country dance tune, this trio of versatile musicians makes dynamic, spontaneous, and electrifying music. The Figments features Owen Morrison on guitar, Ethan Hazzard-Watkins on fiddle and Anna Patton on clarinet.

Some YouTube videos of the Figments:

5/26/11: The Figments at the Concord Scout House, 4 of 4

Michigan Dance Heritage - Fall Dance Weekend - Take 13

The Figments at the Santa Barbara Contra Dance 1/5/14

The Moving Violations:

The Moving Violations:

Adina Gordon calling contra:

Adina Gordon calling English Country Dance: The Pursuit

Janine Smith calling contra:

Janine Smith calling a square:

Previous GODS Weekend dances