Contra dancing in Gainesville, Florida

IMPORTANT ALERT to all who are attending this Sunday’s combined waltz and contra event at the Thelma Boltin Center in Gainesville. 

THIS EVENT WILL BE VIDEOTAPED for later production of a short artistic video abo.]ut our friendly and always inclusive contra dance community here in Gainesville.

SO, PLEASE NOTE: Feel free to come dressed exactly as you would otherwise. Or, feel free to DRESS UP in your swirly skirts or whatever you best like yourself to be seen dancing in. If you do NOT wish to appear in the final video, it is best to let the artist know, or consider attending another public or private dance other than this one. Thank you all for your cooperative spirit!

Joe De Paolo from New York will be calling contra dances to live music of Wild Bill’s Traveling Circus on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019.

Wild Bill’s Traveling Circus is:
• Mike Stapleton on fiddle;
• Bill Paine – mandolin;
• Bobby Lolley – fiddle; and
• Marion Lasley – guitar

Date: Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

Thelma Boltin Center
516 NE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL

02:15 pm — Doors open

02:30 – 3:15 pm — Open waltz (waltz lesson for beginners) – no partner necessary (Live music: Stay Tuned)

03:15 pm – 03:45 pm — Band sound check

03:45 pm – 04:00 pm — Contra workshop for beginners
(New contra dancers, & those wishing to review their dance moves or help others to do so, please attend this pre-dance contra lesson.)

04:00 – 7:00 pm — Contra Dance

Suggested Donation:
$10 (ages 26+)
$5 (ages 16-25)

Dancers ages 15 & under get in FREE when accompanied by an adult.

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No partner or experience is necessary. Contra dances are taught, walked through, & called.

No special dress is required. Wear comfortable, casual attire & soft-soled shoes.

Snacks at the break are provided by dancers. If you snack, bring one to share & a water bottle to help our planet.

Parking is in the lot across the street & in marked spaces on adjacent streets.

Hosted by the Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society

June 2: Dance Video with Wild Bill’s Traveling Circus & caller Joe De Paolo

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