To submit info, go to: country do you live in?State/Province/Territory CityContraGender 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 AllanCanadaManitobaWinnipegYesLead/FollowYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesgregoryrossallangmail.com417-4073(204)E-mailManitoba International Folk Dance Association; Village Green English Country Dancers11/15/2016 18:37:58
Judy GreenhillCanadaOntarioGuelphYesYesNoNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesjudyrelativeharmony.com763-2494(519)
E-mail, PhoneToronto, Rochester, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Morgantown, both English and contra.
I LOVE calling for weddings and other events for non-dancers, and sharing the joy of dance with them. Equally happy with more experienced dancers, too.2/11/2020 22:19:14
Pippa HallCanadaOntarioKarsYes
Willing to use community terms
NoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoYesA littlepipandjohnxplornet.com489-0773(613)nonenoneE-mail, PhoneManotick United Church; Dickinson Historical Society; Terry McGovernnoneMy 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 AddisonCanadaOntarioOttawaYesNoNoNoNoA littleNoNoNoA littleNoEmilycdss.orgE-mailOttawa Contra Dance, Maberly Contra and SquaresI 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.10/23/2019 12:37:37
Frank Francalanza CanadaOntarioOwen SoundYes
Willing to use community terms
NoA littleNoYesYesYesYesYesYesdancefranchotmail.com372-9151(519)
go to …..bios/ our caller
E-mail, PhoneFiddlefern Country Dancers, Toronto Contra Dancers, Drumlin ContraLots of experience with mixed level dancers. Also lead some Québécois, Couples dance, and Balfolk. Member of our local house band Scatter the Cats.4/17/2022 14:02:50
Myra HirschbergCanadaOntarioPeterboroughYes
Willing to use community terms, Lark/Raven, Jet/Ruby
YesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesmyradancingthread.ca367-6184(828)www.dancingthread.caE-mail, PhoneOld 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 CalwellCanadaOntarioPeterboroughYes
Willing to use community terms
YesNoNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesinfodancingthread.ca367-6184(828)www.dancingthread.caE-mailGlen Echo Sunday contra, Asheville OFB English and contra, Toronto Contra and English
11/3/2016 23:00:29
Drew DelawareCanadaOntarioTorontoYes
Willing to use community terms, Lark/Raven or Robin
E-mail, Web pageToronto Contra Dance, and several virtual organizers across North America
An incredible sense of joy is what brought me to contra dance. When the music is in full swing, and the dance floor is in motion, I grin ear to ear. I can’t help myself. It’s an honor to share that unbridled joy with others as a contra dance caller. I am grateful for the incredible support, from my mentors George Marshall and Judy Greenhill, to those near and far who are inviting me to their dances. I travel extensively throughout North America. Ask me when I’m coming to a location near you. In 2020, I am donating 100% of any calling fees. I support CDSS and causes that help our community musicians, or I am happy to work with a community charity of your choice.8/23/2020 20:53:49
Craig "Red" SaundersCanadaOntarioTorontoYes
Willing to use community terms, Lark/Raven, Jet/Ruby
NoNoNoA littleNoA littlesaunderseditorhotmail.com576-7316(416)
E-mailToronto Contra Dancers, Fiddlefern Country Dancers[0]=68.ARAcwvvT9v6_P30pjxtRDFiRLw9X2JLKT4j0cA-Wt4c9Pp0J7e0SPSpHSPmnDTWNobIo7FcRmjw3coNjTwUNdhsVTM0RkRk93nTtyaqjoLdH2BL120tD_lg1HJ3BwnAtaW1lshU0OdmvGfiFAH30rZ9jVg-r5s1D4_pmN1MWuYQoSUBDT1ipa1vlif1qGvsOwyjDMqxWqBp4yRu7UUx5oB4-kohsmR2s0g4Uwt3CXuHyrbzZxlUthV5hsz8kf0xf6FpsOMZ9wwy6fcoPdGoUTlt0UxNpQTyJru6pESlz71dre5_PGMyGw3MRGS6_iD9Bki3PYqvCjNpNwh_FsGBX5wirUNnC39hB7AijTkr9&__tn__=CH-R
