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Fort Cooper Bird Walk

Israeli Dance with Tony Arroyo

Moonlight Night Hike

International Folk Dancing

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen - East Coast Swing

Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Mundial

2

Swing Into Spring with Swing Theory at the Thomas Center

Swing Dance Class and Social - Canceled Due to Spring Break

Argentine Tango Papirusa Milonga with Alexandro Ziegler Tango Quartet

3

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

Organic Strawberry U-Pick

Ranger Led Tour

Guided Walk

Dance Alive Gala Dancing with the Stars

4

Nia Holistic Movement

Tap Dancing

Contra Dance

Baila Caliente

West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala

UF Argentine Tango Class

5

The 29th Annual Florida Postharvest Horticulture Tour

Gator Salsa Club LA Style and Casino Salsa

Theatre Dance

English Country Dancing

Adult Ballet

Israeli Dancing with Cyd

Ballroom

6

Tap with Chaya

Grand Squares

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen

Line Dancing and Swingout Class

Scottish Country Dancing

Dance Camp International Folk

Salsa

7

Beginner Belly Dance

Irish Dance

West Coast Swing Class

Baila Caliente Bachata and Salsa

8

Fort Cooper Birding with a Naturalist

Going Batty at Fort Cooper

Israeli Dance with Tony Arroyo

International Folk Dancing

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen - East Coast Swing

Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Mundial

9

UF Swing Club Sweet Swingouts IV: Glaze it

Contra Dance in Melrose

10

Paddle Choctawhatchee Challenge Geneva To Ebro, Florida

UF Swing Club Sweet Swingouts IV: Glaze it

Organic Strawberry U-Pick

Pancakes on the Prairie

MCI Dance Classes at Flow Space

Argentine Tango Milonga El Abrazo with Jorge Mendoza and Anabel Martinez

Ballroom Dance Party

11

UF Swing Club Sweet Swingouts IV: Glaze it

Azaleas and More at Sante Fe River Preserve

Nia Holistic Movement

Argentine Tango Workshop with Jorge Mendoza and Anabel Martinez

Tap Dancing

Baila Caliente

West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala

UF Argentine Tango Class

12

Gator Salsa Club LA Style and Casino Salsa

Theatre Dance

English Country Dancing

Adult Ballet

Israeli Dancing with Andy

Ballroom

13

Tap with Chaya

Grand Squares

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen

Line Dancing and Swingout Class

Scottish Country Dancing

Dance Camp International Folk

Salsa

14

UF/IFAS Urban Landscape Summit

Beginner Belly Dance

Irish Dance Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

West Coast Swing Class

Baila Caliente Bachata and Salsa

15

Fort Cooper Bird Walk

Gator Salsa Club LA Style and Casino Salsa

Israeli Dance with Tony Arroyo

Swing, Salsa and Argentine Tango with Andy 1 of 4

International Folk Dancing

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen - East Coast Swing

Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Mundial

16

Swing Dance Class and Social

Blues Dancing

Salsa Mundial Social

17

Fort Cooper Days Reenactment of Seminole 1836 Skirmishes

Organic Strawberry U-Pick

Harn Museum of Dance

2018 Conservation Stewards Awards

Contra Dance

Monthly Milonga at Thuy’s with Jorge and Anabel

18

Fort Cooper Days Reenactment of Seminole 1836 Skirmishes

Nia Holistic Movement

Vintage Waltz

Tap Dancing

Baila Caliente

West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala

UF Argentine Tango Class

Ecstatic Dance Plus Gong and Potluck

19

Gator Salsa Club LA Style and Casino Salsa

Theatre Dance

English Country Dancing

Adult Ballet

Israeli Dancing with Andy

Working Food Container Gardening

Ballroom

20

Spring Plant Sale Everglades Tomatos and More

Tap with Chaya

Grand Squares

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen

Line Dancing and Swingout Class

Scottish Country Dancing

Dance Camp International Folk

Salsa

21

2018 Water Institute Faculty Fellow Seminar

Beginner Belly Dance

Irish Dance

The Amazing Potluck Cookoff

West Coast Swing Social Dance

Baila Caliente Bachata and Salsa

22

Fort Cooper Bird Walk

Gator Salsa Club LA Style and Casino Salsa

Israeli Dance with Tony Arroyo

Swing, Salsa and Argentine Tango with Andy 2 of 4

International Folk Dancing

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen - East Coast Swing

Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Mundial

23

West Coast Swing Workshop with Jake Haning

Swing Dance Class and Social

24

Organic Strawberry U-Pick

Spring Garden Festival

Ballroom Dance Party

Gator Salsa Club Night

25

Spring Garden Festival

Irish Dance at Depot Park

Nia Holistic Movement

Tree Bark Identification

UF CKI at Everyone Eats Orchard

Tap Dancing

Baila Caliente

West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala

UF Argentine Tango Class

26

Gainesville Green Amendment Talk at Working Food Community Center

Gator Salsa Club LA Style and Casino Salsa

Lost Springs Returns to the Matheson! with Karen Chadwick, Peggy Macdonald, and Margaret Tolbert

Theatre Dance

English Country Dancing

Adult Ballet

Israeli Dancing with Andy

Ballroom

27

Spring Plant Sale Everglades Tomatos and More

Tap with Chaya

Grand Squares

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen

Line Dancing and Swingout Class

Scottish Country Dancing

Dance Camp International Folk

Salsa

28

Beginner Belly Dance

Irish Dance

West Coast Swing Class

Baila Caliente Bachata and Salsa

29

Fort Cooper Bird Walk

Gator Salsa Club LA Style and Casino Salsa

Israeli Dance with Tony Arroyo

Swing, Salsa and Argentine Tango with Andy 3 of 4

International Folk Dancing

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen - East Coast Swing

Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Mundial

30

Swing Dance Class and Social

31

Zouk Bootcamp

Organic Strawberry U-Pick

MCI Dance Classes at Flow Space

Student Spring Showcase with Jacqueline Valdez

Fort Cooper Bird Walk Thu 3/01 Inverness FCSP
Israeli Dance with Tony Arroyo Thu 3/01 Gainesville KolSimcha
Moonlight Night Hike Thu 3/01 Gainesville SWP
International Folk Dancing Thu 3/01 Gainesville GIFD
Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen - East Coast Swing Thu 3/01 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Mundial Thu 3/01 Gainesville Mundial
Swing Into Spring with Swing Theory at the Thomas Center Fri 3/02 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Swing Dance Class and Social - Canceled Due to Spring Break Fri 3/02 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Argentine Tango Papirusa Milonga with Alexandro Ziegler Tango Quartet Fri 3/02 Gainesville Papirusa
Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Sat 3/03 Gainesville IFAS
Organic Strawberry U-Pick Sat 3/03 Gainesville TFG
Ranger Led Tour Sat 3/03 Gainesville SWP
Guided Walk Sat 3/03 Gainesville KBG
Dance Alive Gala Dancing with the Stars Sat 3/03 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Nia Holistic Movement Sun 3/04 Gainesville Nia Holistic
Tap Dancing Sun 3/04 Gainseville Dance 352
Contra Dance Sun 3/04 Gainesville GODS
Baila Caliente Sun 3/04 Gainesville Baila Calien
West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala Sun 3/04 Ocala Ocala Dance
UF Argentine Tango Class Sun 3/04 Gainesville UF Argentine
The 29th Annual Florida Postharvest Horticulture Tour Mon 3/05 Gainesville IFAS
Gator Salsa Club LA Style and Casino Salsa Mon 3/05 Gainesville GSC
Theatre Dance Mon 3/05 Gainseville Dance 352
English Country Dancing Mon 3/05 Gainesville ECD
Adult Ballet Mon 3/05 Gainseville Dance 352
Israeli Dancing with Cyd Mon 3/05 Gainesville IDanceAW
Ballroom Mon 3/05 Gainseville Dance 352
Tap with Chaya Tue 3/06 Gainesville Ayurveda Alt
Grand Squares Tue 3/06 Gainesville Grand Square
Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen Tue 3/06 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Line Dancing and Swingout Class Tue 3/06 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Scottish Country Dancing Tue 3/06 Gainesville Scottish
Dance Camp International Folk Tue 3/06 Gainesville DC
Salsa Tue 3/06 Gainesville Mundial
Beginner Belly Dance Wed 3/07 Gainseville Dance 352
Irish Dance Wed 3/07 Gainesville Inisheer Iri
West Coast Swing Class Wed 3/07 Gainesville WCSJA
Baila Caliente Bachata and Salsa Wed 3/07 Gainesville Baila Calien
Fort Cooper Birding with a Naturalist Thu 3/08 Inverness FCSP
Going Batty at Fort Cooper Thu 3/08 Inverness FCSP
Israeli Dance with Tony Arroyo Thu 3/08 Gainesville KolSimcha
International Folk Dancing Thu 3/08 Gainesville GIFD
Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen - East Coast Swing Thu 3/08 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Mundial Thu 3/08 Gainesville Mundial
UF Swing Club Sweet Swingouts IV: Glaze it Fri 3/09 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Contra Dance in Melrose Fri 3/09 Gainesville GODS
Paddle Choctawhatchee Challenge Geneva To Ebro, Florida Sat 3/10 Geneva PF
UF Swing Club Sweet Swingouts IV: Glaze it Sat 3/10 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Organic Strawberry U-Pick Sat 3/10 Gainesville TFG
Pancakes on the Prairie Sat 3/10 Micanopy ACT
MCI Dance Classes at Flow Space Sat 3/10 Gainesville GDA
Argentine Tango Milonga El Abrazo with Jorge Mendoza and Anabel Martinez Sat 3/10 Gainesville Tango El Abr
Ballroom Dance Party Sat 3/10 Gainesville ParrisDanc
UF Swing Club Sweet Swingouts IV: Glaze it Sun 3/11 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Azaleas and More at Sante Fe River Preserve Sun 3/11 Alachua ACT
Nia Holistic Movement Sun 3/11 Gainesville Nia Holistic
Argentine Tango Workshop with Jorge Mendoza and Anabel Martinez Sun 3/11 Gainesville Tango El Abr
Tap Dancing Sun 3/11 Gainseville Dance 352
Baila Caliente Sun 3/11 Gainesville Baila Calien
West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala Sun 3/11 Ocala Ocala Dance
UF Argentine Tango Class Sun 3/11 Gainesville UF Argentine
Gator Salsa Club LA Style and Casino Salsa Mon 3/12 Gainesville GSC
Theatre Dance Mon 3/12 Gainseville Dance 352
English Country Dancing Mon 3/12 Gainesville ECD
Adult Ballet Mon 3/12 Gainseville Dance 352
Israeli Dancing with Andy Mon 3/12 Gainesville IDanceAW
Ballroom Mon 3/12 Gainseville Dance 352
Tap with Chaya Tue 3/13 Gainesville Ayurveda Alt
Grand Squares Tue 3/13 Gainesville Grand Square
Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen Tue 3/13 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Line Dancing and Swingout Class Tue 3/13 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Scottish Country Dancing Tue 3/13 Gainesville Scottish
Dance Camp International Folk Tue 3/13 Gainesville DC
Salsa Tue 3/13 Gainesville Mundial
UF/IFAS Urban Landscape Summit Wed 3/14 Gainesville IFAS
Beginner Belly Dance Wed 3/14 Gainseville Dance 352
Irish Dance Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Wed 3/14 Gainesville Inisheer Iri
West Coast Swing Class Wed 3/14 Gainesville WCSJA
Baila Caliente Bachata and Salsa Wed 3/14 Gainesville Baila Calien
Fort Cooper Bird Walk Thu 3/15 Inverness FCSP
Gator Salsa Club LA Style and Casino Salsa Thu 3/15 Gainesville GSC
Israeli Dance with Tony Arroyo Thu 3/15 Gainesville KolSimcha
Swing, Salsa and Argentine Tango with Andy 1 of 4 Thu 3/15 Gainesville SwingDance
International Folk Dancing Thu 3/15 Gainesville GIFD
Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen - East Coast Swing Thu 3/15 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Mundial Thu 3/15 Gainesville Mundial
Swing Dance Class and Social Fri 3/16 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Blues Dancing Fri 3/16 Gainesville Chad Big Dad
Salsa Mundial Social Fri 3/16 Gainesville Mundial
Fort Cooper Days Reenactment of Seminole 1836 Skirmishes Sat 3/17 Inverness FCSP
Organic Strawberry U-Pick Sat 3/17 Gainesville TFG
Harn Museum of Dance Sat 3/17 Gainesville GDA
2018 Conservation Stewards Awards Sat 3/17 Gainesville ACT
Contra Dance Sat 3/17 Gainesville GODS
Monthly Milonga at Thuy’s with Jorge and Anabel Sat 3/17 Gainesville Tango y Té
Fort Cooper Days Reenactment of Seminole 1836 Skirmishes Sun 3/18 Inverness FCSP
Nia Holistic Movement Sun 3/18 Gainesville Nia Holistic
Vintage Waltz Sun 3/18 Gainesville Waltz
Tap Dancing Sun 3/18 Gainseville Dance 352
Baila Caliente Sun 3/18 Gainesville Baila Calien
West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala Sun 3/18 Ocala Ocala Dance
UF Argentine Tango Class Sun 3/18 Gainesville UF Argentine
Ecstatic Dance Plus Gong and Potluck Sun 3/18 Gainesville Aurora Heali
Gator Salsa Club LA Style and Casino Salsa Mon 3/19 Gainesville GSC
Theatre Dance Mon 3/19 Gainseville Dance 352
English Country Dancing Mon 3/19 Gainesville ECD
Adult Ballet Mon 3/19 Gainseville Dance 352
Israeli Dancing with Andy Mon 3/19 Gainesville IDanceAW
Working Food Container Gardening Mon 3/19 Gainesville WF
Ballroom Mon 3/19 Gainseville Dance 352
Spring Plant Sale Everglades Tomatos and More Tue 3/20 Gainesville WF
Tap with Chaya Tue 3/20 Gainesville Ayurveda Alt
Grand Squares Tue 3/20 Gainesville Grand Square
Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen Tue 3/20 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Line Dancing and Swingout Class Tue 3/20 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Scottish Country Dancing Tue 3/20 Gainesville Scottish
Dance Camp International Folk Tue 3/20 Gainesville DC
Salsa Tue 3/20 Gainesville Mundial
2018 Water Institute Faculty Fellow Seminar Wed 3/21 Gainesville UFWI
Beginner Belly Dance Wed 3/21 Gainseville Dance 352
Irish Dance Wed 3/21 Gainesville Inisheer Iri
The Amazing Potluck Cookoff Wed 3/21 Gainesville WF
West Coast Swing Social Dance Wed 3/21 Gainesville WCSJA
Baila Caliente Bachata and Salsa Wed 3/21 Gainesville Baila Calien
Fort Cooper Bird Walk Thu 3/22 Inverness FCSP
Gator Salsa Club LA Style and Casino Salsa Thu 3/22 Gainesville GSC
Israeli Dance with Tony Arroyo Thu 3/22 Gainesville KolSimcha
Swing, Salsa and Argentine Tango with Andy 2 of 4 Thu 3/22 Gainesville SwingDance
International Folk Dancing Thu 3/22 Gainesville GIFD
Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen - East Coast Swing Thu 3/22 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Mundial Thu 3/22 Gainesville Mundial
West Coast Swing Workshop with Jake Haning Fri 3/23 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Swing Dance Class and Social Fri 3/23 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Organic Strawberry U-Pick Sat 3/24 Gainesville TFG
Spring Garden Festival Sat 3/24 Gainesville KBG
Ballroom Dance Party Sat 3/24 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Gator Salsa Club Night Sat 3/24 Gainesville GSC
Spring Garden Festival Sun 3/25 Gainesville KBG
Irish Dance at Depot Park Sun 3/25 Gainesville Inisheer Iri
Nia Holistic Movement Sun 3/25 Gainesville Nia Holistic
Tree Bark Identification Sun 3/25 Alachua ACT
UF CKI at Everyone Eats Orchard Sun 3/25 Gainesville CWF
Tap Dancing Sun 3/25 Gainseville Dance 352
Baila Caliente Sun 3/25 Gainesville Baila Calien
West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala Sun 3/25 Ocala Ocala Dance
UF Argentine Tango Class Sun 3/25 Gainesville UF Argentine
Gainesville Green Amendment Talk at Working Food Community Center Mon 3/26 Gainesville WF
Gator Salsa Club LA Style and Casino Salsa Mon 3/26 Gainesville GSC
Lost Springs Returns to the Matheson! with Karen Chadwick, Peggy Macdonald, and Margaret Tolbert Mon 3/26 Gainesville MHM
Theatre Dance Mon 3/26 Gainseville Dance 352
English Country Dancing Mon 3/26 Gainesville ECD
Adult Ballet Mon 3/26 Gainseville Dance 352
Israeli Dancing with Andy Mon 3/26 Gainesville IDanceAW
Ballroom Mon 3/26 Gainseville Dance 352
Spring Plant Sale Everglades Tomatos and More Tue 3/27 Gainesville WF
Tap with Chaya Tue 3/27 Gainesville Ayurveda Alt
Grand Squares Tue 3/27 Gainesville Grand Square
Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen Tue 3/27 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Line Dancing and Swingout Class Tue 3/27 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Scottish Country Dancing Tue 3/27 Gainesville Scottish
Dance Camp International Folk Tue 3/27 Gainesville DC
Salsa Tue 3/27 Gainesville Mundial
Beginner Belly Dance Wed 3/28 Gainseville Dance 352
Irish Dance Wed 3/28 Gainesville Inisheer Iri
West Coast Swing Class Wed 3/28 Gainesville WCSJA
Baila Caliente Bachata and Salsa Wed 3/28 Gainesville Baila Calien
Fort Cooper Bird Walk Thu 3/29 Inverness FCSP
Gator Salsa Club LA Style and Casino Salsa Thu 3/29 Gainesville GSC
Israeli Dance with Tony Arroyo Thu 3/29 Gainesville KolSimcha
Swing, Salsa and Argentine Tango with Andy 3 of 4 Thu 3/29 Gainesville SwingDance
International Folk Dancing Thu 3/29 Gainesville GIFD
Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen - East Coast Swing Thu 3/29 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Mundial Thu 3/29 Gainesville Mundial
Swing Dance Class and Social Fri 3/30 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Zouk Bootcamp Sat 3/31 Gainesville GSC
Organic Strawberry U-Pick Sat 3/31 Gainesville TFG
MCI Dance Classes at Flow Space Sat 3/31 Gainesville GDA
Student Spring Showcase with Jacqueline Valdez Sat 3/31 Gainesville JValdez

