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Contra Calling

For a detailed look at my dance programs from most of these dances, see the Dance Blog.

2019

2019.11.24 BACDS Hayward Contra with The Swingin' Chickens (Topher Gayle, Rebecca King, Kenny Blacklock)

2019.11.09 BACDS Palo Alto Contra with Rodney Miller, Daniel Steinberg & Paul Kotapish

2019.11.1-3 NM FolkMADS Boo Camp with Sandra & Rodney and The Cheap Shots [Larks/Robins session]

2019.10.26 guest slots at Fire Ant Frolic 2019 - Austin, TX

2019.10.05 Foothill Dancers Nevada City Contra with StarThistle (Cheryl McKinney, Barry Angell, Lonna Whipple)

2019.09.17 Sage Stompers Dance Sampler night (squares & contra)

2019.09.15 SBCDS Santa Barbara Contra with Rhythm Method (Emil Olguin, Steve Shapiro, Briana Bandy)

2019.09.14 CCCDS San Luis Obispo Contra with Rhythm Method  (Emil Olguin, Steve Shapiro, Briana Bandy)

2019.09.13 Circle Left Contra (Oakland) with Deniz Akin, Will Wheeler, and Lisa Illès [Larks/Robins]

2019.09.07 MCDC Monterey Contra with Back Pocket (Jess Newman, Will Wheeler, Mark Price)

2019.07.17 BACDS Berkeley Contra with Jesse Ball & Jess Newman [Larks/Ravens]

2019.07.14 TDSC Contra Dance in Aromas with the Crabapples (Marta Lynch, Norm Cotton, Bob Silberstein, Teresa Fife) [Larks/Ravens]

2019.07 13 BACDS Palo Alto Contra with Banjolicious (Lee Anne Welch, Sonia Shell, Yvonne Walbroehl, Louise Minton)

2019.06.15 BACDS SF Contra with the wiNgNuts  (Chris Knepper, Will Wheeler, Isele Harper)

2019.05.23 contra dance party at Burning Man HQ/Black Rock City, LLC in SF with the wiNgNuts [Larks/Ravens]

2019.05.19 BACDS South Bay Contra with Rodney Miller & Daniel Steinberg [Larks/Ravens]

2019.05.12 TDSC Santa Cruz Contra with Rodney Miller & Daniel Steinberg [Larks/Ravens]

2019.05.11 SCDS Sacramento Contra with Bob Kastelic & Scotty Cozen

2019.05.05 NBCDS Petaluma Contra with the Crabapples (Marta Lynch, Norm Cotton, Bob Silberstein, Teresa Fife)

2019.05.04 MCDC Monterey Contra with the Swingin' Chickens (Lee Anne Welch, Topher Gayle, Rebecca King)

2019.04.19 NBCDS Santa Rosa Contra with the Swingin' Chickens (Lee Anne Welch, Topher Gayle, Rebecca King, + Kenny Blacklock)

2019.03.30 BACDS Palo Alto Contra with Jess Newman, Derry Akin, and Jeff Spero

2019-02-06 BACDS Berkeley Contra with the WiNgNuts [Larks/Ravens]

2019-03-03 SBCDS Santa Barbara Contra with the Devil's Box String Band

2019-03-02 MCDC Monterey Contra with The Crabapples leading the Open MegaBand

2019-02-22 TDSC Santa Cruz Contra with Adrianna Ciccone & Daniel Steinberg [Larks/Ravens]

2019-02-16 BACDS SF Contra with the Backwater Boys (Rodney Miller, Charlie Hancock, Chris Knepper)

2019-02-08 Circle Left Contra (Oakland) with Will Wheeler & friends [Larks/Ravens]

2019-02-02 MCDC Monterey Contra with Magic Reelism

2019-01-27 SBCDS Santa Barbara Contra with Hidden Fifth

2019-01 Orange Blossom Ball VII - with Lisa Greenleaf, Bob Isaacs, Giant Robot Band, The Moving Violations

2019-01-12 SCDS Sacramento Contra Dance with Deniz Akin, Will Wheeler, and Lisa Illés

2019-01-06 SBCDS Santa Barbara Contra with Chopped Liver (Michael Mendelson, Jeff Spero, Bill Flores, Mike Mullens)


2018

2018-12-31 BACDS Palo Alto NYE Contra Dance with Pepperjack (Derry Akin, Jess Newman, Ben Graubart, and Scott Jespersen)

2018-12-29 NBCDS Santa Rosa Challenging Contra Dance with Audrey Knuth and Chris Knepper

