Here’s a little information about me and my goals as a caller:
I started dancing as a teenager and was instantly hooked. I was lucky to learn in an incredibly friendly and encouraging dance community, and I soon started bringing groups of my friends. Throughout high school, we became enthusiastic dancers and started our own Contra Prom in our junior year, which has since become an annual event of the Syracuse Country Dancers. I started calling in 2006, and again, our local community of dancers and callers provided a wonderful learning environment.
I regularly call at our Syracuse dance, as well dances and dance weekends across the country.
Depending on the event, my repertoire includes a wide variety of contra dances as well as squares and party dances. I enjoy working with everyone from first-time dancers to decades-long contra veterans. Above all, my goal as a caller is to make sure the dancers are having as much fun as I am! I love dancing, community, and music and I always try to communicate that enthusiasm in my calling.
When I’m not calling or dancing, I can usually be found in the garden or at work at Lucky Moon Farm CSA in Cazenovia, NY.
Shenandoah Shindig, Dayton, VA
Contradancers Delight Holiday, Morgantown, WV
Harvest Moon Dance Weekend, Santa Barbara, CA
Roanoke Railroader Dance Weekend, VA
Pinewoods July 4th Weekend, MA
Dandelion Romp, Oberlin, OH
Dancing with the GODS, Gainesville, FL
Bayou Bedlam, Houston, TX
Hey Fever, Ottawa, ON
Echo Summit, CA
Ooh La La, QC
June Moon, WV
Youth Dance Weekend, VT
Almost Heaven, MD
Fiddling Frog in Pasadena, CA
LEAF Fest in Black Mountain, NC
Contrastock 3 Glen Echo, MD
Raindance in Portland, OR
Toronto Spring Thaw Dance Weekend
Adirondack Dance Weekend, Silver Bay, NY
May Madness Dance Weekend in Clarkdale, AZ
Fall Ball in Tampa, FL
Thanksgiving Dance Weekend in Rochester, NY
Dance Flurry in Saratoga Springs, NY
Snow Ball in Peterborough, NH
Hands Four Spring Dance Weekend in Berea, KY
Bear Hug Dance Weekend, near Kalispell, MT