Newer caller and organizer of a monthly community dance in Toronto1/30/2019 15:35:41
Bev BernbaumCanadaOntarioTorontoYes
Willing to use community terms, Armbands/Bare Arms, Lark/Raven
YesA littleA littleYesYesYesYesWturnipsympatico.ca458-0586(416)FBE-mailToronto Contra Dances, other references available on request. Google me. Thank you for considering me :-)1/16/2019 17:21:33
Franck MarynowerFrance- OtherParisYes
Willing to use 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
Louise SiddonsUnited KingdomBrightonYes
Willing to use community terms, Positional (role-free) calling
YesA littleNoA
Twitter: @lsiddons Facebook: lsiddons
E-mailChicago, Brooklyn, San Francisco, London, Bristol
4/19/2022 6:31:10
Charlie TurnerUnited KingdomCambridgeYes
Willing to use community terms, Lark/Raven
A littleNoNoA littleYesYesYesYesYesYescharlotteturnergmail.comE-mailBay Area (California) contra community, Charley Roberts in UK, many more1/16/2019 15:45:32
Michael BarracloughUnited KingdomManchesterYes
Willing to use community terms
E-mailGlen 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
50 years calling and still going strong1/29/2017 16:03:21
BeadleUnited StatesAlabamaBirminghamYes
Prefer to call positionally
NoNoNoA littleA littleYesYesYesYesNomathub85icloud.com613-0070(205)E-mailNashville, Birmingham, Louisville, Atlanta, Asheville 4/24/2022 10:02:15
Jane EwingUnited StatesAlabama
Grant(near Huntsville)
Yes1's & 2'sYesYesYesA littleYesYescontradancecharter.net558-3324(256)FB-no text to phoneE-mail, PhoneKathy 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
Tavi MerrillUnited StatesArizonaTucsonYes
Willing to use community terms, Lark/Raven or Robin, Armbands/Bare Arms
NoNoNoYesYesA littleYesYesYesA littlemelodiouswoodchuckgmail.comE-mailBangor, ME; Jamaica Plain, MA; Brooklyn Contra; FSGW; Old Farmers' Ball; Tucson Friends of Traditional Music, to name a few dances where i've lived and/or visited repeatedly as caller.
Calling dances a wrinkle to the left of ordinary since 2007, in 17 states and counting. 5/1/2022 9:10:54
Harold WatsonUnited StatesArkansasLowellYes
Willing to use community terms
A littleYesNoA littleYesA littleA littleA littleYesYeshewatson03gmail.com756-3298(479)E-mailArkansas Country Dance Society, Fayetteville Traditional Dance Society4/11/2019 12:08:18
Carl BallouUnited StatesArkansasRogersYes
Willing to use community terms
E-mail, PhoneFamily Barn Dances
Specializing in programs for groups with little or no dance experience7/27/2018 4:30:48
Robin FischerUnited StatesCaliforniaBerkeleyNo
Willing to use community terms
E-mailFirst 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
Yoyo ZhouUnited StatesCaliforniaBerkeleyYes
Willing to use community terms, Armbands/Bare Arms, Lark/Raven, Lead/Follow
A littleYesNoA littleA littleYesYesA littleA littleA littleyozhovgmail.com501-0275(703) 14:23:13
Claire TakemoriUnited StatesCaliforniaCampbellYes
Willing to use community terms, Lark/Raven or Robin, positional calls
YesA littleNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesclairedancecallergmail.com874-6840(408)
E-mail, Phone, Social Media
Sarah Lee, Seth Tepfer, Jacqui Grennan, I call for all ages & am great with kids/families, and new dancers4/16/2022 0:52:06
Jeffrey SperoUnited StatesCaliforniaCulver CityYes
Willing to use community terms
NoNoNoA littleNoA littleYesYesA littleA littlemailjeffreyspero.com266-7692(310) 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 StatesCaliforniaHaywardYes
Willing to use community terms, Armbands/Bare Arms, Lark/Raven
A littleNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYeskelseyannehartmangmail.com816-7225(510)
Facebook: Kelsey Hartman