2018


March 2018


Thursday 1 March 2018

Fort Cooper Bird Walk

Thu 3/01, 9. We are excited to announce an addition to the bird watching program at Fort Cooper State Park. Beginning January 25th and continuing February 1, 15, 22 and March 1, 15, 22 & 29 the park will be host to bird walks lead by Gail King. These walks will be geared more for beginning and intermediate birdwatchers however all experience levels are welcome. Participants will meet at 9:00 a.m. by the lake and should bring binoculars, a field guide and anything else they feel will make their birding experience more enjoyable. It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing and shoes appropriate for weather conditions and bring something to drink to stay hydrated. The park entrance fee is $3.00 per vehicle up to 8 people in the vehicle or $2.00 for pedestrian or bicyclist. Fort Cooper State Park, 3100 South Old Floral City Road, Inverness, 34450. 904-726-0315. Fort Cooper State Park - [website][email][events]

Israeli Dance with Tony Arroyo

Thu 3/01, 6-8:30 pm. 6:00-6:45 pm Beginners 6:45-7:30 pm Intermediate 7:30-8:30 pm Open Dance. Kol Simcha Messianic Congregation, 5020 NW 23rd Ave, Gainesville, 32606. Tony Arroyo, 352-372-4574. Free. Kol Simcha Messianic Congregation - [website][email][events]

Moonlight Night Hike

Thu 3/01, 6:45-8:30 pm. Join a park ranger on a walk under the moonlight at Sweetwater Wetlands Park to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the park after dark. $5 per vehicle. Cash payment due at the event. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. You must make reservations in advance. Registration is required for this walk and spots are limited! Each person must register individually. Register for walk at: https://goo.gl/forms/Lj5ASPFAcSgEALkN2. Sweetwater Wetlands Park, 325 SW Williston Road, Gainesville, 32608. Danny Rohan, 352-393-8437 or TDD 352-334-2069. Sweetwater Wetlands Park - [website][email][events]

International Folk Dancing

Thu 3/01, 7-10 pm. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville. Julieta, 352-281-0428. $6. Gainesville International Folk Dancers - [email][events]

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen - East Coast Swing

Thu 3/01, 7:30-8:45 pm. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Paris. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [email][events]

Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Mundial

Thu 3/01, 7:30-9:30 pm. Salsa Class: Thursday 7:30-8:30 pm Bachata Class: Thursday 8:30-9:30 pm. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville. Jose, 888-616-4786. $10 for 1 hour, $20 for 2 hours per night. Discounts for students and packages. Salsa Mundial - [email][events]


Friday 2 March 2018

Swing Into Spring with Swing Theory at the Thomas Center

Fri 3/02, 7-10 pm. Join us for a night of dancing to the Swing Theory Band at the historic Thomas Center. The fundraiser is celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Thomas Center. Parris Dance will be doing a short lesson & demonstration. Includes snacks and set ups. BYOB. Thomas Center, 302 NE 6 Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. Ray Parris, 352-375-7763. $35. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [website][email][events]

Swing Dance Class and Social - Canceled Due to Spring Break

Fri 3/02, 7:30-11 pm. Free lesson followed by open dancing. All ages welcome. No partner necessary. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle. Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Avenue, Gainesville. Free. UF Swing Dance Club - [email][events]

Argentine Tango Papirusa Milonga with Alexandro Ziegler Tango Quartet

Fri 3/02, 8-11 pm. Feel free to bring your own drink and favorite snacks to perfect the night. Free parking around the building. We look forward to seeing you and sharing the embrace with you. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Andrea Pham. $25, $10 students and non-dancers. Argentine Tango Papirusa - [email][events]


Saturday 3 March 2018

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

Sat 3/03, 8-11 am. Classes are designed for beginner and intermediate beekeepers. Participants that have attended previous classes in this series will be given priority. These classes are scheduled to help you manage the needs of the hive throughout the year. Live bees will be used; please dress in protective clothing (closed-toe shoes, long sleeves). If you own a bee suit, please bring it the day of the class. UF Bee Unit, 2895 SW 23 Terrace, Gainesville, 32608. Dr. Tatiana Sanchez, 352-955-2402. $10. UF IFAS Alachua County Extension - [website][events]

Organic Strawberry U-Pick

Sat 3/03, 8:30. Come out and pick the nicest berries around. $3.25 per pound for non-members $2.50 per pound for members Bring your own containers & a water bottle to reduce waste. The Family Garden, 1655 SE 23 Place, Gainesville, 32641. 352-777-5248. The Family Garden - [website][events]

Ranger Led Tour

Sat 3/03, 8:30-11:30 am. Sweetwater Wetlands Park, 325 SW Williston Road, Gainesville, 32608. Danny Rohan, 352-393-8437 or TDD 352-334-2069. Sweetwater Wetlands Park - [website][email][events]

Guided Walk

Sat 3/03, 10 am-12 pm. Kanapaha offers a guided tour of the Gardens the first Saturday of every month, starting at 10:00 am. Regular admission price for non-members and members are admitted free of charge. Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 4700 SW 58 Drive, Gainesville, 32608. 352-372-4981. Kanapaha Botanical Gardens - [email][events]

Dance Alive Gala Dancing with the Stars

Sat 3/03, 7-11 pm. Join us at a Parris Dance table for Dancing with the Stars. The annual fundraiser for Dance Alive National Ballet. Wonderful food and drinks, dancing, and silent auction. See Eileen about tickets. Gainesville. Eileen Parris, 352-331-2742. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [website][email][events]


Sunday 4 March 2018

Nia Holistic Movement

Sun 3/04, 10-11 am. Nia's philosophy is: Through Movement We Find Health. Nia fitness is based on the idea that exercise should feel good inside and out. Nia is a cardio dance group fitness class that incorporates martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. As an ongoing practice, Nia promotes mindfulness, holistic fitness and well-being. Nia empowers people of all shapes and sizes to connect to their body, mind, emotions and spirit by paying attention to sensation. This one-hour class is perfect for all levels of experience and fitness. Parking is available at the back of the building Wear comfortable movement clothes. Bring a bottle of water. You are encouraged to be practice Nia barefoot. First class is free. Come with a friend: both of you enjoy a free class. Visionary Crossfit, 716 N Main Street, Gainesville, 32601. Sarit Sela, 605-796-9956. $10. Nia Holistic Dance with Sarit Sela - [email][events]

Tap Dancing

Sun 3/04, 3:10-4:10 pm. Adult multilevel tap dancing with Shay. Dance 352 Studio, 2512 NE 1 Blvd, Suite 500, Gainseville, 32601. 407-683-3841. Dance 352 - [email][events]

