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Asada Belly Dance

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Appears as: instructor (Finger Cymbals)

Plays for International Otherstyle Folk Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Kissimmee, FL

Notes: Asada Belly Dance is an entertainer & instructor. She teaches belly dancing classes in Kissimmee, performs at Kissimmee weddings, birthdays & more. Asada is also a Choreographer for all ages. she has been belly dancing since 2004. From folkloric to her take on the modern style, she will teach you privately or in a group. Her goal is to educate her students and clients about the beautiful art of Middle Eastern Dance; aka Belly Dance.

For more information: (407) 451-6043; (Email): de('asadadance', 'com', 'mail');

Web: www.asadabellydance.com/classes

Michael Barraclough

Appears as: caller, leader and instructor

Plays for Contra, English, Family, Other-styles and Scottish Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Annandale, VA

Notes: Calling for 39 years (mostly in the UK but now resident in the USA): English (ECD and ceilidh), barn dances, family dances, zesty contras. Able to call at all levels - dance camp to complete beginner.

For more information: (703) 992-0752; (Email): de('caller', 'com', 'michaelbarraclough');

Web: www.michaelbarraclough.com

Some Recent appearances:

Saturday, October 17, 2015 Cottonwood, AZ — Cottonwood Contra Dance

Saturday, November 21, 2015 Cottonwood, AZ — Cottonwood Contra Dance

Lissa Bengtson

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Appears as: caller, leader and instructor

Plays for Contra English Family International Scottish Otherstyle Folk Dance

Homebase is in (or near) San Antonio, TX

Notes: Lissa has years of experience with teaching & leading international folk dance as well as calling contra dances. Significant experience with “one-night stands” (i.e. weddings, conventions, birthday parties). Has called contras at seven National Square Dance Conventions. Focus is on all-inclusive dancing, getting everyone out on the floor. Recently expanded into teaching U.S. line dance and ZUMBA(registered trademark). Currently Director of the International Folk Culture Center at Our Lady of the Lake University. Organizer of the San Antonio Contra Dancers. President (2013-2014)of the Texas International Folk Dancers.

For more information: (210) 867-0692; (Email): de('lbengtson', 'edu', 'ollusa');

Web: www.ollusa.edu/ifcc

Marta Bercy Bercy

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Appears as: instructor

Plays for International Tango Otherstyle Multiple_style Folk Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Havana, Havana

Notes: Modern & Afro-Cuban dance Master. Choreographer Artistic Director of Workuba (International Modern and Afrolatin dance Workshop)

For more information: (011) + 5491153847842; (Email): de('martabercy', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: workuba.wordpress.com

The music of Marta Bercy Bercy :

Sample:

Chan Chan - Buena Vista Social Club [HD]

Jacob Bloom

Appears as: caller and leader

Plays for Contra, Family, Square, Otherstyle and Multiple_style Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Arlington, MA

For more information: (781) 648-8230; (Email): de('jandnbloom', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.jacobbloom.net

Some Recent appearances:

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 Cambridge, MA — Contra Dance for All: @ MIT

Sunday, February 12, 2012 Westford, MA — Family Barn Dance at the PCA

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 Cambridge, MA — Contra Dance for All: @ MIT

Sunday, February 10, 2013 Westford, MA — Family Barn Dance at the PCA

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Cambridge, MA — Contra Dance for All: @ MIT

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 Cambridge, MA — Contra Dance for All: @ MIT

Sunday, January 12, 2014 Westford, MA — Family Barn Dance at the PCA

Friday, February 28, 2014 Lexington, MA — Roaring Jelly Contra Dance

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Cambridge, MA — Contra Dance for All: @ MIT

Sunday, December 13, 2015 Westford, MA — Family Barn Dance at the PCA

Sunday, January 8, 2017 Westford, MA — Family Barn Dance at the PCA

Esther Brill

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Appears as: instructor

Plays for Cajun Swing Other-styles Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Rochester, NY

Notes: Co-founder of Rochester Swing Dance Network in 1994, Esther teaches Swing,Waltz,Blues & CajunZydeco dancing - offering group instruction at classes, dances & public events, as well as private lessons.

