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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');
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');
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');
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');
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');
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
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');
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');
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.
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The Vanaver Caravan
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');
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');