E-mail, PhoneSusan 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 AngelesYes
Lark/Raven, Jet/Ruby
YesNoNoA littleA
E-mailCalifornia Dance Co-op, Santa Barbara CDS; Amherst, MA; Concord Scout House, MA (Monday); Jeffrey Spero, musician; Claire Takemori, organizer; Kelli Butler, organizer. Flurry, Northwest Folklife, Lisa Greenleaf
I love leading Dutch Crossing workshops, and I also teach beginner ukulele1/16/2019 13:55:24
Jean GorrindoUnited StatesCaliforniaLos OsosYes
Willing to use community terms, Armbands/Bare Arms, Lark/Raven
NoNoNoA littleYesYesYesYesYesYesjgorrindocharter.net550-5647(805)jeangorrindo.comFacebookE-mailPenelope 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 StatesCaliforniaMercedYes
YesNoYesMainstreamYesYesYesNoYesYesYescucciamosswood-audio.com722-7836(209)FacebookE-mailContras: 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
Celia RamsayUnited StatesCaliforniaNapaYes
Willing to use community terms, Lark/Raven or Robin, I've begun using "positional calling"
NoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYesceliaramsaygmail.com337-0498(707), instagramE-mail, Web pageSF Bay area dances (from Ukiah to Monterey) via,, VOM Fiddle Camp (scroll down)
I also call easy Scottish ceilidh dances.4/15/2022 19:19:40
Erik HoffmanUnited StatesCaliforniaOaklandYes
Willing to use community terms, Armbands/Bare Arms, Lark/Raven, Jet/Ruby, Lead/Follow
A littleNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYeserikerikhoffman.com410-0456(510)www.erikhoffman.comfacebookE-mail, PhoneKelsey Hartman, Claire Takemori, Brad Foster, Yoyo Zhou, Charlie Turner, Jacqui Grennan, Jean Gorrindo, Robin Fischer, Bruce Hamilton, Alan Winston, Chris Page, Erik Black, Andy Shore, Tina Fields, Kalia Kliban, Greg Frock, Cammy Kaynor, George Marshall, Bob Dalsemer, Beth Molaro, more...
4/11/2019 11:55:28
John RogersUnited StatesCaliforniaPasadenaYesNoNoNoA littleYesA littleYesYesjoda.rogersgmail.com833-2737(626)E-mailNed Boyer, Jeremy Korr, Patty McCollom, Jacqui Grennan, Steve Lewis, Frannie Marr, Susan Michaels, Jeff Spero, Lynn Ackerson10/22/2016 18:53:40
Jeremy KorrUnited StatesCalifornia
Rancho Cucamonga
Willing to use community terms
A littleNoNoYesYesNoYesYesYesNojeremykorrhotmail.comFacebookE-mailNEFFA, Dancing Fool, May Madness, Lisa Greenleaf, Frannie Marr, Seth Tepfer
2/22/2017 17:23:29
Andy ShoreUnited StatesCaliforniaRancho MirageYes
Lark/Raven or Robin, Boys/Girls (MWSD)
NoNoYesChallengeA littleNoA littleYesYesYesA littlecallingandyshore.com345-7989(831)
E-mail, PhoneBACDS (Alan Winston, Chris Knepper), SCDS (Susan Stratton), FCD (Lisa Frankel), SBCDS (Simon Kiefer), LCFD, Lisa Greenleaf, Chris Ricciotti
4/17/2022 14:05:52
Alan WinstonUnited StatesCalifornia
Redwood City (SF Bay Area)
Armbands/Bare Arms, Lark/Raven
YesA littleNoA littleA littleYesYesYesYesAWinstonDancegmail.com380-0336(650)FacebookE-mailContra: 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 DiegoYes
Willing to use 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 use community terms
A littleNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYescallerfranniegmail.comhttp://franniemarr.comE-mail, Web pageKelli 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 FernandoA little
Willing to use 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 use 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 LeandroA little
Willing to use community terms
NoNoYesAdvanceA littleYesNoYesYesYesYesbob.ellinggmail.com278-8621(510)Riverboat.comE-mailCallerlab, 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 BarbaraA little
Willing to use community terms
E-mail5/23/2018 13:21:34
Kalia KlibanUnited StatesCaliforniaSebastopolYes
Armbands/Bare Arms, Lark/Raven, Let's talk about what your community prefers.
