March 11, 2020

Dear Dance Community,

It was with great reluctance that the G.O.D.S. Board of Directors unanimously decided to CANCEL the next three dances due to the COVID-19 outbreak:
— Saturday, March 21, 2020,
— Sunday, March 29, 2020, and
— Sunday, April 5, 2020.

We did not make this decision lightly; contra dance and our dance community bring so much joy into our lives. But, the physical contact, face-to-face exposure, and multiple dance partners inherent in contra dance make it a prime opportunity to spread the coronavirus. No amount of hand washing will overcome this level of potential direct droplet transmission. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and resume dances at a time the G.O.D.S. Board deems appropriate and safe for our community.

G.O.D.S. Board of Directors


G.O.D.S. Dance Calendar [printable]


The Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society (G.O.D.S.) conducts contra dances, along with waltzing sessions, at least twice monthly. Dances are regularly held on the first and fifth Sunday, and third Saturday of each month. Sometimes additional dances are held.

Sunday schedule:
• 2:30pm – 3:15pm…..Open waltz (waltz lesson for beginners available)
• 3:45pm – 4:00pm…..Contra workshop for beginning & new dancers*
(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

[*At 5th Sunday advanced dances, there is no workshop for beginners. Open waltz may be extended.]

Saturday schedule:
• 5:30pm – 6:15pm…..Open waltz (waltz lesson for beginners available)
• 6:45pm – 7:00pm…..Contra workshop for beginning & new dancers
(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


ON THE CALENDAR BELOW,
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