Contra Dance

Sun 3/04, 4-7 pm. Waltzing at 2:45 pm. Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Avenue, Gainesville. Susie, 352-466-9150. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [website][email][events]

Baila Caliente

Sun 3/04, 4:30-7:30 pm. 4:30 Dance Variety. 5:45 - 7:30 pm Social Dancing. Studio C, 1925 NW 2 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244. Baila Caliente - [email][events]

West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala

Sun 3/04, 5:30-8:30 pm. Join us this Sunday for our usual Sunday Class and Dance. Paul Fairbanks, our regular instructor will be teaching once again in Ocala. Build a solid foundation gaining more knowledge of West Coast Swing concepts and patterns at our West Coast Swing Group class. Stay and practice at our usual social dance, which continues until everyone is done dancing. The more you dance, the better you get. Dancing is fun. No Partner needed, casual attire, flat or low heeled shoes for ladies is best for this dance. Beginner Class 5:30 PM Group Class 6:00 PM Social Dance 7:00 PM Join us afterwards for even more fabulous fun. Afterwards, we usually go nearby to Logan’s Roadhouse, where we hang out and eat and drink a little something, talk more about dancing and other stuff. Admission for lesson and dance is $10. PM Respiratory, 3306 SW 26 Ave, Suite 402, Ocala. Carol Smith. Ocala West Coast Swing - [events]

UF Argentine Tango Class

Sun 3/04, 6:15-8:15 pm. 6:15 pm Beginners 7:15 pm Intermediate and Advanced Want to learn tango? Come join the UF Argentine Tango Club for a free beginner tango class. Feel free to join even if you have never danced tango before, there are teachers for whatever level you might be. Who: Everyone can come. The beginner class is geared for people who have never danced before or who want to practice the basics. The intermediate class is for those who have been to at least some classes and is for you if you feel ready and confident enough to learn some new steps. The advanced class is for those who have been dancing for a long while now and will feature more complicated steps, so ask a teacher to make sure you are experienced enough for this level. What to wear: Bring a thick pair of socks to dance in. If you own a pair of salsa shoes or jazz or ballet flats, those work great too. Fancy shoes are not necessary. Reitz Union, Dance Studio A, UF Campus, Gainesville. Free. UF Argentine Tango Club - [email][events]


Monday 5 March 2018

The 29th Annual Florida Postharvest Horticulture Tour

Mon 3/05 to Fri 3/09. The Florida Postharvest Horticulture Tour brings participants “up-close and personal” to learn how fresh subtropical, tropical and temperate fruits, vegetables and ornamental crops are handled. With exclusive, behind-the-scene visits hosted by top management, the group becomes familiar with a variety of methods and technologies employed to harvest, pack, cool, ship and receive fresh crops. This program is coordinated by Dr. Steven Sargent and Dr. Mark Ritenour, specialists in the area of postharvest technology at the University of Florida-IFAS and is designed for produce industry professionals, educators, researchers and students in such diverse areas as field and packinghouse management, transportation, wholesale, roadside/gift and retail sales, as well as import/export. The Tour group departs from the UF campus in Gainesville and travels via a commercial bus to a variety of operations throughout Florida then returns to Gainesvill ... Fifield Hall, University of Florida, 2550 Hull Road, Gainesville, 32611. $600. UF IFAS Alachua County Extension - [more][events]

Gator Salsa Club LA Style and Casino Salsa

Mon 3/05, 6. 6 pm LA style salsa. 7:15 pm Casino style. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, UF Campus, Gainesville, 32601. Gator Salsa Club. Free. Gator Salsa Club - [email][events]

Theatre Dance

Mon 3/05, 6-7 pm. Teacher Howard Anderson. Dance 352 Studio, 2512 NE 1 Blvd, Suite 500, Gainseville, 32601. 407-683-3841. Dance 352 - [email][events]

English Country Dancing

Mon 3/05, 6:30-9:30 pm. Doors open at 6:30. 6:50 lesson. Dancing starts at 7. English Country Dancing called by Randy Thorp. Bring light refreshments if you like. United Church of Gainesville, 1624 NW 5 Avenue, Gainesville, 32603. Annette Merritt, 352-246-4659. $5, $3 Students. English Country Dancing with Randy and Annette - [email][events]

Adult Ballet

Mon 3/05, 7-8 pm. Teacher Gabby. Dance 352 Studio, 2512 NE 1 Blvd, Suite 500, Gainseville, 32601. 407-683-3841. Dance 352 - [email][events]

Israeli Dancing with Cyd

Mon 3/05, 7-9 pm. 7 to 7:45 Beginners. Have fun doing beautiful Israeli folk dances to great music, while learning how to dance. The best exercise for your mind, body and soul. All ages. No experience needed. Congregation B'nai Israel, around the left side, 3830 NW 16 Blvd, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. College aged and under are free. Israeli Dance with Andrew Weitzen - [website][email][events]

Ballroom

Mon 3/05, 7:10-8:10 pm. Teacher Howard Anderson. Dance 352 Studio, 2512 NE 1 Blvd, Suite 500, Gainseville, 32601. 407-683-3841. Dance 352 - [email][events]


Tuesday 6 March 2018

Tap with Chaya

Tue 3/06, 6-7 pm. Designed to demonstrate that creativity can be fun for everyone and can make our community stronger and healthier. Experience fun, exercise and creative expression, musicality and feeling great through the language and joy of tap dancing as an art form for healing the body, mind and spirit, with rhythm, movement, music and sound. Wear comfortable clothing and tap shoes. Free childcare while you dance. Arrive early, class will begin promptly. North Central Florida YMCA, 5201 NW 34 Street, Gainesville, 32605. Chaya Heller, 561-330-2929. 6 classes $74 or $66 member, 10 classes $108 or $98 member, 1 class $15. Ayurveda Alternatives - [email][events]

Grand Squares

Tue 3/06, 6:15-9 pm. Westside Park, 1001 NW 34 Street, Gainesville. Susie Moon, 352-283-1296. $5. Grand Squares - [email][events]

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen

Tue 3/06, 7-9:30 pm. Ballroom dance lesson followed by open dancing. Beginners and experienced dancers welcome. Different dance each week. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Paris. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [email][events]

Line Dancing and Swingout Class

Tue 3/06, 7-9 pm. Celebrity's Soul Food, 201 SE 2 Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. Wanda Lloyd. Smooth Flava Dance - [website][events]

Scottish Country Dancing

Tue 3/06, 7-9:30 pm. At a private home. Contact us for directions. Gainesville. Norma Wilson. Gainesville Scottish Country Dancers - [email][events]

Dance Camp International Folk

Tue 3/06, 7:30-9:30 pm. More advanced ethnic dance. Beginners welcome. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Margaret Tolbert. $5. Dance Camp - [email][events]

Salsa

Tue 3/06, 7:30-9:30 pm. We offer two hours of group classes each Tuesday and Thursday. All are welcome to join in for group classes, no partner is needed. Classes are divided into three levels for Salsa: Beginner, Intermediate A and Intermediate B, and two levels for Bachata: Beginner and Intermediate. A single instructor teaches each level, and students rotate partners throughout the class. Salsa Class: Tuesday 7:30-8:30 pm and 8:30-9:30 pm Thursday 8:30-9:30 pm Bachata Class: Thursday 9:30-10:30 pm. The Movement, 1212 N Main Street, Gainesville. Jose, 888-616-4786. $10 for 1 hour, $20 for 2 hours per night. Discounts for students and packages. Salsa Mundial - [email][events]


Wednesday 7 March 2018

Beginner Belly Dance

Wed 3/07, 6-7 pm. Teacher Karina. Dance 352 Studio, 2512 NE 1 Blvd, Suite 500, Gainseville, 32601. 407-683-3841. Dance 352 - [email][events]

Irish Dance

Wed 3/07, 6-9 pm. 6 pm Sean Nos. 7 pm Set Dancing. 8 pm Performance Class. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Piper Call, 352-327-1090. Inisheer Irish Dance Company - [email][events]

West Coast Swing Class

Wed 3/07, 7-10 pm. New dancers get in free their first class. If you have been coming to our classes already, and bring someone new to our dances you get $5 off the months admission and they get in free. July Classes: We begin a new month of Beginner West Coast Swing classes, followed by Intermediate WCS. Our schedule for the month: Class #1. Newbie Night Class fee due for Intermediate Class #2 Beginner and Int WCS classes Class Social Dance. (no lesson, just dancing) Class #3 Beginner and Int WCS classes West Coast Wednesdays Schedule: 7:00 - 7:15pm Doors Open / Warm Up 7:15 - 8:00pm Beginner West Coast Swing 8:00 - 9:00pm Intermediate West Coast Swing 9:00 - 10:00pm Open Social Dancing Admission Costs: - BEGINNER CLASS: Beginner class may pay per night: $5 for the 7:15-8:00pm Beginner Class. - INTERMEDIATE CLASS: $40 per month due at the first class of the month, which includes all the Beginner and Intermediate classes for the mon ... Rena's Ballroom, Gainesville, 32605. Josh Angel, 352-514-4238. $40 per month includes the entire evening. West Coast Swing with Josh Angel - [more][email][events]

Baila Caliente Bachata and Salsa

Wed 3/07, 8-10 pm. 8pm - 9pm Bachata. 9pm - 10pm Salsa. Studio C, 1925 NW 2 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244. Baila Caliente - [email][events]


Thursday 8 March 2018

Fort Cooper Birding with a Naturalist

Thu 3/08, 8:30. Join us for a naturalist-guided bird walk and learn about our feathered friends at Fort Cooper State Park. The walk will provide an opportunity to observe a variety of birds in diverse habitats. Program will start at the lake to scope the shoreline and open water at 8:30 a.m. Led by naturalist and member of the National Audubon Society, Dee Bolton. Ms. Bolton served eight years as a professional guide in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, leading bird walks, birding paddles, pontoon boat tours, discussing the area's history and wildlife, and leading history walks. As a resident camp volunteer she served at the following parks: Salton Sea State Park, California: Led bird walks and kayak tours and worked in the visitors' center. Patagonia Lake State Park, Arizona: Led bird walks and pontoon boat tours while discussing the area's history and its birds and wildlife. Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Key Largo: Office work and conduct ... Fort Cooper State Park, 3100 South Old Floral City Road, Inverness, 34450. 904-726-0315. Fort Cooper State Park - [more][website][email][events]

Going Batty at Fort Cooper

Thu 3/08, 4:30. Do bats scare or fascinate you? Do you cringe at the sight of a bat in the evening or do you say a silent prayer of thanks as those bats overhead gobble up thousands of mosquito's in your back yard? The Friends of Fort Cooper feature periodic programs and observation of Florida's. Thanks to a Boy Scout Eagle project, Fort Cooper has a huge bat house that now has thousands of inhabitants. Attendees will start the evening at 4:30 pm by scoping the Park's Lake Holithakaha, beach-side. Refreshments will be served at 5:00 in the Park's Recreation Hall and the presentation entitled Bats – Myth and Reality will begin promptly at 5:30 pm, featuring presenter Shari Blisett-Clark. Following her presentation, attendees will take a short walk to Fort Cooper’s Bat House to witness the swarm of bats exiting the House at sundown. It is truly a remarkable sight. It is advised that walkers wear sneakers or close-toed shoes.? Reservations are required, as seating is limited. Fort Cooper State Park, 3100 South Old Floral City Road, Inverness, 34450. 904-726-0315. Fort Cooper State Park - [website][email][events]

Israeli Dance with Tony Arroyo

Thu 3/08, 6-8:30 pm. 6:00-6:45 pm Beginners 6:45-7:30 pm Intermediate 7:30-8:30 pm Open Dance. Kol Simcha Messianic Congregation, 5020 NW 23rd Ave, Gainesville, 32606. Tony Arroyo, 352-372-4574. Free. Kol Simcha Messianic Congregation - [website][email][events]

International Folk Dancing

Thu 3/08, 7-10 pm. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville. Julieta, 352-281-0428. $6. Gainesville International Folk Dancers - [email][events]

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen - East Coast Swing

Thu 3/08, 7:30-8:45 pm. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Paris. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [email][events]

Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Mundial

Thu 3/08, 7:30-9:30 pm. Salsa Class: Thursday 7:30-8:30 pm Bachata Class: Thursday 8:30-9:30 pm. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville. Jose, 888-616-4786. $10 for 1 hour, $20 for 2 hours per night. Discounts for students and packages. Salsa Mundial - [email][events]


