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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 Recent appearances:

Wednesday, December 31, 1969 Rochester, NY — CDR Contra dances (as musician)

Saturday, October 1, 2011 Belmont, MA — First Saturday Squares (as musician)

Friday, October 7, 2011 Newtown, PA — Lambertville Country Dancers

Saturday, October 8, 2011 Santa Fe, NM — Santa Fe Contra Dance (as musician)

Saturday, October 15, 2011 Albany, NH — Conway Contradance (as musician)

Saturday, November 5, 2011 Belmont, MA — First Saturday Squares (as musician)

Saturday, November 5, 2011 Port Townsend, WA — Port Townsend Square Dance (as musician)

Sunday, November 6, 2011 Concord, MA — Concord Family Dance (as musician)

Saturday, November 12, 2011 Watertown, MA — Cape Breton Dances (unconfirmed)

Friday, November 25, 2011 Clarkston, GA — Friday Night Contra (as musician)

Friday, November 25, 2011 Harrisburg, PA — Locust Lane Contra Dance in Harrisburg, PA (as musician)

Saturday, November 26, 2011 Jamaica Plain, MA — Jamaica Plain Gender Role Free Contras (as musician)

Saturday, November 26, 2011 Burnt Hills, NY — Burnt Hills Contradance (as musician)

Friday, December 2, 2011 Providence, RI — Providence (College Hill) Contra Dance (as musician)

Saturday, December 3, 2011 Belmont, MA — First Saturday Squares (as musician)

Saturday, December 3, 2011 Kingston, PA — Wyoming Valley Contra Dance-FolkloreSociety NEPA (as musician)

Sunday, December 4, 2011 Concord, MA — Concord Family Dance (as musician)

Saturday, December 10, 2011 Watertown, MA — Cape Breton Dances (unconfirmed)

Saturday, December 17, 2011 Fayetteville, NY — Syracuse English Dance (as musician)

Sunday, December 25, 2011 Fort Collins, CO — Friends of Traditional Dance (as musician)

Monday, December 26, 2011 Chicago, IL — Chicago Contra Dance (as musician)

Saturday, January 7, 2012 Belmont, MA — First Saturday Squares (as musician)

Saturday, January 7, 2012 Deerfield, NH — Deerfield, NH contra dance (as musician)

Saturday, January 7, 2012 Port Townsend, WA — Port Townsend Square Dance (as musician)

Sunday, January 8, 2012 Concord, MA — Concord Family Dance (as musician)

Saturday, January 14, 2012 Watertown, MA — Cape Breton Dances (unconfirmed)

Sunday, January 22, 2012 Concord, MA — Concord Family Dance (as musician)

Saturday, January 28, 2012 Burnt Hills, NY — Burnt Hills Contradance (as member of Quickstep)

Friday, February 3, 2012 Cooperstown, NY — contra (as musician)

Saturday, February 4, 2012 Voorheesville, NY — Old Songs Community Dance (as member of Quickstep)

Saturday, February 4, 2012 Belmont, MA — First Saturday Squares (as musician)

Sunday, February 5, 2012 Concord, MA — Concord Family Dance (as musician)

Saturday, February 11, 2012 Watertown, MA — Cape Breton Dances (unconfirmed)

Thursday, February 16, 2012 Rochester, NY — CDR Contra dances (as musician) (unconfirmed)

Sunday, February 19, 2012 Concord, MA — Concord Family Dance (as musician)

Saturday, March 3, 2012 Belmont, MA — First Saturday Squares (as musician)

Sunday, March 4, 2012 Concord, MA — Concord Family Dance (as musician)

Saturday, March 10, 2012 Watertown, MA — Cape Breton Dances (unconfirmed)

Saturday, March 17, 2012 Poughkeepsie, NY — Poughkeepsie Contra Dance (as musician)

Sunday, March 18, 2012 Concord, MA — Concord Family Dance (as musician)

Friday, March 30, 2012 Albany, NY — contra (as musician)

Thursday, April 5, 2012 Rochester, NY — CDR Contra dances (as musician)

Saturday, April 7, 2012 Belmont, MA — First Saturday Squares (as musician)

Saturday, April 14, 2012 Watertown, MA — Cape Breton Dances (unconfirmed)

Saturday, May 5, 2012 Belmont, MA — First Saturday Squares (as musician)

Saturday, May 12, 2012 Watertown, MA — Cape Breton Dances (unconfirmed)

Saturday, May 12, 2012 Toronto, ON — Toronto Country Dancers (as musician)

Sunday, May 20, 2012 Santa Barbara, CA — Santa Barbara Contra Dance (as musician)

Saturday, May 26, 2012 Toronto, ON — Toronto Country Dancers (as musician)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 Cambridge, MA — Contra Dance for All: @ MIT (as musician)

Saturday, June 2, 2012 Belmont, MA — First Saturday Squares (as musician)

