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Want to list yourself, fill out country do you live in?State/Province/Territory CityPostal Code (Zip Code)How far are you willing to travel to call?ContraGender FreeEnglish CountryIrish CeilidhSquare - Modern WesternIf you call MWSDSquare - TraditionalFamily DanceTechnoContraFestivalsDance WeekendsSpecial One-Time EventsWeddingsPrefix of e-mail address (everything before the @)Suffix of the e-mail address (everything after the @)Last 7 digits of regular phone numberArea code of phone numberWeb pageSocial mediaPreferred method of contactDances, dancers, or organizers who are familiar with your callingA link to a video of you callingAny additional information you'd like to includeTimestamp
Greg AllanCanadaManitobaWinnipegr3c1z1NegotiableYesLead/FollowYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesgregoryrossallangmail.com417-4073(204)E-mail
Manitoba International Folk Dance Association; Village Green English Country Dancers
11/15/2016 18:37:58
Pippa HallCanadaOntarioKarsK0A 2E0NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms
NoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYesA littlepipandjohnxplornet.com489-0773(613)nonenoneE-mail, Phone
Manotick United Church; Dickinson Historical Society; Terry McGovern
My main focus currently is on developing community connections within our own small community through dance. This is mainly volunteer driven, with a local band and me calling. The dances are mainly family-centred, building their skills slowly. I am not looking for gigs or wanting to tour.
11/14/2016 19:24:51
Emily AddisonCanadaOntarioOttawaK1Y2S9NegotiableYesNoNoNoNoA littleNoNoNoA littleNoNot Provided
please use other contact methods
E-mailOttawa Contra Dance, Maberly Contra and Squares
I consider myself to be a novice caller. I'm not looking to get gigs by filling out this form. Rather, connect to community and potentially do a 1-2 dance guest spot somewhere if appropriate. I'm not yet calling family or one-off/wedding events but I'm definitely interest in those.
11/3/2016 13:55:55
Myra HirschbergCanadaOntarioPeterboroughK9J 4L5NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms, Lark/Raven, Jet/Ruby
YesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesmyradancingthread.ca367-6184(828)www.dancingthread.caE-mail, Phone
Old Farmers Ball (Asheville) Glen Echo (DC) Kathy Anderson, Ron Buchanon
Also very experienced in couples dance workshops (cajun, zydeco, hambo, others)11/9/2016 11:17:26
Tom CalwellCanadaOntarioPeterboroughK9J 4L5NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms
Glen Echo Sunday contra, Asheville OFB English and contra, Toronto Contra and English
11/3/2016 23:00:29
Franck MarynowerFrance- OtherParis75000NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms
A littleNoNoNoYesNoNoA 783126806
Facebook : Paris Contra Dance
E-mail, Social MediaParis Contra DanceI call in French (native speaker) or in English (fluent)5/7/2017 11:29:48
Jane EwingUnited StatesAlabama
Grant(near Huntsville)
35747180 miles / 300 kmYes1's & 2'sYesYesYesA littleYesYescontradancecharter.net558-3324(256)FB-no text to phoneE-mail, Phone
Kathy Anderson, Susan Kevra, Lisa Greenleaf, email for possibility of some in your area.
I would be happy to forward a resume which will include much more info. I have traveled across US several times calling dances along the way.
10/26/2016 10:10:58
Michael BarracloughUnited StatesArizonaPhoenix85022NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms
YesNoNoA littleYesYesYesYesYesYesmichael
Glen Echo Friday night dance, Sidmouth Folk Festival, Catie Geist (FL), Sharon Green (CA), Ron & Linda Nieman (AZ), see where I have called on my website
48 years calling and still going strong1/29/2017 16:03:21
Carl BallouUnited StatesArkansasRogers72756180 miles / 300 kmYes
Willing to try community terms
E-mail, PhoneFamily Barn Dances
Specializing in programs for groups with little or no dance experience7/27/2018 4:30:48
Andy ShoreUnited StatesCaliforniaAptos95003NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms, Armbands/Bare Arms, Lark/Raven
NoNoYesChallengeA littleNoA littleYesYesYesA littlecallingandyshore.com345-7989(831)
BACDS (SF Bay Area) Alan Winston, Chris Knepper, Claire Takimori ; MCDC (Monterey) Catherine Couglin, Elizabeth Todd ; Queer Contra (Oakland) Margaret Pigman, Mark Galipeau ; SBCDS (Santa Barbara) Simon Kiefer, Victor Garza ; LCFD, BIDA (Boston Area) Chris Ricciotti, Andy Tannenbaum
12/15/2016 17:05:53
Robin FischerUnited StatesCaliforniaBerkeley94704NegotiableNo
Willing to try community terms
First and Third Friday Oakland Square Dances, San Francisco Fourth Friday Square Dance, family dances at Ashkenaz (Berkeley), Bay Area Semi Secret Square Dance Society, and calling square dances at various old time/bluegrass festivals around California (Los Angeles Old Time Social, Parkfield Bluegrass Festival, BOTMC, etc)
Caller, old time fiddler, dancer, and instigator enthusiastic about all parts of traditional square dancing. Love calling wherever there is live music, whether its at a bar, grange hall, wedding, festival, family dance, house, or parking lot.