Friday 9 March 2018

UF Swing Club Sweet Swingouts IV: Glaze it

Fri 3/09 to Sun 3/11, -12. Sweet Swingouts is back for its fourth year and sweeter than ever ! Join us March 9-11th to enhance your dancing abilities with lessons from the lovely Laura Glaess and Todd Yannacone and enjoy hours of social dancing each night. Workshop classes are still free and open to everybody! We are still ironing out the lesson details so please keep a look out for that. Dance passes will be available on December 17th at 8PM EST! Passes are tiered. However, all 3 tiers will be open upon registration, if you can help Sweet Swingouts by paying for a higher tier, it would be greatly appreciated! Do note that Tier 1 & 2 passes will be limited. You can check out the ATD price breakdown on the SSO website. Weekend Dance Pass includes main and late night Tier 1: $35 (SOLD OUT) Tier 2: $45 Tier 3: $55 UF students are able to receive a discount on Tiers 2 & 3. At the Door Prices Weekend pass: $65 Friday Night Main: $35 Saturday Night Main : $25 Late night: $10 each. Gainesville. UF Swing Dance Club - [website][email][events]

Contra Dance in Melrose

Fri 3/09, 7:30-10 pm. Melrose Art and Culture Center, #301, Hwy 26, corner of Grove Street, Gainesville. Susie, 352-466-9150. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [website][email][events]


Saturday 10 March 2018

Paddle Choctawhatchee Challenge Geneva To Ebro, Florida

Sat 3/10 to Fri 3/16. Get away from it all into the heart of the Florida Panhandle as we paddle 86 miles of the mighty Choctawhatchee. This is a journey into Wild Florida, where wildlife far outnumbers humans and paddlers can stumble upon spectacular springs shrouded in old growth forests. Register by February 24. Geneva. Bill Richards, 352-377-8342. Paddle Florida - [website][email][events]

UF Swing Club Sweet Swingouts IV: Glaze it

Sat 3/10 to Sun 3/11, -12. Sweet Swingouts is back for its fourth year and sweeter than ever ! Join us March 9-11th to enhance your dancing abilities with lessons from the lovely Laura Glaess and Todd Yannacone and enjoy hours of social dancing each night. Workshop classes are still free and open to everybody! We are still ironing out the lesson details so please keep a look out for that. Dance passes will be available on December 17th at 8PM EST! Passes are tiered. However, all 3 tiers will be open upon registration, if you can help Sweet Swingouts by paying for a higher tier, it would be greatly appreciated! Do note that Tier 1 & 2 passes will be limited. You can check out the ATD price breakdown on the SSO website. Weekend Dance Pass includes main and late night Tier 1: $35 (SOLD OUT) Tier 2: $45 Tier 3: $55 UF students are able to receive a discount on Tiers 2 & 3. At the Door Prices Weekend pass: $65 Friday Night Main: $35 Saturday Night Main : $25 Late night: $10 each. Gainesville. UF Swing Dance Club - [website][email][events]

Organic Strawberry U-Pick

Sat 3/10, 8:30. Come out and pick the nicest berries around. $3.25 per pound for non-members $2.50 per pound for members Bring your own containers & a water bottle to reduce waste. The Family Garden, 1655 SE 23 Place, Gainesville, 32641. 352-777-5248. The Family Garden - [website][events]

Pancakes on the Prairie

Sat 3/10, 9-11:30 am. Join ACT for a pancake breakfast at the cabin on Tuscawilla Prairie. Free and open to the public - only thing you need to bring is your appetite. Tuscawilla Cabin, Tuscawilla Preserve, 211 SE Tuscawilla Road, Micanopy, 32667. 352-373-1078. Alachua Conservation Trust - [website][email][events]

MCI Dance Classes at Flow Space

Sat 3/10, 11:30 am-12:30 pm. Hosted by Dina Tigeleiro and Henna Hummingbird. M.C.I. Dance is Modern, Contemporary, and Improv dance all rolled into one awesome class, taught by Dina Tigeleiro. (Formerly known as Dina Zinni). All levels of dance experience are welcome as long as you are open to trying out new movement, and getting into the groove. Please join us at Flow Space, on the following dates: Sat, Feb 24th - 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Sat, March 10th - 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Sat, March 31st - 11:30 am to 12:30 pm The price is only $10 per Class. Flow Space, 117 NW 16 Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. Gainesville Dance Association - [website][events]

Argentine Tango Milonga El Abrazo with Jorge Mendoza and Anabel Martinez

Sat 3/10 to Sun 3/11, 12:30-11 pm. On March 10-11, 2018 we welcome back to Gainesville the very popular teachers Jorge Mendoza, Anabel Saldaña Martinez, and baby tanguero Ignacio from Buenos Aires. These friendly and exciting teachers were discovered by our own Thuy Carroll on one of her trips to Buenos Aires and she loved them so much she invited them to come teach in the U.S. Last May they came for the first time and were a big hit and toured many cities in Florida. Last August Jorge was also a judge at the World Championships in Buenos Aires. They are noted for their elegant and musical style of dancing close embrace, and their unique teaching methodology bringing high level technical concepts to social dancers using simple and easy to understand explanations, training drills and demonstrations. After they left here last year, the overall level of social dancing in Gainesville was noticeably higher with many improved postures, embraces, walking and musicality at ... Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1st Street, Gainesville, 32606. Steve Littler, 352-226-1103. Tango El Abrazo Milonga - [more][website][email][events]

Ballroom Dance Party

Sat 3/10, 7:30-10:30 pm. Great mix of music of ballroom, latin, swing, and a little country. Light refreshments, large floating dance floor. Lots of free parking. $10, $7 student. No partner necessary. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville, 32608. Eileen Parris, 352-331-2742. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [website][email][events]


Sunday 11 March 2018

UF Swing Club Sweet Swingouts IV: Glaze it

Sun 3/11, -12. Sweet Swingouts is back for its fourth year and sweeter than ever ! Join us March 9-11th to enhance your dancing abilities with lessons from the lovely Laura Glaess and Todd Yannacone and enjoy hours of social dancing each night. Workshop classes are still free and open to everybody! We are still ironing out the lesson details so please keep a look out for that. Dance passes will be available on December 17th at 8PM EST! Passes are tiered. However, all 3 tiers will be open upon registration, if you can help Sweet Swingouts by paying for a higher tier, it would be greatly appreciated! Do note that Tier 1 & 2 passes will be limited. You can check out the ATD price breakdown on the SSO website. Weekend Dance Pass includes main and late night Tier 1: $35 (SOLD OUT) Tier 2: $45 Tier 3: $55 UF students are able to receive a discount on Tiers 2 & 3. At the Door Prices Weekend pass: $65 Friday Night Main: $35 Saturday Night Main : $25 Late night: $10 each. Gainesville. UF Swing Dance Club - [website][email][events]

Azaleas and More at Sante Fe River Preserve

Sun 3/11, 10. The northern part of Alachua County has plant communities very different from the rest of the county, and we will hike the trails at Santa Fe River Preserve and learn about some of the species that make this area so special. Hopefully, the native azaleas will be in bloom since this area has large patches of these beautiful plants. Grace Howell, ACT’s Land Management Specialist, will be leading the walk and is very experienced with the identification of local plants. The Santa Fe River Preserve is part of a much larger effort to protect the entire Santa Fe River and ensure that it stays a complete and viable conservation corridor – for water, wildlife, and recreation. Santa Fe River Preserve, 27025 North State Road 121, Alachua, 32615. 352-373-1078. Alachua Conservation Trust - [website][email][events]

Nia Holistic Movement

Sun 3/11, 10-11 am. Nia's philosophy is: Through Movement We Find Health. Nia fitness is based on the idea that exercise should feel good inside and out. Nia is a cardio dance group fitness class that incorporates martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. As an ongoing practice, Nia promotes mindfulness, holistic fitness and well-being. Nia empowers people of all shapes and sizes to connect to their body, mind, emotions and spirit by paying attention to sensation. This one-hour class is perfect for all levels of experience and fitness. Parking is available at the back of the building Wear comfortable movement clothes. Bring a bottle of water. You are encouraged to be practice Nia barefoot. First class is free. Come with a friend: both of you enjoy a free class. Visionary Crossfit, 716 N Main Street, Gainesville, 32601. Sarit Sela, 605-796-9956. $10. Nia Holistic Dance with Sarit Sela - [email][events]

Argentine Tango Workshop with Jorge Mendoza and Anabel Martinez

Sun 3/11, 12:30-3:45 pm. On March 10-11, 2018 we welcome back to Gainesville the very popular teachers Jorge Mendoza, Anabel Saldaña Martinez, and baby tanguero Ignacio from Buenos Aires. These friendly and exciting teachers were discovered by our own Thuy Carroll on one of her trips to Buenos Aires and she loved them so much she invited them to come teach in the U.S. Last May they came for the first time and were a big hit and toured many cities in Florida. Last August Jorge was also a judge at the World Championships in Buenos Aires. They are noted for their elegant and musical style of dancing close embrace, and their unique teaching methodology bringing high level technical concepts to social dancers using simple and easy to understand explanations, training drills and demonstrations. After they left here last year, the overall level of social dancing in Gainesville was noticeably higher with many improved postures, embraces, walking and musicality at ... Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1st Street, Gainesville, 32606. Steve Littler, 352-226-1103. Tango El Abrazo Milonga - [more][website][email][events]

Tap Dancing

Sun 3/11, 3:10-4:10 pm. Adult multilevel tap dancing with Shay. Dance 352 Studio, 2512 NE 1 Blvd, Suite 500, Gainseville, 32601. 407-683-3841. Dance 352 - [email][events]

Baila Caliente

Sun 3/11, 4:30-7:30 pm. 4:30 Dance Variety. 5:45 - 7:30 pm Social Dancing. Studio C, 1925 NW 2 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244. Baila Caliente - [email][events]

West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala

Sun 3/11, 5:30-8:30 pm. Join us this Sunday for our usual Sunday Class and Dance. Paul Fairbanks, our regular instructor will be teaching once again in Ocala. Build a solid foundation gaining more knowledge of West Coast Swing concepts and patterns at our West Coast Swing Group class. Stay and practice at our usual social dance, which continues until everyone is done dancing. The more you dance, the better you get. Dancing is fun. No Partner needed, casual attire, flat or low heeled shoes for ladies is best for this dance. Beginner Class 5:30 PM Group Class 6:00 PM Social Dance 7:00 PM Join us afterwards for even more fabulous fun. Afterwards, we usually go nearby to Logan’s Roadhouse, where we hang out and eat and drink a little something, talk more about dancing and other stuff. Admission for lesson and dance is $10. PM Respiratory, 3306 SW 26 Ave, Suite 402, Ocala. Carol Smith. Ocala West Coast Swing - [events]

UF Argentine Tango Class

Sun 3/11, 6:15-8:15 pm. 6:15 pm Beginners 7:15 pm Intermediate and Advanced Want to learn tango? Come join the UF Argentine Tango Club for a free beginner tango class. Feel free to join even if you have never danced tango before, there are teachers for whatever level you might be. Who: Everyone can come. The beginner class is geared for people who have never danced before or who want to practice the basics. The intermediate class is for those who have been to at least some classes and is for you if you feel ready and confident enough to learn some new steps. The advanced class is for those who have been dancing for a long while now and will feature more complicated steps, so ask a teacher to make sure you are experienced enough for this level. What to wear: Bring a thick pair of socks to dance in. If you own a pair of salsa shoes or jazz or ballet flats, those work great too. Fancy shoes are not necessary. Reitz Union, Dance Studio A, UF Campus, Gainesville. Free. UF Argentine Tango Club - [email][events]


Monday 12 March 2018

Gator Salsa Club LA Style and Casino Salsa

Mon 3/12, 6. 6 pm LA style salsa. 7:15 pm Casino style. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, UF Campus, Gainesville, 32601. Gator Salsa Club. Free. Gator Salsa Club - [email][events]

Theatre Dance

Mon 3/12, 6-7 pm. Teacher Howard Anderson. Dance 352 Studio, 2512 NE 1 Blvd, Suite 500, Gainseville, 32601. 407-683-3841. Dance 352 - [email][events]

English Country Dancing

Mon 3/12, 6:30-9:30 pm. Doors open at 6:30. 6:50 lesson. Dancing starts at 7. English Country Dancing called by Randy Thorp. Bring light refreshments if you like. United Church of Gainesville, 1624 NW 5 Avenue, Gainesville, 32603. Annette Merritt, 352-246-4659. $5, $3 Students. English Country Dancing with Randy and Annette - [email][events]

Adult Ballet

Mon 3/12, 7-8 pm. Teacher Gabby. Dance 352 Studio, 2512 NE 1 Blvd, Suite 500, Gainseville, 32601. 407-683-3841. Dance 352 - [email][events]

