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UPCOMING DANCES:

Sun, Dec 3, 2017 --- Cajun Waltz Workshop + Contra Dance --- Caller: Susie Rudder; Band: Yazoo Kickstarts

Sat, Dec 16, 2017 --- Contra Dance --- Caller: Kristin Farrier; Band: Frances and Friends

Sat-Sun, Dec 30-31, 2017 --- 3 Contra Dances - Special 2-day Event --- Caller: Angela DeCarlis; Band: The Kumquats

Sun, Jan 7, 2018 --- Contra Dance --- Caller: Emily Abel; Band: The Stuff

Nov 18: The Stepping Stones & JoLaine Jones-Pokorney

Stepping Stones

JoLaine Jones-Pokorney from Gainesville will be calling contra dances to the live music of Stepping Stones from south Florida on Saturday.

Stepping Stones are:
• Robin Osgood - fiddle
• Norman Rodham - guitar
• Nancy Shinn - flute, piccolo

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Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017

Location:
Thelma A. Boltin Center
516 NE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601

Schedule:
05:30pm --- Boltin opens

Nov 5: John Rogers & The MacRowdies

John Rogers & The MacRowdies

John Rogers will be calling the contra dances to the music of North Carolina-based The MacRowdies on Sunday.

The MacRowdies are:
• Mara Shea on fiddle
• Pete Campbell on keyboard

Oct 29: All Hallows' Eve advanced contra

Terra Ceia Twisters & Alice Raibourn

Seize a chance to be 'ghoul-oriented'. Dress like your favorite avatar, hero, villain or come as usual to the dance Sunday October 29 at the Boltin Center from 4-7pm. Expect to have extra spooky fun dancing!

Alice Raibourn will be calling advanced contra dances to the live music of Terra Ceia Twisters.

Oct 21: Florida Mountaineers & Joey Norton

Florida Mountaineers

The Florida Mountaineers will be joining us again from Jacksonville, and Joey Norton from Tampa will be calling.

The Florida Mountaineers are:
* Anna Strickland - Fiddle
* Nathan Stinnette - Fiddle
* Madison Taylor - Banjo
* David Strickland - Guitar
* Molly Sweet -Bass

The Florida Mountaineers are an Old Time String Band hailing from Jacksonville Florida. They have been playing jams, parties, special events, and dances for the past several years.

Sept 30-Oct 1: Turnip the Beet & Andrea Nettleton

Come dancing on Sept 30-Oct 1, 2017 at GODS contra mini-weekend with the band Turnip the Beet and caller Andrea Nettleton.

Sept 16: Sam & Eden (Eden MacAdam-Somer & Sam Bartlett) with caller Angela DeCarlis

Pirate-themed-GODS-dance

ONCE HAPPN’D, TIS A THING. TWICE HAPPN’D, TIS A TRADITION!

SeptembARRRRR 16th be the day n’ th’ hour to come to th’ dance dressed like a scurvy pirate! We gunna kick up our heels ’n make merry like the swashbucklers we be! ’Tis a tradition!

International Talk Like A Pirate Day is September 19. Dressing like a scurvy pirate at the dance is optional.

Band: Sam & Eden (Eden MacAdam-Somer & Sam Bartlett)
Caller: Angela DeCarlis

Sept 3: Palma Sola & Doug Singleton

Palma Sola & Doug Singleton

CALLER: Doug Singleton
BAND: Palma Sola

Doug Singleton is a long time caller active in the Atlanta Contra community.

Palma Sola is:
• Bill Dudley on guitar
• Sherry Lowe on fiddle
• Sarah Mitchell on flute, hammered dulcimer & various noisy objects (feet, whistle, drum)

Date: Sunday, September 3, 2017

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

Schedule:
02:30pm --- Doors open

02:45 - 03:30pm.....Pre-dance open waltz to live music by Stay Tuned waltz band

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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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

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