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: There will be a celebration of the life of Roy Moye on April 5 in Maitland. He passed away on March 20.

Note: The Bayfront Park dance series in Miami has been discontinued.

April 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014  Dance Series: Tampa - Scandinavian Location: Tampa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, April 18, 2014  Dance Series: Jacksonville Location: Jacksonville Caller(s): JoLaine Jones-Pokorney; Band(s)/Musician(s): Meridian; Note:

Friday, April 18, 2014  Dance Series: Melbourne Location: Melbourne Caller(s): Joey Norton; Band(s)/Musician(s): Barnstorm; Note:

Saturday, April 19, 2014  Dance Series: Gainesville Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Dana Parkinson; Band(s)/Musician(s): Deux Francois; Note: Waltz from 6:45pm to 7:45pm

Saturday, April 19, 2014  Dance Series: Venice - FL - Train Depot Location: Venice Caller(s): Howard Rust; Band(s)/Musician(s): Bilberry Celtic Jam; Note:

Sunday, April 20, 2014  Dance Series: Boca Raton - Boca Pointe Location: Boca Raton Caller(s): No dance today; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance today; Note: Date moved to April 27

Wednesday, April 23, 2014  Dance Series: Gainesville - Tigert House Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Jonathan King; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Wednesday, April 23, 2014  Dance Series: Tampa - Scandinavian Location: Tampa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Thursday, April 24, 2014  Dance Series: Miami - Bayfront Park Location: Miami Caller(s): No dance today; Band(s)/Musician(s): No dance today; Note:

Friday, April 25, 2014  Dance Series: Interlachen Location: Interlachen Caller(s): Gary Arthur; Band(s)/Musician(s): Potluck Poachers; Note:

Friday, April 25, 2014  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): Susie Rudder; Band(s)/Musician(s): Sligo Line; Note:

Saturday, April 26, 2014  Dance Series: Jensen Beach Location: Jensen Beach Caller(s): Eric Harris; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, April 26, 2014  Dance Series: Tampa - Saturday Location: Tampa Caller(s): Susie Rudder; Band(s)/Musician(s): Rafter Ringers (Andy Burr, Larry Dolamore, Larry Lewis, Greg Taillon); Note:

Sunday, April 27, 2014  Dance Series: Boca Raton - Boca Pointe Location: Boca Raton Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Sunday, April 27, 2014  Dance Series: Barnacle Historic State Park Location: Coconut Grove Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Date is tentative, but it is listed at http://www.floridastateparks.org/thebarnacle/Events.cfm

Wednesday, April 30, 2014  Dance Series: Gainesville - Tigert House Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Jonathan King; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Wednesday, April 30, 2014  Dance Series: Tampa - Scandinavian Location: Tampa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

May 2014
Friday, May 2, 2014  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Friday Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Dance canceled; Band(s)/Musician(s): Dance canceled; Note:

Saturday, May 3, 2014  Dance Series: Boca Raton - Michael's Body Scene Location: Boca Raton Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, May 3, 2014  Dance Series: Cocoa Beach Location: Cocoa Beach Caller(s): Eric Harris; Band(s)/Musician(s): Bardic Rose; Note:

Sunday, May 4, 2014  Dance Series: Gainesville Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Richard Hopkins; Band(s)/Musician(s): Just Twistin Hay; Note:

Wednesday, May 7, 2014  Dance Series: Tampa - Scandinavian Location: Tampa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, May 9, 2014  Dance Series: Melrose - Dancing Fish - FL Location: Melrose Caller(s): Susie Rudder; Band(s)/Musician(s): Potluck Poachers; Note:

Friday, May 9, 2014  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): Vicki Morrison; Band(s)/Musician(s): Rockertoe; Note:

Saturday, May 10, 2014  Dance Series: Davie Location: Davie Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, May 10, 2014  Dance Series: 6/14/2014 Location: Davie Caller(s): Eric Harris; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, May 10, 2014  Dance Series: Tampa - Saturday Location: Tampa Caller(s): Stan Prince; Band(s)/Musician(s): Wind That Shakes the Barley (Kathie Aagaard, Bill Dudley, John McEwen, Sarah Mitchell); Note:

Sunday, May 11, 2014  Dance Series: South Daytona Location: South Daytona Caller(s): JoLaine Jones-Pokorney; Band(s)/Musician(s): Barnstorm; Note:

Wednesday, May 14, 2014  Dance Series: Tampa - Scandinavian Location: Tampa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, May 16, 2014  Dance Series: Jacksonville Location: Jacksonville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, May 16, 2014  Dance Series: Melbourne Location: Melbourne Caller(s): Susie Rudder; Band(s)/Musician(s): Rafter Ringers (Andy Burr, Larry Dolamore, Larry Lewis, Greg Taillon); Note:

Saturday, May 17, 2014  Dance Series: Gainesville Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Eric Harris; Band(s)/Musician(s): The BriarPickers (Paul Klenitz, Brian Ray); Note:

Saturday, May 17, 2014  Dance Series: Venice - FL - Train Depot Location: Venice Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Sunday, May 18, 2014  Dance Series: Boca Raton - Boca Pointe Location: Boca Raton Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Date moved to April 27

Wednesday, May 21, 2014  Dance Series: Tampa - Scandinavian Location: Tampa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, May 23, 2014  Dance Series: Interlachen Location: Interlachen Caller(s): JoLlaine Jones-Pokorney; Band(s)/Musician(s): Potluck Poachers; Note:

Friday, May 23, 2014  Dance Series: Florida Folk Festival Location: White Springs Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Three day festival; festival ends on May 25, 2014

Saturday, May 24, 2014  Dance Series: Florida Folk Festival Location: White Springs Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Three day festival; festival ends on May 25, 2014

Sunday, May 25, 2014  Dance Series: Barnacle Historic State Park Location: Coconut Grove Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Date is tentative, but it is listed at http://www.floridastateparks.org/thebarnacle/Events.cfm

Sunday, May 25, 2014  Dance Series: Florida Folk Festival Location: White Springs Caller(s): TBA ; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Three day festival; festival ends on May 25, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014  Dance Series: Tampa - Scandinavian Location: Tampa Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, May 30, 2014  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): Gary Arthur; Band(s)/Musician(s): Smoky Hollow String Band; Note:

Saturday, May 31, 2014  Dance Series: Casselberry - Double Dance Location: Casselberry Caller(s): Alice Milmoe and TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Full Circle (FL) and The Flying Turtles String Band; Note: Double dance - English and contra

June 2014
Sunday, June 1, 2014  Dance Series: Gainesville Location: Gainesville Caller(s): Vicki Morrison; Band(s)/Musician(s): Gadabouts; Note:

Friday, June 6, 2014  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Friday Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Dana Parkinson; Band(s)/Musician(s): Eel House; Note:

Friday, June 13, 2014  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: Part of June Bug Bash

Friday, June 13, 2014  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): Tom Greene; Band(s)/Musician(s): Long Forgotten String Band; Note:

Saturday, June 14, 2014  Dance Series: Davie Location: Davie Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, June 14, 2014  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Saturday Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Luke Donforth; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Free Raisins (Amy Englesberg, Jeff Kaufman, Audrey Knuth); Note: Part of June Bug Bash; 1pm to 4pm

Saturday, June 14, 2014  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Saturday Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): Luke Donforth; Band(s)/Musician(s): The Free Raisins (Amy Englesberg, Jeff Kaufman, Audrey Knuth); Note: Part of June Bug Bash; 8pm to 11pm

Saturday, June 21, 2014  Dance Series: Gainesville Location: Gainesville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Flying Turtles String Band (Tom and Ellen Hogan); Note:

Sunday, June 22, 2014  Dance Series: Barnacle Historic State Park Location: Coconut Grove Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Date is tentative

Friday, June 27, 2014  Dance Series: Interlachen Location: Interlachen Caller(s): JoLlaine Jones-Pokorney; Band(s)/Musician(s): Potluck Poachers; Note:

Saturday, June 28, 2014  Dance Series: Tampa - Saturday Location: Tampa Caller(s): Eric Harris; Band(s)/Musician(s): Gadabouts; Note:

Sunday, June 29, 2014  Dance Series: Gainesville Location: Gainesville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Advanced dance

July 2014
Friday, July 4, 2014  Dance Series: Pinellas Park - Friday Location: Pinellas Park Caller(s): JoLaine Jones-Pokorney; Band(s)/Musician(s): Waxwing; Note:

Sunday, July 6, 2014  Dance Series: Gainesville Location: Gainesville Caller(s): JoLaine Jones-Pokorney; Band(s)/Musician(s): Waxwing; Note:

Friday, July 11, 2014  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): Doug Singleton; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, July 12, 2014  Dance Series: Davie Location: Davie Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Friday, July 25, 2014  Dance Series: Tallahassee Location: Tallahassee Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Sunday, July 27, 2014  Dance Series: Barnacle Historic State Park Location: Coconut Grove Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Date is tentative