Israeli Dancing with Andy

Mon 3/12, 7-9 pm. 7 to 7:45 Beginners. Have fun doing beautiful Israeli folk dances to great music, while learning how to dance. The best exercise for your mind, body and soul. All ages. No experience needed. Congregation B'nai Israel, around the left side, 3830 NW 16 Blvd, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. $20 for 4 weeks, or $8 per night, per family. College aged and under are free. Israeli Dance with Andrew Weitzen - [website][email][events]

Ballroom

Mon 3/12, 7:10-8:10 pm. Teacher Howard Anderson. Dance 352 Studio, 2512 NE 1 Blvd, Suite 500, Gainseville, 32601. 407-683-3841. Dance 352 - [email][events]


Tuesday 13 March 2018

Tap with Chaya

Tue 3/13, 6-7 pm. Designed to demonstrate that creativity can be fun for everyone and can make our community stronger and healthier. Experience fun, exercise and creative expression, musicality and feeling great through the language and joy of tap dancing as an art form for healing the body, mind and spirit, with rhythm, movement, music and sound. Wear comfortable clothing and tap shoes. Free childcare while you dance. Arrive early, class will begin promptly. North Central Florida YMCA, 5201 NW 34 Street, Gainesville, 32605. Chaya Heller, 561-330-2929. 6 classes $74 or $66 member, 10 classes $108 or $98 member, 1 class $15. Ayurveda Alternatives - [email][events]

Grand Squares

Tue 3/13, 6:15-9 pm. Westside Park, 1001 NW 34 Street, Gainesville. Susie Moon, 352-283-1296. $5. Grand Squares - [email][events]

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen

Tue 3/13, 7-9:30 pm. Ballroom dance lesson followed by open dancing. Beginners and experienced dancers welcome. Different dance each week. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Paris. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [email][events]

Line Dancing and Swingout Class

Tue 3/13, 7-9 pm. Celebrity's Soul Food, 201 SE 2 Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. Wanda Lloyd. Smooth Flava Dance - [website][events]

Scottish Country Dancing

Tue 3/13, 7-9:30 pm. At a private home. Contact us for directions. Gainesville. Norma Wilson. Gainesville Scottish Country Dancers - [email][events]

Dance Camp International Folk

Tue 3/13, 7:30-9:30 pm. More advanced ethnic dance. Beginners welcome. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Margaret Tolbert. $5. Dance Camp - [email][events]

Salsa

Tue 3/13, 7:30-9:30 pm. We offer two hours of group classes each Tuesday and Thursday. All are welcome to join in for group classes, no partner is needed. Classes are divided into three levels for Salsa: Beginner, Intermediate A and Intermediate B, and two levels for Bachata: Beginner and Intermediate. A single instructor teaches each level, and students rotate partners throughout the class. Salsa Class: Tuesday 7:30-8:30 pm and 8:30-9:30 pm Thursday 8:30-9:30 pm Bachata Class: Thursday 9:30-10:30 pm. The Movement, 1212 N Main Street, Gainesville. Jose, 888-616-4786. $10 for 1 hour, $20 for 2 hours per night. Discounts for students and packages. Salsa Mundial - [email][events]


Wednesday 14 March 2018

UF/IFAS Urban Landscape Summit

Wed 3/14 to Fri 3/16. The 2018 UF/IFAS Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology Urban Landscape Summit will feature presentations of applied research or extension projects pertaining to urban landscape issues in Florida. Possible urban landscape topics include technology use in the landscape, HOA/homeowners incentives, or landscape maintenance. Registration This year, the second day of the Summit will include two intensive ISTs. You can choose to attend both days, the first day, one IST, and/or the second IST. Different ticket options are included below. UF faculty should register for all three (Urban Landscape Summit, Nitrogen IST, and Urban Trees IST) through PDEC to allow for reimbursement. Intensive In-Service Trainings On the second day, the Water Initiative team will present two intensive ISTs. Both relate to urban landscapes and we encourage participants to attend these more in-depth sessions. IST #1 - The Transformation of Nitr ... Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center, 2142 Shealy Drive, Gainesville, 32608. UF IFAS Alachua County Extension - [more][website][events]

Beginner Belly Dance

Wed 3/14, 6-7 pm. Teacher Karina. Dance 352 Studio, 2512 NE 1 Blvd, Suite 500, Gainseville, 32601. 407-683-3841. Dance 352 - [email][events]

Irish Dance Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Wed 3/14, 6-9 pm. 6 pm Sean Nos. 7 pm Set Dancing. 8 pm Performance Class. Tea and soda bread at 7 pm. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Piper Call, 352-327-1090. Inisheer Irish Dance Company - [email][events]

West Coast Swing Class

Wed 3/14, 7-10 pm. New dancers get in free their first class. If you have been coming to our classes already, and bring someone new to our dances you get $5 off the months admission and they get in free. July Classes: We begin a new month of Beginner West Coast Swing classes, followed by Intermediate WCS. Our schedule for the month: Class #1. Newbie Night Class fee due for Intermediate Class #2 Beginner and Int WCS classes Class Social Dance. (no lesson, just dancing) Class #3 Beginner and Int WCS classes West Coast Wednesdays Schedule: 7:00 - 7:15pm Doors Open / Warm Up 7:15 - 8:00pm Beginner West Coast Swing 8:00 - 9:00pm Intermediate West Coast Swing 9:00 - 10:00pm Open Social Dancing Admission Costs: - BEGINNER CLASS: Beginner class may pay per night: $5 for the 7:15-8:00pm Beginner Class. - INTERMEDIATE CLASS: $40 per month due at the first class of the month, which includes all the Beginner and Intermediate classes for the mon ... Rena's Ballroom, Gainesville, 32605. Josh Angel, 352-514-4238. $40 per month includes the entire evening. West Coast Swing with Josh Angel - [more][email][events]

Baila Caliente Bachata and Salsa

Wed 3/14, 8-10 pm. 8pm - 9pm Bachata. 9pm - 10pm Salsa. Studio C, 1925 NW 2 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244. Baila Caliente - [email][events]


Thursday 15 March 2018

Fort Cooper Bird Walk

Thu 3/15, 8:30. We are excited to announce an addition to the bird watching program at Fort Cooper State Park. Beginning January 25th and continuing February 1, 15, 22 and March 1, 15, 22 & 29 the park will be host to bird walks lead by Gail King. These walks will be geared more for beginning and intermediate birdwatchers however all experience levels are welcome. Participants will meet at 9:00 a.m. by the lake and should bring binoculars, a field guide and anything else they feel will make their birding experience more enjoyable. It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing and shoes appropriate for weather conditions and bring something to drink to stay hydrated. The park entrance fee is $3.00 per vehicle up to 8 people in the vehicle or $2.00 for pedestrian or bicyclist. Fort Cooper State Park, 3100 South Old Floral City Road, Inverness, 34450. 904-726-0315. Fort Cooper State Park - [website][email][events]

Gator Salsa Club LA Style and Casino Salsa

Thu 3/15, 6. 6 pm Casino style. 7:15 pm Bachata. O'Connell Center Practice Court, by Gate 3, UF Campus, Gainesville, 32601. Gator Salsa Club. Free. Gator Salsa Club - [email][events]

Israeli Dance with Tony Arroyo

Thu 3/15, 6-8:30 pm. 6:00-6:45 pm Beginners 6:45-7:30 pm Intermediate 7:30-8:30 pm Open Dance. Kol Simcha Messianic Congregation, 5020 NW 23rd Ave, Gainesville, 32606. Tony Arroyo, 352-372-4574. Free. Kol Simcha Messianic Congregation - [website][email][events]

Swing, Salsa and Argentine Tango with Andy 1 of 4

Thu 3/15, 6-9 pm. 6 pm Swing 7 pm Salsa 8 pm Argentine Tango Each class is one hour and consists of both instruction and dancing. Couples friendly, you rotate as much as you want or not at all. Singles friendly, no partner needed. The more you dance, the faster you learn. The cost is for one class per person. You are invited to stay for the other classes on the same night at no extra charge, because we want you to dance more and learn faster. Cost: $45 for 4 week series, or $15 drop-in, or $5 student If financial considerations are keeping you from dancing, contact me. Congregation B'nai Israel, around the left side in the social hall, 3830 NW 16 Blvd, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. Swing Dance Gainesville - [email][events]

International Folk Dancing

Thu 3/15, 7-10 pm. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville. Julieta, 352-281-0428. $6. Gainesville International Folk Dancers - [email][events]

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen - East Coast Swing

Thu 3/15, 7:30-8:45 pm. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Paris. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [email][events]

Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Mundial

Thu 3/15, 7:30-9:30 pm. Salsa Class: Thursday 7:30-8:30 pm Bachata Class: Thursday 8:30-9:30 pm. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville. Jose, 888-616-4786. $10 for 1 hour, $20 for 2 hours per night. Discounts for students and packages. Salsa Mundial - [email][events]


Friday 16 March 2018

Swing Dance Class and Social

Fri 3/16, 7:30-11 pm. Free lesson followed by open dancing. All ages welcome. No partner necessary. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle. Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Avenue, Gainesville. Free. UF Swing Dance Club - [email][events]

Blues Dancing

Fri 3/16, 9 pm-1 am. Bring your dance shoes and enjoy an evening of amazing Blues Dancing at the 6th Street North bar. No cover. No drama. Just dancing. 6th Street North, 4401 NW 6 Street, Gainesville, 32609. Chad Young. Chad Big Daddy Young Swing Time - [website][email][events]

Salsa Mundial Social

Fri 3/16, 9 pm-2 am. Join us for another awesome night of dancing with great Latin music. Our DJ will be playing your favorite Salsa, Bachata and Chacha songs all night long. As usual, song request forms will be available at the front desk, or you can request your favorite songs here. There will be a Bachata class (Beginner/Intermediate level) before the social. If you are a beginner dancer but know the basic steps, this class is for you. This event is open to the public, so please bring your friends and family. Come early to get a discounted rate! Bachata class: 9:00 - 10:00 PM Social: 10:00 PM-2:00 AM Attire: Dress to impress Prices: Bachata class: $5 Social: $8 ($5 if you come in before 10:20PM) $5 (student or out-of-town guest with valid photo ID) Workshop and Social: $10. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville, 32601. Jose, 888-616-4786. Salsa Mundial - [website][email][events]


Saturday 17 March 2018

Fort Cooper Days Reenactment of Seminole 1836 Skirmishes

Sat 3/17 to Sun 3/18, 8. The sound of musket volleys and the smell of gunpowder will greet visitors to Fort Cooper State Park as it celebrates Fort Cooper Days on March 17 and 18. Experience Florida’s history during the April 1836 skirmishes of the Second Seminole War on the shores of Lake Holathlikaha. Watch as volunteers re-enact an attack between a group of Seminoles and members of the First Georgia Battalion of Volunteers. Re-enactments occur at 11 am and 2 pm each day. A special feature to this year’s weekend festivities will be a award-winning musician Bing Futch on the Native American flute at 9:30 -10:00 am and 12:00 – 12:30 pm on Saturday March 17 and Sunday March 18. Bing Futch is a multi-faceted musician on both string and wind instruments. He always has a story between songs and brings a sense of the Native American musical culture to our historical re-enactment. Come and enjoy modern and period artisans, living history demonstrations, exhibits, food and refreshments. Fort Cooper State Park, 3100 South Old Floral City Road, Inverness, 34450. 904-726-0315. $7, 12 and under free. Fort Cooper State Park - [website][email][events]

Organic Strawberry U-Pick

Sat 3/17, 8:30. Come out and pick the nicest berries around. $3.25 per pound for non-members $2.50 per pound for members Bring your own containers & a water bottle to reduce waste. The Family Garden, 1655 SE 23 Place, Gainesville, 32641. 352-777-5248. The Family Garden - [website][events]

Harn Museum of Dance

Sat 3/17, 1-4 pm. Harn Museum of Dance Moving Bodies, Shaping Minds Visual art plus dance equals a museum experience like no other. Enjoy dance performances, including contemporary, West African, classical Indian and hip-hop—interactive dance exhibits, facilitated discussion, live music and more. Fun for visitors of all ages. Watch art come to life before your eyes. Be There. Be Moved Harn Museum of Dance calls upon the democracy of the body to awaken an active, engaged and empathetic present. The project is a collaboration with the UF Center for World Arts featuring the faculty and students of the UF School of Theatre and Dance. Harn Museum of Art, 3259 Hull Road, Gainesville, 32611. Joan Frosch. Free. Gainesville Dance Association - [website][events]