2018-12-23 BACDS Hayward Contra Dance with Audrey Knuth & Charlie Hancock [Larks/Ravens]

2018-12-03 Chicago Barn Dance with Hillbilly Diaspora (Charlie Walden, Patt Plunkett, Jennifer Jeffries, Kathy Hirsh)

2018-12-01 Foothill Dancers Nevada City Contra with Rodney Miller & Barry Angell

2018-10 TFOOTD Fall Ball with Cloud Ten (Cedar Stanistreet, Donal Sheets, Arthur Davis, Ness Smith-Savedoff)

2018-10-18 Concord (MA) Scout House Contra with Transcontranental (Dave Bartley, David Kaynor and Rebecca McCallum)

2018-10-14 TDSC Santa Cruz Contra Dance with StringFire [Larks/Ravens]

2018-10-13 CCCDS San Luis Obispo Contra Dance with Foggy Bay String Band

2018-09-14 Circle Left Contra Dance with Audrey Knuth & Christopher Jacoby [Larks/Ravens]

2018-09-08 NBCDS San Rafael Contra Dance with the WiNgNuts (Chris Knepper, Will Wheeler, Isele Phoenix)

2018-08 Burning Man Contradance Camp - headline caller with Countercurrent (Brian Lindsay, Alex Sturbaum, Ness Smith-Savedoff) [Larks/Ravens]

2018-08-19 BACDS South Bay Contra Dance with Polaris (Marta Bartholomew, Rose Jackson, Sam Zakon-Anderson, Jesse Ball) [Larks/Ravens]

2018-08-18 BACDS San Francisco Contra Dance with Polaris (Marta Bartholomew, Rose Jackson, Sam Zakon-Anderson, Jesse Ball)

2018-08-17 NBCDS Santa Rosa Contra Dance with Polaris (Marta Bartholomew, Rose Jackson, Sam Zakon-Anderson, Jesse Ball)

2018-08-15 BACDS Berkeley Contra Dance with Polaris (Marta Bartholomew, Rose Jackson, Sam Zakon-Anderson, Jesse Ball) [Larks/Ravens]

2018-08-11 PCDC Portland Contra Dance with Polaris (Marta Bartholomew, Rose Jackson, Sam Zakon-Anderson, Jesse Ball)

2018-08-10 Emerald City Contra Dance (Seattle) with Polaris (Marta Bartholomew, Rose Jackson, Sam Zakon-Anderson, Jesse Ball)

2018-08-09 Lake City Contra Dance (Seattle) with Polaris (Marta Bartholomew, Rose Jackson, Sam Zakon-Anderson, Jesse Ball)

2018-06-30 Truckee Contra Dance with Star Thistle (Lonna Whipple, David Wright, Cheryl McKinney, & Sue Jones)

2018-06-24 SBCDS Santa Barbara Contra Dance with Boomerang (Jeff Spero, Bonnie Insall, Frank Hoppe)

2018-06-10 TDSC Santa Cruz Contra in Abbott Square with Paul Rangell, Chris Jong, & Emily Abbink

2018-06-09 SCDS Sacramento Contra with Contrapositive (Kathrine Gardner, Cynthia Faulkner, Allen Barnes)

2018-05-19 MCDC Carmel Contra with Audrey Knuth, Dave Cory, & Josh Van Vliet

2018-05-13 TDSC Santa Cruz Contra Dance with Patt & Possum [Larks/Ravens]

2018-05-11 Circle Left Contra Dance with Adrianna Ciccone, Sumaia Jackson, and Colin Cotter [Larks/Ravens]

2018-05-06 BIDA Contra Dance with Jonah Sidman, Ben Weatherbee, Ruth Rappaport [Larks/Ravens]

2018-03-24 SCDS Sacramento Contra Dance with The Swingin' Chickens (Topher Gayle, Lee Anne Welch, & Erik Hoffman)

2018-03-11 SBCDS Santa Barbara Contra Dance with Chopped Liver (Michael Mendelson, Suzanne Duffy, Jeff Spero, & Bill Flores)

2018-02-24 NBCDS Sebastopol Contra Dance with Whimsical [Larks/Ravens]

2018-02-23 TDSC Santa Cruz Contra Dance with the Whoots (Shira Kammen, Deby Benton-Grosjean, Jim Oakden) [Larks/Ravens]

2018-02-18 BACDS South Bay Contra Dance with Semper Fiddles [Larks/Ravens]

