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

Sassafras Stomp is:
• Johanna Davis on fiddle and vocal; and
• Adam Nordell - guitar, banjo and vocals
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Date: Sunday, January 6th, 2019

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)

[03:15 - 03:45 pm --- Band sound check]

03:45 - 04:00 pm --- Contra workshop for beginners
(New contra dancers, & those wishing to review their dance moves,
or help others to do so, please attend this pre-dance contra lesson.)

04:00 - 07:00 pm --- Contra Dance

07:00 - 07:30 pm --- Cleanup

07:30 pm --- Boltin Center closes

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Suggested Donation:
$10 (ages 26+)
$5 (ages 16-25)

Dancers ages 15 & under get in FREE
when accompanied by an adult.

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No partner or experience is necessary.
Contra dances are taught, walked through, & called.

No special dress is required.
Wear comfortable, casual attire & soft-soled shoes.

Snacks at the break are provided by dancers.
If you snack, please bring one to share & a water bottle to help our planet.

Parking is in the lot across the street
& in marked spaces on adjacent streets.

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Hosted by the Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society

EventDate: 
Sunday, January 6, 2019