OUR NEXT DANCE EVENT:
Sat, Jan 18, 2020 — Contra Dance — Caller: Doug Singleton; Band: The Gadabouts
Location: Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL
5:30-6:15 pm…Open waltz; 6:45-7:00 pm…Contra lesson; 7:00-10:00 pm…Contra dance
$10 [age 26+]; $ 5 [age 16-25]; Free [age 15 and under]

UPCOMING:
Sun, Feb 2, 2020 — Advanced Contra Dance — Caller: Vicki Morrison; Band: Category Five
Location: Thelma A. Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL
2:30-3:30pm…Open waltz; 4:00-7:00pm…Contra dance
$10 [age 26+]; $5 [age 16-25]; Free [age 15 and under]

The Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society (GODS) conducts regular contra dances, along with regular waltzing sessions at least twice monthly–on first Sundays, third Saturdays, and fifth Sundays of the calendar month unless otherwise noted. Here is the complete printable current GODS dance calendar. The schedule for our regular beginner-friendly dances is as follows:

Sunday schedule:

  • 2:15pm — Dance hall at Thelma Boltin Center opens
  • 2:30pm – 3:15pm — Open waltz
    • (waltz lesson for beginners)
  • 3:15pm – 3:45pm — Band sound check
  • 3:45pm – 4:00pm — Contra workshop for beginners
    • (New contra dancers, and those wishing to review their dance moves or help others to do so, are strongly encouraged to attend this pre-dance contra lesson.)
  • 4:00pm – 7:00pm — Contra dance
    • (One waltz will be offered at the break and another as the last dance of the evening.)

Saturday schedule:

  • 5:15pm — Dance hall at Thelma Boltin Center opens
  • 5:30pm – 6:15pm — Open waltz
    • (waltz lesson for beginners)
  • 6:15pm – 6:45pm — Band sound check
  • 6:45pm – 7:00pm — Contra workshop for beginners
    • (New contra dancers, and those wishing to review their dance moves or help others to do so, are strongly encouraged to attend this pre-dance contra lesson.)
  • 7:00pm – 10:00pm — Contra dance
    • (One waltz will be offered at the break and another as the last dance of the evening.)

Snacks at the break are provided by dancers. If you snack, please bring something to share.

Water is provided. We encourage you to bring your own, refillable water bottle to help our planet. Paper cups are also available.

Parking is in the lot across the street from the Boltin Center and in marked spaces on adjacent streets.

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ON THE CALENDAR BELOW, CLICK ON THE EVENT NAME FOR MORE DETAIL