Welcome, Callers & Musicians!

For bookings, contact Steve Chesson at STEVECLLC@gmail.com.

Our dancers
You can count on a core of experienced dancers to assist new people.

Stage announcements
These are made before the last contra of the first half. Get dancers in hands-four and announce announcements. The break is 15 minutes.

Logistics
You can enter the hall an hour and a half before the dance — no earlier, please. Dance ends exactly as advertised and we are all completely out of the hall in half an hour. We recommend parking in the small lot adjacent to/behind the building. There is also a parking lot across the street in front, if the rear lot is full. It is primarily a residential neighborhood.

Our Venue
Most of our dances are held at the City-of-Gainesville-owned Thelma A Boltin Center in the historic Duckpond neighborhood of Gainesville.

[“Originally built to serve as a USO Club, the City converted the Boltin Center into a multipurpose facility that serves seniors’ activities and special event gatherings of all types. Boltin features a stage and hardwood floor, as well as modern kitchen, bath and reception facilities.”]


G.O.D.S. Pay Schedule
Callers and Band Members…..Effective Mar 1, 2015:
…..Local (defined as less than 1 hour drive)
……….$60 per person
…..Regional, in-state (drove at least 1 hour)
……….$80 per person
…..Out-of-state (also includes ‘deep-south’ Florida)
……….$120 per person
Maximum number of band members paid: 5
…..Examples:
……….If all band members are local, max pay = $300
……….If all band members are regional, in-state, max pay = $400
……….If all band members are out-of-state, max pay = $600
……….If there is a mix of local & regional band members, then the maximum pay is adjusted accordingly

Sound Tech Service
……….$ 60 if provided by band member
……….$100 if provided by non-band member


G.O.D.S. Contra Dance Callers & Bands (2016 - 2020):

-----------CALLER--------------------------BAND------------------
2020
12/19------
12/06------
11/29------
11/21------
11/01------
10/17------No dance
10/04------No dance
09/19------No dance
09/06------No dance
08/30------No dance
08/15------No dance
08/02------No dance
07/18------No dance
07/05------No dance
06/20------No dance
06/07------No dance
05/31------No dance
05/16------No dance
05/03------No dance
04/17-19---No dance
04/05------No dance
03/29------No dance
03/21------No dance                    
03/01------John Rogers---------------------Loco-Motion
02/21-23---Frannie Marr & Dana Parkinson---Dam Beavers & Contra Sutra
02/15------Tom Greene----------------------Frances and Friends
02/02------Vicki Morrison------------------Category 5
01/18------Doug Singleton------------------The Gadabouts
01/05------Alice Raibourn------------------Possum Trot

2019                  
12/29------Joe De Paolo--------------------Wind That Shakes the Barley
12/21------Vicki Morrison------------------Wild Bill's Traveling Circus
12/01------JoLaine-------------------------Yazoo Kickstarts
11/16------Angela DeCarlis-----------------Stepping Stones
11/03------Alice Raibourn------------------Gotham Carnival
10/19------Joey Norton---------------------Joe and Friends
10/06------Vicki Morrison------------------Comes When Called
09/28-29---Lisa Greenleaf------------------The Latter Day Lizards
09/27------Lisa Greenleaf------------------The Latter Day Lizards
(Location: Melrose, FL)        
09/21------Tom Greene----------------------Wind That Shakes the Barley
09/01------Angela DeCarlis-----------------Possum Trot
08/17------Joey Norton---------------------Loco-Motion
08/04------Jonathan King-------------------Comes When Called
07/20------Stan Prince---------------------Category 5
07/07------Tom Greene----------------------The Gadabouts
06/30------John Rogers---------------------Wind That Shakes the Barley
06/15------Vicki Morrison------------------Loco-Motion
06/02------Joe De Paolo--------------------Wild Bill's Traveling Circus
05/18------Jonathan King-------------------The Fish Camp Cutups
05/05------JoLaine-------------------------Comes When Called
04/19-21---George Marshall-----------------Wild Asparagus (Location: Melrose, FL)
04/07------Vicki Morrison------------------Kumquats
03/31------JoLaine-------------------------Deux Francois
03/16------Alice Raibourn------------------Yazoo Biscuits
03/03------Diane Silver--------------------Wind That Shakes the Barley
02/22-24---Seth Tepfer & Roni Wiener-------Stringrays & Chimney Swift
02/21------Angela DeCarlis & JoLaine-------Stringrays (Location: Melrose, FL)
02/16------Tom Greene----------------------Mourning Glories
02/03------Donna Hunt----------------------The McKenzies
01/19------Joe De Paolo--------------------The Dunehoppers
01/06------Dana Parkinson------------------Sassafras Stomp

