Florida
Contra Dance, Square Dance, and Waltz
Schedule

This page tries to keep track of all contra dances, traditional square dances (but not Modern Western Square Dances), traditional waltz sessions and Scandinavian dances in Florida including dance camps and weekends along with other events in Florida which include contra dancing and these other forms. Because most of the information is gathered from web sites and the listings are not updated as frequently as the web sites, dancers should visit the web sites for up-to-date information. If you are aware of any dances, dance series or other events that should be included on this list, please e-mail me.

Note: No current notes.

July 2015
Wednesday, July 22, 2015  Dance Series: Tampa - Scandinavian Location: Tampa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, July 24, 2015  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): Doug Singleton; Band(s)/Musician(s): Whistlin' Rufus; Note:

Friday, July 24, 2015  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): Doug Singleton; Band(s)/Musician(s): Whistlin' Rufus; Note:

Sunday, July 26, 2015  Dance Series: Gulfport - Sunday Location: Gulfport Caller(s): Stan Prince and Rona Wiener; Band(s)/Musician(s): Just Twistin' Hay; Note:

Wednesday, July 29, 2015  Dance Series: Tampa - Scandinavian Location: Tampa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

August 2015
Saturday, August 1, 2015  Dance Series: Boca Raton - Michael's Body Scene - 1st Saturday Location: Boca Raton Caller(s): Brian Kushner; Band(s)/Musician(s): Southern Atlantic Muse; Note:

Saturday, August 1, 2015  Dance Series: Cocoa Beach Location: Cocoa Beach Caller(s): Susie Rudder; Band(s)/Musician(s): Azure Blades; Note:

Sunday, August 2, 2015  Dance Series: Gainesville Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Eric Harris; Band(s)/Musician(s): Category 5; Note:

Wednesday, August 5, 2015  Dance Series: Tampa - Scandinavian Location: Tampa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, August 8, 2015  Dance Series: Davie Location: Davie Caller(s): No dance today; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance today; Note:

Saturday, August 8, 2015  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Saturday Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Doug Singleton; Band(s)/Musician(s): Rafter Ringers (Andy Burr, Larry Dolamore, Larry Lewis, Greg Taillon); Note:

Wednesday, August 12, 2015  Dance Series: Tampa - Scandinavian Location: Tampa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, August 14, 2015  Dance Series: Melrose - Arts and Culture Center Location: Melrose Caller(s): Andy Kane; Band(s)/Musician(s): Toss the Possum; Note:

Friday, August 14, 2015  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): Vicki Morrison; Band(s)/Musician(s): Long Forgotten String Band; Note:

Saturday, August 15, 2015  Dance Series: Gainesville Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Vicki Morrison; Band(s)/Musician(s): Toss the Possum; Note: Waltz workshop at 5pm-6:30pm (additional fee)

Sunday, August 16, 2015  Dance Series: Boca Raton - Michael's Body Scene - 3rd Sunday Location: Boca Raton Caller(s): John Rogers; Band(s)/Musician(s): Southern Atlantic Muse; Note:

Wednesday, August 19, 2015  Dance Series: Tampa - Scandinavian Location: Tampa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, August 21, 2015  Dance Series: Melbourne Location: Melbourne Caller(s): Brian Kushner; Band(s)/Musician(s): Rafter Ringers (Andy Burr, Larry Dolamore, Larry Lewis, Greg Taillon); Note:

Sunday, August 23, 2015  Dance Series: Gulfport - Sunday Location: Gulfport Caller(s): Joey Norton; Band(s)/Musician(s): Category 5; Note:

Wednesday, August 26, 2015  Dance Series: Tampa - Scandinavian Location: Tampa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, August 28, 2015  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): Susie Rudder; Band(s)/Musician(s): Florida Mountaineers; Note:

Saturday, August 29, 2015  Dance Series: Casselberry - Double Dance Location: Casselberry Caller(s): John Rogers; Band(s)/Musician(s): Celery City String Band and Full Circle (FL); Note: Double dance - English and contra

Saturday, August 29, 2015  Dance Series: Davie - Women's Club Location: Davie Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Sunday, August 30, 2015  Dance Series: Gainesville Location: Gainesville Caller(s): JoLaine Jones-Pokorney; Band(s)/Musician(s): Comes When Called (Kathie Aagard, Rich Crew, Susan Marynowski, and John McEwen); Note: Advanced dance

September 2015
Wednesday, September 2, 2015  Dance Series: Tampa - Scandinavian Location: Tampa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, September 4, 2015  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Friday Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Stan Prince; Band(s)/Musician(s): Kumquats at Large; Note:

Saturday, September 5, 2015  Dance Series: Cocoa Beach Location: Cocoa Beach Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Just Twistin Hay; Note:

Sunday, September 6, 2015  Dance Series: Gainesville Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Andy Kane; Band(s)/Musician(s): Yazoo Kickstarts (David Massey, Marietta Massey, Bill Paine, Mike Stapleton); Note:

Wednesday, September 9, 2015  Dance Series: Tampa - Scandinavian Location: Tampa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, September 11, 2015  Dance Series: Melrose - Arts and Culture Center Location: Melrose Caller(s): Gary Arthur; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Dementors; Note:

Friday, September 11, 2015  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): JoLaine Jones-Pokorney; Band(s)/Musician(s): Eclectic Acoustic; Note:

Saturday, September 12, 2015  Dance Series: Davie Location: Davie Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, September 12, 2015  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Saturday Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Susie Rudder; Band(s)/Musician(s): Comes When Called (Kathie Aagard, Rich Crew, Susan Marynowski, and John McEwen); Note:

Wednesday, September 16, 2015  Dance Series: Tampa - Scandinavian Location: Tampa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, September 18, 2015  Dance Series: Jacksonville Location: Jacksonville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, September 18, 2015  Dance Series: Melbourne Location: Melbourne Caller(s): Joey Nelson; Band(s)/Musician(s): Barnstorm; Note:

Saturday, September 19, 2015  Dance Series: Gainesville Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Gary Arthur; Band(s)/Musician(s): Possum Trot; Note:

Wednesday, September 23, 2015  Dance Series: Tampa - Scandinavian Location: Tampa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, September 25, 2015  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): Joey Norton; Band(s)/Musician(s): Long Forgotten String Band; Note:

Sunday, September 27, 2015  Dance Series: Gulfport - Sunday Location: Gulfport Caller(s): Rona Wiener; Band(s)/Musician(s): Deux Francois; Note:

Wednesday, September 30, 2015  Dance Series: Tampa - Scandinavian Location: Tampa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

October 2015
Friday, October 2, 2015  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Friday Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Vicki Morrison; Band(s)/Musician(s): Terra Ceia Twisters; Note:

Friday, October 2, 2015  Dance Series: Florida Fiddlers Convention Location: Trenton Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Dave Landreth and Chirps Smith; Note: Annual weekend; event ends on October 26, 2014; only dance listed is on Saturday, October 4, 2015

