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Folk, contra and traditional Dance Musicians and Leaders Leaders in New jersey

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Shana Aisenberg

Appears as: leader and musician

Plays for Contra Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Tamworth, NJ

A member of: String Equinox

Some Upcoming appearances:

Melanie Axel-Lute

Plays for Contra and English Dance

Homebase is in (or near) S. Orange, NJ

For more information: (Email): de('mmaxellute', 'com', 'yahoo');

Web: www.maxellute.net

Some Upcoming appearances:

Sun, Aug 27, 2017 - Colonie, NY — Buhrmaster Barn Contra Dance

Sat, Sep 16, 2017 - East Hanover, NJ — Swingin’ Tern Dances

Tue, May 1, 2018 - Albany, NY — Shaker Heritage Contra

Sue Dupré

Appears as: leader

Plays for English, Contras, Amp;, Squares, Contra and Square Dance

Homebase is in (or near) NJ

For more information: (Email): de('suedupre', 'net', 'verizon');

Web: sue.handsomemolly.com

Some Recent appearances:

Saturday, August 27, 2011 Plymouth, MA — American Dance Musicians Course

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Princeton, NJ — Princeton Country Dancers Wednesday Contra Dance

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Princeton, NJ — Princeton Country Dancers Wednesday Contra Dance

Friday, February 3, 2012 Newtown, PA — Lambertville Country Dancers

Saturday, June 30, 2012 New York, NY — Country Dance New York Contra Dance

Friday, February 1, 2013 Newtown, PA — Lambertville Country Dancers

Friday, January 3, 2014 Newtown, PA — Lambertville Country Dancers

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

Don Flaherty

Appears as: leader

Plays for Contra Dance

Homebase is in (or near) NJ

For more information: (Email): de('contraset', 'com', 'yahoo');

Some Recent appearances:

Saturday, October 1, 2011 East Hanover, NJ — Swingin’ Tern Dances

Saturday, February 16, 2013 East Hanover, NJ — Swingin’ Tern Dances

Saturday, March 9, 2013 Stamford, CT — Round Hill Country Dances

Saturday, October 19, 2013 East Hanover, NJ — Swingin’ Tern Dances

Saturday, January 11, 2014 Stamford, CT — Round Hill Country Dances

Saturday, April 19, 2014 East Hanover, NJ — Swingin’ Tern Dances

Saturday, June 7, 2014 East Hanover, NJ — Swingin’ Tern Dances

Saturday, October 18, 2014 East Hanover, NJ — Swingin’ Tern Dances

Saturday, May 16, 2015 East Hanover, NJ — Swingin’ Tern Dances

Saturday, July 2, 2016 East Hanover, NJ — Swingin’ Tern Dances

Saturday, February 4, 2017 East Hanover, NJ — Swingin’ Tern Dances

Beverly Francis

Appears as: leader and musician

Plays for Contra and English Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Tamworth, NJ

A member of: String Equinox

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

Web: www.cdny.org/francis.html

Some Upcoming appearances:

Barbara Goldstein

Appears as: leader

Plays for Contra Dance

Homebase is in (or near) FRANKLIN LAKES, NJ

Some Recent appearances:

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 Princeton, NJ — Princeton Country Dancers Wednesday Contra Dance

Saturday, May 19, 2012 East Hanover, NJ — Swingin’ Tern Dances

Saturday, March 2, 2013 East Hanover, NJ — Swingin’ Tern Dances

Saturday, August 3, 2013 East Hanover, NJ — Swingin’ Tern Dances

Saturday, February 15, 2014 East Hanover, NJ — Swingin’ Tern Dances

Saturday, May 17, 2014 East Hanover, NJ — Swingin’ Tern Dances

Saturday, March 21, 2015 East Hanover, NJ — Swingin’ Tern Dances

Barbara Greenberg

Appears as: leader and musician (fiddle, and, viola, violin)

Plays for English and Contra Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Princeton, NJ

A member of: A Joyful Noise, A Band Named Bob, Hold the Mustard, Reunion

For more information: (Email): de('greenbee1', 'net', 'comcast');

Some Recent appearances:

Friday, September 23, 2011 Clarkston, GA — Friday Night Contra (as member of A joyful noise)

Friday, December 30, 2011 Newtown, PA — Lambertville Country Dancers (as musician)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 New York, NY — English country dance (as member of Hold the Mustard)

Friday, July 1, 2016 Newtown, PA — Lambertville Country Dancers (as musician)

Bob Isaacs

Appears as: caller and leader

Plays for Contra and Square Dance

Homebase is in (or near) New Brunswick, NJ

Notes: A caller of contras and squares for all experience levels

For more information: (732) 846-6230; (Email): de('isaacsbob', 'com', 'hotmail');