2018-02-17 BACDS San Francisco Contra Dance with the Newts

2018-01-28 BACDS Hayward Contra Dance with Pepperjack [Larks/Ravens]

2018-01-27 BACDS Palo Alto Contra Dance with In-Tent-City

2018-01-20 MCDC Carmel Contra Dance with The David Holodiloff Band

2017

2017-12-30 MCDC Carmel Contra Dance with Continental Drift 

2017-12-16 BACDS SF Contra Dance with Audrey Knuth, Dave Cory, Chris Knepper

2017-10-07 Foothill Dancers Nevada City Contra with Hot Cider

2017-08-19 MCDC Contra (Carmel) with Bandemonium

2017-08 CDSS American Week (Pinewoods) - staff caller contras and MWSD for contra dancers class

2017-07-01 contra dance at Palm Springs Swing & Mix 2017 IAGSDC convention with the Syncopaths

2017-06-23 TDSC Santa Cruz Contra Dance with Professor Spicer's Dance Tonic (Laurie Rivin, Peter Spicer, & Chris Jong)

2017-06-18 BACDS South Bay Contra Dance (San Jose) with Adrianna Ciccone & Sumaia Jackson

2017-06-10 Sacramento Contra Dance with Derya and Deniz Akin 

2017-05-26-29 Catapult Showcase! Atlanta, GA

2017-05-20 BACDS SF Contra Dance with Switching Protocols (Christopher Jacoby, Ruthie Byers, John-Michael Seng-Wheeler)

2017-05-13 BACDS Palo Alto Contra Dance with open band (Erik Hoffman)

2017.05-12 Circle Left Contra Dance (Oakland) with Adrianna Ciccone, Sumaia Jackson, and Colin Cotter

2017-03-26 SBCDS Santa Barbara Contra Dance with Calamity House

2017-03-24 TDSC Santa Cruz Contra Dance with Laurie Rivin, Daniel Steinberg, John Hamstra, Paul Machlis

2017-03-11 NBCDS San Rafael Contra Dance with Adrianna Ciccone & Josh

2017-02-05 NBCDS Petaluma Contra Dance with Triple Play (Ben Schreiber, Chris Knepper, Charlie Hancock)


2016

2016-12-31 BACDS New Year's Eve Palo Alto Contra with StringFire (Erik Ievins, Patti Cobb, Shira Kammen)

2016-12-17 MCDC Monterey Contra wedding celebrations with Continental Drift (Eric Anderson & Eileen Nicholson)

2016-12-10 Sacramento Contra Dance with The Swingin' Chickens

2016-12-04 SBCDS Santa Barbara Contra Dance with Rhythm Method String Band

2016-11-11 TDSC Santa Cruz Contra with Noodlefish (Sarah Kirton, Paul Price, and Karl Franzen)

2016-09-17 MCDC Monterey Contra with Noodlefish (Sarah Kirton, Paul Price, and Karl Franzen)

2016-09-04 BACDS San Jose Contra with WYip IT (Will Wheeler, Isele Phoenix Harper,Yonatan Tietzz)

2016-09-03 BACDS San Francisco Contra with Switching Protocols (Christopher Jacoby, Ruthie Byers, John-Michael Seng-Wheeler)

2016-08-31 BACDS Berkeley Contra Dance with Swing Farm (Ray Bierl, Charlie Hancock, Steven Strauss)

2016-08-13 MWSD - Lucky Stepper Slab Dance in Ben Lomond

2016-07-09 Sacramento Contra Dance with Soul Weaving

2016-07-02 contra dance at Maple Leafs Regroup IAGSDC convention in Toronto, Canada

2016-05-22 SBCDS Santa Barbara Contra Dance with Boomerang

2016-05-21 Los Angeles Contra Dance (Pasadena) with Rhythm Method String Band

2016-05-20 San Diego Contra Dance with Crooked

2016-05-06-08 LCFD Spring Dance Camp weekend with Frost & Fire (Hollis Easter, Viveka Fox, Aaron Marcus, Peter Macfarlane)

2016-03-26 SFBQCD Queer Contra Oakland with Erik Hoffman, Michael Harmon and Roxanne Oliva

2016-03-25 TDSC Special Gender Role Free Contra dance in Santa Cruz with Tilt-A-Whirl

2016-02-21 BACDS San Jose Contra with Lee Anne Welch, Elizabeth Todd, Cheryl McKinney

