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Folk, contra and traditional Dance Musicians and Leaders Leaders in Pennsylvania

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Susan Anderson

Appears as: leader, instructor and musician (gajda, tambura, balalaika, fiddle, guitar)

Plays for Balkan Contra International Folk Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Wayne, PA

Notes: International Folk Dance Musician, Teacher and Leader

A member of: Svitanya, International Folk Sounds, Ajde

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

The music of Susan Anderson :

CDs: Foot Fire

Ruthanne Emilene Ankney

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Appears as: caller, leader, instructor and musician (accordion, guitar, piano)

Plays for Contra English Family International Square Folk Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Malvern, PA

For more information: (724) 552-6201; (Email): de('walesinthemorn', 'com', 'gmail');

Web: www.ruthanneankney.com

Jenny Beer

Appears as: leader and musician (piano)

Plays for Conta and English Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Philadelphia, PA

For more information: (Email): de('jbeer', 'com', 'culture-at-work');

Some Recent appearances:

Friday, August 3, 2012 Newtown, PA — Lambertville Country Dancers (as leader)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 West Newton, MA — English Dancing & Ice Cream Social Summer Series (as leader)

Friday, August 2, 2013 Newtown, PA — Lambertville Country Dancers (as leader)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 West Newton, MA — English Dancing & Ice Cream Social Summer Series (as leader)

Friday, August 7, 2015 Newtown, PA — Lambertville Country Dancers (as leader)

Friday, August 5, 2016 Newtown, PA — Lambertville Country Dancers (as leader)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 West Newton, MA — English Dancing & Ice Cream Social Summer Series (as leader)

Ron Buchanan

Appears as: leader

Plays for Contra, and Sqraure Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Pittsburgh, PA

For more information: (412) 441-1441; (Email): de('buchananron', 'com', 'yahoo');

Some Recent appearances:

Saturday, April 14, 2012 New York, NY — Country Dance New York Contra Dance

Hanny Budnick

Appears as: caller, leader and instructor

Plays for Contra English Family International Scottish Multiple_style Folk Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Philadelphia, PA

Notes: Dancer and dance leader of many styles for more than half a century. Founder of Germantown Country Dancers in Philadelphia, organizer of first Playford Ball in the USA (1977), re-introducer of New England contra dancing in Philadelphia (early 1970s). Caller at Philadelphia Folk Festival (many years, but again in 2011), workshop leader for ECD, SCD and contras in spring of each year. Enthusiastic proselytizer for dance...

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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

Scott Higgs

Appears as: caller, leader and instructor

Plays for Contra and English Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Philadelphia, PA

Notes: Playful, spirited, elegant, zesty, joyful contra, English, and couple dancing.

For more information: (610) 341-9933; (Email): de('jhiggs', 'edu', 'alum.haverford');

Web: www.scotthiggs.com

Some Recent appearances:

Friday, July 22, 2011 Hamilton, ON — English Infusion

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

Friday, September 23, 2011 Clarkston, GA — Friday Night Contra

Saturday, September 8, 2012 New York, NY — Country Dance New York Contra Dance

Saturday, November 17, 2012 East Hanover, NJ — Swingin’ Tern Dances

Friday, March 22, 2013 New York, NY — Special Dance (for Experienced Dancers)

Friday, December 6, 2013 Newtown, PA — Lambertville Country Dancers

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 West Newton, MA — English Dancing & Ice Cream Social Summer Series

Friday, June 10, 2016 Colchester, VT — Across the Lake

Donna Hunt

Plays for Contra Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Glenside, PA

For more information: (215) 887-1216; (Email): de('dhuntdancer', 'com', 'aol');

Some Upcoming appearances:

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

Zeljko Jergan

Appears as: leader

Plays for Croatian and International Folk Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Wexford, PA

For more information: (724) 940-0117; (Email): de('zjergan', 'net', 'stargate');

Web: www.tamburaland.com/bands/zjergan

Zeljko Jergan

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Appears as: instructor

Plays for Balkan Folk Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Wexford, PA

Notes: Željko Jergan is a world-renowned Croatian dance instructor, researcher, performer and choreographer. Currently based in Pennsylvania, Željko teaches at workshops, camps and festivals throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.

For more information: (724) 940-0117; (Email): de('zjergan', 'net', 'comcast');

Web: www.zeljkojergan.com/index.html

The music of Zeljko Jergan :

CDs: Resonance of Croatia

Jim Kitch

Appears as: leader

Plays for Contra Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Philadelphia, PA

For more information: (610) 676-0123; (Email): de('info', 'com', 'heritagedancefestival');

Some Recent appearances:

Saturday, May 10, 2014 New York, NY — Country Dance New York Contra Dance

John Krumm

Appears as: leader and musician (guitar, fiddle)

Plays for Contra and Square Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Plymouth Meeting, PA

A member of: Dr. Twamley’s Audio Snakes

For more information: (610) 279-2760;

Some Upcoming appearances:

Saturday, December 2, 2017 East Hanover, NJ — Swingin’ Tern Dances (as member of Dr. Twamleys Audio Snakes)

Rick Mohr

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Appears as: caller, leader and musician (fiddle)

Plays for Contra and Square Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Philadelphia, PA

For more information: (267) 331-5889; (Email): de('rick', 'net', 'rickmohr');

Web: rickmohr.net

Some Recent appearances:

Friday, October 14, 2011 Harrisburg, PA — Locust Lane Contra Dance in Harrisburg, PA (as leader)

Monday, July 16, 2012 Concord, MA — Monday Contras (as leader)

Friday, April 22, 2016 Portland, OR — Portland Raindance

Joanna Reiner

Appears as: caller, leader and instructor

Plays for English and Scottish Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Philadelphia, PA

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

Some Upcoming appearances:

Saturday, February 3, 2018 Brookline, MA — Experienced English Country Dance

Don Schillinger

Appears as: leader

Plays for Israeli Folk Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Philadelphia, PA

For more information: (215) 760-6800; (Email): de('schill', 'net', 'dca');

Web: www.rakdan.com

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