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NEXT 4 DANCES:

Sat, Aug 19, 2017 --- Contra Dance --- Caller: Tom Greene; Band: Possum Trot

Sun, Sep 3, 2017 --- Contra Dance --- Caller: Doug Singleton; Band: Palma Sola

Sat, Sep 16, 2017 --- Contra Dance --- Caller: Angela DeCarlis; Band: Eden MacAdam-Somer & Sam Bartlett

Sat-Sun, Sep 30-Oct 1, 2017 --- Mini-weekend: 3 Contra Dances over 2 days --- Caller: Andrea Nettleton;
Band: Turnip the Beet

Aug 19: Possum Trot & Tom Greene

Possum Trot & Tom Greene

Brace yourself for a "contra dance wall of sound" of French Canadian, New England and Southern music. Tallahassee's own Tom Greene will be calling the dances to the music of Possum Trot, an inter-generational band that "blends the new and the old" in a swashbuckling sensation.

Possum Trot is:
* Pete Sucsy, banjo and guitar;
* Laura Price, fiddle;
* Benny McDowell, piano;
* Eleta Sucsy, penny whistle; and
* Kai Sucsy, percussion.

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Schedule:

Aug 6: Vicki Morrison & Comes When Called

Vicki Morrison & Comes When Called

Comes When Called' promises to "delight dance floor denizens" with their Celtic, modern and old-time tunes.

With a lot of spring in her step, Vicki Morrison calls for us in her continued work for World Peace through contra dance.

Comes When Called is:
• Kathie Aagaard – fiddle;
• Rich Crew – recorder, fiddle;
• Susan Marynowski – keyboard, percussion, foot percussion; and
• John McEwen – percussion, Irish banjo, tenor guitar, mandolin.

Date: Sunday, July 2, 2017

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

July 30: Advanced Contra with Category Five & Jonathan King

Category Five

A collision of classical strings and African rhythms is just half of the musical storm blowing your way when Category Five returns to Gainesville. The storm force builds with their high energy jigs and reels - just in time to dance off a day of feasting.

July 15: The Gadabouts & JoLaine Jones-Pokorney

The Gadabouts

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.

The Gadabouts are:
• David Massey - vocals, guitar, fiddle, piano
• John McEwen - guitar, tenor guitar, mandolin, percussion, bass, vocals, arranger
• Marietta Massey - percussion, vocals, banjo
• Bill Paine - mandolin, guitar, tenor guitar
• Kathie Aagaard - fiddle, vocals

July 2: Andy Kane and the Yazoo Kickstarts

Yazoo Kickstarts

Andy Kane will be calling the contra dances this Sunday to the live music of the Yazoo Kickstarts.

The Yazoo Kickstarts are:
• Mike Stapleton on fiddle;
• Bill Paine - mandolin & guitar;
• Marietta Massey - banjo; and
• David Massey - fiddle & piano.
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Date: Sunday, July 2, 2017

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

Schedule:
02:30pm --- Doors open

June 17: Rochelle Ramblers with caller Joey Norton

Saturday June 17, 2017: The Rochelle Ramblers with caller Joey Norton.

Together, the Ramblers bring a variety of tunes old and new to get your feet moving. They look forward to playing in Gainesville again.

June 4: John Rogers & Wind That Shakes the Barley

Wind That Shakes The Barley

John Rogers will be calling the contra dances to the live music of Wind That Shakes the Barley on Sunday.

Wind That Shakes the Barley are:
• Bill Dudley - guitar
• Kathie Aagaard - fiddle
• Sarah Mitchell - flute, hammered dulcimer, penny whistle, percussion
• John McEwen - percussion, Irish banjo, tenor guitar

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Date: Sunday, June 4, 2017

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

Schedule:
02:30pm --- Doors open

May 20: Vicki Morrison and the Yazoo Kickstarts

Vicki Morrison and the Yazoo Kickstarts

The Yazoo Kickstarts are back for another engagement! And Vicki Morrison calls for us in her continued work for World Peace through contra dance. So get ready to kick up your heels Saturday May 20th 7-10 pm.

The Yazoo Kickstarts are:
• Mike Stapleton on fiddle;
• Bill Paine - mandolin & guitar;
• Marietta Massey - banjo; and
• David Massey - fiddle & piano.
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Schedule:
05:45 - 06:30 pm --- Waltz lesson - or open waltz - no partner necessary
(Live music: Stay Tuned waltz band).

May 7: Terra Ceia Twisters & Susie Rudder

Susie Rudder

Susie Rudder from Micanopy will be calling the contra dances to the live music of Terra Ceia Twisters on Sunday.

Terra Ceia Twisters are:
• Rob Zanders - guitar, mandolin
• Sherry Lowe - fiddle
• Sarah Mitchell - flute, hammered dulcimer, penny whistle, percussion

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Date:
Sunday, May 7, 2017

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

Schedule:
02:30pm --- Doors open

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