2/17/2017 20:43:50
Celia RamsayUnited StatesCaliforniaBerkeley94708NegotiableYesNoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYesceliaramsaygmail.com337-0498(707)
SF Bay area dances (from Ukiah to Monterey) via,, VOM Fiddle Camp (scroll down)
I also call easy Scottish ceilidh dances.9/13/2018 17:39:22
Yoyo ZhouUnited StatesCaliforniaBerkeley94709NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms, Armbands/Bare Arms, Lark/Raven, Lead/Follow
A littleYesNoA littleA littleYesYesA littleA littleA littleyozhovgmail.com501-0275(703) 14:23:13
Claire TakemoriUnited StatesCaliforniaCampbell95008NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms, Lark/Raven, non gendered dances
A littleA littleNoA littleYesA littleNoNoA littleNoclairedancecallergmail.com874-6840(408)
E-mail, Phone, Social Media
BACDS, Jeremy Korr, Susan Petrick Love dancing with kids & families! 3/24/2017 23:01:38
Jeffrey SperoUnited StatesCaliforniaCulver City90232NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms
NoNoNoA littleNoA littleYesYesA littleA littlemailjeffreyspero.com266-7692(310)
Any contradancer, or contradance producer in the Los Angeles area would know me as a caller.
I've been calling and composing dances in Los Angeles since the early 90's. And yes, I'm the same guy that plays piano in the Syncopaths and The Rhythm Raptors.
2/13/2017 0:49:29
Kelsey HartmanUnited StatesCaliforniaHayward94545NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms, Armbands/Bare Arms, Lark/Raven
A littleNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYeskelseyannehartmangmail.com816-7225(510)
Facebook: Kelsey Hartman
E-mail, Phone
Susan Stratton/Sacramento, Chris Knepper/San Francisco, Mark Gallipeau/North Bay, Chris Page/San Diego, Lisa Frankel/Grass Valley, Erik Weberg/Portland
I have taught workshops at weekends that include waltz (learn both roles), joyful play without creating chaos, Meanwhile Figures, Making Twirly Skirts for Dancing.
10/25/2016 11:02:05
Jacqui GrennanUnited StatesCaliforniaLos Angeles90066NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms, Lark/Raven, Jet/Ruby
NoNoNoA littleA
California Dance Co-op, Santa Barbara CDS; Amherst, MA; Concord Scout House, MA (Monday); Jeffrey Spero, musician; Claire Takemori, organizer; Kelli Butler, organizer. 23:32:59
Jean GorrindoUnited StatesCaliforniaLos Osos93402NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms, Armbands/Bare Arms, Lark/Raven
NoNoNoA littleYesYesYesYesYesYesjgorrindocharter.net550-5647(805)jeangorrindo.comFacebookE-mail
Penelope Weinberger (Glen Echo), Stuart Kenney (Greenfield, MA), Simon Keifer (Santa Barbara), Chris Knepper (San Francisco), Frannie Marr (Pasadena), Linda Leslie (caller), Lisa Greenleaf (caller), Bob Isaacs (caller), Will Mentor (caller), Nils Fredland (caller), George Marshall (caller)
Search for Jean Gorrindo on YouTube - there are several
I love calling, traveling, and meeting new friends in the many wonderful contra dance communities around the US. It brings me great joy to present beautiful choreography that compliments the music, creating magical moments on the dance floor.
2/2/2017 12:52:32
Nick CucciaUnited StatesCaliforniaMerced95340NegotiableYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYescucciamosswood-audio.com722-7836(209)E-mail
Contras: Sonora, Monterey, San Jose, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Luis Obispo, Ukiah, Reno, SF Queer Contra, Oakland/Berkeley Circle Left. ECD: San Francisco, Palo Alto, San Jose, Roseville.
CDSS/CALLERLAB/Lloyd Shaw Foundation/Gay Callers Association member (insured through CALLERLAB), ASCAP/BMI licensed. I also provide dance sound for dances and special events (LCFD/SF Queer Contra Dance Camp, BACDS Family Week, BACDS Fall Frolick, TDOGS Twelve-Hour Twirl, BACDS Playford Ball, Sacramento Echo Summit, BACDS English Week). Comfortable with both "traditional" (ladies/gents/boys/girls) and "alternative" (armbands/barearms/larks/ravens) role nomenclatures. MWSD programs: Basic/Mainstream/Plus.
10/22/2016 19:11:31
John RogersUnited StatesCaliforniaPasadena91016NegotiableYesNoNoNoA littleYesA littleYesYesjoda.rogersgmail.com833-2737(626)E-mail
Ned Boyer, Jeremy Korr, Patty McCollom, Jacqui Grennan, Steve Lewis, Frannie Marr, Susan Michaels, Jeff Spero, Lynn Ackerson
10/22/2016 18:53:40
Jeremy KorrUnited StatesCalifornia
Rancho Cucamonga
Willing to try community terms
A littleNoNoYesYesNoYesYesYesNojeremykorrhotmail.comFacebookE-mail
NEFFA, Dancing Fool, May Madness, Lisa Greenleaf, Frannie Marr, Seth Tepfer
2/22/2017 17:23:29
Alan WinstonUnited StatesCalifornia
Redwood City (SF Bay Area)
Armbands/Bare Arms, Lark/Raven
YesA littleNoA littleA littleYesYesYesYesAWinstonDancegmail.com380-0336(650)FacebookE-mail
Contra: NEFFA, Seattle (Lake City), Coos Bay (OR), Ukiah, Sebastopol, Petaluma, Berkeley, Oakland (Queer Contra; also at Queer Contra weekend), San Francisco (regular contra and Free Folk Festival), Palo Alto, San Jose, Monterey. English: Seattle (English Ball), Heather & Rose (Suttle Lake weekend, Ashland), Mendocino, Sebastopol, Berkeley, San Francisco, Palo Alto, San Jose; lead Civil War dancing for National Civil War Association, Regency for Bay Area English Regency Society, assorted science fiction conventions.
