Florida Dance Schedule

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

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

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