Enjoy dancing and watching your friends dance, chat and socialize, get some exercise. The program consist of contra dances that are easy to do with one or two people, especially selected by our callers.
Florida contra dancers! Here is an exceptional opportunity to dance via Zoom to live music with TWO national contra callers: Seth Tepfer of Atlanta and our very own JoLaine of Gainesville! Join us on Saturday, June 20, for a GODS social and contra dance to live music by Reelplay
Join us on Sunday, June 7, for a Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society (G.O.D.S.) social gathering from 4:00-6:00 pm on Zoom. Let’s stay connected with each other, at least virtually. All are invited and welcome! Feel free to join for all
Our own JoLaine will be calling gender-neutral contra dances this Sunday, December 1st, 2019 to live music by the Yazoo Kickstarts.
Contra-Fusion is coming our way. Layered with African rhythm and big-band strings, ‘Comes When Called’ promises to “delight dance floor denizens” with their Celtic, modern and old-time tunes. Our own JoLaine will show us the way through the contra-fusion and
Sunday, March 31st, 2019, is the GODS Advanced Dance at the Thelma Boltin Center from 4-7pm. The band is Deux Francois (Bill, Sarah, Frances) and the caller is JoLaine.
Laine teams up with local favorite band Possum Trot on Saturday, Dec 15th, 2018 at the Thelma Boltin Center in Gainesville.
Possum Trot is:
* Pete Sucsy, banjo and guitar;
* Laura Price, fiddle;
* Benny McDowell, piano;
* Eleta Sucsy, penny whistle; and
* Kai Sucsy, percussion.
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.
The Gadabouts are coming to town! Get your fix of old time music gone amok interspersed with zesty and beautiful cajun waltzes. Our caller, JoLaine Jones-Pokorney will test your mettle as a contra dancer with surprising moves and patterns.
CALLER: JoLaine Jones-Pokorney
BAND: Palma Sola