I do a good job with beginners and mixed crowds as well as dances for dance hobbyists; enjoy calling at weddings and parties. I can teach waltz workshops, give survival waltz/polka/schottische lessons, etc.
10/24/2016 0:19:41
Chris PageUnited StatesCaliforniaSan Diego92130NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms
YesNoNoA littleA littleA littleYesYesA littleA littlechriscpagegmail.com450-4395(858)
E-mailSan Diego, Los Angeles
11/1/2016 20:53:23
Frannie MarrUnited StatesCalifornia
San Diego/Los Angeles
Willing to try community terms
A littleNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYescallerfranniegmail.comhttp://franniemarr.comE-mail, Web page
Kelli Butler-Harvest Moon, Simon Keifer-SBCDS, Meg Wilkinson-Dancing Fool, Chris Page-San Diego Contra, Linda Prince-TFOOTD, Erik Erhardt-NM FolkMADS
Numerous on Youtube. Also on my web page
10/23/2016 22:55:33
Renee CamusUnited StatesCaliforniaSan Fernando91340NegotiableA little
Willing to try community terms
YesA littleA littleA littleA littleA littleYesYesYescamusr6gmail.com381-2376(240)
Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn...
E-mail, PhoneCulver City English Country Dance, Historical Tea & Dance Society
(I have some videos of me calling but they're not available online yet.)
I also teach Victorian and Ragtime social dance. 9/22/2018 14:18:09
Eric BlackUnited StatesCalifornia
San Francisco area
Willing to try community terms, Armbands/Bare Arms, Lark/Raven, Jet/Ruby
A littleNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesericeric-black.com747-0786(650)http://eric-black.comE-mailManyseveral on YouTubeCalling since 1982 all over this country and in several others10/24/2016 23:55:58
Bob EllingUnited StatesCaliforniaSan Leandro94578NegotiableA little
Willing to try community terms
NoNoYesAdvanceA littleYesNoYesYesYesYesbob.ellinggmail.com278-8621(510)Riverboat.comE-mail
Callerlab, SDCANC, SCVCallers Association, Riverboat Records, ESP Records, Silver Sounds Records, CAMA, Skirts & Flirts (Oakdale), Swinging 21ers (Fremont), Star Eights (San Jose), Mitchel Osawa (Japan)
11/18/2016 14:28:29
Gary ShapiroUnited StatesCaliforniaSanta Barbara93110NegotiableA little
Willing to try community terms
E-mail5/23/2018 13:21:34
Kalia KlibanUnited StatesCaliforniaSebastopol95472NegotiableYes
Armbands/Bare Arms, Lark/Raven, Let's talk about what your community prefers.
707-483-5758 cell, 707-829-3478 home
If I'm on the road it may take me a few days to respond to emails, but I look forward to hearing from you!
9/12/2018 19:34:49
Tina Fields United StatesColoradoBoulder80301NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms, Armbands/Bare Arms, Jays/Ravens
A littleNoNoA littleYesA littleYesYesYesYesTFields8yahoo.com483-9511(707)
FacebookE-mail, Phone
NBCDS, BACDS, CFootMad. Alan Winston, Emily Shaul, Dave Firestine, Jen Bamesberger, Duffy Boyle, Chris Kermiet
I love working collaboratively with bands and dancers. I figure the caller's job is to incite maximum joy for everyone involved.