August 2014
Saturday, August 9, 2014  Dance Series: Davie Location: Davie Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note:

Saturday, August 23, 2014  Dance Series: Casselberry - Double Dance Location: Casselberry Caller(s): Susie Rudder and TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Full Circle (FL) and Just Twistin Hay; Note: Double dance - English and contra

Sunday, August 24, 2014  Dance Series: Barnacle Historic State Park Location: Coconut Grove Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Date is tentative

Sunday, August 31, 2014  Dance Series: Gainesville Location: Gainesville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Advanced dance

October 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014  Dance Series: Florida Fiddlers Convention Location: Trenton Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Dan Gellert and Friends; Note: Annual weekend; event ends on October 26, 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014  Dance Series: Florida Fiddlers Convention Location: Trenton Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Dan Gellert and Friends; Note: Annual weekend; event ends on October 26, 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014  Dance Series: Florida Fiddlers Convention Location: Trenton Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Dan Gellert and Friends; Note: Annual weekend; event ends on October 26, 2014

November 2014
Friday, November 14, 2014  Dance Series: Miami - Bayfront Park Location: Miami Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Tentative - confirm with web site

Saturday, November 22, 2014  Dance Series: Casselberry - Double Dance Location: Casselberry Caller(s): John Rogers and TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): Barnstorm and Full Circle (FL); Note: Double dance - English and contra

Sunday, November 30, 2014  Dance Series: Gainesville Location: Gainesville Caller(s): TBA; Band(s)/Musician(s): TBA; Note: Advanced dance

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 1:00pm to 4:30pm 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.

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 @ 4:00 pm with a brief free instruction. The dance runs from 4:30 to 7:00. Admission: Adults $7, Students $4, Family max $20. 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: http://www.floridastateparks.org/thebarnacle/Events.cfm.

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.

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.

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/.

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 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 - 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: This is a casual dance group where we emphasize enjoyment and partnering in waltz and some other partner dances. We meet every month on the Sunday after Gainesville's Third Saturday Contra Dance from 10:30am to 1:30pm. We meet at Tango y Te location at 601 South Main Street. The cost is $5 per person, $7 if we have live music. 10:30 to 11:00 Brunch is available. Please bring something to share. 11:30 We have a 15 - 20 minute lesson for the newer dancers, then open dancing until about 12:00. 12:30 or so, we may do the Cross-Step Waltz Mixer, as an introduction to the cross-step waltzfigure which distinguishes our group, or we may do an intermediate lesson for about 15-20 minutes and continue open dancing. 1:00 or so, we review a choreographed dance, or have an advanced lesson, or we continue open dancing until about 1:30. Web site: http://members.cox.net/waltzgainesville/.

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.

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.

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.

Jensen Beach: Dance at Save the First Dance in Jensen Beach Plaza, 881 NE Jensen Beach Blvd, Jensen Beach, FL at 8pm. Admission $10; $5 for students with ID. No partner necessary. Dress for comfort. Please bring clean shoes to change into when you get there, to protect the wooden floor. Info: BJ Best: phone: (518) 698-8559 or email: yogadancer5252@aol.com - Web site: None.

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: Dance at Key Largo Library, 101485 Overseas Hwy from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. 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/.

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.

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 & 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/.

Orlando - Orange Blossom Ball: Dance weekend MLK weekend at the Freedom Middle School, (FMS) 2850 Taft Vineland Rd Orlando, FL. Paying it forward: OBB is teaching FMS students contra in 4 day-long sessions, bring a gently used band instrument for the FMS band - Information: David 954-918-5884, email: orangeblossomball@yahoo.com - Web site: http://orangeblossomcontra.com.

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/.

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/.

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 (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.

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 $8; 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 $8; 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 $8; 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: http://www.nettally.com/fiddler/annualconvention_003.htm.

Venice - Train Depot: Venice Train Depot, 303 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285. Time: 7:00p to 10:30p. Cost: $8.00/person. Social dance with elements of Irish, Scottish and square dancing with exciting live music. No experience or partner needed. Beginner lesson at 7:00 p.m. Dance 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. All dances are taught and walked through. Dances are held on the third Saturday of each month. Web site for dance location: https://www.scgov.net/parks/Pages/VeniceTrainDepot.aspx. Web site for dance series: http://www.venicecontradance.com.

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: http://www.floridastateparks.org/folkfest/default.cfm.

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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**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.


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