2018 Conservation Stewards Awards

Sat 3/17, 5:30. Each year, Alachua Conservation Trust honors individuals in our community who are influential in a wide variety of ways - the arts, historic preservation, and particularly, in protecting our wildlife and natural resources. Please join us at Prairie Creek Lodge on Saturday, March 17th as we acknowledge the 2018 Conservation Stewards, Michael Drummond and the late John Hankinson, Jr. This year, we are celebrating three decades of conservation success – with your support, we’re bringing about a healthier and more sustainable future for our community. Since its incorporation in 1988, Alachua Conservation Trust has helped preserve more than 50,000 acres of land in north central Florida, directly participating in the purchase of 19,000 of those acres. The Conservation Stewards Awards is one of the largest gatherings of community leaders and conservationists in the region, and features a cocktail hour, dinner, awards ceremony and live mu ... Prairie Creek Lodge, 7204 County Road 234, Gainesville, 32641. 352-373-1078. Alachua Conservation Trust - [more][website][email][events]

Contra Dance

Sat 3/17, 7-10 pm. 5:45 Waltz. 6:30 Beginners lesson a half hour before the contra dance starts. No partner needed. Please wear clean, soft-soled shoes to protect the floor. Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Avenue, Gainesville. Susie, 352-466-9150. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [website][email][events]

Monthly Milonga at Thuy’s with Jorge and Anabel

Sat 3/17, 8:30-12:30 pm. A new installment of our cozy, elegant milonga. Note: Jorge Mendoza and Anabel Saldaña Martinez will be teaching classes that weekend at Thuy's. So this will be an extra special milonga. Attendance is free as usual. Do not hesitate to bring your favorite dish and, or beverage, to share. In a Private Home, Gainesville, 32605. David Chayes. Tango y Té - [website][email][events]


Sunday 18 March 2018

Fort Cooper Days Reenactment of Seminole 1836 Skirmishes

Sun 3/18, 8. The sound of musket volleys and the smell of gunpowder will greet visitors to Fort Cooper State Park as it celebrates Fort Cooper Days on March 17 and 18. Experience Florida’s history during the April 1836 skirmishes of the Second Seminole War on the shores of Lake Holathlikaha. Watch as volunteers re-enact an attack between a group of Seminoles and members of the First Georgia Battalion of Volunteers. Re-enactments occur at 11 am and 2 pm each day. A special feature to this year’s weekend festivities will be a award-winning musician Bing Futch on the Native American flute at 9:30 -10:00 am and 12:00 – 12:30 pm on Saturday March 17 and Sunday March 18. Bing Futch is a multi-faceted musician on both string and wind instruments. He always has a story between songs and brings a sense of the Native American musical culture to our historical re-enactment. Come and enjoy modern and period artisans, living history demonstrations, exhibits, food and refreshments. Fort Cooper State Park, 3100 South Old Floral City Road, Inverness, 34450. 904-726-0315. $7, 12 and under free. Fort Cooper State Park - [website][email][events]

Nia Holistic Movement

Sun 3/18, 10-11 am. Nia's philosophy is: Through Movement We Find Health. Nia fitness is based on the idea that exercise should feel good inside and out. Nia is a cardio dance group fitness class that incorporates martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. As an ongoing practice, Nia promotes mindfulness, holistic fitness and well-being. Nia empowers people of all shapes and sizes to connect to their body, mind, emotions and spirit by paying attention to sensation. This one-hour class is perfect for all levels of experience and fitness. Parking is available at the back of the building Wear comfortable movement clothes. Bring a bottle of water. You are encouraged to be practice Nia barefoot. First class is free. Come with a friend: both of you enjoy a free class. Visionary Crossfit, 716 N Main Street, Gainesville, 32601. Sarit Sela, 605-796-9956. $10. Nia Holistic Dance with Sarit Sela - [email][events]

Vintage Waltz

Sun 3/18, 2-5 pm. Invite a new dancer. Bring a friend. First time attendees get in free. Please wear non-scuff shoes in the building to protect the fine dance floor. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville, 32601. Patrick Harrigan. $10, $5 students. Vintage Waltz - [events]

Tap Dancing

Sun 3/18, 3:10-4:10 pm. Adult multilevel tap dancing with Shay. Dance 352 Studio, 2512 NE 1 Blvd, Suite 500, Gainseville, 32601. 407-683-3841. Dance 352 - [email][events]

Baila Caliente

Sun 3/18, 4:30-7:30 pm. 4:30 Dance Variety. 5:45 - 7:30 pm Social Dancing. Studio C, 1925 NW 2 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244. Baila Caliente - [email][events]

West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala

Sun 3/18, 5:30-8:30 pm. Join us this Sunday for our usual Sunday Class and Dance. Paul Fairbanks, our regular instructor will be teaching once again in Ocala. Build a solid foundation gaining more knowledge of West Coast Swing concepts and patterns at our West Coast Swing Group class. Stay and practice at our usual social dance, which continues until everyone is done dancing. The more you dance, the better you get. Dancing is fun. No Partner needed, casual attire, flat or low heeled shoes for ladies is best for this dance. Beginner Class 5:30 PM Group Class 6:00 PM Social Dance 7:00 PM Join us afterwards for even more fabulous fun. Afterwards, we usually go nearby to Logan’s Roadhouse, where we hang out and eat and drink a little something, talk more about dancing and other stuff. Admission for lesson and dance is $10. PM Respiratory, 3306 SW 26 Ave, Suite 402, Ocala. Carol Smith. Ocala West Coast Swing - [events]

UF Argentine Tango Class

Sun 3/18, 6:15-8:15 pm. 6:15 pm Beginners 7:15 pm Intermediate and Advanced Want to learn tango? Come join the UF Argentine Tango Club for a free beginner tango class. Feel free to join even if you have never danced tango before, there are teachers for whatever level you might be. Who: Everyone can come. The beginner class is geared for people who have never danced before or who want to practice the basics. The intermediate class is for those who have been to at least some classes and is for you if you feel ready and confident enough to learn some new steps. The advanced class is for those who have been dancing for a long while now and will feature more complicated steps, so ask a teacher to make sure you are experienced enough for this level. What to wear: Bring a thick pair of socks to dance in. If you own a pair of salsa shoes or jazz or ballet flats, those work great too. Fancy shoes are not necessary. Reitz Union, Dance Studio A, UF Campus, Gainesville. Free. UF Argentine Tango Club - [email][events]

Ecstatic Dance Plus Gong and Potluck

Sun 3/18, 7-9 pm. What is ecstatic dance? It is magical. It is mystical. It is freeing and wonderful. It is you. A time and place in sacred space to let go and live and be your self. Listen to your intuition. Let your body and breath be your guide. Let the music move you. No need to run or hide. Join us in this free-form movement called ecstatic dance. Lead yourself through a mix of music from all different genres, eras and places around the world. Follow your heart to get in the flow and find yourself in the dance. Come together with this ever-fresh and changing awesome group of beautiful people, for 90 minutes of 5-rhythms style ecstatic dance. This will be followed by a scintillating gong bath and a delectable vegan potluck. Join with friends of new and old in a sweet community of soft-hearted people you're sure to be welcomed by. Whether you think you can dance or not, please come out. This is an opportunity to step into the unknown and find ... Aurora Healing Arts, 109 SE 4 Ave, Gainesville, 32601. 352-562-9919. Aurora Healing Arts - [more][website][email][events]


Monday 19 March 2018

Gator Salsa Club LA Style and Casino Salsa

Mon 3/19, 6. 6 pm LA style salsa. 7:15 pm Casino style. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, UF Campus, Gainesville, 32601. Gator Salsa Club. Free. Gator Salsa Club - [email][events]

Theatre Dance

Mon 3/19, 6-7 pm. Teacher Howard Anderson. Dance 352 Studio, 2512 NE 1 Blvd, Suite 500, Gainseville, 32601. 407-683-3841. Dance 352 - [email][events]

English Country Dancing

Mon 3/19, 6:30-9:30 pm. Doors open at 6:30. 6:50 lesson. Dancing starts at 7. English Country Dancing called by Randy Thorp. Bring light refreshments if you like. United Church of Gainesville, 1624 NW 5 Avenue, Gainesville, 32603. Annette Merritt, 352-246-4659. $5, $3 Students. English Country Dancing with Randy and Annette - [email][events]

Adult Ballet

Mon 3/19, 7-8 pm. Teacher Gabby. Dance 352 Studio, 2512 NE 1 Blvd, Suite 500, Gainseville, 32601. 407-683-3841. Dance 352 - [email][events]

Israeli Dancing with Andy

Mon 3/19, 7-9 pm. 7 to 7:45 Beginners. Have fun doing beautiful Israeli folk dances to great music, while learning how to dance. The best exercise for your mind, body and soul. All ages. No experience needed. Congregation B'nai Israel, around the left side, 3830 NW 16 Blvd, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. $20 for 4 weeks, or $8 per night, per family. College aged and under are free. Israeli Dance with Andrew Weitzen - [website][email][events]

Working Food Container Gardening

Mon 3/19, 7-9 pm. Want to grow your own herbs, vegetables, fruit, and flowers? But do not live on an acre? Do not live in a house? Do not have any space for a raised bed? That is no excuse. If you cannot get a shovel in the ground, come and learn how to get a trowel in some pots. Victoria Kaminski can help you with that. Working Food, 219 NW 10 Ave, Gainesville, 32601. 352-260-4458. Working Food - [website][email][events]

Ballroom

Mon 3/19, 7:10-8:10 pm. Teacher Howard Anderson. Dance 352 Studio, 2512 NE 1 Blvd, Suite 500, Gainseville, 32601. 407-683-3841. Dance 352 - [email][events]


Tuesday 20 March 2018

Spring Plant Sale Everglades Tomatos and More

Tue 3/20, 8:30. Come shop for locally grown plants for your garden that support a good cause! We have an assortment of tomatoes, peppers, herbs, flowers and landscape plants. Selection will vary each week. Check event page for weekly updates. Grow Hub supports Working Food's Southern Heritage Seed Collective and Sant Fe College's horticulture therapy program, both of which provide meaningful opportunities to adults with special needs. Cash or check preferred, credit OK. Grow Hub, 2900 NE 8 Avenue, Gainesville, 32641. 352-260-4458. Working Food - [website][email][events]

Tap with Chaya

Tue 3/20, 6-7 pm. Designed to demonstrate that creativity can be fun for everyone and can make our community stronger and healthier. Experience fun, exercise and creative expression, musicality and feeling great through the language and joy of tap dancing as an art form for healing the body, mind and spirit, with rhythm, movement, music and sound. Wear comfortable clothing and tap shoes. Free childcare while you dance. Arrive early, class will begin promptly. North Central Florida YMCA, 5201 NW 34 Street, Gainesville, 32605. Chaya Heller, 561-330-2929. 6 classes $74 or $66 member, 10 classes $108 or $98 member, 1 class $15. Ayurveda Alternatives - [email][events]

Grand Squares

Tue 3/20, 6:15-9 pm. Westside Park, 1001 NW 34 Street, Gainesville. Susie Moon, 352-283-1296. $5. Grand Squares - [email][events]

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen

Tue 3/20, 7-9:30 pm. Ballroom dance lesson followed by open dancing. Beginners and experienced dancers welcome. Different dance each week. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Paris. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [email][events]

Line Dancing and Swingout Class

Tue 3/20, 7-9 pm. Celebrity's Soul Food, 201 SE 2 Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. Wanda Lloyd. Smooth Flava Dance - [website][events]

Scottish Country Dancing

Tue 3/20, 7-9:30 pm. At a private home. Contact us for directions. Gainesville. Norma Wilson. Gainesville Scottish Country Dancers - [email][events]

Dance Camp International Folk

Tue 3/20, 7:30-9:30 pm. More advanced ethnic dance. Beginners welcome. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Margaret Tolbert. $5. Dance Camp - [email][events]

Salsa

Tue 3/20, 7:30-9:30 pm. We offer two hours of group classes each Tuesday and Thursday. All are welcome to join in for group classes, no partner is needed. Classes are divided into three levels for Salsa: Beginner, Intermediate A and Intermediate B, and two levels for Bachata: Beginner and Intermediate. A single instructor teaches each level, and students rotate partners throughout the class. Salsa Class: Tuesday 7:30-8:30 pm and 8:30-9:30 pm Thursday 8:30-9:30 pm Bachata Class: Thursday 9:30-10:30 pm. The Movement, 1212 N Main Street, Gainesville. Jose, 888-616-4786. $10 for 1 hour, $20 for 2 hours per night. Discounts for students and packages. Salsa Mundial - [email][events]