11/13/2016 1:55:57
Peter JohnsonUnited StatesColoradoDenver80207180 miles / 300 kmYes
Willing to try community terms, Jet/Ruby
NoNoNoA littleYesYesYesYesYesYespetrcontragmail.com864-7660(802)E-mail
Jason Storer of Queen City Contras (Burlington, VT), Luke Donforth of Mad Robin Callers Collective, Riley Geistman of CFOODMAD (Colorado)
10/27/2016 21:56:39
Wendy Graham SettleUnited StatesColoradoDurango81301NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms, Armbands/Bare Arms
YesA littleNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesPerkyPantsDancegmail.com903-9402(970)
E-mail, PhoneNew Mexico Folkmads, Cis Hinkle, Nils Fredland,
google "Ann Arbor Wendy Graham Calling"
2/12/2017 17:28:00
Neal SchleinUnited StatesColoradoFort Collins80537NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms, Armbands/Bare Arms, Lark/Raven, Jet/Ruby
A littleA littleYes
YesYesA littleYesYesYesYesnschleingmail.com227-2591(970)E-mail, Phone
Tucson Friends of Traditional Dance, Peg Hesley, Chris Kermiet, John Bradford
5/24/2018 19:53:35
Patricia Campbell United StatesConnecticutNewtown 06470NegotiableA little
Willing to try community terms, Sometimes use my own terms
A littleA littleNoYesYesNoNoYesYesCountrydancecallergmail.com364-4554(203)
FB - Patricia Campbell, Dance Caller
E-mailCarol and John Mazza, Bob Livingston, David Millstone
My focus is community dances and 18th century dances10/22/2016 22:41:05
Allan BrozekUnited StatesConnecticutOxford06478NegotiableYesNoNoYesPlusYesYesA littleA littleNoNoYesafbrozeksnet.net888-5049(203)E-mail5/10/2017 22:19:28
Richard SbardellaUnited StatesConnecticut
Stafford Springs, CT
Willing to try community terms
Facebook Rich Sbardella Dance Caller
E-mailHartford CT Contra Dance (HCD), New Haven Contra Dance
2/1/2017 15:23:03
JoLaine Jones-PokorneyUnited StatesFloridaGainesville32653NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms, Lark/Raven
NoNoNoA littleYesA littleYesYesYesYesjolainegmail.com871-0948(352)
E-mail, Phone, Web page, Social Media
Warren Doyle, Beth Molaro, Seth Tepfer, Gaye Fifer, ask for other references
2/12/2017 13:37:26
Susie RudderUnited StatesFloridaMicanopy32667180 miles / 300 kmYes
Willing to try community terms
NoNoNoA littleYesA littleA littleYesA littlesurudder1gmail.com466-9150(352)noFacebook
E-mail, Phone (landline)
Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society, Tampa Friends of Old Time Dance
?Not comfortable trying to provide recorded music rather than a band10/23/2016 13:17:21
Alice RaibournUnited StatesFloridaOrlando32806NegotiableYesLark/RavenA littleNoA littleYesYesYesYesYesYesYescontradansoutlook.com970-7604(407)FacebookE-mail
Steve Chesson,, books Gainesville, FL dance; Jere Proctor,, books Coca Beach, FL dance
3rd generation caller, calling since 19921/8/2018 11:11:53
Rona WienerUnited StatesFloridaSarasota34232NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms, Lark/Raven
A littleNoNoNoA littleA littleYesYesYesNoshirak44yahoo.com843-9629(813)
Stan and Linda Prince, (727) 823-2725, - Steve Chesson, 386-307-5705, - Candie Fowler, 321-438-0195,
I also facilitate dancing and relationship workshops, and choreograph dances4/18/2017 20:14:14
Richard HopkinsUnited StatesFloridaTallahassee32301180 miles / 300 kmYesNoNoNoYesYesNoNoYesYeshopkinsrscomcast.net544-7614(850)E-mail, Phone
Tallahassee Community Friends of Old-Time Dance, Gainesville Old-Time Dance Society (GODS)
10/23/2016 23:05:56
Vicki MorrisonUnited StatesFloridaTallahassee32311180 miles / 300 kmYes
Willing to try community terms
NoNoA littleA littleA littleNoYesA littleA littleA littletallygal007yahoo.com868-6280(850)
Vicki Morrison Contra Dance Caller
E-mail, Social MediaJoLaine Jones Pokorney, Joey Norton, Susie Rudder, Richard HopkinsSee my FB page2/4/2017 13:51:32
Seth TepferUnited StatesGeorgiaAtlanta30030NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms, Armbands/Bare Arms, Lark/Raven, Jet/Ruby, Lead/Follow
YesNoA littleBasic 24YesYesYesYesYesYessethdanceRhapsody.com289-3204(770)danceRhapsody.comE-mail, Phone10/23/2016 18:07:20
Rob HarperUnited StatesGeorgiaAtlanta30084NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms, Armbands/Bare Arms, Lark/Raven, Jet/Ruby
A littleNoNoA littleYesA littleYesYesYesYesthatrobharpergmail.com307-3444(404)
E-mail, Phone1/19/2017 5:45:10
Deanna PalumboUnited StatesGeorgiaAtlanta30345NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms
NoNoA littleBasic 24YesA littleYesYesYesYesYesdeelite2hotmail.com431-1136(404)
E-mail, Phone
CCD - Kimbi Hagen, Seth Tepfer, ATGAGA - Heitzso, Athens Folk - Stuart Whipple, Sautee - Peter Bull, Berea - Joe Wilkie, Birmingham - Janice Wallace, Splash Dance/Cumberland Dance Week - Diane Silver
Can work with live musicians or with recorded music.6/15/2018 1:03:51
Rich (Richie) KatzUnited StatesGeorgiaNear Atlanta30066NegotiableYes
Long since retired as an active caller, now only call on night stands
NoNoNoNoYesNoA littleA littleYesYesmightyhappygmail.com526-3896(678)
E-mail, Web pageStan Prince Melody Ball Andy Katz
Retired from actively calling, running sound and organizing. Now I video, record, edit, produce and continue an active You tube dance, music, etc. presence. :) This is an update to a very old listing on Contradancelinks :)
7/8/2018 4:30:41
Reid MillerUnited StatesIowaAmes50010NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms, Armbands/Bare Arms, Lead/Follow
A littleA littleYesYesYesYesYesYesYesreidmillershowgmail.com852-4524(608)
Reid Miller Art
E-mail, Phone, Web page, Social Media
Jennifer Hamilton, Nikki Herbst, Bill Deutsch, Linda Rex, Grinnell Contra Dance Club, Lonna Nachtigal, Roger Alexander
I'll be updating this information with a link to a video asap. Thank you.2/21/2017 0:21:19
Joe WilkieUnited StatesKentuckyBerea40403NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms
YesNoNoA littleA littleNoYesYesYesYesjoewilkiewindstream.net314-3502(859)E-mail
Nicholas Rockstroh (Louisville Kentucky), Sune Fredericksen (Hands Four Dance Weekend, Berea Kentucky)
11/12/2016 17:39:12
Chet GrayUnited StatesKentuckyLouisville40206180 miles / 300 kmYes
Willing to try community terms, Lark/Raven, Jet/Ruby, *not* Lead/Follow
NoNoNoYesA littleYesNoA littleYesYeschetgray+callinggmail.com419-7008(502)
E-mail, Social Media
Louisville Country Dancers (contra); Louisville Old Time Squares Association (trad square); Northside Squares (Cincinnati, trad square); T-Claw (Elkins, WV); Matt Turino (Urbana, IL); Bob Green (St. Louis)
I cut my teeth in the traditional square revival, organizing monthly community square dances for several years. I've an accessible square repertoire rooted in southern Appalachian and Kentucky figures, with additions from the early western and New England canon, all tied together with neo-traditional sensibility. The "modern urban contra" is my more regular scene these days, though I'm always ready to throw in a square or triplet or set mixer if the crowd is feeling it. At one-night-stands I've convinced the stubbornest chair-sitter to have a good time on the dance floor and the most belligerant drunk to remove their bottle from it. Barn dances are my jam to call just as much as calling for diehard "advanced" dancers who don't need a walkthrough.