For more information: (585) 244-2815; (Email): de('ebrill', 'net', 'frontiernet');

Web: www.EstherBrillPartnerDance.com

Dave Colestock

Appears as: caller, leader and instructor (Brass and misc. percussion)

Plays for Contra, Family, Square and Other-styles Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Harrisburg, PA

Notes: I am a Contra, Square and American Folk Dance caller from Central Pennsylvania, and also serve as the booking coordinator for the local contradance series at Harrisburgcontra.org and creator and board member of the nonprofit organization that runs that dance series, and I am the creator of the Frolic in the Fall dance event held in September in Harrisburg each year. I am available to call for your dance, wedding or special event, and hope to see you on the dance floor.

For more information: (717) 770-1477; (Email): de('ContraDancerDave', 'Com', 'Yahoo');

Web: www.davecolestock.com

Some Recent appearances:

Friday, October 28, 2011 Harrisburg, PA — Locust Lane Contra Dance in Harrisburg, PA

Saturday, August 18, 2012 East Hanover, NJ — Swingin’ Tern Dances

Saturday, September 15, 2012 New York, NY — Country Dance New York Contra Dance

Dénes Dreiszinger

Appears as: leader

Plays for Otherstyle Dance

Some Recent appearances:

Saturday, January 19, 2013 Montréal, QC — Hungarian Dance Workshops

Karen Dunnam

Appears as: caller

Plays for Contra English Family Otherstyle Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Grand Rapids, MI

Notes: One Night Stands, Community Dance Program (CDP), Mixers, Contras, Traditional Squares, Youth Groups; I specialize in one-night stands and unique events...scouts, school groups, historic re-enactments, Civil War balls, adoption parties, weddings, hayrides, celebrations of any kind. Supportive, gentle, and patient with beginner groups of any size. Your choice of recorded music or a live string band. Calling dances since 1990, dancing since 1981. Based in Grand Rapids, will travel throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana...search on my website for more info and ideas!

For more information:

Ballroom Nights Ballroom Nights

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Appears as: instructor (Ballroom, American Style Smooth & Rhythm)

Plays for Ballroom Swing Tango Other-styles Multiple_style Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Williston, VT

Notes: Samir & Eleni Elabd of Ballroom Nights were trained at the Gene Kelley Dance School in Athens, Greece. They taught Ballroom and Latin dancing overseas until 1988. Since their move to Vermont, they have taught a multitude of students at private and public organizations throughout Vermont, particularly in the greater Burlington area.

For more information: (802) 862-2269; (Email): de('elabd', 'net', 'comcast');

Web: www.ballroomnights.com

Veronica Erdmann

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Appears as: leader

Plays for Otherstyle Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Brookfield, CT

Notes: Sacred Circle Dance facilitator, Danbury, CT area.

For more information: (203) 917-9919; (Email): de('OpalDance', 'com', 'yahoo');

Web: CWcircledance.wetpaint.com

Some Recent appearances:

Friday, April 13, 2012 Danbury, CT — Candlewood Sacred Circle Dance

Saturday, June 9, 2012 Danbury, CT — Candlewood Sacred Circle Dance

Gaye Fifer

Appears as: caller, leader and instructor

Plays for Contra, Other-styles and English Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Charlottesville, VA

Notes: contra dance caller and teacher of American folk waltz

For more information: (434) 244-7858; (Email): de('gayefifer', 'com', 'gmail');

Some Upcoming appearances:

Friday, March 30, 2018 Newfields, NH — Seacoast Contra at Newfields

Friday, March 30, 2018 Newfields, NH — Seacoast Contra at Newfields

Julian Gerstin

Appears as: caller, instructor and musician (percussion)

Plays for Otherstyle Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Putney, VT

Notes: Teacher & performer of traditional contras and quadrilles from the Caribbean island of Martinique. As in the US these dances evolved from European origins, but black Martinicans after the end of slavery took them in their own direction. Lively and African-looking, but still contras & quadrilles.

For more information: (Email): de('julian', 'com', 'zabapmusic');

Web: www.zabapmusic.com

Ric Goldman

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Appears as: caller, leader and instructor

Plays for Balkan Contra English Family International Vintage Otherstyle Multiple_style Folk Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Portland, OR

Notes: Dance caller, teacher, choreographer - Contra, English Country, Irish Set, Morris, International Folk dance. Member PCDC, BACDS, CDSS.