Wednesday 21 March 2018

2018 Water Institute Faculty Fellow Seminar

Wed 3/21, 2:30-3:30 pm. Speaker: Dr. David Kaplan, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering. The UF Water Institute Distinguished Scholar Seminar Series invites high profile scholars to conduct a general Water Institute seminar at UF that will be of interest to a broad audience; meet with the Water Institute Faculty Advisory Committee to discuss strategic planning and partnering opportunities; and meet with interested Water Institute faculty and graduate students to discuss specific research/education issues. 3320 J. Wayne Reitz Union, UF Campus, Gainesville. UF Water Institute - [website][events]

Beginner Belly Dance

Wed 3/21, 6-7 pm. Teacher Karina. Dance 352 Studio, 2512 NE 1 Blvd, Suite 500, Gainseville, 32601. 407-683-3841. Dance 352 - [email][events]

Irish Dance

Wed 3/21, 6-9 pm. 6 pm Sean Nos. 7 pm Set Dancing. 8 pm Performance Class. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Piper Call, 352-327-1090. Inisheer Irish Dance Company - [email][events]

The Amazing Potluck Cookoff

Wed 3/21, 6-8 pm. Join us for a night of good eats and good company as we host the inaugural AMAZING POTLUCK Cookoff. Come show off your cooking skills and share a dish with friends old and new. The goal of the event is to have a friendly competition, and enjoy a meal together while raising funds for Working Food's Community Kitchen Incubator. Don't want to cook and just want to eat? You are invited, too. 1220 SE Veitch Street, First Magnitude Brewing Company, Gainesville, 32601. 352-260-4458. Working Food - [website][email][events]

West Coast Swing Social Dance

Wed 3/21, 7-10 pm. Rena's Ballroom, Gainesville, 32605. Josh Angel, 352-514-4238. $40 per month includes the entire evening. West Coast Swing with Josh Angel - [email][events]

Baila Caliente Bachata and Salsa

Wed 3/21, 8-10 pm. 8pm - 9pm Bachata. 9pm - 10pm Salsa. Studio C, 1925 NW 2 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244. Baila Caliente - [email][events]


Thursday 22 March 2018

Fort Cooper Bird Walk

Thu 3/22, 8:30. We are excited to announce an addition to the bird watching program at Fort Cooper State Park. Beginning January 25th and continuing February 1, 15, 22 and March 1, 15, 22 & 29 the park will be host to bird walks lead by Gail King. These walks will be geared more for beginning and intermediate birdwatchers however all experience levels are welcome. Participants will meet at 9:00 a.m. by the lake and should bring binoculars, a field guide and anything else they feel will make their birding experience more enjoyable. It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing and shoes appropriate for weather conditions and bring something to drink to stay hydrated. The park entrance fee is $3.00 per vehicle up to 8 people in the vehicle or $2.00 for pedestrian or bicyclist. Fort Cooper State Park, 3100 South Old Floral City Road, Inverness, 34450. 904-726-0315. Fort Cooper State Park - [website][email][events]

Gator Salsa Club LA Style and Casino Salsa

Thu 3/22, 6. 6 pm Casino style. 7:15 pm LA Style Salsa. O'Connell Center Practice Court, by Gate 3, UF Campus, Gainesville, 32601. Gator Salsa Club. Free. Gator Salsa Club - [email][events]

Israeli Dance with Tony Arroyo

Thu 3/22, 6-8:30 pm. 6:00-6:45 pm Beginners 6:45-7:30 pm Intermediate 7:30-8:30 pm Open Dance. Kol Simcha Messianic Congregation, 5020 NW 23rd Ave, Gainesville, 32606. Tony Arroyo, 352-372-4574. Free. Kol Simcha Messianic Congregation - [website][email][events]

Swing, Salsa and Argentine Tango with Andy 2 of 4

Thu 3/22, 6-9 pm. 6 pm Swing 7 pm Salsa 8 pm Argentine Tango Each class is one hour and consists of both instruction and dancing. Couples friendly, you rotate as much as you want or not at all. Singles friendly, no partner needed. The more you dance, the faster you learn. The cost is for one class per person. You are invited to stay for the other classes on the same night at no extra charge, because we want you to dance more and learn faster. Cost: $45 for 4 week series, or $15 drop-in, or $5 student If financial considerations are keeping you from dancing, contact me. Congregation B'nai Israel, around the left side in the social hall, 3830 NW 16 Blvd, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. Swing Dance Gainesville - [email][events]

International Folk Dancing

Thu 3/22, 7-10 pm. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville. Julieta, 352-281-0428. $6. Gainesville International Folk Dancers - [email][events]

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen - East Coast Swing

Thu 3/22, 7:30-8:45 pm. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Paris. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [email][events]

Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Mundial

Thu 3/22, 7:30-9:30 pm. Salsa Class: Thursday 7:30-8:30 pm Bachata Class: Thursday 8:30-9:30 pm. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville. Jose, 888-616-4786. $10 for 1 hour, $20 for 2 hours per night. Discounts for students and packages. Salsa Mundial - [email][events]


Friday 23 March 2018

West Coast Swing Workshop with Jake Haning

Fri 3/23, 7-9 pm. Jake Haning is a young, enthusiastic, creative dance instructor specializing in West Coast Swing and ballroom dancing. He started learning how to dance 20 years ago. He has since found his passion for competing and teaching others. With a strong focus on technique and willingness to share his talents and experience, Jake has taught all over the United States, England, France and Australia. By implementing the principles of musicality, he facilitates the natural desire for movement and expression through dance which he believes can fulfill in others the desire for challenge, growth and freedom. GPDIA Instructor Certified West Coast Swing Cost: $25 per person Contact Brittany to reserve your spot for a private lesson with Jake. By Ear Musician, 7230 W University Avenue, Gainesville. $25. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [website][events]

Swing Dance Class and Social

Fri 3/23, 7:30-11 pm. Free lesson followed by open dancing. All ages welcome. No partner necessary. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle. Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Avenue, Gainesville. Free. UF Swing Dance Club - [email][events]


Saturday 24 March 2018

Organic Strawberry U-Pick

Sat 3/24, 8:30. Come out and pick the nicest berries around. $3.25 per pound for non-members $2.50 per pound for members Bring your own containers & a water bottle to reduce waste. The Family Garden, 1655 SE 23 Place, Gainesville, 32641. 352-777-5248. The Family Garden - [website][events]

Spring Garden Festival

Sat 3/24 to Sun 3/25, 9 am-5 pm. This is Gainesville's premier horticultural event. The Spring Garden Festival features about 150 booths offering plants, landscape displays, garden accessories, arts and crafts, educational exhibits and, of course, foods. Also featured are a children's activities area, live entertainment and live auctions. Parking is free and two off-site parking areas are serviced by shuttle buses. Please no pets at this event. Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 4700 SW 58 Drive, Gainesville, 32608. 352-372-4981. Kanapaha Botanical Gardens - [website][email][events]

Ballroom Dance Party

Sat 3/24, 7:30-10:30 pm. Great mix of music of ballroom, latin, swing, and a little country. Light refreshments, large floating dance floor. Lots of free parking. $10, $7 student. No partner necessary. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville, 32608. Ray Parris, 352-375-7763. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [website][email][events]

Gator Salsa Club Night

Sat 3/24, 9. 6 pm LA style salsa. 7:15 pm Casino style. The Bull, Gainesville, 32601. Gator Salsa Club. Gator Salsa Club - [email][events]


Sunday 25 March 2018

Spring Garden Festival

Sun 3/25, 9 am-5 pm. This is Gainesville's premier horticultural event. The Spring Garden Festival features about 150 booths offering plants, landscape displays, garden accessories, arts and crafts, educational exhibits and, of course, foods. Also featured are a children's activities area, live entertainment and live auctions. Parking is free and two off-site parking areas are serviced by shuttle buses. Please no pets at this event. Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 4700 SW 58 Drive, Gainesville, 32608. 352-372-4981. Kanapaha Botanical Gardens - [website][email][events]

Irish Dance at Depot Park

Sun 3/25, 10. Depot Park, Gainesville, 32601. Piper Call, 352-327-1090. Inisheer Irish Dance Company - [email][events]

Nia Holistic Movement

Sun 3/25, 10-11 am. Nia's philosophy is: Through Movement We Find Health. Nia fitness is based on the idea that exercise should feel good inside and out. Nia is a cardio dance group fitness class that incorporates martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. As an ongoing practice, Nia promotes mindfulness, holistic fitness and well-being. Nia empowers people of all shapes and sizes to connect to their body, mind, emotions and spirit by paying attention to sensation. This one-hour class is perfect for all levels of experience and fitness. Parking is available at the back of the building Wear comfortable movement clothes. Bring a bottle of water. You are encouraged to be practice Nia barefoot. First class is free. Come with a friend: both of you enjoy a free class. Visionary Crossfit, 716 N Main Street, Gainesville, 32601. Sarit Sela, 605-796-9956. $10. Nia Holistic Dance with Sarit Sela - [email][events]

Tree Bark Identification

Sun 3/25, 10. Caroline Hament will lead us on a leisurely walk along the Santa Fe River Trail teaching tree ID with a unique focus on bark. Caroline is a Nature Assistant for the Nature Operations Division of The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department. Please wear close toed shoes, bring water, and a notebook if you would like to jot down what you learn. Santa Fe River Preserve, 27025 North State Road 121, Alachua, 32615. 352-373-1078. Alachua Conservation Trust - [website][email][events]

UF CKI at Everyone Eats Orchard

Sun 3/25, 10. Come join UF Circle K International students weeding and cleaning up the linear garden along SE 23rd Place, just off SE 15th Street. It is right outside The Family Garden Organic and Fair Farm. Park vehicles behind their sign. Our Everybody eats orchard with loquats and mulberries planted along the roadside. We need to trim branches of encroaching trees, pull some weeds, and pick up trash. Bring gloves if you have some and a water bottle, we will have some gloves. Snacks provided. If there is a chainsaw person out there, it would be awesome to have you attend and take out some of the larger things encroaching.". Everyone Eats Orchard, SE 23 Place off SE 15 Street, Gainesville, 32641. Crazy Woman Farm - [website][events]

Tap Dancing

Sun 3/25, 3:10-4:10 pm. Adult multilevel tap dancing with Shay. Dance 352 Studio, 2512 NE 1 Blvd, Suite 500, Gainseville, 32601. 407-683-3841. Dance 352 - [email][events]

Baila Caliente

Sun 3/25, 4:30-7:30 pm. 4:30 Dance Variety. 5:45 - 7:30 pm Social Dancing. Studio C, 1925 NW 2 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244. Baila Caliente - [email][events]

West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala

Sun 3/25, 5:30-8:30 pm. Join us this Sunday for our usual Sunday Class and Dance. Paul Fairbanks, our regular instructor will be teaching once again in Ocala. Build a solid foundation gaining more knowledge of West Coast Swing concepts and patterns at our West Coast Swing Group class. Stay and practice at our usual social dance, which continues until everyone is done dancing. The more you dance, the better you get. Dancing is fun. No Partner needed, casual attire, flat or low heeled shoes for ladies is best for this dance. Beginner Class 5:30 PM Group Class 6:00 PM Social Dance 7:00 PM Join us afterwards for even more fabulous fun. Afterwards, we usually go nearby to Logan’s Roadhouse, where we hang out and eat and drink a little something, talk more about dancing and other stuff. Admission for lesson and dance is $10. PM Respiratory, 3306 SW 26 Ave, Suite 402, Ocala. Carol Smith. Ocala West Coast Swing - [events]

UF Argentine Tango Class

Sun 3/25, 6:15-8:15 pm. 6:15 pm Beginners 7:15 pm Intermediate and Advanced Want to learn tango? Come join the UF Argentine Tango Club for a free beginner tango class. Feel free to join even if you have never danced tango before, there are teachers for whatever level you might be. Who: Everyone can come. The beginner class is geared for people who have never danced before or who want to practice the basics. The intermediate class is for those who have been to at least some classes and is for you if you feel ready and confident enough to learn some new steps. The advanced class is for those who have been dancing for a long while now and will feature more complicated steps, so ask a teacher to make sure you are experienced enough for this level. What to wear: Bring a thick pair of socks to dance in. If you own a pair of salsa shoes or jazz or ballet flats, those work great too. Fancy shoes are not necessary. Reitz Union, Dance Studio A, UF Campus, Gainesville. Free. UF Argentine Tango Club - [email][events]


Monday 26 March 2018

Gainesville Green Amendment Talk at Working Food Community Center

Mon 3/26, 6-8 pm. Join veteran environmentalist Maya van Rossum at the Working Food Community Center in Gainesville as she discusses her new book, The Green Amendment: Securing our Right to a Healthy Environment, followed by Q&A and signing. Come out and meet Maya, pick up a copy of the book, and learn about the future of environmental advocacy. This event is presented by Suwannee St. John’s Sierra Club. 219 NW 10th Avenue, Working Food Community Center, Gainesville, 32601. 352-260-4458. Working Food - [website][email][events]

