Florida Dance Schedule

  1. Tue - Aug 15 — Melbourne: English Country
  2. Tue - Aug 15 — Venice Area: English Country
  3. Tue - Aug 15 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  4. Tue - Aug 15 — Fort Walton: Contra
  5. Wed - Aug 16 — Gainesville: Irish
  6. Wed - Aug 16 — Tampa: Scandinavian
  7. Fri - Aug 18 — Jacksonville: Contra
  8. Fri - Aug 18 — Sarasota: Contra
  9. Sat - Aug 19 — Gainesville: Contra
  10. Sun - Aug 20 — Boca Raton: Contra
  11. Mon - Aug 21 — Gainesville: English Country
  12. Tue - Aug 22 — Melbourne: English Country
  13. Tue - Aug 22 — Venice Area: English Country
  14. Tue - Aug 22 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  15. Tue - Aug 22 — Fort Walton: Contra
  16. Wed - Aug 23 — Gainesville: Irish
  17. Wed - Aug 23 — Tampa: Scandinavian
  18. Fri - Aug 25 — Tallahassee: Contra
  19. Fri - Aug 25 — Melbourne: Contra - canceled for summer
  20. Fri - Aug 25 — Orange Park: English Country
  21. Sat - Aug 26 — Pinellas Park: Contra
  22. Sat - Aug 26 — McIntosh: Contra
  23. Sun - Aug 27 — Coconut Grove: Contra
  24. Sun - Aug 27 — Coral Gables: Contra
  25. Mon - Aug 28 — Gainesville: English Country
  26. Tue - Aug 29 — Melbourne: English Country
  27. Tue - Aug 29 — Venice Area: English Country
  28. Tue - Aug 29 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  29. Tue - Aug 29 — Fort Walton: Contra
  30. Wed - Aug 30 — Gainesville: Irish
  31. Wed - Aug 30 — Tampa: Scandinavian
  32. Fri - Sep 1 — Pinellas Park: Contra
  33. Fri - Sep 1 — Orange Park: English Country
  34. Sat - Sep 2 — Cocoa Beach: Contra
  35. Sat - Sep 2 — Boca Raton: Contra
  36. Sun - Sep 3 — Gainesville: Contra
  37. Mon - Sep 4 — Gainesville: English Country
  38. Tue - Sep 5 — Melbourne: English Country
  39. Tue - Sep 5 — Venice Area: English Country
  40. Tue - Sep 5 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  41. Tue - Sep 5 — Fort Walton: Contra
  42. Wed - Sep 6 — Gainesville: Irish
  43. Fri - Sep 8 — Tallahassee: Contra
  44. Fri - Sep 8 — Melrose:
  45. Fri - Sep 8 — Orange Park: English Country
  46. Sat - Sep 9 — Pinellas Park: Contra
  47. Sat - Sep 9 —Davie: Contra - summer vacation
  48. Sun - Sep 10 — DeLand: English Country - suspended
  49. Mon - Sep 11 — Gainesville: English Country
  50. Tue - Sep 12 — Melbourne: English Country
  51. Tue - Sep 12 — Venice Area: English Country
  52. Tue - Sep 12 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  53. Tue - Sep 12 — Fort Walton: Contra
  54. Wed - Sep 13 — Gainesville: Irish
  55. Wed - Sep 13 — Tampa: Scandinavian
  56. Fri - Sep 15 — Jacksonville: Contra
  57. Fri - Sep 15 — Melbourne: Contra
  58. Fri - Sep 15 — Sarasota: Contra
  59. Sat - Sep 16 — Gainesville: Contra
  60. Sun - Sep 17 — Boca Raton: Contra
  61. Mon - Sep 18 — Gainesville: English Country
  62. Tue - Sep 19 — Melbourne: English Country
  63. Tue - Sep 19 — Venice Area: English Country
  64. Tue - Sep 19 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  65. Tue - Sep 19 — Fort Walton: Contra
  66. Wed - Sep 20 — Gainesville: Irish
  67. Wed - Sep 20 — Tampa: Scandinavian
  68. Fri - Sep 22 — Tallahassee: Contra
  69. Fri - Sep 22 — Melbourne: Contra - canceled for summer
  70. Fri - Sep 22 — Orange Park: English Country
  71. Sat - Sep 23 — Pinellas Park: Contra
  72. Sat - Sep 23 — McIntosh: Contra
  73. Sun - Sep 24 — Coconut Grove: Contra
  74. Sun - Sep 24 — Coral Gables: Contra
  75. Mon - Sep 25 — Gainesville: English Country
  76. Tue - Sep 26 — Melbourne: English Country
  77. Tue - Sep 26 — Venice Area: English Country
  78. Tue - Sep 26 — Lake Worth: Irish Céilí
  79. Tue - Sep 26 — Fort Walton: Contra
  80. Wed - Sep 27 — Gainesville: Irish
  81. Wed - Sep 27 — Tampa: Scandinavian
  82. Fri - Sep 29 — Orange Park: English Country

Contra Special Events

Contra Line

Florida Folk Festival
May 26-28, 2017, 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 14-16, 2017 — 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 21-23 — Wild Asparagus Florida Tour with George Marshall
Info: Joe Rush
At the Dancing Fish Dance Barn
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
Pat and Anita Mason with Cornbread Contra
John Martin's Irish Pub in Coral Gables
253 Miracle Mile Coral Gables FL 33134 305-445-3777
Dates and time: Sundays 3-6pm
May 21, June 18, July 23, Aug. 27
More Info: South Florida Contra Dances
Interactive Map

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St Petersburg Times - Contra Dancing

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