Some Upcoming appearances:

Saturday, August 19, 2017 East Hanover, NJ — Swingin’ Tern Dances

Ridge Kennedy

Appears as: leader

Plays for Contra, Family and Square Dance

Homebase is in (or near) West Orange, NJ

For more information: (973) 731-3691;

Some Recent appearances:

Saturday, September 24, 2011 Burnt Hills, NY — Burnt Hills Contradance

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Princeton, NJ — Princeton Country Dancers Wednesday Contra Dance

Saturday, October 29, 2011 New York, NY — Country Dance New York Contra Dance

Saturday, November 5, 2011 Branford, CT — contra

Thursday, November 17, 2011 Swannanoa, NC — Old Farmers Ball

Saturday, January 21, 2012 East Hanover, NJ — Swingin’ Tern Dances

Saturday, March 31, 2012 Poughkeepsie, NY — Poughkeepsie Contra Dance

Saturday, June 9, 2012 Stamford, CT — Round Hill Country Dances

Sunday, September 9, 2012 Colonie, NY — Buhrmaster Barn Contra Dance

Saturday, October 20, 2012 East Hanover, NJ — Swingin’ Tern Dances

Saturday, January 5, 2013 New York, NY — Country Dance New York Contra Dance

Saturday, April 20, 2013 East Hanover, NJ — Swingin’ Tern Dances

Saturday, October 19, 2013 Poughkeepsie, NY — Poughkeepsie Contra Dance

Saturday, November 16, 2013 East Hanover, NJ — Swingin’ Tern Dances

Saturday, December 7, 2013 New York, NY — Country Dance New York Contra Dance

Saturday, February 8, 2014 Stamford, CT — Round Hill Country Dances

Saturday, April 26, 2014 Saratoga Springs, NY — Saratoga Springs Contra Dance

Saturday, April 26, 2014 Burnt Hills, NY — Burnt Hills Contradance

Sunday, September 7, 2014 Colonie, NY — Buhrmaster Barn Contra Dance

Saturday, March 28, 2015 Burnt Hills, NY — Burnt Hills Contradance

Saturday, October 17, 2015 East Hanover, NJ — Swingin’ Tern Dances

Saturday, December 19, 2015 Poughkeepsie, NY — Poughkeepsie Contra Dance

Saturday, January 23, 2016 Burnt Hills, NY — Burnt Hills Contradance

Saturday, November 19, 2016 East Hanover, NJ — Swingin’ Tern Dances

Saturday, May 20, 2017 East Hanover, NJ — Swingin’ Tern Dances

Judi Rivkin

Appears as: caller and leader

Plays for Contra and English Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Princeton, NJ

Notes: Judi’s goals as a dance leader are to maximize dancing time through initial clear and concise teaching; offer “style points” to raise the level of dance; call in such a way that dancers feel she is their “personal prompter” – hearing the calls if you need to, without intruding on the music; and create an atmosphere that is comfortable for all, and conducive to goodwill and learning. She never forgets that dancing and socializing in the community is meant to be fun, that discretionary time (and funds) are at a premium, and that there’s more than one way to learn a dance.

For more information: (Email): de('judi.rivkin', 'edu', 'alumni.usc');

Web: rivkinetic.org

Some Recent appearances:

Saturday, September 10, 2011 Princeton, NJ — Princeton Country Dancers 2nd Sat. English Dance

Saturday, October 15, 2011 South Amherst, MA — 3rd Saturday Dance (formerly Pleasures of the Town

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Princeton, NJ — Princeton Country Dancers Wednesday Contra Dance

Friday, November 4, 2011 Newtown, PA — Lambertville Country Dancers

Friday, December 30, 2011 Newtown, PA — Lambertville Country Dancers

Saturday, December 31, 2011 White Plains, NY — english

Sunday, March 18, 2012 Troy, NY — Rensselaer English Country Dance

Friday, May 4, 2012 Newtown, PA — Lambertville Country Dancers

Saturday, September 15, 2012 South Amherst, MA — 3rd Saturday Dance (formerly Pleasures of the Town

Saturday, July 6, 2013 Port Ewen, NY — Hudson Valley English Dance

Friday, August 30, 2013 Newtown, PA — Lambertville Country Dancers

Saturday, September 6, 2014 Port Ewen, NY — Hudson Valley English Dance

Sunday, October 19, 2014 Troy, NY — Rensselaer English Country Dance

Saturday, September 5, 2015 Port Ewen, NY — Hudson Valley English Dance

Sunday, December 20, 2015 Troy, NY — Rensselaer English Country Dance

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