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.

Donna calls contra & square dances with interesting choreography & variations. She is known for utilizing clear, concise instructions to minimize teaching time & maximize dance time. Donna infuses the dancers with confidence, regardless of their skill level, & she enjoys guiding new dancers & challenging experienced ones.

The McKenzies are:
• Marcia McKenzie on mandolin, guitar and clawhammer banj; and
• Woody McKenzie on fiddle, guitar, tenor banjo, and concertina.

Woody and Marcia McKenzie have been playing together since they were married in 1983. Marcia plays mandolin, guitar and clawhammer banjo. Woody is accomplished on guitar, tenor banjo, and concertina, but his greatest love is the fiddle. Over the years, Marcia has added rhythm piano, bodhran, concertina, a little ukelele, and various whistles. But her favorite, and most powerful, instrument is her voice.

The McKenzies’ variety of styles and instrumentation, their strong individual and duet vocals, and their repertoire of lively tunes, unique original songs, familiar ballads, inspiring sing-alongs, and humorous novelty songs, all come together to create an energetic brand of entertainment that appeals to young and old alike. Former members of two clogging groups, they sometimes even incorporate a little 'flat-footing' into their performances.
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Date: Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

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

Schedule:
02:15 pm --- Boltin Center 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, February 3, 2019