2018
12/30------Jonathan King-------------------Category 5                    
12/15------JoLaine-------------------------Possum Trot                    
12/02------Vicki Morrison------------------The Gadabouts                    
11/17------Alice Raibourn------------------Comes When Called                    
11/04------JoLaine-------------------------Kumquats                    
10/20------Stan Prince---------------------Florida Mountaineers                    
10/07------Dana Parkinson------------------Category 5                    
09/30------Roni Wiener---------------------Stepping Stones                    
09/15------Cis Hinkle----------------------Red Mountain Yellowhammers                
09/02------John Rogers---------------------Wind That Shakes the Barley                    
08/18------Tom Greene----------------------Comes When Called                    
08/05------Jonathan King-------------------Category 5                    
07/29------JoLaine-------------------------The Gadabouts                    
07/21------Vicki Morrison------------------Comes When Called                    
07/01------Jonathan King-------------------Wind That Shakes the Barley                    
06/16------Joey Norton---------------------Yazoo Kickstarts                    
06/03------JoLaine-------------------------Palma Sola                    
05/19------Susie Rudder--------------------Yazoo Kickstarts                    05/06------Vicki Morrison------------------Notorious                    
04/29------John Rogers---------------------Possum Trot                    
04/20-22---George Marshall-----------------Wild Asparagus (Location: Melrose, FL)            
04/01------Vicki Morrison------------------Kumquats                    
03/17-18---Alexandra Deis-Lauby------------Steamshovel                    
03/04------JoLaine-------------------------Stepping Stones                    
02/23-25---Janine Smith & Adina Gordon-----The Moving Violations; The Figments            
02/17------Jonathan King-------------------The Dunehoppers                    
02/04------Ken Gall (Indiana)--------------The McKenzies (Woody & Marcia)                
01/20-21---Rona Wiener---------------------Potent Brew                    
01/07------Emily Abel----------------------The Stuff                    
 
2017
12/30-31---Angela DeCarlis-----------------Kumquats                    
12/16------Kristin Farrier (Canada)--------Frances and Friends                    
12/03------Susie Rudder--------------------Yazoo Kickstarts                    
11/18------JoLaine-------------------------Stepping Stones                    
11/05------John Rogers---------------------The MacRowdies (NC)                    
10/29------Alice Raibourn------------------Terra Ceia Twisters                    
10/21------Joey Norton---------------------Florida Mountaineers                    
10/01------Andrea Nettleton (Atlanta)------Turnip the Beet (Nashville)
09/30------Andrea Nettleton (Atlanta)------Turnip the Beet (Nashville)                   
09/16------Angela DeCarlis-----------------Sam Bartlett & Eden MacAdam-Somer                
09/03------Doug Singleton------------------Palma Sola                    
08/19------Tom Greene----------------------Possum Trot                    
08/06------Vicki Morrison------------------Comes When Called                    
07/30------Jonathan King-------------------Category 5                    
07/15------JoLaine-------------------------The Gadabouts                    
07/02------Andy Kane-----------------------Yazoo Kickstarts (+ open band)                
06/17------Joey Norton---------------------Rochelle Ramblers                    
06/04------John Rogers---------------------Wind That Shakes the Barley                    
05/20------Vicki Morrison------------------Yazoo Kickstarts                    
05/07------Susie Rudder--------------------Terra Ceia Twisters                    
04/30------Rona Wiener---------------------Kumquats                    
04/21-23---George Marshall-----------------Wild Asparagus                    
04/15------Stan Prince---------------------Comes When Called                     04/02------Vicki Morrison------------------Kumquats                    
03/18-19---Beth Molaro---------------------Steamshovel                    
03/05------Jonathan King-------------------Category 5                    
02/24-26---Gaye Fifer & Angela DeCarlis----STEAM! & Buddy System                    
02/18------Alice Raibourn------------------The Dunehoppers                    
02/05------Donna Hunt----------------------The Old Town Band                    
01/29------Jonathan King-------------------Possum Trot                    
01/21------JoLaine-------------------------Florida Mountaineers                    
01/01------Angela DeCarlis-----------------Anadama

2016
12/31------Angela DeCarlis-----------------Anadama                        
12/17------Rona Wiener---------------------Wind That Shakes the Barley                    
12/04------JoLaine-------------------------Yazoo Kickstarts                        
11/19------Vicki Morrison------------------Stepping Stones                        
11/06------John Roge-----------------------MacRowdies (NC)                        
10/29-30---Emily Abel----------------------ContraForce                        
10/15------Stan Prince---------------------Frances and Friends                        
10/02------JoLaine-------------------------Flying Turtles                        
09/17------Jane Ewing (Alabama caller)-----Deux Francois                        
09/04------Andy Kane-----------------------Rochelle Ramblers                        
08/20------Rona Wiener---------------------The Gadabouts                        
08/07------Susie Rudder--------------------Flying Turtles                        
07/31------JoLaine-------------------------Possum Trot                        
07/16------Vicki Morrison------------------Comes When Called                        
07/03------John Rogers---------------------The Gadabouts                        
06/18------Rona Wiener---------------------Kumquats At Large                        
06/05------Jonathan King-------------------Possum Trot                        
05/21------JoLaine-------------------------Potluck Poachers                        
05/01------Vicki Morrison------------------Palma Sola                        
04/16------George Marshall-----------------Wild Asparagus                        
04/03------Jonathan King-------------------Smokey Hollow String Band                    
03/19------Brooke Friendly-----------------Yazoo Kickstarts (contra), Hoggetowne Fancy (ECD)        
03/06------Gary Arthur---------------------Wind That Shakes the Barley                    
02/26-28---Will Mentor & Angela DeCarlis---Nightwatch & Notorious                    
02/20------Susie Rudder--------------------Dementors                        
02/07------JoLaine-------------------------Palma Sola                        
01/30-31---Gaye Fifer----------------------Elftones                        
01/16------Rona Wiener---------------------Frances And Friends                        
01/03------Angela DeCarlis-----------------Maivish