Dancing with the GODS 2019 – Feb 22-24

2019 Contra Dance Weekend

Feb 22 – 24, 2019
...at the beautiful Thelma Boltin Center and the Historic Thomas Center in the Duckpond neighborhood of Gainesville.

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


Historic Thomas Center
302 NE 6th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601



This dance is not gender-balanced. All your partners will be heavenly!

Dancing with the GODS 2019 Schedule

PLUS! a Bonus Dance on Thursday, Feb 21 from 7-10pm with the Stringrays in Melrose at the Dancing Fish, hosted by Joe and Christin Rush. Angela and JoLaine will be calling. Suggested donation is $10-$25. This dance is a fundraiser for the Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society.


The Weekend is SOLD OUT!

DAY/SESSION PASSES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ALL WEEKEND SESSIONS EXCEPT FOR
FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHTS. NO PASSES SOLD TO THE FRIDAY NIGHT OR SATURDAY NIGHT DANCES.

PASSES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE DANCES BELOW.
NO ADVANCE SALES --- PAY AT THE DOOR.

EACH PASS IS $20:

Saturday, Feb 23, 10am - 1pm. Pass for this time block is good at both the following:
---10am - 1pm at the Boltin Center: "Gender-free contra using Larks/Ravens" with Stringrays and Roni
---10am - 1pm at the Historic Thomas Center: English Country Dance (ECD) with Chimney Swift and Seth

Saturday, Feb 23, 2:30pm - 5:30pm at the Boltin Center:
Pass for this time block is good for the Contra dance with Stringrays and Seth.

Sunday, Feb 24, 10:30am - 2pm at the Boltin Center. Sunday pass covers the full day.
---10:30am - 12:15pm Contra dance with Chimney Swift and Seth
---12:30pm - 2:00pm Contra dance with Stringrays and Roni

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*** F e a t u r i n g ***

BANDS:

Stringrays
Rodney Miller on fiddle;
Sam Bartlett on mandolin and jaw harp;
Max Newman on guitar, mandolin, and piano;
Stuart Kenney on upright bass, 5- and deep 6-string banjos, and tenor guitar; &
Mark "Pokey" Hellenberg on drums, ukulele, and banjo uke.

Stringrays is an inimitable five-some of musicians with a shared interest in exploring great fiddle tunes. Their playing is fueled by a love of the living tradition of New England fiddle music and its cousins. Fiddler Rodney Miller headlines the group with his signature lyrical, swingy style.

Stringrays are now hot off the release of their album, Ticket to Nowhere (listen on their website or on Bandcamp), featuring the 5-piece band in rare form. By special arrangement, the full band will be at the GODS Weekend having a rollicking time.



Chimney Swift
Cecile Leroy on cello;
Zoe Madonna on accordion;
Daniel Raine on cittern and guitar; &
Yaron Shragai on percussion and recorders.



CALLERS:

Seth Tepfer



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Roni Wiener



Previous GODS Weekend dances