To submit info, go to: country do you live in?State/Province/Territory CityContraGender FreeEnglish CountryCeilidhSquare - 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
Leslie GotfritCanadaAlbertaCalgaryYes
Lark/Raven or Robin
NoNoNoYesYesNoA littleNoYesYesLgotfritme.com200-3300(403)
Leslie Gotfrit Dance Caller on Facebook
E-mailList of clients on website. Just ask me depending on what your interested in.
1/3/2024 10:28:43
Becky LiddleCanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouverYes
Lark/Raven or Robin
NoNoNoNoNoNoNoA littleA littleNobeckyliddlebell.net989-1555(647)E-mail, PhoneToronto Contra DanceMoving from Toronto to Vancouver area in June 20241/4/2024 10:02:32
Greg AllanCanadaManitobaWinnipegYesLead/FollowYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesgregoryrossallangmail.com417-4073(204)E-mailManitoba International Folk Dance Association; Village Green English Country Dancers11/15/2016 18:37:58
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 AddisonCanadaOntarioOttawaYes
Willing to use community terms, Lark/Raven or Robin
NoNoNoYesYesNoA littleA littleYesYesEmilyLAddisongmail.comE-mailOttawa Contra, Rupert Community Dances, Maberly Quarterly, Ottawa Contra Family Dances,1/3/2024 1:03:13
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
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
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
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
Judy GreenhillCanadaYukonWhitehorseYesYesNoNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesjudyrelativeharmony.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
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
Nicola ScottUnited Kingdom- OtherBirmingham, UKYes
Willing to use community terms
E-mailContras and festivals in the UK, plus folk clubs local to the midlands1/3/2024 9:19:45
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
Colin HumeUnited KingdomLetchworthYes
Willing to use community terms, Positional (role-free) calling
YesNoA littleBasic (0) 1462 678340https://colinhume.comNoneE-mail, Phone, Web pageVarious groups in The States, Canada, England, The Netherlands, Germany. 3:38:07
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
Louise SiddonsUnited KingdomWinchesterYes
Willing to use community terms, Positional (role-free) calling
YesA littleNoA lsiddonsE-mailChicago, BACDS, London, Bristol, Cambridge (Round and Contrabridge), Glen Echo
1/19/2024 2:52:52
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
Chris PageUnited StatesCaliforniaLos AngelesYes
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
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
Doe TarynUnited StatesCaliforniaOakland Yes
Lark/Raven or Robin
NoNoNoNoA littleYesA littleNoA littleA littleDoetaryngmail.com335-3987(305)
Doe M. Taryn on Facebook
E-mailSusan Patrick, Frannie Marr, Maia McCormick, Alex Sturbaum, Gregg Gorrin, Berkeley Contra, BACDS, NBCDSNot yet!I’ve been working the local circuit in the bay area for about a year and I’m excited to keep growing! My next goal is a local tour in a different region. I’ve danced all up and down the east and west coasts (and in the 4 corners). I bring a bright, exuberant and frank style to the stage that dancers enjoy. I’m loud, but I listen to the room and hold the space needed for all levels to have a great time!1/3/2024 7:33:50
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
Martha WildUnited StatesCaliforniaSan DiegoYes
Lark/Raven or Robin
A littleNoNoA littleYesA littleA littleA littleYesA littlemawildsbcglobal.net283-8550(619)
FacebookE-mail, PhoneSan Diego Folk Heritage Contra Dance, San Diego English Country Dancers, California Dance Cooperative, Julian Family Fiddle Camp ( have been calling regularly since the early 1980s, primarily for the San Diego and Los Angeles contra communities, with occasional forays to Arizona and Colorado. In the last decade I have become involved in calling for English dances, including on Zoom during Covid, and for many years I called the family dances at Julian Family Fiddle Camp.8/18/2022 12:26:47
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
Tanya MerchantUnited StatesCaliforniaSanta CruzYes
Willing to use community terms, Lark/Raven or Robin
A littleNoNoA littleYesA littleNoNoYesYesMerchimerchgmail.com538-4533(518)E-mailI’ve called locally around the SF and Monterey Bay Area. Marcia Davis Cannon, Laura Frank, Erik Hoffman, Joyce Fortune, Jen Bamsberger and other organizers could vouch for me. Claire Takemori was my calling mentor during the pandemic. 1/3/2024 2:38:01
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
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
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
Seth TepferUnited StatesGeorgiaAtlantaYes
Willing to use community terms, Lark/Raven or Robin, Boys/Girls (MWSD), Armbands/Bare Arms, Jet/Ruby, Lead/Follow
YesA littleNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYeslabstemory.edu289-3204(770)
E-mail, Phone
Calling since 19971/3/2024 9:33:52
Rob SetiliUnited StatesGeorgiaAtlantaYes
Willing to use community terms, Lark/Raven or Robin
NoNoNoA littleA littleA littleNoNoA littleNorobandamandacallergmail.com218-7462(404)
E-mail, PhoneAtlanta, Sautee Nacoochee, Seth Tepfer, Janet Shepherd, Cis Hinkle, Haley Ann Smith
1/3/2024 12:17:12
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
Jonathan SivierUnited StatesIllinoisChampaignYes
Willing to use community terms, Lark/Raven or Robin
YesA littleNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesjsivierillinois.edu359-8225(217)
E-mailUrbana Country Dancers, Childgrove Country Dancers (St. Louis), Indy Contra Dance (Indianapolis), BOTMDG (Bloomington, IN)
I have a couple on my Facebook page, but I'm not sure how to get their URLs.