Saturday, October 3, 2015  Dance Series: Florida Fiddlers Convention Location: Trenton Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Dave Landreth and Chirps Smith; Note: Annual weekend; event ends on October 26, 2014; only dance listed is on Saturday, October 4, 2015

Sunday, October 4, 2015  Dance Series: Florida Fiddlers Convention Location: Trenton Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Dave Landreth and Chirps Smith; Note: Annual weekend; event ends on October 26, 2014; only dance listed is on Saturday, October 4, 2015

Friday, October 9, 2015  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): Rachel Fleming; Band(s)/Musician(s): Sligo Line; Note:

Saturday, October 10, 2015  Dance Series: Eustis - Lake County Folk Festival Location: Eustis Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Weekend music festival with some dancing; event ends on October 11, 2015

Sunday, October 11, 2015  Dance Series: Eustis - Lake County Folk Festival Location: Eustis Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Weekend music festival with some dancing; event ends on October 11, 2015

Saturday, October 17, 2015  Dance Series: Gainesville Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Vicki Morrison; Band(s)/Musician(s): Smoky Hollow String Band; Note:

Friday, October 23, 2015  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Friday Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Luke Donforth; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Free Raisins (Amy Englesberg, Jeff Kaufman, Audrey Knuth); Note:

Saturday, October 24, 2015  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Saturday Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Luke Donforth and TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Palma Sola and The Free Raisins (Amy Englesberg, Jeff Kaufman, Audrey Knuth); Note:

Sunday, October 25, 2015  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Sunday Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Luke Donforth; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Free Raisins (Amy Englesberg, Jeff Kaufman, Audrey Knuth); Note:

Saturday, October 31, 2015  Dance Series: Davie - Women's Club Location: Davie Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

November 2015
Friday, November 6, 2015  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Friday Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Susie Rudder; Band(s)/Musician(s): Deux Francois; Note:

Saturday, November 7, 2015  Dance Series: Barberville Jamboree Location: Barberville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Weekend music and dance festival; event ends on November 8, 2015

Sunday, November 8, 2015  Dance Series: Barberville Jamboree Location: Barberville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Weekend music and dance festival; event ends on November 8, 2015

Saturday, November 14, 2015  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Saturday Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Kristen Farrier; Band(s)/Musician(s): Yazoo Kickstarts (David Massey, Marietta Massey, Bill Paine, Mike Stapleton); Note:

Saturday, November 21, 2015  Dance Series: Casselberry - Double Dance Location: Casselberry Caller(s): Alice Milmoe; Band(s)/Musician(s): Full Circle (FL) and The Flying Turtles; Note: Double dance - English and contra; Location: 192 Connecticut Ave, Lake Helen FL; English 2:30 - 5:30; potluck 5:30 - 6:00; Contra 6:00 - 9:00

Sunday, November 29, 2015  Dance Series: Gainesville Location: Gainesville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Advanced dance

December 2015
Friday, December 11, 2015  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, December 12, 2015  Dance Series: Tampa - Saturday Location: Tampa Caller(s): Alice Milmoe; Band(s)/Musician(s): Palma Sola; Note:

Saturday, December 26, 2015  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Saturday Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Stan Prince; Band(s)/Musician(s): Rafter Ringers (Andy Burr, Larry Dolamore, Larry Lewis, Greg Taillon); Note:

January 2016
Friday, January 8, 2016  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): Angela DeCarlis; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, January 15, 2016  Dance Series: Daytona Beach - Orange Blossom Ball Location: Daytona Beach Caller(s): Bev Bernbaum, Susan Kevra and Jeremy Korr; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Avant Gardeners and The Moving Violations; Note: Dance weekend; registration required; event ends on January 17, 2016

Saturday, January 16, 2016  Dance Series: Daytona Beach - Orange Blossom Ball Location: Daytona Beach Caller(s): Bev Bernbaum, Susan Kevra and Jeremy Korr; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Avant Gardeners and The Moving Violations; Note: Dance weekend; registration required; event ends on January 17, 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016  Dance Series: Daytona Beach - Orange Blossom Ball Location: Daytona Beach Caller(s): Bev Bernbaum, Susan Kevra and Jeremy Korr; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Avant Gardeners and The Moving Violations; Note: Dance weekend; registration required; event ends on January 17, 2016

Friday, January 22, 2016  Dance Series: Florida Snow Ball Location: Gulfport Caller(s): Frannie Marr and Cis Hinkle; Band(s)/Musician(s): The JEMS and The Syncopaths; Note: Dance weekend; pre-register in advance; event ends on January 24, 2016

Saturday, January 23, 2016  Dance Series: Florida Snow Ball Location: Gulfport Caller(s): Frannie Marr and Cis Hinkle; Band(s)/Musician(s): The JEMS and The Syncopaths; Note: Dance weekend; pre-register in advance; event ends on January 24, 2016

Sunday, January 24, 2016  Dance Series: Florida Snow Ball Location: Gulfport Caller(s): Frannie Marr and Cis Hinkle; Band(s)/Musician(s): The JEMS and The Syncopaths; Note: Dance weekend; pre-register in advance; event ends on January 24, 2016

May 2016
Friday, May 27, 2016  Dance Series: Florida Folk Festival Location: White Springs Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Three day festival; festival ends on May 29, 2016

Saturday, May 28, 2016  Dance Series: Florida Folk Festival Location: White Springs Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Three day festival; festival ends on May 29, 2016

Sunday, May 29, 2016  Dance Series: Florida Folk Festival Location: White Springs Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Three day festival; festival ends on May 29, 2016

Venue and dance information

Barberville - Spring Frolic: The Spring Frolic is an annual festival held in late April. Web site: http://folkfiddle.com/barber.htm.

Barberville - Jamboree: The Barberville Jamobree is an annual festival held in November. Web site: http://folkfiddle.com/barber.htm.

Boca Raton - 1st Saturday: Dances on 1st Saturdays at location TBA. Beginners' session from 7:30-8:00, Dancing 8-11:00pm. contact: Fran Matson - contrasf@gmail.com - Web site: None.

Boca Raton - Boca Pointe: Dances at The Club at Boca Pointe - Athletic Center, 22971 Via De Sonrisa Del Norte on 3rd Sundays from 2:00pm to 5:30pm with the first half hour allowing for instruction of newcomers. Contact for more info: Fran Matson - contrasf@gmail.com - Admission: $10 at the door ($5 ages 6-18). Web site: None.

Boca Raton - Michael's Body Scenes: Dances on 1st Saturdays at Michael's Body Scenes, 5994 Southwest 18th St., Boca Raton, FL 33433. Contact: Fran Matson - contrasf@gmail.com - Dance 7:00pm-10:30pm with the first half hour allowing for instruction of newcomers. $5 - age 6 - 18; $10 - age 19 or older. Web site: http://www.southfloridacontradance.com.

