Florida Dance Schedule

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

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 21-23 — Wild Asparagus Florida Tour with George Marshall
Info: Joe Rush
All dances at Melrose Dancing Fish
Interactive Map Fri - Apr 21 - 7-10pm
Sat - Apr 22 - 2-5 pm
Sat - Apr 22 - 7-10 pm
Sun - Apr 23 noon-3
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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What in the World is Contra Dancing?

St Petersburg Times - Contra Dancing

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