For more information: (650) 906-8707; (Email): de('letsdance', 'org', 'rgoldman');

Some Recent appearances:

Saturday, February 18, 2012 Coos Bay, OR — South Coast Folk Society

Saturday, March 28, 2015 Eugene, OR — Eugene Folklore Society Contra Dances

Saturday, February 13, 2016 Eugene, OR — Eugene Folklore Society Contra Dances

Friday, April 8, 2016 Santa Cruz, CA — Santa Cruz 2nd Friday Contra

Sunday, May 1, 2016 Portland, OR — Portland advanced English series

Friday, May 6, 2016 Portland, OR — Portland weekly English Country Dance

Friday, June 24, 2016 Portland, OR — Portland weekly English Country Dance

Friday, August 5, 2016 Portland, OR — Portland weekly English Country Dance

Sarah Hotchkiss

Appears as: instructor and musician (fiddle, banjo)

Plays for Celtic Contra Family Square Vintage Other-styles Multiple_style Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Montpelier, VT

A member of: Vermont Fiddle Orchestra

For more information: (802) 223-8945; (Email): de('woodburystrings', 'net', 'att');

Some Recent appearances:

Saturday, September 30, 2017 Huntington, VT — Huntington Contra Dance

Dance Instruction By

Appears as: leader

Plays for Other-styles Multiple_style Dance

Nick Keil

Appears as: leader

Plays for Cajun Other-styles Dance

Normand Legault

Appears as: leader

Plays for Other-styles Dance

Charlie Mandleburg

Appears as: leader

Plays for Other-styles Multiple_style Dance

Some Recent appearances:

Sunday, January 1, 2012 Wethersfield, CT — Mostly Waltz of the Hartford Community Dance

Sunday, November 2, 2014 Wethersfield, CT — Mostly Waltz of the Hartford Community Dance

Gerard Morin

Appears as: leader

Plays for Other-styles Dance

Deanna Palumbo

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Appears as: caller and leader

Plays for Contra, Family, Square and Otherstyle Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Atlanta, GA

For more information: (Email): de('deelite2', 'com', 'hotmail');

Web: sites.google.com/site/pdeanna

Some Upcoming appearances:

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Decatur, GA — Tuesday Night Contra Dance

Michel Payer

Appears as: leader

Plays for Other-styles Dance

Pete Pettengill

Appears as: leader

Plays for Cajun Other-styles Dance

Gissella Santayana

Appears as: leader

Plays for Balkan and Otherstyle Folk Dance

Some Recent appearances:

Saturday, January 19, 2013 Montréal, QC — Hungarian Dance Workshops

Abby Schwab

Appears as: leader

Plays for Otherstyle Dance

Some Recent appearances:

Friday, December 20, 2013 Framingham, MA — Shake Your Soul

Michael Seider

Appears as: leader

Plays for Cajun, Cajun and Other Louisiana Forms Dance

For more information: (Email): de('zydecowboy', 'net', 'earthlink');

Rose Sinclair

Appears as: leader

Plays for Cajun Other-styles Dance

Judit Szabó

Appears as: leader

Plays for Otherstyle Dance

Some Recent appearances:

Saturday, March 23, 2013 Montréal, QC — Hungarian Dance Workshops

Erick Tarte

Appears as: leader

Plays for Other-styles Dance

Cynthia Thomas

Appears as: instructor and musician (fiddle, diatonic accordion)

Plays for Otherstyle Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Leverett, MA

Notes: Interested in teaching playing and promoting French and Breton music and dance styles, including circles, lines and couple dances.

A member of: Danse Café

For more information:

The Vanaver Caravan

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Appears as: instructor

Plays for Balkan International Israeli Scandinavian Other-styles Multiple_style Folk Dance

Homebase is in (or near) New Paltz, NY

Notes: Equally at home in a symphony hall, an outdoor festival, in the classroom, school assembly, or at a conference, The Vanaver Caravan has captivated audiences and students worldwide with its celebration of American and International dance and music. The Company offers imaginative workshops, a Dance Institute and SummerDance intensive.The Company has pioneered in-depth arts-in-education programs throughout the US for schools, often creating a curriculum in conjunction with teachers and administrators.

For more information: (Email): de('vcoffice', 'org', 'vanavercaravan');

Web: www.vanavercaravan.org

The music of The Vanaver Caravan :

CDs: Pastures of Plenty Songs of Woody Guthrie, Sheave of Grain, The Vanaver Caravan, The Vanaver Caravan American Heritage

Paul Wilde

Appears as: caller, leader and musician (mandolin, guitar)

Plays for Contra, English, Family and Other-styles Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Prov, RI

Notes: Calls Contras, New England Squares, ECD, Family, and Barn Dances within New England, New York and beyond. I’m also able to teach hambo workshops.