Gator Salsa Club LA Style and Casino Salsa

Mon 3/26, 6. 6 pm LA style salsa. 7:15 pm Casino style. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, UF Campus, Gainesville, 32601. Gator Salsa Club. Free. Gator Salsa Club - [email][events]

Lost Springs Returns to the Matheson! with Karen Chadwick, Peggy Macdonald, and Margaret Tolbert

Mon 3/26, 6. This unique program will include a screening of the final version of Matt Keene’s documentary, "Lost Springs," and a celebration honoring the 103rd anniversary of environmentalist Marjorie Harris Carr’s birth. In 2017, the Matheson offered a screening of an earlier version of the documentary. "Lost Springs" chronicles Gainesville artist Margaret Tolbert’s abstract expressionist paintings of the lost springs of the Ocklawaha River. Longtime Florida Defenders of the Environment President Marjorie Harris Carr fought for decades to preserve and restore the Ocklawaha River, but she was unable to see it run free before her death in 1997. Today, the river remains dammed as part of the defunct Cross Florida Barge Canal. Every three to five years, when the water levels are lowered at the artificially managed Rodman Pool near George Kirkpatrick Dam, the springs along the Ocklawaha River come back to life for a short period of time before they ... Matheson Museum, 513 E University Avenue, Gainesville, 32605-2435. 352-378-2280. Free. Matheson History Museum - [more][website][email][events]

Theatre Dance

Mon 3/26, 6-7 pm. Teacher Howard Anderson. Dance 352 Studio, 2512 NE 1 Blvd, Suite 500, Gainseville, 32601. 407-683-3841. Dance 352 - [email][events]

English Country Dancing

Mon 3/26, 6:30-9:30 pm. Doors open at 6:30. 6:50 lesson. Dancing starts at 7. English Country Dancing called by Randy Thorp. Bring light refreshments if you like. United Church of Gainesville, 1624 NW 5 Avenue, Gainesville, 32603. Annette Merritt, 352-246-4659. $5, $3 Students. English Country Dancing with Randy and Annette - [email][events]

Adult Ballet

Mon 3/26, 7-8 pm. Teacher Gabby. Dance 352 Studio, 2512 NE 1 Blvd, Suite 500, Gainseville, 32601. 407-683-3841. Dance 352 - [email][events]

Israeli Dancing with Andy

Mon 3/26, 7-9 pm. 7 to 7:45 Beginners. Have fun doing beautiful Israeli folk dances to great music, while learning how to dance. The best exercise for your mind, body and soul. All ages. No experience needed. Congregation B'nai Israel, around the left side, 3830 NW 16 Blvd, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. $20 for 4 weeks, or $8 per night, per family. College aged and under are free. Israeli Dance with Andrew Weitzen - [website][email][events]

Ballroom

Mon 3/26, 7:10-8:10 pm. Teacher Howard Anderson. Dance 352 Studio, 2512 NE 1 Blvd, Suite 500, Gainseville, 32601. 407-683-3841. Dance 352 - [email][events]


Tuesday 27 March 2018

Spring Plant Sale Everglades Tomatos and More

Tue 3/27, 8:30. Come shop for locally grown plants for your garden that support a good cause! We have an assortment of tomatoes, peppers, herbs, flowers and landscape plants. Selection will vary each week. Check event page for weekly updates. Grow Hub supports Working Food's Southern Heritage Seed Collective and Sant Fe College's horticulture therapy program, both of which provide meaningful opportunities to adults with special needs. Cash or check preferred, credit OK. Grow Hub, 2900 NE 8 Avenue, Gainesville, 32641. 352-260-4458. Working Food - [website][email][events]

Tap with Chaya

Tue 3/27, 6-7 pm. Designed to demonstrate that creativity can be fun for everyone and can make our community stronger and healthier. Experience fun, exercise and creative expression, musicality and feeling great through the language and joy of tap dancing as an art form for healing the body, mind and spirit, with rhythm, movement, music and sound. Wear comfortable clothing and tap shoes. Free childcare while you dance. Arrive early, class will begin promptly. North Central Florida YMCA, 5201 NW 34 Street, Gainesville, 32605. Chaya Heller, 561-330-2929. 6 classes $74 or $66 member, 10 classes $108 or $98 member, 1 class $15. Ayurveda Alternatives - [email][events]

Grand Squares

Tue 3/27, 6:15-9 pm. Westside Park, 1001 NW 34 Street, Gainesville. Susie Moon, 352-283-1296. $5. Grand Squares - [email][events]

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen

Tue 3/27, 7-9:30 pm. Ballroom dance lesson followed by open dancing. Beginners and experienced dancers welcome. Different dance each week. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Paris, 352-331-2742. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [email][events]

Line Dancing and Swingout Class

Tue 3/27, 7-9 pm. Celebrity's Soul Food, 201 SE 2 Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. Wanda Lloyd. Smooth Flava Dance - [website][events]

Scottish Country Dancing

Tue 3/27, 7-9:30 pm. At a private home. Contact us for directions. Gainesville. Norma Wilson. Gainesville Scottish Country Dancers - [email][events]

Dance Camp International Folk

Tue 3/27, 7:30-9:30 pm. More advanced ethnic dance. Beginners welcome. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Margaret Tolbert. $5. Dance Camp - [email][events]

Salsa

Tue 3/27, 7:30-9:30 pm. We offer two hours of group classes each Tuesday and Thursday. All are welcome to join in for group classes, no partner is needed. Classes are divided into three levels for Salsa: Beginner, Intermediate A and Intermediate B, and two levels for Bachata: Beginner and Intermediate. A single instructor teaches each level, and students rotate partners throughout the class. Salsa Class: Tuesday 7:30-8:30 pm and 8:30-9:30 pm Thursday 8:30-9:30 pm Bachata Class: Thursday 9:30-10:30 pm. The Movement, 1212 N Main Street, Gainesville. Jose, 888-616-4786. $10 for 1 hour, $20 for 2 hours per night. Discounts for students and packages. Salsa Mundial - [email][events]


Wednesday 28 March 2018

Beginner Belly Dance

Wed 3/28, 6-7 pm. Teacher Karina. Dance 352 Studio, 2512 NE 1 Blvd, Suite 500, Gainseville, 32601. 407-683-3841. Dance 352 - [email][events]

Irish Dance

Wed 3/28, 6-9 pm. 6 pm Sean Nos. 7 pm Set Dancing. 8 pm Performance Class. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Piper Call, 352-327-1090. Inisheer Irish Dance Company - [email][events]

West Coast Swing Class

Wed 3/28, 7-10 pm. New dancers get in free their first class. If you have been coming to our classes already, and bring someone new to our dances you get $5 off the months admission and they get in free. July Classes: We begin a new month of Beginner West Coast Swing classes, followed by Intermediate WCS. Our schedule for the month: Class #1. Newbie Night Class fee due for Intermediate Class #2 Beginner and Int WCS classes Class Social Dance. (no lesson, just dancing) Class #3 Beginner and Int WCS classes West Coast Wednesdays Schedule: 7:00 - 7:15pm Doors Open / Warm Up 7:15 - 8:00pm Beginner West Coast Swing 8:00 - 9:00pm Intermediate West Coast Swing 9:00 - 10:00pm Open Social Dancing Admission Costs: - BEGINNER CLASS: Beginner class may pay per night: $5 for the 7:15-8:00pm Beginner Class. - INTERMEDIATE CLASS: $40 per month due at the first class of the month, which includes all the Beginner and Intermediate classes for the mon ... Rena's Ballroom, Gainesville, 32605. Josh Angel, 352-514-4238. $40 per month includes the entire evening. West Coast Swing with Josh Angel - [more][email][events]

Baila Caliente Bachata and Salsa

Wed 3/28, 8-10 pm. 8pm - 9pm Bachata. 9pm - 10pm Salsa. Studio C, 1925 NW 2 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244. Baila Caliente - [email][events]


Thursday 29 March 2018

Fort Cooper Bird Walk

Thu 3/29, 9. We are excited to announce an addition to the bird watching program at Fort Cooper State Park. Beginning January 25th and continuing February 1, 15, 22 and March 1, 15, 22 & 29 the park will be host to bird walks lead by Gail King. These walks will be geared more for beginning and intermediate birdwatchers however all experience levels are welcome. Participants will meet at 9:00 a.m. by the lake and should bring binoculars, a field guide and anything else they feel will make their birding experience more enjoyable. It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing and shoes appropriate for weather conditions and bring something to drink to stay hydrated. The park entrance fee is $3.00 per vehicle up to 8 people in the vehicle or $2.00 for pedestrian or bicyclist. Fort Cooper State Park, 3100 South Old Floral City Road, Inverness, 34450. 904-726-0315. Fort Cooper State Park - [website][email][events]

Gator Salsa Club LA Style and Casino Salsa

Thu 3/29, 6. 6 pm Casino style. 7:15 pm Bachata. O'Connell Center Practice Court, by Gate 3, UF Campus, Gainesville, 32601. Gator Salsa Club. Free. Gator Salsa Club - [email][events]

Israeli Dance with Tony Arroyo

Thu 3/29, 6-8:30 pm. 6:00-6:45 pm Beginners 6:45-7:30 pm Intermediate 7:30-8:30 pm Open Dance. Kol Simcha Messianic Congregation, 5020 NW 23rd Ave, Gainesville, 32606. Tony Arroyo, 352-372-4574. Free. Kol Simcha Messianic Congregation - [website][email][events]

Swing, Salsa and Argentine Tango with Andy 3 of 4

Thu 3/29, 6-9 pm. 6 pm Swing 7 pm Salsa 8 pm Argentine Tango Each class is one hour and consists of both instruction and dancing. Couples friendly, you rotate as much as you want or not at all. Singles friendly, no partner needed. The more you dance, the faster you learn. The cost is for one class per person. You are invited to stay for the other classes on the same night at no extra charge, because we want you to dance more and learn faster. Cost: $45 for 4 week series, or $15 drop-in, or $5 student If financial considerations are keeping you from dancing, contact me. Congregation B'nai Israel, around the left side in the social hall, 3830 NW 16 Blvd, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. Swing Dance Gainesville - [email][events]

International Folk Dancing

Thu 3/29, 7-10 pm. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville. Julieta, 352-281-0428. $6. Gainesville International Folk Dancers - [email][events]

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen - East Coast Swing

Thu 3/29, 7:30-8:45 pm. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Paris, 352-331-2742. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [email][events]

Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Mundial

Thu 3/29, 7:30-9:30 pm. Salsa Class: Thursday 7:30-8:30 pm Bachata Class: Thursday 8:30-9:30 pm. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville. Jose, 888-616-4786. $10 for 1 hour, $20 for 2 hours per night. Discounts for students and packages. Salsa Mundial - [email][events]


Friday 30 March 2018

Swing Dance Class and Social

Fri 3/30, 7:30-11 pm. Free lesson followed by open dancing. All ages welcome. No partner necessary. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle. Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Avenue, Gainesville. Free. UF Swing Dance Club - [email][events]


Saturday 31 March 2018

Zouk Bootcamp

Sat 3/31 to Sun 4/01. Gainesville, 32601. Gator Salsa Club. Gator Salsa Club - [email][events]

Organic Strawberry U-Pick

Sat 3/31, 8:30. Come out and pick the nicest berries around. $3.25 per pound for non-members $2.50 per pound for members Bring your own containers & a water bottle to reduce waste. The Family Garden, 1655 SE 23 Place, Gainesville, 32641. 352-777-5248. The Family Garden - [website][events]

MCI Dance Classes at Flow Space

Sat 3/31, 11:30 am-12:30 pm. Hosted by Dina Tigeleiro and Henna Hummingbird. M.C.I. Dance is Modern, Contemporary, and Improv dance all rolled into one awesome class, taught by Dina Tigeleiro. (Formerly known as Dina Zinni). All levels of dance experience are welcome as long as you are open to trying out new movement, and getting into the groove. Please join us at Flow Space, on the following dates: Sat, Feb 24th - 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Sat, March 10th - 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Sat, March 31st - 11:30 am to 12:30 pm The price is only $10 per Class. Flow Space, 117 NW 16 Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. Gainesville Dance Association - [website][events]

Student Spring Showcase with Jacqueline Valdez

Sat 3/31, 4-5 pm. Come out and support the Elegant Ladies of Elegant Body Pilates. Refreshments provided. North Central Florida YMCA, 5201 NW 34 Blvd, Gainesville, 32605. $15. Elegant Body Pilates with Jacqueline Valdez - [website][events]

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