• Wed - Dec 13 — Gainesville: Irish
  • Wed - Dec 13 — Tampa: Scandinavian
  • Fri - Dec 15 — Jacksonville: Contra
  • Fri - Dec 15 — Melbourne: Contra
  • Fri - Dec 15 — Sarasota: Contra
  • Sat - Dec 16 — Gainesville: Contra
  • Sun - Dec 17 — Boca Raton: Contra
  • Mon - Dec 18 — Gainesville: English Country
  • Tue - Dec 19 — Melbourne: English Country
  • Tue - Dec 19 — Venice Area: English Country
  • Tue - Dec 19 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  • Tue - Dec 19 — Fort Walton: Contra
  • Wed - Dec 20 — Gainesville: Irish
  • Wed - Dec 20 — Tampa: Scandinavian
  • Fri - Dec 22 — Orange Park: English Country
  • Sat - Dec 23 — Gulfport Casino: Contra
  • Sat - Dec 23 —Davie: Contra
  • Mon - Dec 25 — Gainesville: English Country
  • Tue - Dec 26 — Melbourne: English Country
  • Tue - Dec 26 — Venice Area: English Country
  • Tue - Dec 26 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  • Tue - Dec 26 — Fort Walton: Contra
  • Wed - Dec 27 — Gainesville: Irish
  • Wed - Dec 27 — Tampa: Scandinavian
  • Fri - Dec 29 — Orange Park: English Country
  • Dec 39-31 — Gainesville: New Year Contra
  • Tue - Jan 2 — Melbourne: English Country
  • Tue - Jan 2 — Venice Area: English Country
  • Tue - Jan 2 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  • Tue - Jan 2 — Fort Walton: Contra
  • Wed - Jan 3 — Gainesville: Irish
  • Wed - Jan 3 — Tampa: Scandinavian
  • Fri - Jan 5 — Orange Park: English Country
  • Fri - Jan 5 — Pinellas Park: Contra
  • Sun -Jan -7 — Gainesville: New Year Contra
  • Mon - Jan 8 — Gainesville: English Country
  • Tue - Jan 9 — Melbourne: English Country
  • Tue - Jan 9 — Venice Area: English Country
  • Tue - Jan 9 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  • Tue - Jan 9 — Fort Walton: Contra
  • Wed - Jan 10 — Gainesville: Irish
  • Wed - Jan 10 — Tampa: Scandinavian
  • Fri - Jan 12 — Tallahassee: Contra
  • Fri - Jan 12 — Melrose:
  • Fri - Jan 12 — Orange Park: English Country
  • Sat - Jan 13 — Pinellas Park: Contra
  • Sat - Jan 13 —Davie: Contra - spended
  • Sun - Jan 14 — DeLand: English Country
  • Mon - Jan 15 — Gainesville: English Country
  • Tue - Jan 16 — Melbourne: English Country
  • Tue - Jan 16 — Venice Area: English Country
  • Tue - Jan 16 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  • Tue - Jan 16 — Fort Walton: Contra
  • Wed - Jan 17 — Gainesville: Irish
  • Wed - Jan 17 — Tampa: Scandinavian
  • Fri - Jan 19 — Jacksonville: Contra
  • Fri - Jan 19 — Melbourne: Contra
  • Fri - Jan 19 — Sarasota: Contra
  • Sat - Jan 20 — Gainesville: Contra
  • Sun - Jan 21 — Boca Raton: Contra
  • Mon - Jan 22 — Gainesville: English Country
  • Tue - Jan 23 — Melbourne: English Country
  • Tue - Jan 23 — Venice Area: English Country
  • Tue - Jan 23 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  • Tue - Jan 23 — Fort Walton: Contra
  • Wed - Jan 24 — Gainesville: Irish
  • Wed - Jan 24 — Tampa: Scandinavian
  • Fri - Jan 26 — Tallahassee: Contra
  • Fri - Jan 26 — Orange Park: English Country
  • Sat - Jan 27 — Gulfport Casino: Contra
  • Sat - Jan 27 —Davie: Contra
  • Mon - Jan 29 — Gainesville: English Country
  • Tue - Jan 30 — Melbourne: English Country
  • Tue - Jan 30 — Venice Area: English Country
  • Tue - Jan 30 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  • Tue - Jan 30 — Fort Walton: Contra
  • Wed - Jan 31 — Gainesville: Irish
  • Wed - Jan 31 — Tampa: Scandinavian
  • Contra Special Events