Boca Raton - Michael's Body Scenes - 1st Saturdays: Dances on 1st Saturdays at Michael's Body Scenes, 5994 Southwest 18th St., Boca Raton, FL 33433. Contact: Fran Matson - contrasf@gmail.com - Dance 7:00pm-10:30pm with the first half hour allowing for instruction of newcomers. $5 - age 6 - 18; $10 - age 19 or older. Web site: http://www.southfloridacontradance.com.

Boca Raton - Michael's Body Scenes - 3rd Sundays: Dances on 3rd Sundays at Michael's Body Scenes, 5994 Southwest 18th St., Boca Raton, FL 33433. Contact: Fran Matson - contrasf@gmail.com - Dance 2:00pm to 5:30pm with the first half hour allowing for instruction of newcomers. $5 - age 6 - 18; $10 - age 19 or older. Web site: http://www.southfloridacontradance.com.

Casselberry: The Orlando Last Saturday Contra Dance is held (as you might guess) the last Saturday of each month at the Secret Lake Park Dance Hall in beautiful Casselberry, just north of Orlando. In May and October the date and location of the dance may change. Call the DanceLine at 407 263-8394 for the most current info. And in December the dance is held on December 31 at Secret Lake Park in Casselberry. We turn it into a New Year's Eve Dance and bring in the New Year by kicking up our heels. All dances start @ 7:30 pm with a half-hour of free instruction. Get shown the basics by the caller -- great for beginners. Then the dance runs from 8:00 to 11:00. Admission: $9 for adults, students and jammers are $6 and families of 3 or more have a rate of $24 for all. If the last Saturday is a 5th Saturday, we meet at 6:00 for a pot-luck supper before the dance. If you're coming to the Orlando area, please come and have a dance with us. Our dances are family-friendly events with no smoking or alcoholic beverages. The dances are done with a partner but it's not necessary to bring one with you. Wear comfortable clothing and soft-soled shoes. Web site: http://orlandocontradance.org/.

Casselberry - New Year's Eve: The Orlando Last Saturday Contra Dance is held (as you might guess) the last Saturday of each month at the Secret Lake Park Dance Hall in beautiful Casselberry, just north of Orlando. In May and October the date and location of the dance may change. Call the DanceLine at 407 263-8394 for the most current info. And in December the dance is held on December 31 (in 2012 it will be on December 29) at Secret Lake Park in Casselberry. We turn it into a New Year's Eve Dance and bring in the New Year by kicking up our heels. All dances start @ 7:30 pm with a half-hour of free instruction. Get shown the basics by the caller -- great for beginners. Then the dance runs from 8:00 to 11:00, admission $7.00. If the last Saturday is a 5th Saturday, we meet at 6:00 for a pot-luck supper before the dance. If you're coming to the Orlando area, please come and have a dance with us. Our dances are family-friendly events with no smoking or alcoholic beverages. The dances are done with a partner but it's not necessary to bring one with you. Wear comfortable clothing and soft-soled shoes. Web site: http://orlandocontradance.org/.

Casselberry - Double Dance: English Dances start @ 2:30 pm with a brief free instruction. The dance runs from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Admission: Adults $6, Students $4, Family max $11. Contra dances start @ 7:30 pm with brief free instruction. The dance runs from 8:00 to 11:00. Admission: Adults $9, Students $6, Family max $24. Location: Secret Lake Park Dance Hall, 200 N Lake Triplet Drive, Casselberry, FL 32707. Web site: http://www.orlandocontradance.org.

Cocoa Beach: We meet the 1st Saturday of the month at 8:00 pm at Cocoa Beach Recreation Center 321 Ramp Road, Cocoa Beach, FL. We are just five minutes South of 520 on A1A. Arrive at 7:30 for Contra lessons for beginners. Children $3, the rest of you grown-up Children $7. The last dance, a waltz, is usually around 11pm followed by a group clean up of the dance site. Web site: http://www.cocoabeachcontra.org

Coconut Grove: Old time dances at Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Highway, Coconut Grove from 7:00pm to 10:00pm (beginners' lesson at 6:30pm; doors open at 6:00pm). Kick up your heels to traditional American music with calls to traditional American folk dance steps. Dances such as circles, squares, contras and waltzes were all the rage in the 1800s, so come dance like it's 1891! No pets or alcohol, please. Fees: $10.00 - 10 years and older. Contact: (305) 442-6866. Web site: https://www.floridastateparks.org/park-events/The-Barnacle.

Davie - Broward Contra Dance: We dance on the Second Saturday of every month at the River of Grass Unitarian Universalist Church, 11850 West State Road 84, Davie, FL 33325. Bring a snack to share. Join us for the beginners session at 7:30 and dancing from 8:00 till 11:00 or later. Suggested donation: Adults $10, Pupils/paupers/pensioners $5, first-time dancers are free. Bring a snack to share, Bring some Friends! Singles and couples, beginners and veterans welcome. All dances taught and there is a special beginners session at 7:30. House band is "Happy Feet" and there is a theme for each month. For more information, Patrick Mason and Anita Mason at 954-431-0690 or customsports@bellsouth.net - Web site: http://www.customsports.biz/browardcontradance.html or http://www.contradancinghollywood.com/.

Davie - New Year's Eve: Special New Year's Eve Dance for advanced dancers at the Davie Woman's Club, 6551 Orange Drive, Davie. Please join us as we ring in 2013 with great dancing and music, and a pot luck dinner. Limited walk throughs. Doors Open: 6:30 Dinner: 7:00 to 8:00. Dancing: 8:00 to 12:30 **Cost: $25.00 per person, and one pot luck dish (electronic sign-up). Payment deadline: December 15. Dress: Dressy Casual. Please, no shorts. We will strive for gender balance. For further information and/or to reserve your spot please contact: Afish321@aol.com or takehands4@yahoo.com - Web site: None.

Davie - Women's Club: Dance at Davie Women's Club, 6551 Orange Dr, Davie, FL 33314, USA from 7:30-11pm, $10 admission, $5 for 18 and under/college students/the poverty stricken. More info: William - xwsmithx@hotmail.com - Web site: None.

Daytona Beach - Orange Blossom Ball: Dance weekend MLK weekend at the Gold Star Ballroom, 3100 S Ridgewood Ave, South Daytona, Florida 32119. Web site: http://orangeblossomcontra.com.

Deland - New Year's Eve: The Orlando New Year's Eve Contra Dance is held at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 319 W. Wisconsin Ave, DeLand FL. Call the DanceLine at 407 263-8394 for the most current info. Dance starts at 9:00pm. See the schedule page for directions. It would be nice if you brought a snack to share. We'll break to change callers about 10:15 and again at 11:40 or so to chow down and toast in the New Year. Then we'll dance a little more, clean up and head home to our little beds to snooze. Admission: Adults $8. Students $4. Family max $21. Our dances are family-friendly events with no smoking or alcoholic beverages. The dances are done with a partner but it's not necessary to bring one with you. Wear comfortable clothing and soft-soled shoes. Web site: http://orlandocontradance.org/.