I've been dancing since 1987 and calling since 1992.3/4/2023 17:26:11
Cheryl JoyalUnited StatesIllinoisNapervilleYes
Willing to use community terms, Lark/Raven or Robin, working on Positional Calling
NoNoNoA littleYesNoA littleA littleYesYesclmjoyalgmail.com667-3284(630)E-mail, PhoneChicago Barn Dance Company, Meg Dedolph, Lisa Greenleaf, Jo Mortland, HTTDS, NTTDSWilling to travel and I often to to TX, FL, NH for Visits3/14/2023 14:57:12
Mady NewfieldUnited StatesIllinois
Saint Charles (western suburb of Chicago)
A little
Willing to use community terms, Positional
YesNoNoNoYesNoA littleYesYesYesmady.newfieldgmail.com251-0811(630)
E-mail, PhoneSharon Green, Orly Krasner, Nikki Herbst, Darlene Hamlton, Fae Fuerst, Bob Green, Catie Condran Geist, Tammy Bretscher
I also have been teaching international folk dance for 50 years, and Scottish country dancefor 30 years, and have also specialized in Welsh folk dance.1/2/2024 22:54:41
Michael FuerstUnited StatesIllinoisUrbanaYes
Willing to use community terms
NoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesA littleNomjerryfuerstyahoo.com383-7786(650)
E-mail1/3/2024 8:56:30
Kyla WargelUnited StatesIndianaBloomingtonYes
Willing to use community terms, Lark/Raven or Robin, Jet/Ruby, Lead/Follow, Positional
NoNoNoA littleYesYesYesA littleYesYeskylawargelgmail.com549-1769(812)callerkyla.weebly.comnoneE-mail, Phone, Web pageBloomongton Old-Time Music and Dance Group, The Pink Poodle (house venue in Bloomington), Blockhouse Bar (bar in Bloomington), Indy ContraInterested in calling gigs of all sizes. Happy to work with any band or arrange a band.6/20/2023 11:16:36
Jill AllenUnited StatesKansasLawrenceYes
Willing to use community terms, Lark/Raven or Robin
YesA littleA littleYesYesNoYesA littleYesYesallenjill330gmail.com218-1680(785)NoneFacebookE-mailLawrence Barn Dance Association, Crosscurrents Barn Dance of Kansas City, Flint Hills Contra, Mid-Missouri Dancers1/3/2024 11:40:06
Jerome GrisantiUnited StatesKentuckyHarrodsburgYes
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
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 Campbell United StatesMaineBiddefordA little
Willing to use community terms, Sometimes use my own terms
A littleA littleNoYesYesNoNoNoYesYesCountrydancecallergmail.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
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
Hannah ChamberlainUnited StatesMaineWestbrookYes
Willing to use community terms, Lark/Raven or Robin
NoNoNoNoYesA littleA littleA littleYesYeshannahchambgmail.com318-6957(860)hannachamb.comE-mail, Web pageFolks in Maine, seacoast NH, Boston, and all of western MA. Some folks in NY. Ask for more details or references.
I help organize a monthly dance series in Portland, ME: CommonFloorContra.Dance1/4/2024 10:52:23
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
Penelope WeinbergerUnited StatesMarylandRockvilleYes
Lark/Raven or Robin, Armbands/Bare Arms, Jet/Ruby, Positional
NoA littleNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYespz_weinbergerhotmail.com401-6446(240)E-mailFSGW/FND (Dana Best, Ken Mayer) Chicago Barn Dance, California Twirl (Zofii Anna)
1/4/2024 11:48:37
Kappy LaningUnited StatesMarylandTakoma ParkYes
Willing to use community terms, Lark/Raven or Robin
YesNoNoYesYesA littleYesYesYesYeskappylanaol.com351-2126(301)Facebook E-mailDC, MD, CDSS, LSF 2/28/2023 13:51:43
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
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
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
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, Julian Blechner, Nancy Worthen, Bob Isaacs, Lisa Greenleaf3/1/2020 20:45:23