Florida Dance Schedule

  1. Tue - Feb 21 — Melbourne: English Country
  2. Tue - Feb 21 — Venice Area: English Country
  3. Tue - Feb 21 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  4. Tue - Feb 21 — Fort Walton: Contra
  5. Wed - Feb 22 — Gainesville: Irish
  6. Wed - Feb 22 — Tampa: Scandinavian
  7. Fri - Feb 24 — Orange Park: English Country
  8. Feb 24-26 — Gainesville: Dancing with the GODS
  9. Sat - Feb 25 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  10. Sun - Feb 26 — Coconut Grove: Contra
  11. Mon - Feb 27 — Gainesville: English Country
  12. Tue - Feb 28 — Melbourne: English Country
  13. Tue - Feb 28 — Venice Area: English Country
  14. Tue - Feb 28 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  15. Tue - Feb 28 — Fort Walton: Contra
  16. Wed - Mar 1 — Gainesville: Irish
  17. Wed - Mar 1 — Tampa: Scandinavian
  18. Fri - Mar 3 — Pinellas Park: Contra
  19. Fri - Mar 3 — Orange Park: English Country
  20. Sat - Mar 4 — Cocoa Beach: Contra
  21. Sat - Mar 4 — Boca Raton: Contra
  22. Sat - Mar 4 — Gainesville UF: English
  23. Sun - Mar 5 — Gainesville: Contra
  24. Mon - Mar 6 — Gainesville: English Country
  25. Tue - Mar 7 — Melbourne: English Country
  26. Tue - Mar 7 — Venice Area: English Country
  27. Tue - Mar 7 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  28. Tue - Mar 7 — Fort Walton: Contra
  29. Wed - Mar 8 — Gainesville: Irish
  30. Wed - Mar 8 — Tampa: Scandinavian
  31. Fri - Mar 10 — Orange Park: English Country
  32. Fri - Mar 10 — Melrose: Contra
  33. Fri - Mar 10 — Tallahassee: Contra
  34. Sat - Mar 11 — Pinellas Park: Contra
  35. Sat - Mar 11 —Davie: Contra
  36. Sun - Mar 12 — DeLand: English Country
  37. Mon - Mar 13 — Gainesville: English Country
  38. Tue - Mar 14 — Melbourne: English Country
  39. Tue - Mar 14 — Venice Area: English Country
  40. Tue - Mar 14 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  41. Tue - Mar 14 — Fort Walton: Contra
  42. Wed - Mar 15 — Tampa: Scandinavian
  43. Wed - Mar 15 — Gainesville: Irish
  44. Fri - Mar 17 — Melbourne: Contra
  45. Fri - Mar 17 — Jacksonville: Contra
  46. Fri - Mar 17 — Sarasota: Contra
  47. Sat - Mar 18 — Gainesville: Contra
  48. Sun - Mar 19 — Boca Raton: Contra
  49. Mon - Mar 20 — Gainesville: English Country
  50. Tue - Mar 21 — Melbourne: English Country
  51. Tue - Mar 21 — Venice Area: English Country
  52. Tue - Mar 21 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  53. Tue - Mar 21 — Fort Walton: Contra
  54. Wed - Mar 22 — Gainesville: Irish
  55. Wed - Mar 22 — Tampa: Scandinavian
  56. Fri - Mar 24 — Orange Park: English Country
  57. Sat - Mar 25 — Pinellas Park: Contra
  58. Sat - Mar 25 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  59. Sun - Mar 26 — Coconut Grove: Contra
  60. Mon - Mar 27 — Gainesville: English Country
  61. Tue - Mar 28 — Melbourne: English Country
  62. Tue - Mar 28 — Venice Area: English Country
  63. Tue - Mar 28 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  64. Tue - Mar 28 — Fort Walton: Contra
  65. Wed - Mar 29 — Gainesville: Irish
  66. Wed - Mar 29 — Tampa: Scandinavian
  67. Fri - Mar 31 — Orange Park: English Country

Contra Special Events

Contra Line

Florida Folk Festival
May 27-29, 2015, 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 10-11, 2015 — 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 TBA, 2016
Otter Springs Campground, Trenton, FL
String Band competition, Concerts, Jams, Contra Dance
Interactive Map
Lake County Folk Festival
Oct TBA, 2015 — 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 21-23, 2016
Music: TBA
Callers: TBA
Pinellas Park Auditorium, 7690 59 St. N, Pinellas Park, FL
- Interactive Map
Barberville Fall Jamboree
November 5-6, 2016, 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 22-24, 2016
Music: The JEMS and Syncopaths
Callers: Cis Hinkle and Frannie Marr
Admission: $100 - $110 after Dec 20
Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. South, Gulfport, FL
- Interactive Map
Orange Blossom Ball
January 13-15, 2017
Music: TBA
Callers: TB
Gold Star Ballroom
3110 Opportunity Ct FL (near 3100 S Ridgewood Ave)
Interactive Map

Dancing with the GODS
February 26-28, 2016
Music: Nightwatch snd Notorious
Callers: Will Mentor and Angela DeCarlis
Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Ave Gainesville FL
- Interactive Map
GODS News Year: Contra
Dec 31 - Jan 1, 2016-17
Music: Andama
Caller: Angela DeCarlis
Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Ave Gainesville FL
- Interactive Map

Apr 15-18 — Wild Asparagus Florida Tour with George Marshall
Info: Joe Rush
Fri - Apr 15 — Tallahasse - 7:30 pm - Interactive Map
Sat - Apr 16 — Gainesville - 7 pm - Interactive Map
Sun - Apr 17 — Melrose 1 pm (in case of rain 3 pm)- Interactive Map
Mon - Apr 18 — Pinellas Park - 7 pm - Interactive Map
Barberville Spring Frolic
April 23-24, 2016 — 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

Dec 31 — Davie New Years Dance
Davie Woman's Club 6551 Orange Dr, Davie, FL
Caller: Pat Czar Band: Pot Luck
Info: William (321)402-6122
7:30 pm - Interactive Map

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St Petersburg Times - Contra Dancing

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