Delray Beach - Beat Cup Cafe: Dance at 660 Linton Boulevard #109, Delray Beach, FL 33444 from 6:30pm to 10:00pm. Web site: http://www.southfloridacontradance.com/ or http://thebeatcupcafe.com/.

Dunedin - St. Mark Lutheran Church: Event at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1120 Curlew Road, Dunedin, FL, beginning at 5pm. Our Fellowship Team is hosting a fun Fall event for the whole family of St. Mark. We'll start with a great fried chicken dinner, served up with salads, baked beans, chips, pickles and homemade pie with ice cream. Beer and wine for sale. Then we'll learn to contra dance with caller Joey Norton (also called New England Folk Dance, it's similar to square dancing). Tickets will be on sale in the narthex and office starting today. Just $5 for adults. Children 10 and under are free! Web site: https://www.facebook.com/events/1533104883595168.

Englewood: Dances on 1st Saturdays from 7pm to 10pm at Dance, Etc., 3372 N Access Rd, Engewood FL. Admission: $7. Web site: http://www.DanceEnglewood.com.

Englewood: Dances on 5th Sundays from 1:30pm-4:30pm at Dance, Etc., 3372 N Access Rd, Engewood FL. Admission: $7. Web site: http://www.DanceEnglewood.com.

Eustis: Dance is part of the First Friday Street Fest. Enjoy live entertainment on 3 stages, Artists' Row, Kid's Parade, kids' venues, food court, soft drinks, water, beer, wine and margaritas. Visit our local restaurants and shops. Come by boat or car. 6pm-10pm. Free. Web site: http://www.eustismainstreet.org/.

Eustis - Lake County Folk Festival: Held in early-mid October, the Festival includes music (Americana, Traditional, Blues, Celtic, Bluegrass, Original and Gospel) along with a contra dance, children's programming, arts and crafts, food, etc. Web site: http://www.lakecountyfolkfest.org/.

Fort Myers: Dance will be part of the formal opening day ceremonies for the new exhibit - "Music, Movies and Dance with Edison and Ford." So, it will not be a regular full length contra dance, rather two short sessions with lessons for beginners, and we expect lots of beginners as many of the estate members will be in attendance. The tentative format is: 2.00pm - 2.30pm Beginners lesson; 2.30 - 3.25 Dance; 3.25 - 3.35 Break; 3.35 - 4.00 Beginners lesson; 4.00 - 5.00 Dance. We will be dancing indoors, in an air conditioned room. However, we will also be dancing on carpet - it's not ideal, but it's better than not dancing. So, I leave the decision of sneakers versus dance shoes to you. Publicity and refreshments will be handled by the Estates, but please pass the word along to all of your friends, neighbours, co-workers etc ... There will be an admission charge, but that is still being discussed as general admission ($20 Adults, $10 children) will also give you entry to the estates and other exhibits for the day. I may be given a block of free tickets, although the exact quantity is being negotiated. So, if you know you will definitely attend let me know ASAP as I will distribute them on a first come first served basis. I hope you can join us on this first step to bringing contra dancing back to Ft. Myers. Best wishes, Gillian - fortmyersdancers@hotmail.com. Web site: None.

Ft. Myers - Shall We Dance?: weekend in November including English, ceili and contra. Register in advance. Web site: http://chagalo.org/ecd/FtMyersECD.shtml.

Gainesville: Contra dancing twice a month in Gainesville on first Sundays 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. and third Saturdays 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Avenue. Beginners welcome; no partner necessary. Dances are walked through and prompted. Introductory lesson 30 minutes before start. Try it for the first time and your second time is free! Soft-soled shoes please! Admission $7; $5 under 21 Childcare is provided ($5 per child), but parents are responsible for their children at all GODS events. Web site: http://godsdance.org/.

Gainesville - Saturdays: Contra dancing twice a month in Gainesville on third Saturdays 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Avenue. Beginners welcome; no partner necessary. Dances are walked through and prompted. Introductory lesson 30 minutes before start. Try it for the first time and your second time is free! Soft-soled shoes please! Admission $7; $5 under 21 Childcare is provided ($5 per child), but parents are responsible for their children at all GODS events. Web site: http://godsdance.org/.

Gainesville - Sundays: Contra dancing in Gainesville on first Sundays 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Avenue. Beginners welcome; no partner necessary. Dances are walked through and prompted. Introductory lesson 30 minutes before start. Try it for the first time and your second time is free! Soft-soled shoes please! Admission $7; $5 under 21 Childcare is provided ($5 per child), but parents are responsible for their children at all GODS events. Web site: http://godsdance.org/.

Gainesville - Dancing with the GODS: Dance and music weekend at the Thelma A Boltin Center, 516 Northeast 2nd Avenue. Sponsored by the Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society. Web site: http://godsdance.org.

Gainesville - Florida Organic Growers Benefit: Dance is part of an afternoon/evening (5pm-9pm) benefit including supper. Tickets are $45 Adults, Chidren 12 and under free. Location: Prairie Creek Lodge outside of Gainesville. Buy tickets in advance. Web site: http://www.foginfo.org/harvesthoedown.php.

Gainesville - Waltz - Brunch: Vintage Waltz Brunch on various Sundays. Please join us 10:30 am-1:30 pm, at The Movement, 1212 N. Main Street, Gainesville. All help setting up a bit early helps us start on time. Help cleaning up and putting things away so we can get out on time is greatly appreciated. Bring a covered dish to share. Coffee will be available. Tell a friend. Please wear non-scuff, soft-soled shoes for dancing. Beginners welcome. No partner needed. Everyone dances with everyone!! $5.00 students. $10.00 otherwise. Lessons during some but not all sessions. Many of our waltzers will gladly give dance instructional and demonstrational help if asked to do so. It is that easy. Questions? Call Don at 352-377-1918. Web site: None.

Gainesville - Winter Exuberance: Dance away the winter blues with Afternoon (4:00pm-7:00pm) & Evening Dances (8:00pm-11:00pm). Potluck in between the dances at 7pm. $7 for the whole event (adjustable for families). Location: 601 S. Main Street. The Winter Exuberance dance day is a fundraiser to help Deborah Thompson raise money for her contra dance month in New Zealand. For more info call 352 473-7761. Web site: http://hernesheir1.wordpress.com/.

Gainesville - Breast Cancer Awareness: Kimberly and I are so excited to announce our fundraiser dance! The Time: 2:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. for English Country Dance; 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. for a pot luck; 6:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for Conta Dance. The Place: 601 Main Street. The Reason: Breast Cancer Awareness! Kimberly and I have signed up for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure. We will be completing 60 miles in 3 days over the last weekend of October in Tampa. We have committed to raising $5,000 as a team in order to participate.The Price: A donation of $10 for English, $10 for Contra or $15 if you stay to enjoy both. $1 off each dance if you wear pink! Other Important details: Please bring a dish to share for the pot luck dinner. Web site: http://dancefl.us/ecd/ecdspec.shtml.