A member of: Rehoboth Sunday Jammers, Providence Mandolin Orchestra

For more information: (Email): de('zenyente', 'com', 'gmail');

The music of Paul Wilde :

CDs: Resonance, Spectrum

Some Recent appearances:

Saturday, October 3, 2009 Mattapan, MA — Barn Dance

Saturday, September 17, 2011 Branford, CT — contra (as leader)

Saturday, November 5, 2011 Berlin, MA — First Saturday Contra Dances (as leader)

Saturday, November 12, 2011 Worcester, MA — Worcester Contra Dance (as leader)

Saturday, December 10, 2011 Montague, MA — LGBTQ Gender Role Free Contra Dance (as leader)

Saturday, January 7, 2012 Medway, MA — Medway Contra Dance (as leader)

Saturday, January 21, 2012 Northboro, MA — Northborough Contra Dance (as leader)

Saturday, February 4, 2012 Medway, MA — Medway Contra Dance (as leader)

Saturday, March 17, 2012 Branford, CT — contra (as leader)

Saturday, April 7, 2012 Coventry, CT — Quiet Corner Contra Dance (QCCD) (as leader)

Saturday, April 14, 2012 Medway, MA — Medway Contra Dance (as leader)

Saturday, May 5, 2012 Medway, MA — Medway Contra Dance (as leader)

Saturday, June 2, 2012 Medway, MA — Medway Contra Dance (as leader)

Saturday, June 9, 2012 Worcester, MA — Worcester Contra Dance (as leader)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Cambridge, MA — Contra Dance for All: @ MIT (as leader)

Saturday, November 17, 2012 Northboro, MA — Northborough Contra Dance (as leader)

Saturday, January 5, 2013 Medway, MA — Medway Contra Dance (as leader)

Friday, January 18, 2013 Manchester, NH — The Mill City Contra (as leader)

Saturday, March 2, 2013 Medway, MA — Medway Contra Dance (as leader)

Saturday, March 23, 2013 Mystic, CT — the Pie Dance (as leader)

Saturday, June 1, 2013 Medway, MA — Medway Contra Dance (as leader)

Saturday, November 9, 2013 Worcester, MA — Worcester Contra Dance (as musician) (unconfirmed)

Saturday, January 25, 2014 Bourne, MA — Bourne Contra Dance (as leader)

Saturday, April 19, 2014 Northboro, MA — Northborough Contra Dance (as leader)

Saturday, May 30, 2015 Bourne, MA — Bourne Contra Dance (as leader)

Saturday, March 12, 2016 Worcester, MA — Worcester Contra Dance (as leader)

Suzanne Wozniak

Appears as: leader

Plays for Cajun Other-styles Dance

Zoltán Zsuráfszki Jr.

Appears as: leader

Plays for Otherstyle Dance

Some Recent appearances:

Saturday, March 23, 2013 Montréal, QC — Hungarian Dance Workshops

Claire Zucker

Appears as: caller, leader and musician (bodhran, clogging, concertina)

Plays for Contra, Waltz and Otherstyle Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Tucson, AZ

Notes: I am a contra dance caller and clogger, but I also play with STEAM, a new contra dance band featuring flying fiddle & mandolin harmonies with solid foot-happy drive. We offer a diverse repertoire based on years of playing, we imbue each dance witha unique feel…slinky jigs, driving reels…with a knack for pouncing on the balances and flowing on the heys. Just finished an east coast mini-tour and excited to get out on the road again soon!

For more information: (Email): de('clairezu247', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.pucamusic.com

Some Recent appearances:

Friday, September 30, 2011 Phoenix, AZ — Phoenix 4th Friday Contra Dance (as leader)

Friday, September 30, 2011 Phoenix, AZ — Phoenix 4th Friday Contra Dance (as leader)

Saturday, March 10, 2012 Phoenix, AZ — Phoenix, AZ 2nd Saturday Contra Dance (as leader)

Saturday, November 3, 2012 Phoenix, AZ — Phoenix, AZ 2nd Saturday Contra Dance (as leader)

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