Saturday, June 9, 2012 Watertown, MA — Cape Breton Dances (unconfirmed)

Saturday, June 9, 2012 South Amherst, MA — contra (as musician)

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

Sunday, September 9, 2012 Colonie, NY — Buhrmaster Barn Contra Dance (as musician)

Saturday, October 6, 2012 Belmont, MA — First Saturday Squares (as musician)

Friday, October 19, 2012 Williamstown, MA — Williamstown Contra Dance (as musician)

Saturday, November 3, 2012 Belmont, MA — First Saturday Squares (as musician)

Sunday, November 4, 2012 Concord, MA — Concord Family Dance (as musician)

Saturday, November 10, 2012 Watertown, MA — Cape Breton Dances (unconfirmed)

Friday, November 16, 2012 Williamstown, MA — Williamstown Contra Dance (as musician)

Saturday, November 17, 2012 Montague, MA — LGBTQ Gender Role Free Contra Dance (as musician)

Saturday, December 1, 2012 Belmont, MA — First Saturday Squares (as musician)

Sunday, December 2, 2012 Concord, MA — Concord Family Dance (as musician)

Saturday, December 8, 2012 Watertown, MA — Cape Breton Dances (unconfirmed)

Saturday, January 5, 2013 Belmont, MA — First Saturday Squares (as musician)

Sunday, January 6, 2013 Concord, MA — Concord Family Dance (as musician)

Saturday, January 12, 2013 Watertown, MA — Cape Breton Dances (unconfirmed)

Sunday, January 20, 2013 Concord, MA — Concord Family Dance (as musician)

Saturday, February 2, 2013 Belmont, MA — First Saturday Squares (as musician)

Sunday, February 3, 2013 Concord, MA — Concord Family Dance (as musician)

Saturday, February 9, 2013 Watertown, MA — Cape Breton Dances (unconfirmed)

Friday, February 15, 2013 Charleston, WV — FOOTMAD Contra Dance (as musician)

Sunday, February 17, 2013 Concord, MA — Concord Family Dance (as musician)

Saturday, March 2, 2013 Belmont, MA — First Saturday Squares (as musician)

Sunday, March 3, 2013 Concord, MA — Concord Family Dance (as musician)

Saturday, March 9, 2013 Watertown, MA — Cape Breton Dances (unconfirmed)

Sunday, March 17, 2013 Concord, MA — Concord Family Dance (as musician)

Saturday, April 6, 2013 Belmont, MA — First Saturday Squares (as musician)

Saturday, April 13, 2013 Watertown, MA — Cape Breton Dances (unconfirmed)

Saturday, April 13, 2013 Arlington Heights, MA — Speledans (as musician)

Saturday, April 27, 2013 Burnt Hills, NY — Burnt Hills Contradance (as member of Quickstep)

Friday, May 3, 2013 Bennington, VT — Bennington Community Contradance (as musician)

Saturday, May 11, 2013 Watertown, MA — Cape Breton Dances (unconfirmed)

Saturday, May 18, 2013 Albany, NH — Conway Contradance (as musician)

Saturday, May 25, 2013 Arlington Heights, MA — Speledans (as musician)

Saturday, June 8, 2013 Watertown, MA — Cape Breton Dances (unconfirmed)

Saturday, July 27, 2013 Mystic, CT — the Pie Dance (as musician)

Sunday, September 1, 2013 Portland, ME — Portland International Dance (as leader)

Saturday, September 21, 2013 Stafford, CT — CountryDanceStafford (as musician)

Saturday, September 21, 2013 Montague, MA — LGBTQ Gender Role Free Contra Dance (as musician)

Saturday, October 19, 2013 Poughkeepsie, NY — Poughkeepsie Contra Dance (as musician)

Saturday, December 14, 2013 Watertown, MA — Cape Breton Dances (unconfirmed)

Friday, January 3, 2014 Bennington, VT — Bennington Community Contradance (as musician)

Saturday, January 11, 2014 Watertown, MA — Cape Breton Dances (unconfirmed)

Saturday, January 18, 2014 Ithaca, NY — mostly contra dance (as musician)

Saturday, February 8, 2014 Watertown, MA — Cape Breton Dances (unconfirmed)

Friday, March 7, 2014 Bennington, VT — Bennington Community Contradance (as musician)

Saturday, March 8, 2014 Watertown, MA — Cape Breton Dances (unconfirmed)

Saturday, April 12, 2014 Watertown, MA — Cape Breton Dances (unconfirmed)

Saturday, May 10, 2014 Watertown, MA — Cape Breton Dances (unconfirmed)

Friday, May 23, 2014 Rehoboth, MA — Rehoboth Contra Dance (as musician)

Sunday, July 6, 2014 Colonie, NY — Buhrmaster Barn Contra Dance (as member of Quickstep)

Sunday, August 24, 2014 Colonie, NY — Buhrmaster Barn Contra Dance (as musician)

