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UPCOMING DANCES:

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

Sat-Sun, Jan 20-21, 2018 --- 3 Contra Dances + Advanced Contra Workshop - Special 2-day Event
--- Caller: Rona Wiener; Band: Potent Brew
"Cooley's Reel" audio clip - Potent Brew
"Cooley's Reel" video clip - Potent Brew

Sun, Feb 4, 2018 --- Contra Dance --- Caller: Ken Gall; Band: The McKenzies

Dec 16: Frances And Friends & Kristin Farrier

Frances And Friends & Kristin Farrier

Come contra dance on Saturday, December 16th at the Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Ave, Gainesville, Florida.

Calling for Frances And Friends is Kristin Farrier. Kristin Farrier lives summers in Canada and winters in Florida. In Canada, she teaches dance and yoga. Kristin calls Old Tyme dancing in her local community with the musical group Contraband. Here in Florida, Kristin calls both Contra and Old Tyme Square Dance.

BAND: *Frances And Friends*
• Frances Pisacane on fiddle
• Sarah Mitchell on flute, feet, whistle, drum
• Bill Dudley on guitar

Dec 3: Yazoo Kickstarts & Susie Rudder

Yazoo Kickstarts & Susie Rudder

Bump up your waltz a notch at the Cajun Waltz Workshop on Sunday December 3, 2017 from 2:30-3:30 at the Boltin Center. Lead by Marietta and Dave Massey with waltz music performed by other Yazoo Kickstarts, forerunners of our Gainesville old time dance community.

$15 for Waltz Workshop plus Contra dance. $10 for workshop only. No partner necessary. Hall opens at 1:30.

Susie Rudder will be calling the contra dances this Sunday to the live music of the Yazoo Kickstarts.

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

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