707-483-5758 cell, 707-829-3478 home
E-mail, PhoneBACDS, CDSS, NBCDSIf 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
Patricia (Pat) DanscenUnited StatesColoradoArvadaYes
Willing to use community terms
NoYesYesA littleYesYesYesYespdanscengmail.com827-5828(303)E-mail, PhoneLarry Edelman, Bill Olsen, Denise Johnson, Mary Isaac, Fort Collins, CO9/10/2019 20:40:21
Tina FieldsUnited StatesColoradoBoulderYes
Willing to use community terms, Armbands/Bare Arms, Lark/Raven, Jet/Ruby
A littleNoNoA littleYesA littleYesYesYesYesdr.tfieldsgmail.com483-9511(707)
Facebook, LinkedInE-mail, PhoneCFootMad (CO); NBCDS, BACDS (CA).
I see my job as caller and songleader as fomenting maximum joy for all.10/31/2018 23:30:39
Christa TorrensUnited StatesColoradoBoulderYes
Willing to use community terms, Armbands/Bare Arms, Lark/Raven
NoNoNoA littleYesA littleYesYesYesYestorrens_cyahoo.com546-0787(406)E-mail, PhoneCFOOTMAD, FOTD (CO Front Range) dance organizers (Duffy Boyle, Teri Rasmussen, Paul Somlo, Viki Lawrence, Betsy Keith, Peter Johnson, Sam Smith); CalDanceCoop (Frannie Marr, Anton Nixon, Beata Ponder, Dan Vilter); Jeff Spero (musician, caller); Jacqui Grennan (caller, former organizer); Chris Page (San Diego); Simon Kiefer (Santa Barbara); Jean Gorrindo (SLO); Claire Takemori (San Pedro); Missoula Folklore Society (Vicki Watson, Roy Curet)1/16/2019 16:39:49
Peter JohnsonUnited StatesColoradoDenverYes
Willing to use community terms, Jet/Ruby
NoNoNoA littleYesYesYesYesYesYespetrcontragmail.com864-7660(802)E-mailJason 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 StatesColoradoDurangoYes
Willing to use 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 CollinsYes
Willing to use community terms, Armbands/Bare Arms, Lark/Raven, Jet/Ruby
A littleA littleYesMainstreamYesYesA littleYesYesYesYesnschleingmail.com227-2591(970)E-mail, PhoneTucson Friends of Traditional Dance, Peg Hesley, Chris Kermiet, John Bradford5/24/2018 19:53:35
Reid MillerUnited StatesColoradoPuebloYes
Willing to use community terms, Lark/Raven or Robin, Armbands/Bare Arms, Lead/Follow
A littleA littleNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesreidmillershowgmail.com852-4524(608)www.reidmillershow.comReid Miller - Creative
E-mail, Phone, Web page, Social Media
Jennifer Hamilton, Nikki Herbst, Bill Deutsch, Linda Rex, Grinnell Contra Dance Club, Lonna Nachtigal, Gary Lillich I'll be updating this information with a link to a video asap. Thank you.4/19/2022 0:16:56
Patricia Campbell United StatesConnecticutNewtown A little
Willing to use 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 StatesConnecticutOxfordYesNoNoYesPlusYesYesA littleA littleNoNoYesafbrozeksnet.net888-5049(203)E-mail5/10/2017 22:19:28
Rich SbardellaUnited StatesConnecticutStafford SpringsYes
Lark/Raven or Robin
NoNoYesMainstreamYesYesNoYesYesYesYesRichSbardellagmail.com849-6101(860)E-mail, PhoneScout House Monday and Thursdays, All CT Contra Dances, Worcester, MA Contra
30 years of calling squares, 7 years of family dances and contras4/15/2022 20:25:02
Richard SbardellaUnited StatesConnecticut
Stafford Springs, CT
Willing to use community terms
Facebook Rich Sbardella Dance Caller