Gainesville - University of Florida: At the Rion Ballroom in the UF Reitz Student Union from 3:30pm to 6:30pm. Admission - $8; Under 21 -$5. Come and support this new dance. Web site: http://godsdance.org/GODS/Gainesville_Contra.html.

Gainesville - New Year's Eve: Come dance in the New Year! Bring snacks to share. Cost is $20/$10 for students and under 21. Those arriving after 9pm, the cost is $10/$5. Dance starts at 4pm and ends at midnight. Location: Martin Luther King Jr Center, 1028 Northeast 14th Street, Gainesville, FL. Web site: http://godsdance.org.

Gainesville - Square Dance Callers Workshop: Calling all Callers and square dancers! Want to learn to call Squares from one of the Best? One of the callers for the Dancing with the GODS weekend (Feb 21-23 2014 in Gainesville, FL) is Cis Hinkle, one of the best contra callers in the country and also known for calling really fine squares. Cis will be holding a workshop on Friday February 21 from 2-5 pm for contra callers who want to learn to call squares, or who want to improve in calling squares. This event is $15, payable directly to Cis at the time of the workshop. It will be held at a location very close to the Boltin Center. Once you RSVP to jolaine@gmail.com, you'll be given directions to the location. And they also need dancers to practice on. There is no charge for those who want to attend simply to dance, but please RSVP as well. Web site: http://godsdance.org.

Gainesville - Civic Media Center: Dance at the Civic Media Center, 433 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL from 8:00pm to 10:00pm. Hat will be passed for donations to the CMC and touring bands. Bring your own snacks. Web site: http://www.civicmediacenter.org.

Gainesville - Waltz Brunch at Talgert House: Waltz to live music at Tigert House, 224 NE 10th Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32601 from 10:30am to 1:30pm. Bring a brunch dish or beverage to share. Wear soft-soled shoes. No partner necessary. Beginners are welcome. $5 suggested donation goes to the musicians. Tell your friends. Web site: None.

Gainesville - Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser: Contra for CF Fundraiser at Thelma A Boltin Center, 516 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601 between 7-10 PM [different information indicates 6:30pm to 10:30pm] for a spectacular Contra dance. Your funds are donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Web site: http://godsdance.org.

Gulfport - Florida Snow Ball: Florida Snow Ball is held once a year in Gulfport in late January. It is held at the Gulfport Casino, a beautiful beach-front ballroom with a large white maple floor. Pre-registration required. Presented by Tampa Friends of Old-Time Dance. Web site: http://www.floridasnowball.com/.

Gainesville - Tigert House: Dance at Tigert House, 224 Northeast 10th Avenue, Gainesville, FL from 7pm – 9pm. Free event--bring a snack or beverage to share. Tigert House's final month as a dance venue! Web site: http://godsdance.org.

Gainesville - Waltz - The Movement: Join us every 3rd Sunday from 10:30-1:30 for three solid hours of social dance and shared food. Free instruction for newcomers. No partner necessary. At Waltz Brunch, everyone learns from everyone, so this is a great opportunity for beginners especially to learn something from every dance and every partner. Bring a covered dish to share. The coffee will be on. Tell a friend. Please wear non-scuff, soft-soled shoes for dancing. Beginners welcome. Everyone dances with everyone! All help setting up a bit early helps us start on time. Help cleaning up & putting things away so we can get out on time is greatly appreciated. $5.00 students. $10.00 otherwise. Many of our waltzers will gladly give dance instructional & demonstrational help if asked to do so. It is that easy! Questions? Call Don at 352-377-1918 or Patrick at 904-403-9523. Location: The Movement, 1212 N Main St, Gainesville, Florida 32609. Web site: None.

Gulfport - Sunday: Dance at the Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Boulevard South, Gulfport, Florida 33707 from 4pm to 7pm. Regular admission is $10; ages 21 and under, $5; ages 12 and under free. Some special events may cost more. Web site: http://www.tampabaycontra.com/.

High Springs: The Flying Turtle String Band hosts a series of contra dances at O'Leno State Park. Come out and join the fun!Learn the steps to Circles, Squares and Contra dances that were all a rage in the mid 1800's when the town of Leno thrived! Dance to live music by the Flying Turtles String Band in the 1930's recreation hall on the banks of the Santa Fe River in O'Leno State Park. Located 6 miles north of High Springs on Hwy. 441. Dance is from 2pm to 5pm (with some exceptions). Fees: Regular park admission plus Tickets: $5.00/adults, $3.00/child. Contact: For more information call 386-454-1853. Web site: http://www.floridastateparks.org/oleno/Events.cfm.

High Springs - O'Leno State Park - Special Dance: You, as a member of the Flying Turtles yahoo group have first shot at tickets to the April 18th Dance at O'Leno State Park. This dance will be limited to the first 100 to send in a reservation. Here's how : Send a check of $10 per ticket to: Tom Hogan, 459 SE 57th Court Road, Trenton, FL 32693. Please also send a self addressed, stamped envelope for us to mail you your ticket or an extra $1.00 to cover postage and handling. Make sure you specify the name/names to be on the ticket/tickets. You have until March 19th to get your order for tickets in the mail. On March 20th I will start selling tickets to the rest of the world. Orders received after we reach 100 will be returned and no tickets will be sold the day of the dance. The Dance: 2 to 3:30 PM - The Flying Turtles with Eric Harris calling. 4 to 7 PM - Wild Asparagus with George Marshall; You must pay, in addition to your tickets, the park fee of $5 per car or $4 for a single person. This allows you access to the park for the whole day. If you are planning on coming from out of the area and going to the GODS Dance on Saturday you can camp at O'Leno if there are campsites. Call 386-454-1853 or go to their web site to make camping reservations: http://www.floridastateparks.org/oleno/. Web site: None.

High Springs - Fall Festival: The Festival is held in late October each year and includes dancing amongst a wide array of craft, entertainment, food, and other activities. Web site: http://www.highsprings.com.

High Springs - Vernal's Dance and Music Weekend: Vernal's is the annual All Night Equinox Dance and Music Weekend, at O'Leno State Park in late March. Pre-register. Web site: http://p2c2e.net/vernals/.

High Springs - English Infusion: Dance weekend with contras, English country dancing and waltzes at O'Leno State Park (on US 441, six miles north of High Springs) with bunkhouses, camps and RV spaces available. Web site: http://www.tarabolker.com/infusion/.

Interlachen: Dances at Interlachen Hall, 311 Atlantic Avenue, Interlachen, FL from 7:00pm to 9:30pm. Cost is $5. Web site: http://godsdance.org.