Saturday, November 8, 2014 Watertown, MA — Cape Breton Dances (unconfirmed)

Saturday, November 29, 2014 Burnt Hills, NY — Burnt Hills Contradance (as musician)

Saturday, December 13, 2014 Watertown, MA — Cape Breton Dances (unconfirmed)

Saturday, January 10, 2015 Watertown, MA — Cape Breton Dances (unconfirmed)

Saturday, April 11, 2015 Watertown, MA — Cape Breton Dances (unconfirmed)

Saturday, May 9, 2015 Watertown, MA — Cape Breton Dances (unconfirmed)

Saturday, June 13, 2015 Watertown, MA — Cape Breton Dances (unconfirmed)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Cambridge, MA — Contra Dance for All: @ MIT (as musician)

Saturday, March 12, 2016 Watertown, MA — Cape Breton Dances (unconfirmed)

Saturday, April 9, 2016 Watertown, MA — Cape Breton Dances (unconfirmed)

Saturday, May 14, 2016 Watertown, MA — Cape Breton Dances (unconfirmed)

Saturday, June 11, 2016 Watertown, MA — Cape Breton Dances (unconfirmed)

Friday, January 20, 2017 Albany, NY — Albany Shindig! (as member of Quickstep)

Saturday, April 15, 2017 Albany, NH — Conway Contradance (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 Recent appearances:

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 Jamaica Plain, MA — Jamaica Plain GRF English Country Dance (as leader)

Monday, December 12, 2011 Concord, MA — Monday Contras (as leader)

Saturday, January 7, 2012 Woods Hole, MA — contra (as leader)

Saturday, January 28, 2012 Montague, MA — LGBTQ Gender Role Free Contra Dance (as leader)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 Jamaica Plain, MA — Jamaica Plain GRF English Country Dance (as leader)

Saturday, March 3, 2012 Deerfield, NH — Deerfield, NH contra dance (as leader)

Saturday, March 10, 2012 Jamaica Plain, MA — Jamaica Plain Gender Role Free Contras (as leader)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Jamaica Plain, MA — Jamaica Plain GRF English Country Dance (as leader)

Saturday, September 29, 2012 Montague, MA — LGBTQ Gender Role Free Contra Dance (as leader)

Saturday, March 2, 2013 Deerfield, NH — Deerfield, NH contra dance (as leader)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 Jamaica Plain, MA — Jamaica Plain GRF English Country Dance (as leader)

Saturday, April 27, 2013 Berlin, VT — Aaron and Sam 10th Anniversary Dance (as leader)

Monday, June 24, 2013 Concord, MA — Monday Contras (as leader)

Friday, June 28, 2013 Deerfield, NH — The Marianne Taylor High Spirits Weekend

Saturday, September 28, 2013 Bourne, MA — Bourne Contra Dance (as leader)

Monday, September 30, 2013 Concord, MA — Monday Contras (as leader)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 Jamaica Plain, MA — Jamaica Plain GRF English Country Dance (as leader)

Monday, November 25, 2013 Concord, MA — Monday Contras (as leader)

Saturday, January 25, 2014 Cambridge, MA — contra (as leader)

Saturday, January 25, 2014 Jamaica Plain, MA — Jamaica Plain Gender Role Free Contras (as leader)

Saturday, February 1, 2014 Jamaica Plain, MA — Jamaica Plain Gender Role Free Contras (as leader)

Thursday, May 29, 2014 Concord, MA — Thursday Contras at the Scout House (as leader)

Friday, February 20, 2015 Manchester, NH — The Mill City Contra (as leader)

Saturday, May 23, 2015 Kingston, NH — Kingston, NH Contra Dance (as leader)

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Jamaica Plain, MA — Jamaica Plain GRF English Country Dance (as leader)

Monday, November 9, 2015 Concord, MA — Monday Contras (as leader)

Monday, February 29, 2016 Concord, MA — Monday Contras (as leader)

Saturday, March 26, 2016 Westford, MA — Barn Dance at the PCA (as leader)

Saturday, June 18, 2016 Concord, NH — contra (as leader)

Friday, June 24, 2016 Newfields, NH — Seacoast Contra at Newfields (as leader)

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Jamaica Plain, MA — Jamaica Plain GRF English Country Dance (as leader)

Monday, November 28, 2016 Concord, MA — Monday Contras (as leader)

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Jamaica Plain, MA — Jamaica Plain GRF English Country Dance (as leader)

Monday, March 6, 2017 Concord, MA — Monday Contras (as leader)

Saturday, March 25, 2017 Norwich, VT — Fourth Saturday Contra (as leader)

Saturday, April 15, 2017 Concord, NH — contra (as leader)

Saturday, May 27, 2017 Kingston, NH — Kingston, NH Contra Dance (as leader)

Monday, June 26, 2017 Concord, MA — Monday Contras (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:

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Albany, NY — Shaker Heritage 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

(picture of 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');

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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