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Jennifer Brosious

Appears as: leader

Plays for Scandi Dance

Homebase is in (or near) CT

Notes: an international folk dancers for over thirty years, specializing in Scandinavian dances.

For more information: (203) 288-9295; (Email): de('brosious', 'net', 'cttel');

Arna Desser

Appears as: leader and musician

Plays for Scandinavian Folk Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Hadley, MA

A member of: Boston Spelemannslag

For more information: (413) 536-8760;

Friends

Appears as: leader and musician

Plays for Contra, International, Square, English and Scandinavian Folk Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Greenfield Center, NY

Notes: Another of those versitile performers, friends even takes on multiple personalities

A member of: Nematodes, Old Sledge, Quickstep, A Barnes Band

Some Upcoming appearances:

Saturday, January 27, 2018 Clifton Park, NY — Clifton Park Contra (as musician)

Loretta Holz

Appears as: leader

Plays for English, International and Scandinavian Folk Dance

Some Recent appearances:

Saturday, May 5, 2012 Port Ewen, NY — Hudson Valley English Dance

Saturday, October 4, 2014 Port Ewen, NY — Hudson Valley English Dance

Saturday, October 3, 2015 Port Ewen, NY — Hudson Valley English Dance

Morty Isaacson

Appears as: leader

Plays for Scandinavian Folk Dance

Some Recent appearances:

Saturday, May 25, 2013 Arlington Heights, MA — Speledans

Roo Lester

Appears as: leader and instructor

Plays for International Scandinavian Folk Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Chicago, IL

For more information: (630) 985-7192; (Email): de('DancingRoo', 'com', 'aol');

Some Recent appearances:

Saturday, May 29, 2010 Kettering, OH — International Folkdance Workshop

Chris Ricciotti

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Appears as: caller, leader, instructor and musician (Melodeon)

Plays for Balkan Contra English International Scandinavian Scottish Square Vintage Waltz Folk Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Rockland, MA

Notes: Over 30 years of calling, organizing and leadership experience in traditional dance. Founder of the Lavender Country & Folk Dancers - a community of gender-free dancing around New England and the US. I flow easily between calling conventionally with gender language, and calling gender-free using a variety of methods for groups who prefer this. My specialties are creating a warm and inviting program for getting dancers of all levels, from 1st time dancers, to more experienced crowds, to enjoy coming together for a fun social and recreational evening of traditional dance. I enjoy a lot of different types of dancing so I have a large repertoire to draw from. Though much of my focus is in Contras & Squares, I’ve enjoyed teaching and dancing International Folk dancing, English Country Dancing, Vintage & couple dancing. I also play music for Morris dancing.

For more information: (781) 982-8042; (Email): de('ricciotti', 'com', 'aol');

Web: www.lcfd.org

Some Upcoming appearances:

Saturday, February 17, 2018 Concord, NH — contra (as leader)

Joan Savitt

Appears as: leader and instructor

Plays for Scandinavian and Contra Folk Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Albany, NY

For more information: (518) 489-7996; (Email): de('jnsavitt', 'com', 'yahoo');

Some Upcoming appearances:

Saturday, December 30, 2017 Clifton Park, NY — Clifton Park Contra

Gideon Scot Applegate

Appears as: leader

Plays for Scandinavian and Contra Folk Dance

For more information: (413) 253-0525; (Email): de('gsapplegate', 'com', 'hotmail');

The Vanaver Caravan

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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');

Web: www.vanavercaravan.org

The music of The Vanaver Caravan :

CDs: Pastures of Plenty Songs of Woody Guthrie, Sheave of Grain, The Vanaver Caravan, The Vanaver Caravan American Heritage

Eph Weiss

Appears as: leader

Plays for Scandinavian Folk Dance

Homebase is in (or near) Lexington, MA

For more information: (781) 862-6096; (Email): de('Eph', 'org', 'ieee');

Some Recent appearances:

Sunday, November 10, 2013 Concord, MA — Mostly Waltz for Boston

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