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Eric Buddington

Appears as: leader and musician (fiddle)

Plays for Ballroom Contra English Square Tango Vintage Dance

Homebase is in (or near) North Adams, NY

Notes: A fiddler, dance organizer, and occasional caller.

A member of: CoinciDance, Woodbinde, Emulsifiers, Those Emulsifiers

For more information: (413) 663-9331; (Email): de('eric', 'net', 'buddington');

Web: eric.buddington.net

Some Upcoming appearances:

Friday, May 12, 2017 Albany, NY — contra (as musician)

Richard Clough

Appears as: leader

Plays for Ballroom Dance

Homebase is in (or near) NH

Some Recent appearances:

Saturday, September 10, 2011 Keene, NH — ballroom swing (unconfirmed)

Saturday, October 8, 2011 Keene, NH — ballroom swing (unconfirmed)

Saturday, November 12, 2011 Keene, NH — ballroom swing (unconfirmed)

Saturday, December 10, 2011 Keene, NH — ballroom swing (unconfirmed)

Saturday, January 14, 2012 Keene, NH — ballroom swing (unconfirmed)

Saturday, February 11, 2012 Keene, NH — ballroom swing (unconfirmed)

Saturday, March 10, 2012 Keene, NH — ballroom swing (unconfirmed)

Donald Cottrill

Appears as: leader

Plays for Latin, Swing and Ballroom Dance

Homebase is in (or near) CT

For more information: (860) 305-3836; (Email): de('donaldcottrill', 'com', 'hotmail');

Jerry Duke

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Appears as: caller, leader and instructor

Plays for Balkan Ballroom Cajun Contra International Square Swing Folk Dance

Homebase is in (or near) San Francisco, CA

Notes: Jerry Duke, Professor and Chair of Dance, San Francisco State U. has a Certificate of Choreography from the Polish Institute in Opole, Poland and has studied and taught the dances of Sweden, England, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Greece, and Serbia. Since 1978, a centerpiece of Jerry’s research has been the Appalachian Big Circle and Square Dance in the southern mountains, in the small-town Cajun Mardi Gras, and social dance circles in Louisiana. It was his research on clogging that helped him learn to play the spoons, saw, mouthbow, and the dancing puppet. He has also studied and taught Contra, Country-Western, Tex-Mex, Cajun, old Scottish square and step dance in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and has done research on PreLenten festivals in Greek Macedonia as well. Books: Appalachian Clog Dance, Cajun Dance, Recreational Social Dance

For more information: (415) 759-5136; (Email): de('jcduke', 'edu', 'sfsu');

Web: www.sfsu.edu/~news/experts/43.htm

Some Recent appearances:

Thursday, August 13, 2015 Helena, MT — Usa West 2015 Helena, Mt

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

Simply Swing Music

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Appears as: leader (Saxophones, Trumpets, Trombones, Female Vocalist & Rhythm Section)

Plays for Ballroom Swing Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Newington, CT

Notes: Simply Swing is a 10-piece swing orchestra specializing in dance music from the Big Band and Swing dance eras. We feature six swinging horns, a dynamic rhythm section and entertaining vocals.

For more information: (860) 989-9217; (Email): de('info', 'com', 'simplyswingmusic');

Web: www.simplyswingmusic.com

The music of Simply Swing Music :

CDs: Simply Swing Sampler

Sample:

01 Simply Swing Sampler

Earl Powell

Appears as: leader and musician (Drums)

Plays for Ballroom Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Greenville, NH

Notes: Leader of 17 piece swing band out of Merrimack Valley.Music of the big bands. Count Basie,Stan Kenton,Woody Herman,etc.

A member of: After Hours Big Band

For more information: (Email): de('lilscruffy', 'com', 'aol');

Richard Powers

Appears as: leader

Plays for Ballroom and International Folk Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Stanford, CA

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

Web: dance.stanford.edu

Louise Siddons

(picture of Louise Siddons)

Appears as: caller, leader and instructor

Plays for Ballroom Celtic Contra English Swing Vintage Waltz Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Stillwater, OK

For more information:

Web: www.tysen.com/louise

Helen Silver

Appears as: leader

Plays for Ballroom English Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Medford, MA

Notes: Helen Silver coordinates “Mostly Waltz” dances in Medford MA and teaches basic rotary waltz at those events and workshops.

For more information: (781) 395-1066; (Email): de('hmsilver', 'com', 'juno');

Lets Dance So. VT Warren

Appears as: instructor

Plays for Ballroom Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Brattleboro, VT

Notes: Teacher of social Ballroom & Latin dance. Foxtrot, Waltz, East Coast & West Coast Swing, Rumba, Cha cha, Salsa, Tango

For more information: (802) 348-6671; (Email): de('ray', 'org', 'letsdancesovt');

Web: letsdancesovt.org

Bruce Wayne

Appears as: leader

Plays for Ballroom Dance

For more information:

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