11/1/2018 12:44:01
Nicholas RockstrohUnited StatesKentuckyLouisville40245NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms
YesNoNoA littleNoA littleNoA littleA littleNonicholasrockstrohgmail.com418-4242(502)FacebookE-mail
Louisville Country Dancers, Lexington Traditional Dance Association, Indy Contra
5/23/2018 21:31:42
Shari ShaktiUnited StatesMaineGorham04038NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms, Lark/Raven, Jet/Ruby
NoNoNoA littleYesNoYesYesYesYesarmswideopen1gmail.com209-4425(207)FacebookE-mail, Phone
Dugan Murphy & Dela Murphy (Portland Intown Contra Dance), Trenton, ME, Topsham, ME (Maggie Robinson), Kingston, NH, Newfields, NH, Concord, NH, Deerfield, NH, Concord, ME (Sue Rosen & Lisa Greenleaf), Norway, ME, Mystic, CT.
I've been lucky enough to be a part of Dugan Murphy's calling 101 & 102 classes. Having the opportunity to learn & grow with such experienced support has moved me forward much more quickly and with lots of resources too!
5/24/2018 15:12:14
Dugan MurphyUnited StatesMainePortland04101NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms, Armbands/Bare Arms, Lark/Raven, Jet/Ruby, Lead/Follow
NoNoNoA littleA littleYesYesYesNoduganduganmurphy.com776-5050(207)
Everyone in Maine; Will Loving; Lisa Greenleaf; Stuart Kenney; Will Mentor; Flurry; Warren Doyle; Adam Broome; Mary Wesley; other folks in Vermont, Western Massachusetts, Boston, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Chicago, Champaign-Urbana, Toronto, Ottawa, Glen Echo; lots of other folks in other places mostly in the Northeast and Midwest
I also organize a weekly Thursday night contra dance series in Portland, Maine:
10/24/2016 20:49:48
Dela MurphyUnited StatesMainePortland04101NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms, Armbands/Bare Arms, Lark/Raven, Jet/Ruby, Lead/Follow, Willing to call to community preference
NoNoNoA littleYesNoYesYesYesYesDeladelahere.com807-0081(207)
Dugan Murphy, Portland Intown Contra Dance, Many organizers in ME, MA, VT, etc. (Email for more references)
10/10/2018 14:08:04
Allison Aldrich SmithUnited StatesMaineSteuben04680NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms
YesNoNoA littleYesNoYesYesYesYeshuntandallisongmail.com598-6398(207)www.huntandallison.netHunt and AllisonE-mail
Lisa Sieverts, Carol Compton, Mary Jones, Monadnock Folklore Society
10/28/2016 7:05:41
Bill OlsonUnited StatesMaine04287NegotiableYes
Armbands/Bare Arms
listing close to far: Festivals/weekends: DownEast Country Dance Fest (DEFFA); NEFFA; Folk Project, NJ; River Rendezvous, OH; Winter Warmup, OH; Vernal's Equinox, FL; Stellar Days and Nights, CO; Monte Toyon, CA. Regular dances: all Maine; Montpelier, VT; NEFFA Concord dance; Princeton, NJ; Rochester, NY; LITMA, CDNY; Pittsburg, PA; Philadelphia, PA; FSGW; Triangle, NC; Old Farmers Ball, Grey eagle, NC; Harvest Moon, SC; Chatahoochie, GA; Lake City, WA; BACDS, CA; NBCDS, CA.
In addition to "contra dances", I do a lot of family dances and one night stands, weddings, etc.. I also play and call with 3 bands so am conveniently available to supply caller plus band for any of the above.