E-mailHartford CT Contra Dance (HCD), New Haven Contra Dance
2/1/2017 15:23:03
Scott HiggsUnited StatesDelewareWilmingtonYes
Willing to use community terms, Lark/Raven or Robin, Armbands/Bare Arms, Jet/Ruby, Whatever - flexible
YesA littleNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesscottscotthiggs.com341-9933(610)
E-mail, PhoneCDSS (20+ years calling at Pinewoods), BACDS, NEFFA, Princeton Country Dancers, George Marshall, Lisa Greenleaf, Gene Murrow, Bruce Hamilton,
Skilled at handling a wide range of dancers, novice to advanced, for both contra and ECD4/19/2022 0:06:56
Angela DeCarlisUnited StatesFloridaGainesvilleYes
Willing to use community terms, Lark/Raven or Robin, Armbands/Bare Arms, Jet/Ruby
NoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesA littleaedecarlisgmail.com514-9889(352)www.angeladecarlis.comE-mail, Phone, Web pageBIDA; NEFFA Thursdays; JP Genderfree; Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society; Portland Maine; Queen City Contra (VT); Greenfield Guiding Star Grange; Hay Fever (Ottawa dance weekend)
Often on a flexible schedule and free to travel for gigs.4/16/2022 9:41:54
JoLaine Jones-PokorneyUnited StatesFloridaGainesvilleYes
Willing to use 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
Alice RaibournUnited StatesFloridaOviedoYes
Willing to use community terms
A littleNoA littleYesYesYesYesYesYesYescontradansoutlook.com970-7604(407)contradans.comFacebookE-mailSteve Chesson,, books Gainesville, FL dance; Jere Proctor,, books Coca Beach, FL dance
3rd generation caller, calling since 19926/14/2020 10:52:34
Roni WienerUnited StatesFloridaSarasotaYes
Willing to use community terms, Positional
NoNoNoNoA littleA littleA littleYesYesA littleshirak44gmail.com18138439629
PhoneDances: All local Florida dances (especially Pinellas Park and Gainesville), Glen Echo, Summer Soiree, GODS weekend, CDH. Organizers and callers: Will Mentor, Terry Doyle, JoLaine Jones-Pokorney, Penelope Weinberger, Dana Parkinson.I also teach workshops and facilitate community conversations about gender-free dancing, safety, and community building.1/3/2020 22:06:41
Dana ParkinsonUnited StatesFloridaSt. PetersburgYes
Willing to use community terms, Lark/Raven
NoNoNoA littleA littleYesYesYesYesYesdanaparkinson7gmail.com293-1443(813)
E-mail, Phone11/1/2018 19:29:27
Vicki MorrisonUnited StatesFloridaTallahasseeYes
Willing to use 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
Cis HinkleUnited StatesGeorgiaAtlantaYes
Willing to use community terms, Lark/Raven
E-mail4/11/2019 14:56:28
Joseph Erhard-HudsonUnited StatesIdahoMoscowYes
Willing to use community terms
NoNoNoNoA littleNoA littleA littleYesYesjosephatthecoopgmail.com330-0236(509)E-mailPalouse Folklore Society, Spokane Folklore Society1/21/2020 21:06:27
Chet GrayUnited StatesKentuckyLouisvilleYes
Willing to use community terms, Lark/Raven or Robin, Jet/Ruby, *not* Lead/Follow
A littleNoNoYesA littleYesNoYesYesA littlechetgray+callinggmail.com419-7008(502)
E-mail, Social MediaLouisville 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); Susan Kevra (Nashville, TN)
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.4/16/2022 8:53:15
Nicholas RockstrohUnited StatesKentuckyLouisvilleYes