Jacksonville: The Jacksonville Country Dance and Song Society sponsors one contra dance a month, usually on the the third Friday. See the Dance Calendar for the next dance. Beginners welcome. Always live music. Come with or without a partner. Dances are held at Riverside Avenue Christian Church, 2841 Riverside Avenue. 8 PM to 11 PM; dance basics are taught at 7:45 PM. Cost is a donation of $7; $2.00 for youngsters; bring a food or beverage item to share and take a dollar off. Contact Carole Wetzel at 904-396-1997 or email Carole Wetzel. Web site: http://www.danceflorida.com/jaxcdss.html.

Jacksonville - Nocatee Farmers' Marke: The Jacksonville Country Dance and Song Society sponsors a free dance at the market. Time: TBA. Web site: http://www.danceflorida.com/jaxcdss.html.

Kendall: Old Time Dance/Traditional Contradance from 7:00 to 10:00pm at The Dice House. The Dice House is located in Continental Park in Kendall, Florida, at the corner of SW 82nd Avenue and 100th Street. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free, but a suggested donation of $5 per person is gladly accepted. Gentle instruction is available for newcomers. Parking is available in front of the Dice House, and in the parking lot behind it. More info: Albert Harum-Alvarez; email us.com@me.com; phone 305 331-1500. Web site: http://dancefl.us.

Key Largo: Dances on 1st and 3rd Friday January through April, 6:30-8:30 pm, Key Largo Library Community Room. Calling by Laura - (305) 741-7146D. Web site: http://dancefl.us/contra/contraspec.php.

Key West: Dance from 8pm to 10pm at the Dance Factory, 906 Kennedy Dr. #C, (K-Mart Shop Center) Key West, FL. Contact Nana, 512-970-4919, sealantsby5@aol.com - Web site: http://www.southfloridacontradance.com/.

Lake Worth - 1st Saturday: Location: Palm Springs Leisure Arts Building, "The Lab", 226 Cypress Lane, Lake Worth, FL 33461. Beginners session from 7:30-8:00pm, Dancing 8-11 pm. Web site: None.

Lake Worth - Halloween Street Scene: A contra dance is one of the activities of this festival. Web site: http://www.halloweenstreetscene.com/.

Lake Worth - Infusion: Dances at Infusion Cardio Self Defense, 10101 Lantana Road, Suite M, Lake Worth - Corner of 441 (also known as State Road 7). The building is behind Dunkin Donuts. on 3rd Sundays from 2:00pm to 5:30pm with the first half hour allowing for instruction of newcomers. Contact for more info: Fran Matson - contrasf@gmail.com - Admission: $10 at the door ($5 ages 6-18). Web site: None.

Leesburg - Lake Square Mall: Contra Dance at the In His Footsteps Dance Studio - 10401 US Hwy 441 from 7pm to 9pm. Info: 352 326-2206. Web site: http://dancefl.us/contra/contraspec.php.

Long Key: Contradancing at Outdoor Resorts from 7:00 to 9:00pm. Location: 65821 Overseas Highway (MM 66). Info: Nana Lopez - 512-970-4919. Web site: http://dancefl.us/contra/contraspec.php.

6:30-8:30 pm, Key Largo Library Community Room, > - Calling by Laura - (305) 741-7146

Marathon - Elks Club: Currently classes of easy dances with recorded music. Musicians would be welcome. Dances from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Marathon Elks Club, 8239 Overseas Hwy. Info: Nana Lopez - 512-970-4919. Web site: http://dancefl.us/contra/contraspec.php.

Marathon - Elks Club: Easy dances with recorded music. Musicians would be welcome. Dances from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the San Pablo, 550 122nd Street, Oceanside - Mile Marker 53.5. Info: Nana Lopez - 512-970-4919. Web site: http://dancefl.us/contra/contraspec.php.

Marathon - Various Locations: Easy dances with recorded music. Musicians would be welcome. Dances from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Contact Nana Lopez, 512-970-4919, sealantsby5@aol.com - Web site: http://www.southfloridacontradance.com/.

Melbourne: There are dances in Melbourne on the 3rd Friday of each month at Tropical Heaven, on Eddie Allen Road, near the Melbourne Airport. Arrive at 7:30 for Contra lessons for beginners. Youngsters (17 and under) $4; Adults $8; Family (2 adults and 2 or more kids) $20. The last dance, a waltz, is usually around 11pm followed by a group clean up of the dance site. Contact Anne Carlson at (321) 536-8808 or adavies2@cfl.rr.com or Jan Harazda at 321-917-4529 or Jan@harazda.com. Web site: http://www.cocoabeachcontra.org/index.htm.

Melbourne - Callers' Workshop: Series of workshops for callers at 6200 Hall Road from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. These free dances will give beginner callers experience. We will use recorded music. Info: John Rogers 321 412-1570 or David Clay 321 728-9497. Web site: http://dancefl.us/contra/contraspec.shtml.

Melrose - Shake Rag: Dances on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 7:00pm to 10:00pm at the Shake Rag Art and Culture Center, 301 State Road 26 and Grove Street. Singles, couples, elders, youngers, beginners, pros - all welcome. Like walking only more fun. Suggested donation $5. Contact: Corky (352) 475-3477. Web site: http://dancefl.us/contra/MelroseContra1.php.

Melrose - Dancing Fish: Dances are at the Dancing Fish Dance Camp, 24800 NE S.R. 26, Melrose, FL. Come and support this new dance. Web site: http://dancefl.us/contra/contraspec.shtml.

Melrose - Gallery 26: Dances on 2nd Friday of each month from 7:30pm to 10:00pm at Gallery 26, 301 State Road 26 and Grove St. Singles, couples, elders, youngers, beginners, pros - all welcome. Like walking only more fun. Suggested donation $5. Contact: Corky (352) 475-3477. Web site: http://dancefl.us/contra/MelroseContra1.php.

Melrose - Arts and Culture Center: Dances on 2nd Friday of each month from 7:30pm to 10:00pm at the Melrose Arts and Culture Center, 301 State Road 26 and Grove St. Singles, couples, elders, youngers, beginners, pros - all welcome. Like walking only more fun. Suggested donation $5. Contact: Corky (352) 475-3477. Web site: http://dancefl.us/contra/MelroseContra1.php.

Melrose - Putnam Land Conservancy: Benefit dance and art auction for the Putnam Land Conservancy from 6:0pm to 10:30pm (8:00pm to 10:00pm for the dance). Location: Shake Rag Art and Culture Center, Bellamy Road Fine Arts, Melrose Bay Art Gallery (all on Route 26). Info 386 336-5400. Admission: $15 per person; $25 per couple. Web site: http://www.putnamlandconservancy.org.

Miami - Tobacco Road: Dancing at Tobacco Road Bar and Restaurant, 626 S Miami Ave Miami, FL 33130, Miami's most storied and oldest saloon - dancing upstairs on a wood floor! Admission $10, teens $6, younger kids free. Beginners walk through at 6:30pm. Dance from 7:00pm to 10:30pm. Web site: http://southfloridacontradance.com/.