10/26/2016 10:08:30
April BlumUnited StatesMarylandAdelphi20783180 miles / 300 kmYes
Willing to try community terms
YesNoNoA littleYesA littleA littleYesYesaprilgblumgmail.com422-0292(301)Facebook E-mailZeke's Fancy, Glen Echo Several on YouTube I organize two dance weekends. 10/22/2016 20:21:24
Ann FallonUnited StatesMarylandAnnapolis21401NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms, Lark/Raven
YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesaefallonverizon.net507-0934(410)FacebookE-mail, Phone
Dance organizers in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD, and Pennsylvania
8/14/2018 16:08:57
Perry ShafranUnited StatesMarylandCrofton21114NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms
NoNoNoA littleA littleYesYesYesA littleA littlepshafyahoo.comFacebookE-mail, Social MediaFND, BFMS, FSGW
11/16/2016 15:27:51
Greg FrockUnited StatesMarylandOdenton21113NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms, Lark/Raven, Lead/Follow
A littleNoNoA littleYesYesYesYesA littleA littlegregfrockgmail.com409-8918(410)Gregory FrockE-mail, Social MediaToo numerous to mention. Ask me for references near you.
I have been calling contras since 1992.9/8/2017 1:44:02
Jacob BloomUnited StatesMassachusettsArlington02476180 miles / 300 kmYes
Willing to try community terms
E-mail, PhoneMIT Folk Dance Club, Montague Gender Free, Wayside Inn Steppers
I've been calling for 40 years, and delight in getting people dancing.10/23/2016 20:59:03
Tony ParkesUnited StatesMassachusettsBedford01730NegotiableYes
Armbands/Bare Arms, Lark/Raven
NoNoNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYestonyhands4.com670-9333(978)hands4.comE-mail, PhoneCDSS, NEFFA, BACDS; references on request
Calling since 1964. Specialties: New England squares and contras; "transitional" (pre-MWSD) all-moving squares of the 1950s; "chestnut" contras, Lancers and other elegant dances; parties for non-dancers.
6/7/2018 15:43:17
George MarshallUnited StatesMassachusettsBelchertown01007NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms, Armbands/Bare Arms, Lark/Raven, Jet/Ruby, Lead/Follow
A littleA littleNoA littleYesYesYesYesYesYesgeorgewildasparagus.com575-6283(413)
E-mail, PhoneAlmost everybody :)
10/27/2016 23:07:41
Dereck KalishUnited StatesMassachusettsBoston02215NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms, Armbands/Bare Arms, Lark/Raven
A littleNoNoA littleA littleYesYesYesA littledereckkalishgmail.com233-3005(617)
E-mail, Phone
NEFFA, NEFFA Thursday Contras Concord Ma, Greenfield Ma., NH, CT, NY
I also can provide full professional sound for just about any size venue 40 to 400 people
5/23/2018 11:55:03
Andrew StoutUnited StatesMassachusettsCambridge02140NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms
NoNoNoNoNoA littleA littleA littleA littleandrewandrewstout.net695-3814(413)E-mailBIDA, Warren Doyle, Rick Mohr10/23/2016 22:14:28
Alex CummingUnited StatesMassachusettsMedford02155500 miles / 800 kmYes
Willing to try community terms, Lead/Follow
YesA littleA littleA littleYesA littleYesYesYesalexcummingmusicgmail.com917-4494(617)
E-mail, Phone, Web page, Social Media
I call English Ceilidh 11/16/2016 16:21:35
Cammy KaynorUnited StatesMassachusettsMelrose02176NegotiableYes
Often call for dances without mixture of genders for which I use non-gender language but not a tried and true gender-free caller
YesNoNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYescammydancegmail.com665-3835(781)manystrings6.comg campbell kaynorE-mail
6/20/2017 23:20:44
Ron T BlechnerUnited StatesMassachusettsNorthampton01060NegotiableYes
Armbands/Bare Arms, Lark/Raven, Jet/Ruby
NoNoNoA littleNoYesA littleA littleYesContrarongmail.comAsk
Ron T Blechner, Dance Caller
E-mail, Phone
All over New England, Hudson River Valley, NYC, NJ, eastern PA, Baltimore, Glen Echo
On my website.I promote welcoming, fun, safe, and friendly dancing.10/26/2016 22:43:31
Dave EisenstadterUnited StatesMassachusettsNorthampton 01060NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms
A littleNoNoA 762-1273(603)FacebookE-mail, PhonePlease ask for references
Love dancing; love calling! 2/1/2017 22:06:54
John B. FreemanUnited StatesMassachusettsOak Bluffs02557NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms
NoNoNoYesYesA littleA littleYesYesjohnfreemaol.com904-4689(734)E-mailAACTMAD Woods Hole Contra Dance
I have been calling for over 30 years in Michigan and Massachusetts. I also play children's music.
10/22/2016 20:10:25
Angela DeCarlisUnited StatesMassachusettsSomerville02144NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms, Armbands/Bare Arms, Lark/Raven, Jet/Ruby
NoNoNoA littleNoYesA littleA littleYesA littleaedecarlisgmail.com514-9889(352)
E-mail, Phone
BIDA; NEFFA Thursdays; JP Genderfree; Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society; Mt. Airy Thursday Contras; Princeton; Queen City Contra (VT); Greenfield Guiding Star Grange
I don't have a car, but am widely available to rendezvous with bands for extended tours and am much more able to travel in general if the band is Boston-located, as well. I spend my holidays (Christmas-New Years) in Gainesville Florida, and call for their community several times a year.
