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Sun, Dec 30, 2018 --- Advanced Contra Dance --- Caller: Jonathan King; Band: Category Five

SPECIAL FLORIDA TOUR - 3 CITIES IN 3 DAYS FEATURING: SASSAFRAS STOMP
Sun, Jan 6, 2019 --- Gainesville Contra Dance --- Caller: Dana Parkinson; Band: Sassafras Stomp
Sat, Jan 5, 2019 --- Cocoa Beach Contra Dance --- Caller: Vicki Morrison; Band: Sassafras Stomp
Fri, Jan 4, 2019 --- Pinellas Park Contra Dance --- Caller: Vicki Morrison; Band: Sassafras Stomp

Sat, Jan 19, 2019 --- Contra Dance --- Caller: Joe DePaolo; Band: The Dunehoppers

Sun, Feb 3, 2019 --- Contra Dance --- Caller: Donna Hunt; Band: The McKenzies

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

Nov 4: JoLaine and The Kumquats

JoLaine and The Kumquats

CALLER: JoLaine
BAND: The Kumquats

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.
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Date: Sunday, November 4th, 2018

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

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

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

Oct 20: Celebrate Samhain with Stan Prince and the Florida Mountaineers

Stan Prince and the Florida-Mountaineers

All Saints' Day, also known as All Hallows' Day, Hallowmas, Feast of All Saints, or Solemnity of All Saints, is a Christian festival celebrated in honour of all the saints, known and unknown.

Oct 7: Dana Parkinson and Category Five

Dana-Parkinson and Category Five

Dana Parkinson will be calling to the music of Category Five. So get ready for some rip-snorting good music and dance!

Dana Parkinson started contra dancing in 2009 with the Tampa Friends of Old-Time Dance. Through support from her local community and inspiration from dancing at dozens of dance weekends, Dana soon found herself at a Contra Calling Workshop with Cis Hinkle. In no time at all she was calling local dances.

Sept 30: Advanced contra with Roni Wiener & The Stepping Stones

Roni Wiener & The Stepping Stones

After several years as a travelling dancer, Roni Wiener has finally decided she can skip a few dances and share the joy of contra from the stage. Roni loves using what she learned on the dance floor to craft engaging programs that entertain all levels of dancers. She teaches and calls with clarity and contagious enthusiasm. Roni also enjoys teaching contra dancing workshops to help build a thriving contra dancing community.

Come early and catch Roni's 15-minute workshop for experienced contra dancers just before the dance. The theme of the workshop is 'Timing'.

Sept 15: Dance Like A Pirate with Cis Hinkle and The Red Mountain Yellowhammers

 Red Mountain Yellowhammers

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

SeptembARRRRR 15th 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.

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