    Contra Line

    Florida Folk Festival
    May 25-27, 2018, 10am - midnight each day
    Adults — $50, Children under 6 — Free
    Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
    11016 Lillian Saunders Dr, White Springs FL
    Info: 877-635-3655 Interactive Map
    June Bug Bash June 2018 — 8-11 pm both nights
    Advanced Contra Sat 1-4 pm
    Music: TBA
    Caller: TBA
    Pinellas Park Auditorium,7690 59 St. N., Pinellas Park, FL
    - Interactive Map

    Florida State Fiddlers Convention
    Oct 12-14, 2018
    Otter Springs Campground, Trenton, FL
    String Band competition, Concerts, Jams, Contra Dance
    Interactive Map
    Lake County Folk Festival
    Oct TBA, 2018 — Ferran Park Dr & Magnolia Ave W, Eustis
    Saturday - 10 am to 7 pm; Sunday - 11 am to 5 pm
    352 357-8555 - Interactive Map

    The Fall Ball
    October TBA, 2018
    Music: TBA
    Callers: TBA
    Pinellas Park Auditorium, 7690 59 St. N, Pinellas Park, FL
    - Interactive Map
    Barberville Fall Jamboree
    November 3-4, 2018, 9:00am-5:00pm
    Adults — $6, Children 5-12 — $4, Under 5 — free
    1776 Lightfoot Lane, Pierson, FL
    Performances — 10 - 4 both days
    Acoustic Workshops — Free
    Lots of Jams — All Instruments Welcome
    Info: Chuck Spano 386-852-5436 Interactive Map

    The Florida Snow Ball
    January 26-28, 2018
    Music: The JEMS and Syncopaths
    Callers: Cis Hinkle and Susan Petrick
    Admission: $100 - $110 after Dec 20
    Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. South, Gulfport, FL
    - Interactive Map
    Orange Blossom Ball
    January 12-14, 2018
    Music: Lift Ticket, The Morrison Brothers, Sound Traveler Band
    Callers: Seth Tepfer, Donna Hunt, Janine Smith,Randy Thorp
    Gold Star Ballroom
    3110 Opportunity Ct FL (near 3100 S Ridgewood Ave)
    Interactive Map

    Dancing with the GODS
    February 23-25, 2018
    Music: The Moving Violations snd The Figmentsous
    Callers: Janine Smith and Adina Gordon and Angela DeCarlis
    Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Ave Gainesville FL
    - Interactive Map
    GODS News Year: Contra
    Dec 30 - 31, 2017
    Music: Kumquats
    Caller: Angela DeCarlis
    Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Ave Gainesville FL
    - Interactive Map

    Apr 20-22 — Wild Asparagus Florida Tour with George Marshall
    Info: Joe Rush
    At the Dancing Fish Dance Barn
    Interactive Map
    Barberville Spring Frolic
    April 21-22, 2018 — Sat 9-10pm — Sun 9 am-4 pm
    Adults — $8, Children 5-12 — $5, Under 5 — free
    1776 Lightfoot Lane, Barberville
    Music starts at 10 both days
    Dance starts at 1 both days
    Acoustic Workshops — Free
    Lots of Jams — All Instruments Welcome
    Contra - Barnstyle Dance
    Info: Chuck Spano 386-672-4533 Interactive Map

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    St Petersburg Times - Contra Dancing

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