Willing to use community terms
YesNoNoA littleNoA littleNoA littleA littleNonicholasrockstrohgmail.com418-4242(502)FacebookE-mailLouisville Country Dancers, Lexington Traditional Dance Association, Indy Contra5/23/2018 21:31:42
Tavi MerrillUnited StatesMaineBangorYes
Willing to use community terms, Lark/Raven, Jet/Ruby
NoNoNoA littleA littleA littleYesA littleYesA
E-mailBangor, ME; Tucson and Phoenix, AZ; JP Gender Free; BIDA; Concord Scout House Monday; Brooklyn, NY
1/20/2019 12:45:49
Patricia (Pat) DanscenUnited StatesMaineCamdenYes
Willing to use community terms
YesYesA littleYesYesYesYespdanscengmail.com827-5828(303)E-mail, PhoneBill Olsen, Pam Weeks, Maggie Robinson, Mary Isaac9/10/2019 20:36:17
Allison Aldrich SmithUnited StatesMaineDover-FoxcroftYes
Willing to use community terms
A littleNoNoA littleYesNoYesYesYesYeshuntandallisongmail.com598-6398(207)www.huntandallison.netHunt and AllisonE-mailLisa Sieverts, Carol Compton, Mary Jones, Monadnock Folklore Society, John McIntyre, Jeff Beckley4/18/2022 8:56:17
Dela MurphyUnited StatesMainePortlandYes
Willing to use community terms, Armbands/Bare Arms, Lark/Raven, Jet/Ruby, Lead/Follow, Willing to call to community preference
NoNoNoA littleYesNoYesYesYesYesDeladelahere.com807-0081(207)
E-mailDugan Murphy, Portland Intown Contra Dance, Many organizers in ME, MA, VT, etc. (Email for more references)
10/10/2018 14:08:04
Dugan MurphyUnited StatesMainePortlandYes
Willing to use community terms, Armbands/Bare Arms, Lark/Raven, Jet/Ruby, Lead/Follow
NoNoNoA littleA littleYesYesYesNoduganduganmurphy.com776-5050(207)
E-mailEveryone 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: 20:49:48
Bill OlsonUnited StatesMaineYes
Armbands/Bare Arms
NoYesYesYesYesYesYescallbillhotmail.com465-6444(207)www.billolsondance.comE-maillisting 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 StatesMarylandAdelphiYes
Willing to use 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 StatesMarylandAnnapolisYes
Willing to use community terms, Lark/Raven
YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesaefallonverizon.net507-0934(410)FacebookE-mail, PhoneDance organizers in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD, and Pennsylvania8/14/2018 16:08:57
Jason Little United StatesMarylandCalifornia Yes
Willing to use community terms, Lark/Raven, Lead/Follow
NoNoNoYesA littleYesNoYesYesjglittle42gmail.com610-8036(410)E-mail, PhoneSouthern Maryland Traditional Music and DanceNew to calling, specializing in new/ beginner dances and intermediate dances7/1/2019 21:59:41
Susan TaylorUnited StatesMarylandGreenbeltYes
Willing to use community terms, Right and Left
YesA littleNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYessusansusantaylor.info982-1107(301)susantaylor.infoE-mailKathy Talvite (Philly), BFMW (B-more), FSGW (DC), Fae Fuerst (Ann Arbor, MI), Rich Goss (Portland, OR), Lisa Greenleaf/NEFFA (Boston), tons more, please askI'd be happy to send you a video, but I think that doesn't really show the teaching, which is what calling is REALLY all about. I also call harmony singing squares with Janine Smith. Thanks!6/8/2019 10:50:11
Greg FrockUnited StatesMarylandOdentonYes