Miami - Dice House: Dance from 8 to 11pm. Admission FREE. At the Historic Dice House, 10000 SW 82 Avenue, Miami, FL. Contact: Elizabeth Warriner 786-242-0766 or 305-803-7008. Web site: http://dancefl.us.

Miami - Bayfront Park: Dance in the park from 7:15pm to 10:00pm at the Tina Hills Pavilion. [Beginning in mid-June, dances move to various Thursdays starting at 6:00pm] Web site: http://contradancemiami.com/.

Miami - Rhythm Foundation: Dance is part of a series of music events at the North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL from 7pm to 10pm. Web site: http://www.rhythmfoundation.com/upcoming-shows/.

Orlando - The Warehouse: Square Dancing, Contra Dancing, and most importantly Cake Walking at The Warehouse, 1300 Brookhaven Drive, Orlando, FL 32803. Donations are a sliding scale. Web site: https://www.facebook.com/events/703878749630718/.

Orlando - University of Central Florida: Please call All of your Contra Dance friends and invite them to join in on a free dance at UCF from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Location is UCF campus in the Arboretum. It will be held outside, in a grassy area, or on a paved area Entrance is free, but the parking is $5 per car in Parking Garage C. The dance will be outside, wear sturdy shoes and dress accordingly. Web site: http://www.ucf.edu/.

Ormond Bay: Dance at the North Peninsula Baptist Church, 6 Sandra Drive, Ormond Beach. Dance is from 6pm to 9pm. Web site: None.

Palmetto Bay: Dances at the Perrine Peters Methodist Church, 18301 South Dixie Highway. Beginners orientation at 7:30pm and the dance goes from 8:00pm to 11:00pm. Requested contribution is $10 (or $5 for students). Bring finger food or drink to share Web site: http://dancefl.us/contra/MiamiContra.php.

Palm Springs - 1st Saturday: Location: Village of Palm Springs Leisure Activities Building (LAB), 226 Cypress Lane, Palm Springs, FL 33461. Beginners session from 7:30-8:00pm, Dancing 8-11 pm. $5 - age 6 - 18; $10 - age 19 or older. Web site: None.

Pinellas Park - Friday: Contra Dances are held at Pinellas Park Auditorium: 7690 59 St. N., Pinellas Park, generally but not always on the 1st Friday of each month. If you have comments or questions about the dances, please contact Stan or Linda Prince at 727-823-2725 (tfootd@tampabaycontra.com). Our dances are 7:30-11:00pm, with a beginner's lesson at 7:30pm. No partner or experience is necessary. All ages are welcome! Regular admission is $7; ages 21 and under, $5; ages 12 and under free. Some special events may cost more. Web site: http://www.tampabaycontra.com/.

Pinellas Park - Saturday: Contra Dances are held at Pinellas Park Auditorium: 7690 59 St. N., Pinellas Park, generally but not always on the 2nd Saturday of each month. If you have comments or questions about the dances, please contact Stan or Linda Prince at 727-823-2725 (tfootd@tampabaycontra.com). Our dances are 7:30-11:00pm, with a beginner's lesson at 7:30pm. No partner or experience is necessary. All ages are welcome! Regular admission is $7; ages 21 and under, $5; ages 12 and under free. Some special events may cost more. Web site: http://www.tampabaycontra.com/.

Pinellas Park - Sunday: Contra Dances are held at Pinellas Park Auditorium: 7690 59 St. N., Pinellas Park on special Sundays. If you have comments or questions about the dances, please contact Stan or Linda Prince at 727-823-2725 (tfootd@tampabaycontra.com). Our dances are 7:30-11:00pm, with a beginner's lesson at 7:30pm. No partner or experience is necessary. All ages are welcome! Regular admission is $7; ages 21 and under, $5; ages 12 and under free. Some special events may cost more. Web site: http://www.tampabaycontra.com/.

Pinellas Park - Special: Special contra dances at Pinellas Park Auditorium: 7690 59 St. N., Pinellas Park. If you have comments or questions about the dances, please contact Stan or Linda Prince at 727-823-2725 (tfootd@tampabaycontra.com). Our dances are 7:30-11:00pm, with a beginner's lesson at 7:30pm. No partner or experience is necessary. All ages are welcome! Regular admission is $7; ages 21 and under, $5; ages 12 and under free. Some special events may cost more. Web site: http://www.tampabaycontra.com/.

Pinellas Park - Fall Ball: Series of contra dances atPinellas Park Auditorium: 7690 59 St. N., Pinellas Park during a fall weekend. Web site: http://www.tampabaycontra.com/.

Plant City - Sunshine State Music Festival: One-day event held in early October at the Plant City High School Community Center, 605 North Collins Street. Web site: http://www.cgmusicman.com/ssfestival/.

Royal Palm Beach - New Year's Eve: There will be an Impromptu, last minute, New Year's Eve, Contra/Irish dance, house party starting at the house of Maryanne Hazelitt, 9009 New Hope Ct, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411. Please RSVP ASAP - She is making a list of names to give to the guard at her gated community. Email: MHazelitt@aol.com or call (310) 408-0227. Web site: None.

Sarasota - WSLR Benefit: Concert and Contra Dance. Potluck at 4 pm, Concert and Dance 5-8 pm. 525 Kumquat Avenue. $12 in advance; $15 at the door. Web site: http://wslr.org/.

Sarasota - Eat Local Week: Potluck starts at 6:00pm, dancing at 7:30. $10 admission at the door. Location: South Gate Community Center, 3145 Southgate Circle, Sarasota, FL. Web site: http://eatlocalguide.com/sarasota/week/.

Sarasota - Suncoast Contra Dance: Admission: $8. Location: 525 Kumquat Ct., Sarasota, Florida 34236. Dance Lessons: 7:30pm, dance at 8:00pm. Web site: http://www.suncoastcontradance.com/.

Sarasota - Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center: Dances at the Center, 525 Kumquat Court Sarasota, FL 34236; (941) 545-5635. All are welcome. Instructional walk-throughs at 7:30pm, dance begins at 8pm. Cost is $8. Web site: http://www.sarasotapeacenter.org.

South Daytona: Dances on 2nd Sunday of the month from 4pm to 7pm at the Gold Star Ballroom, 3100 South Ridgewood Drive. $9 adult, $7 senior (65) and $5 student. Contact Steve Chesson at steveclc@gmail.com - Web site: None.

St. James City: Pine Island Contra Dance from 5 - 8pm. Admission: Adults - $10. Location: St. James City Civic Center - St. James City (Pine Island), FL 3300 4th Avenue, St. James City, FL. Contact: Paula Clegg 517-262-6052. Web site: http://dancefl.us.

St. Petersburg - Creative Clay Folkfest: The Creative Clay Folkfest is an annual arts festival weekend in late September. Web site: http://creativeclay.org/.