11/16/2016 12:44:14
Dan PearlUnited StatesMassachusettsSouthborough01772NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms
YesA littleNoYesYesA littleYesYesYesdaniel_pearlyahoo.com229-2854(508)E-mail
Many organizations across the US, most concentrated in Northeast US
Many available via Youtube search
10/24/2016 16:09:15
Megan WilsonUnited StatesMichiganAnn Arbor48104NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms, Armbands/Bare Arms, Lark/Raven, Jet/Ruby, Lead/Follow
YesA littleNoA littleA littleYesYesYesYesYesmeganxwilsongmail.com373-9713(857)E-mail
I call for AACTMAD (Michigan) and Scissortail (Oklahoma) regularly and have also called for FCSH (London, England). (English); (contra)
9/12/2018 20:29:42
Sue RobishawUnited StatesMichiganCooks49817180 miles / 300 kmA little
Willing to try community terms
NoYesNoNoYesNoYesA littleYesYessuemanytracks.com644-2598(906)www.ManyTracks.comE-mail, PhoneInterested mainly in calling in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, or close by.12/6/2016 20:17:20
Karen DunnamUnited StatesMichiganGrand Rapids49505NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms
YesNoNoYesYesNoA littleA littleYesYeskarendunnamgmail.com304-8306(616)karencontracaller.comE-mail
Historic re-enactments, family events, recordings or live music2/17/2017 23:47:43
Boo Radley (Brad Baughman)
United StatesMichiganKalamazoo49001NegotiableA little
Willing to try community terms, Lark/Raven
Square Dance Kalamazoo, Mike Clark, Laurie Pietravelle, Brad Kolodner (Baltimore Square Dance), South Bend Contra
email for audio samples!
High enthusiasm calls, specializing in newbies and parties.10/14/2017 15:10:19
Jim McKinneyUnited StatesMichiganNear Ann Arbor48174NegotiableA littleNoNoNoA littleYesNoNoNoYesYesStringtetcharter.net355-8199(734)
E-mail, PhoneThe folks at AACTMAD
Comfortable with beginners, live bands & recorded music11/15/2016 11:41:54
Robin McGalliard NelsonUnited StatesMinnesotaMinneapolis55414NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms
A littleA littleNoYesYesA littleA littleA littleYesYesmcgnelsonaol.com378-7578(612)
Tapestry Folkdance Center, David Kirchner, Beau Farmer, Ted Hodapp, Ann Carter, Sue Hulsether, Susan Michaels,
Robin delights in calling for dancers of all ages and abilities in many genres: contras, singing squares and traditional squares, and community dancing!
3/17/2018 13:07:36
Jim ThaxterUnited StatesMissouriColumbia65203NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms
YesA littleNoYesYesNoYesNoYesYesJathaxter47gmail.com874-2792(573)E-mail, Phone
Mid-Missouri Traditional Dancers, Childgrove Dancers, Lawrence Barn Dance, Kansas City Cross Currents dance
11/15/2016 12:06:49
Jerome GrisantiUnited StatesMissouriMaryville64468500 miles / 800 kmYes
Willing to try community terms, Armbands/Bare Arms, Jet/Ruby
E-mail, Phone
Lawrence KS, Louisville KY, St. Louis, MO, Columbia, MO; Jill Allen, Martha Edwards,
I enjoy leading family dances, weddings, and reunions as well as dedicated dance events. My goal is to be warm and inviting as a host, and to have your face hurt from smiling so much.
10/25/2016 0:12:08
Sarah KaiserUnited StatesMissouriSaint Louis63123NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms, Lead/Follow
YesNoNoA littleYesYesYesYesYesYesSarahkaiserstlgmail.com249-9129(314)
Facebook- Sarah Kaiser
E-mail, Phone
Childgrove, Chance Dance, Sugar Hill, Jan Jam, Fairfield, Cape Gireardeau
2/1/2017 20:02:34
Deborah HylandUnited StatesMissouriSt. Louis63116500 miles / 800 kmYes
Willing to try community terms
A littleYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesdjeh_byahoo.com776-2763(314)
Childgrove Country Dancers, Urbana Country Dancers, Chicago Barn Dance Co.
Also able to call Civil War, Regency, and other historic and vintage dance10/25/2016 20:50:14
Bob GreenUnited StatesMissouriSt. Louis63141NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms
YesNoNoA littleYesYesA littleA littleYesYesbobgreenswbell.net662-4230(314)
5/11/2018 15:14:54
Bev YoungUnited StatesMontanaMissoula59802NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms, Gender free dances that don't need terms!