Willing to use 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 StatesMassachusettsArlingtonYes
Willing to use 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 StatesMassachusettsBedfordYes
Willing to use community terms
NoNoNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYestonyhands4.com670-9333(978)hands4.comE-mail, PhoneCDSS, NEFFA, BACDS; references on request
Since 1964. Classic & modern contras, New England squares, patter & singing squares of the 1950s, Lancers and other elegant dances, calling workshops. Author of 2 calling textbooks, 100 original dances.4/21/2022 17:17:45
George MarshallUnited StatesMassachusettsBelchertownYes
Willing to use 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
Bob PetersonUnited StatesMassachusettsBillericaYes
Willing to use community terms, Lark/Raven
E-mailChris Ricciotti, Sue Rosen, Paul Lizotte, Rainbow Contra Dance (western MA), 4th Saturday Cape (Wareham MA), Roaring Jelly, CotuitSpecializing in lively DJ mixing and calling (techno, pop, Bollywood, musicals)7/17/2019 9:09:47
Dereck KalishUnited StatesMassachusettsBostonYes
Willing to use community terms, Armbands/Bare Arms, Lark/Raven
A littleNoNoA littleA littleYesYesYesA littledereckkalishgmail.com233-3005(617)
E-mail, PhoneNEFFA, 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 people5/23/2018 11:55:03
Daniel FriedmanUnited StatesMassachusettsCambridgeYes
Willing to use community terms, Lark/Raven or Robin
A littleNoNoA littleA littleA littleA littleA littleA littleNocornrigsgmail.com545-5252(617)E-mail, PhoneSue Rosen; BIDA; Monday Contras at the Scout House2/20/2020 20:23:55
Andrew StoutUnited StatesMassachusettsCambridgeYes
Willing to use community terms
NoNoNoNoNoA littleA littleA littleA littleandrewandrewstout.net695-3814(413)E-mailBIDA, Warren Doyle, Rick Mohr10/23/2016 22:14:28
Liz NelsonUnited StatesMassachusettsGreenfieldYes
Willing to use community terms, Lark/Raven or Robin
NoNoNoNoYesYesA littleA littleYesYesliz4nelsongmail.com949-2869(860)
E-mail, Social MediaDowntown Amherst Contra Dance, Friends of Greenfield Dance, David Kaynor, Alex D-L, Ron Blechner, Nancy Worthen, Bob Isaacs, Lisa Greenleaf3/1/2020 20:45:23
Alex CummingUnited StatesMassachusettsMedfordYes
Willing to use 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 StatesMassachusettsMelroseYes
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 StatesMassachusettsNorthamptonYes
Armbands/Bare Arms, Lark/Raven, Jet/Ruby
NoNoNoA littleNoYesA littleA littleYesContrarongmail.comAsk
Ron T Blechner, Dance Caller
E-mail, PhoneAll over New England, Hudson River Valley, NYC, NJ, eastern PA, Baltimore, Glen EchoOn my website.I promote welcoming, fun, safe, and friendly dancing.10/26/2016 22:43:31
Dave EisenstadterUnited StatesMassachusettsNorthampton Yes
Willing to use 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 BluffsYes
Willing to use community terms
NoNoNoYesYesA littleA littleYesYesjohnfreemaol.com904-4689(734)E-mailAACTMAD Woods Hole Contra DanceI have been calling for over 30 years in Michigan and Massachusetts. I also play children's music.10/22/2016 20:10:25
Yaron ShragaiUnited StatesMassachusettsWalthamYes
Willing to use community terms
