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NEXT DANCE:
Thu, Feb 21, 2019 --- Contra Dance --- Callers: Angela DeCarlis and JoLaine; Band: Stringrays
Location: 6228 Dogwood Ln, Melrose, FL 32666 (The Dancing Fish of Lake Santa Fe)
This is a “bonus” GODS fundraiser dance (not part of the weekend package) before the dance weekend.

UPCOMING:
Fri-Sat-Sun, Feb 22-23-24, 2019 --- Dancing with the GODS 2019 (Contra Dance Weekend)
Callers: Seth Tepfer & Roni Wiener --- Bands: Stringrays & Chimney Swift
Weekend is SOLD OUT. Click the 'GODS WEEKEND 2019' tab above for info on day/session passes.
Dancing with the GODS 2019 Schedule

Sun, Mar 3, 2019 --- Contra Dance --- Caller: Diane Silver; Band: Wind That Shakes the Barley

Feb 16: Tom Greene & The Mourning Glories

Tom Greene & The Mourning Glories

Tom Greene from Tallahassee will be calling contra dances to the live music of The Mourning Glories on Saturday Feb 16th 2019.

The Mourning Glories are:
• Chelsea Carnes - vocals, mandolin
• Tony Dickens - banjo, guitar
• Katrina Dickens - fiddle, vocals
• Chris Nielubowicz - 12-string, backup vocals
• John David Eriksen - Cello

Feb 10: Don Page Memorial Cajun Zydeco Dance

Gumbo Limbo

WHAT BETTER WAY TO REMEMBER DON PAGE THAN TO DANCE TO THE CAJUN AND ZYDECO MUSIC HE LOVED SO MUCH?!?

EVERYONE IS WELCOME at this FREE event, where we will be dancing and remembering fellow dancer Don Page. Gumbo Limbo Cajun Band will provide Cajun and Zydeco favorites and waltzes. Remember Don Page with photographs of his dancing days. And if you didn't know Don, please come out and do some dancing in his honor. He wanted us all to enjoy the dance...

Feb 3: Donna Hunt & The McKenzies

Donna Hunt & The McKenzies

Donna Hunt has been an avid dancer since the late 1980’s, enjoying a variety of dance styles including Contras, Squares, Cajun/Zydeco, Swing, Waltz, Irish Sets, Appalachian Clogging & English country dancing among others. In addition to presenting workshops on any topic related to Contra dancing, Donna teaches couples dancing for Waltz, Swing and Schottische.

Jan 19: Joe De Paolo and The Dunehoppers

Joe De Paolo and The Dunehoppers

Joe De Paolo from New York will be calling contra dances
to the live music of The Dunehoppers from St Augustine on Saturday.

The Dunehoppers are:
• Mike Elias - guitar
• Mac Benford - banjo
• Allen Hood - fiddle
• Leo Sheppard - bass
• Kathy Zemanek - banjo & bass

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Date:
Saturday, January 19, 2019

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

Schedule:
[05:15pm --- Boltin opens]

Jan 6: Sassafras Stomp & Dana Parkinson

Sassafras Stomp & Dana Parkinson

Sassafras Stomp is Johanna Davis and Adam Nordell, a dance band from Maine. "We love traditional music from the various branches of the celtic and old-time family trees. We deeply enjoy playing old and new tunes for contra dances."

Dana Parkinson started contra dancing in 2009 and calling in 2010. She loves helping weave the community created through folk dance and music. Based in St. Petersburg, she is known for her creative programming, sense of humor, and no-nonsense walk-throughs.

CALLER: Dana Parkinson
BAND: Sassafras Stomp

Dec 30: Advanced contra with Jonathan King & Category Five

Category Five & Jonathan L. King

Jonathan King will be calling advanced dances to the music of Category Five. So get ready for some rip-snorting good music and dance!

Category Five is:
• David Massey - piano
• Marietta Massey - banjo
• Kathie Aagaard - fiddle
• Sarah Mitchell - hammered dulcimer, flute, foot rhythm

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Dec 15: JoLaine and Possom Trot

JoLaine and Possom Trot

JoLaine teams up with local favorite band Possum Trot.on Saturday Dec 15th 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.

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Date: Saturday, December 15th, 2018

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

Schedule:
05:15 pm --- Doors open

Dec 2: Vicki Morrison and The Gadabouts

Vicki Morrison and The Gadabouts

CALLER: Vicki Morrison
BAND: The Gadabouts

The Gadabouts are:
• David Massey - vocals, guitar, fiddle, piano
• Marietta Massey - percussion, vocals, banjo
• Bill Paine - mandolin, guitar, tenor guitar
• Kathie Aagaard - fiddle, vocals
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Date: Sunday, December 2nd, 2018

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

Schedule:
02:15 pm --- Boltin doors open

02:30 - 03:15 pm --- Waltz lesson, or open waltz
(no partner necessary)

Nov 17: Caller Alice Raibourn and Comes When Called

Comes-When-Called and Alice-Raibourn

Veteran caller Alice Raibourn teams up with veteran band Comes When Called.on Saturday Nov 17th at the Thelma Boltin Center in Gainesville.

Comes When Called is:
• Kathie Aagaard
• Rich Crew
• Susan Maryonowski; and
• visiting percussionist, Joe DePaolo

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Date: Saturday, November 17th, 2018

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

Schedule:
05:15pm --- Doors open

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