NoNoNoYesYesYesA littleYesYesbyoungjavins.net542-0236(406)nonenoneE-mail
Missoula Folklore Society, Bozeman Folklore, Helena Contra Dancers
10/24/2016 18:00:59
Gale WoodUnited StatesNew HampshireDeerfield 03037NegotiableYesA littleA littleA littleYesA littleA littleYesNogtwoodworldpath.net793-5296(603)Facebook
E-mail, Phone, Social Media
Gilmanton NH Contra, Mill City Contra- Manchester NH, Dover NH 1st Thursday Dance
Modern and Traditional Contras (Chestnuts!)10/24/2016 18:02:45
David MillstoneUnited StatesNew HampshireLebanon03766NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms, Lark/Raven, Jet/Ruby
E-mail9/12/2018 23:22:45
Lisa SievertsUnited StatesNew HampshireNelson0345760 miles / 100 kmYes
Willing to try community terms
NoNoNoNoYesA littleA littleYesYeslisalisasieverts.com762-0235(603)E-mail10/24/2016 14:40:32
Beverly WoodsUnited StatesNew HampshireWolfeboro03894NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms, Ladles/Gems
E-mail8/3/2018 7:16:33
Sue GolaUnited StatesNew JerseyLawrenceville08648NegotiableYesNoNoNoA littleNoA littleA littleA littlesdgolaaol.com219-0275(609)E-mailPrinceton Country Dancers, NJ; Mt Airy (Philadelphia) PATMAD dance, PA; Birdsboro Contra Dance (PA); Swingn'Tern Contra, East Hanover NJ; Wyoming Valley, PA Contra; Lancaster Contra (PA); Harrisburg Contra (PA); Pittsburgh Contra, PA; CDNY (NY,NY); Brooklyn Contra, NY; Annapolis Contra, MD; Glen Echo Friday Night Contra, MD; Round Hill Contra, CT; Branford Contra, CT 16:17:14
Barbara J. GoldsteinUnited StatesNew JerseyToms River08757180 miles / 300 kmYes
Willing to try community terms
NoNoA littleA littleA littleYesNoYesNoBarbara153aol.com432-0513(973)Face BookE-mailPrinceton Country Dancers, Locust Lane Dance, New Haven, CT10/23/2016 8:31:29
Kris JensenUnited StatesNew MexicoAlbuquerque87106NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms
NoNoYesChallengeYesYesNoYesYesYesYeskrissquarez.com507-7320(505)http://krisjensen.comE-mailLisa Greenleaf, Merri Rudd12/16/2017 13:19:49
Erik ErhardtUnited StatesNew MexicoAlbuquerque87108180 miles / 300 kmYesYesA littleNoYesYesYesYesYeserikerhardtgmail.com480-4462(505)
E-mailFrannie Marr (CA), Eric Black (CA), Ron and Linda Nieman (AZ), Lyn Mead (CO), Stewart Kenney (MA)Teach caller and dance workshops10/22/2016 16:17:44
Mary CollinsUnited StatesNew YorkBuffalo14170NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms
NoNoNoA littleA littleNoNoA littleA littlenativedaegmail.com997-9423(716)facebookE-mail, Phone
Queen City Contra Dance, Rochester Contra Dancers, Southern Tier Country Dancers, Lisa Greenleaf (Pinewoods Callers Program, participant)
A dance organizer for about 20 years, just getting serious about calling, am comfortable with weekly or bi-weekly dances less comfortable calling ONS or monthly dances but am willing and getting better
10/24/2016 6:51:33
Joe KwiatkowskiUnited StatesNew YorkFredonia (WNY)14063180 miles / 300 kmYesNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYesYesjkwiatnetsync.net679-8428(716)E-mail, PhoneFredonia Contra Dances; Queen City (Buffalo) Contra Dancers11/15/2016 11:06:10
Jane ThickstunUnited StatesNew YorkIthaca1485060 miles / 100 kmYesNoNoNoA littleA littleNoYesYesjethickstungmail.com821-7976(404)E-mailJerry Hickman, Midland, MI10/22/2016 17:40:35
Katy HeineUnited StatesNew YorkIthaca14850NegotiableYesA littleNoNoNoYesA littleYesYesYesNokatythecallergmail.com273-0249(607)http://katyheine.comE-mailMany; will share names when contacted.Have been calling since 1989.11/7/2016 9:51:18
Melanie Axel-LuteUnited StatesNew YorkKnox12186NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms
YesNoNoA littleYesNoYesYesYesNommaxelluteyahoo.com400-7227(862)
E-mailNancy Yule, Bob Isaacs, Robin Russell2/25/2017 17:02:57
Ben Sachs-HamiltonUnited StatesNew YorkNew York11221NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms, Armbands/Bare Arms, Lark/Raven, Jet/Ruby, Lead/Follow
A littleNoNoA littleYesA littleA littleA littleYesA littlehasteawaygmail.comE-mail
Jamaica Plain (Boston), Scout House (Concord), BIDA (Boston), MIT (Cambridge)
2/5/2017 10:01:41
Alexandra Deis-LaubyUnited StatesNew YorkNew York city10011NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms
NoNoNoA littleA littleYesYesYesYesYesAdeislaubygmail.com283-3108(646)E-mail
Will mentor, Gaye fifer, joe Depaolo, Ron blechner, bob Isaacs, cedar stanistreet
5/30/2017 14:45:11
Margaret MathewsUnited StatesNew YorkRochester14621NegotiableYes
Willing to try community terms
NoNoNoYesA littleA littleA littleYesYesmargaretmathewslive.com749-9542(585)facebookE-mail
Rochester, NY, Syracuse, NY, Buffalo, NY, Cuba, NY, Asheville, NC, Jonesborough, Tenn. Jeff Baker - former organizer of the Asheville dance, Elizabeth Athair - organizer of the Port Angeles, Washington dance
I've been calling for about 25 years throughout much of the Northeast and South - River Falls SC, Charleston, SC as well as Asheville, NC. I am also a musician in an Appalachian Old Time String band
10/22/2016 21:21:49
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