NoNoNoA littleNoYesYesYesYesYesYaronShragaiMusicDancegmail.com308-2522(508)
E-mailRon Blechner, Rich Sbardella, Bob Isaacs
Also int'l folk dance, klezmer dance. Also musician/bandleader: Contra, ECD, int'l, klezmer, bal-folk.4/19/2022 0:12:26
Megan WilsonUnited StatesMichiganAnn ArborYes
Willing to use community terms, Armbands/Bare Arms, Lark/Raven, Jet/Ruby, Lead/Follow
YesA littleNoA littleA littleYesYesYesYesYesmeganxwilsongmail.com373-9713(857)E-mailI call for AACTMAD (Michigan) and Scissortail (Oklahoma) regularly and have also called for FCSH (London, England). (English); (contra)
9/12/2018 20:29:42
Rick SzumskiUnited StatesMichiganAnn ArborYes
Willing to use community terms
NoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesNorszumski.migmail.com677-0212(734)E-mail, PhoneRay Bantle, Gaye Fifer, Megan Wilson, Glen Morningstar4/12/2019 8:02:47
Sue RobishawUnited StatesMichiganCooksA little
Willing to use 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 RapidsYes
Willing to use 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 StatesMichiganKalamazooA little
Willing to use community terms, Lark/Raven
NoNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYeswbbaughmangmail.com235-5440(269)n/aE-mailSquare Dance Kalamazoo, Mike Clark, Laurie Pietravelle, Brad Kolodner (Baltimore Square Dance), South Bend Contraemail for audio samples!High enthusiasm calls, specializing in newbies and parties.10/14/2017 15:10:19
Jim McKinneyUnited StatesMichiganNear Ann ArborA 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 StatesMinnesotaMinneapolisYes
Willing to use community terms
A littleA littleNoYesYesA littleA littleA littleYesYesmcgnelsonaol.com378-7578(612)
FacebookE-mailTapestry Folkdance Center, David Kirchner, Beau Farmer, Ted Hodapp, Ann Carter, Sue Hulsether, Susan Michaels,Cell: 612-325-0272. 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
Ian ShayUnited StatesMinnesotaSaint PaulYes
Willing to use community terms, Lark/Raven or Robin, Armbands/Bare Arms, Jet/Ruby
NoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesianshaygmail.com651-9874(715)E-mailCarol Ormand, Twin Cities Queer Contra, Madison Queer Contra7/6/2022 11:37:20
Jim ThaxterUnited StatesMissouriColumbiaYes
Willing to use community terms
YesA littleNoYesYesNoYesNoYesYesJathaxter47gmail.com874-2792(573)E-mail, PhoneMid-Missouri Traditional Dancers, Childgrove Dancers, Lawrence Barn Dance, Kansas City Cross Currents dance11/15/2016 12:06:49
Jerome GrisantiUnited StatesMissouriMaryvilleYes
Willing to use community terms, Armbands/Bare Arms, Jet/Ruby
E-mail, PhoneLawrence 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
Allison JonjakUnited StatesMissouriSaint LouisYes
Willing to use community terms, Armbands/Bare Arms, Lark/Raven, Jet/Ruby, Lead/Follow
NoNoNoA littleYesA
E-mailBob Green / Childgrove, John & Kathy Coffman / Cape Girardeau MO, Second Wind String Band / Stone Lake (WI) Lions Club1/16/2019 13:46:42
Sarah KaiserUnited StatesMissouriSaint LouisYes
Willing to use community terms, Lead/Follow
YesNoNoA littleYesYesYesYesYesYesSarahkaiserstlgmail.com249-9129(314)
Facebook- Sarah Kaiser
E-mail, PhoneChildgrove, Chance Dance, Sugar Hill, Jan Jam, Fairfield, Cape Gireardeau2/1/2017 20:02:34