Tallahassee: Contra Dances are held on the 2nd and sometimes the 4th or 5th Saturday of each month at several different veues. including the Tallahassee Senior Center (1400 North Monroe Street). Those new to contra dancing are strongly encouraged to come at 7:15, when a Beginner Orientation will be taught. Dance is from 7:30pm to 10:30pm Admission cost for regular dances: $8 for Adults, $7 Seniors over 55, $5 for Students, $3 for Kids under 12 (higher prices may be charged for special dances). Web site: http://www.tallydancer.com/.

Tallahassee - Lake Ella: Contra Dance at the American Legion Hall from 7pm to 9pm. Web site: http://www.tallydancer.com/index.html.

Tallahassee - Florida State University: Hootenanny Shindig at FSU Club Downunder. Square and Contra dances and clogging Aisha Ivey and friends with caller Tom Greene. 8:00 pm - 10:00+ pm. $5 per person, free for FSU students. Web site: http://www.tallydancer.com/index.html.

Tallahassee - Squares - Mickee Faust: Square Dance at Mickee Faust Club, 623 McDonnell Dr. in Railroad Square. 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm. $8 adults, $5 students, $3 kids. Web site: http://www.tallydancer.com/index.html.

Tallahassee - Benefit for Relay for Life: Contra Dance Benefit for Relay for Life. FSU Union Amphitheatre on Woodward Ave. (next to Club Downunder and Subway at FSU) 7 pm - 10 pm. $5 suggested donation per person. Web site: http://www.tallydancer.com/index.html.

Tallahassee - BOF Benefit: Music, Dancing and Storytelling Benefit for the BOF from 2 pm - 6 pm, Love Offering at the Door Location: Mickee Faust Theatre in Railroad Square, 607 McDowell St. Web site: http://www.tallydancer.com.

Tampa - Friday: A Contra Dance held at Rhapsody Ballroom: 12101 N 56 St, Tampa on a Friday night. If you have comments or questions about the dances, please contact Stan or Linda Prince at 727-823-2725 (tfootd@tampabaycontra.com). Our dances are 7:30-11:00pm, with a beginner's lesson at 7:30pm. No partner or experience is necessary. All ages are welcome! Regular admission is $10; ages 21 and under, $5; ages 12 and under free. Some special events may cost more. Web site: http://www.tampabaycontra.com/.

Tampa - Saturday: Contra Dances are held at Rhapsody Ballroom: 12101 N 56 St, Tampa generally but not always on the 4th Saturday of each month. If you have comments or questions about the dances, please contact Stan or Linda Prince at 727-823-2725 (tfootd@tampabaycontra.com). Our dances are 7:30-11:00pm, with a beginner's lesson at 7:30pm. No partner or experience is necessary. All ages are welcome! Regular admission is $10; ages 21 and under, $5; ages 12 and under free. Some special events may cost more. Web site: http://www.tampabaycontra.com/.

Tampa - Special: Contra Dances are held at Rhapsody Ballroom: 12101 N 56 St, Tampa on a special day at a special time. If you have comments or questions about the dances, please contact Stan or Linda Prince at 727-823-2725 (tfootd@tampabaycontra.com). No partner or experience is necessary. All ages are welcome! Regular admission is $10; ages 21 and under, $5; ages 12 and under free. Some special events may cost more. Web site: http://www.tampabaycontra.com/.

Tampa - Community Stepping Stone Benefit: Dance is a fundraiser for Community Stepping Stone from 8-11 pm at 8019 Van Dyke Place, Tampa, Florida. Information: 813-932-1950 or jepter@mail.usf.edu. Web site: http://dancefl.us/contra/contraspec.php.

Tampa - Scandinavian: Elegance and rhythm in rapport with a partner - what a concept! Wednesdays from 7pm to 9pm at the Kate Jackson Recreation Center, Hyde Park Village, 821 South Rome Avenue, Tampa. Phone: 813 259-1608. Admission: $3. Singles and couples welcome - wear leather soles for smooth turning. Information - email to Judith Baizan at judithbaizan@verizon.net or call 813 254-3359. Web site: http://dancefl.us/scandi/index.php.

Tavares: Dance at the Royal Harbor Rec Center, Royal Harbor Blvd. Doors open 5:30 PM; Food served at 6PM, Entertainment and Dancing at 7PM. Tickets $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Info 352-408-9800. Web site: http://dancefl.us/contra/contraspec.shtml.

Trenton: As part of the monthly Farmers' Market Block Party, there is dancing, sometimes contra, sometimes something else. The Party (and the dance) are generally held on the 4th Saturday of the month, but it can vary. The Market goes from noon to 5pm with the dance generally starting at 2pm. Historic Trenton Train Depot, Nature Coast Train and Main Street. Web site: http://www.localharvest.org/farmers-markets/M17375.

Trenton - Florida Fiddlers Convention: The Florida Fiddlers Convention is held annually in Otter Springs Campground in mid-October and features some of Florida's finest callers, bands and fiddlers, concerts, dances, jams, workshops, and a String-Band Contest (home-baked pie required for entry). Phone: 850-342-3536. Web site: https://flafiddlers.wordpress.com/annual-convention/.

Wakulla Springs: Contra Dance at Wakulla Springs State Park, 465 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, Florida. 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm at the Lodge. $10 per person (includes park admission). Benefit for the Friends of Wakulla Springs. Web site: http://www.tallydancer.com/index.html.

White Springs - Florida Folk Festival: The Florida Folk Festival is an annual three-day celebration of the music, dance, stories, crafts and food that make Florida unique. From Irish fiddle tunes and kumquat pie, to the wide varieties of music brought by immigrants, the state's cultural heritage reflects the lives of generations of Florida families and communities. The event is held in the first half of November at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park.Web site: https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Stephen-Foster.

White Springs - Music and Dance Fest is held in early November and includes music, dance, crafts, etc. at the Stephen Foster State Park. Web site: http://www.floridastateparks.org/StephenFoster/festival.cfm.

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Schedules

Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California
Colorado* | Connecticut | Delaware | District of Columbia | Florida
Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana
Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine*
Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi** | Missouri
Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey
New Mexico* | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio
Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina
South Dakota** | Tennessee | Texas | Utah* | Vermont
Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming**

*The Colorado link will bring you to Dancing on the Web. The Maine link will bring you to the Downeast Friends of the Folk Arts. The New Mexico link will bring you to the New Mexico Folk Music and Dance Society. The Utah link will bring you to Utah Contradance Information. These fine organizations and individuals already have complete listings for these states and there is no reason for me to duplicate their efforts.

**As far as I know, there are no regular dances or events in Mississippi, South Dakota or Wyoming, but I have created pages if something changes in the future.


http://www.contradancelinks.com/schedule_fl.html
Produced by Charlie Seelig
Last updated on July 22, 2015