2016-02-13 CCCDS San Luis Obispo Contra with the Growling Old Geezers

2016-02-06 MCDC Monterey Contra with Ben Schreiber & Paul Machlis
2016-01-30 BACDS Palo Alto Contra with Triple Play (Chris Knepper, Ben Schreiber, Charlie Hancock)
2016-01-23 SFBQCD Queer Contra Oakland with Triple Play (Chris Knepper, Ben Schreiber, Charlie Hancock)
2016-01-09 NBCDS Mill Valley Contra with the wiNgNuts (Chris Knepper, Isele Harper, and Will Wheeler)
2016-01-08 Circle Left Contra Oakland with the Whoots (Michelle Levy, Jim Oakden, Charlie Hancock)


2015
2015-12-27 TDOGS Hayward Contra with Ben Schreiber & Paul Machlis
2015-12-19 BACDS San Francisco Contra with Brian Theriault Band (Brian Theriault, Chris Knepper, Lewis Santer)
2015-09-11 TDSC Santa Cruz Contra with BLAM!
2015-09-05 MCDC Monterey Contra with BLAM!
2015-08-29 BACDS Palo Alto Contra with the StringRays
2015-06-06 MCDC Monterey Contra with the Scottish Fiddlers
2015-04-25 BACDS Palo Alto Contra with Soul Weaving
2015-04-18 MCDC Spring Fling Monterey with the Nettles
2015-03-22 TDOGS Contra Hayward with Stolen Goods

2014
2014-12-13 MCDC Monterey Contra
2014-11-01 SFBQCD Queer Contra Oakland with Aftershocks
2014-08-16 BACDS San Francisco Contra with Paddy Ryan's Dream
2014-05-18 SBCDS Santa Barbara Contra with The Glencoe Project
2014-04-26 BACDS Palo Alto Contra with Soul Weaving
2014-03-05 BACDS Berkeley Contra with open band
2014-02-23 TDOGS Contra Hayward with The Whoots!
2014-02-15 MCDC Monterey Contra with John Weed & Debra Tayleur
2014-02-08 BACDS Palo Alto Contra with 3/5s of Scotch
2014-02-02 TDSC Felton Contra with Wildcat Canyon
2014-01-17 Orange Blossom Ball weekend with Perpetual eMotion andThe Moving Violations & Lisa Greenleaf & Lynn Ackerson
2014-01-10 Circle Left Contra Berkeley with Chris Knepper, Christie Hubbard, Will Wheeler

2013
2013-10-20 BIDA Contra Cambridge with einstein's little homunculus
2013-10-17 Concord Scout House Contra with Edward Wallace, Bruce Rosen, Mark Roberts
2013-10-05 SFBQCD Queer Contra Oakland with Uncle Farmer
2013-07-04 contra dance at Weave Your Heart in San Francisco
2013-04-07 GODS Gainesville Contra with Barnstorm
2013-04-06 Cocoa Beach contra with Kindred Spirits
2013-03-17 Boca Point contra with Stepping Stones
2013-02-22 GODS contra weekend with The Syncopaths and Kumquats at Large & Dana Parkinson
2013-02-02 Boca Raton Contra with Keeping It Reel

2012
2012-12-22 St. Petersburg/Pinellas Park Contra with Barnstorm
2012-12-21 Melbourne Contra with Rafter Ringers
2012-12-01 Palm Springs Contra with Keeping It Reel
2012-11-18 Boca Pointe Contra with Stepping Stones
2012-11-10 Davie Contra with Cornbread
2012-11-03 Cocoa Beach Contra with Kindred Spirits
2012-10-21 BIDA Contra Cambridge with David Kaynor, Julie Metcalf, Erid Eid-Reiner
2012-10-18 Concord Scout House Contra with einstein's little homunculus
2012-09-16 Boca Pointe Contra with Stepping Stones
2012-09-02 GODS Gainesville Contra with Kumquats at Large
2012-09-01 Cocoa Beach Contra with Azure Blades
2012-08-19 Boca Pointe Contra
2012-07-21 BACDS San Francisco Contra
2012-07-20 TDSC Felton Contra
2012-07-18 BACDS Berkeley Contra
2012-07-14 BACDS Palo Alto Contra
2012-07-07 SFBQCD Queer Contra Oakland
2012-06-30 contra dance at Dance Up A Storm IAGSDC convention
2012-06-02 Boca Raton Contra Dance
2012-04-07 Boca Raton Contra Dance
2012-03-16 Melbourne Contra Dance
2012-01-20 Melbourne Contra Dance
2012-01-07 Boca Contra Dance


Square Dance Calling


I've been on the staff of 5 IAGSDC conventions,  and called at 7 National Square Dance Conventions.
I've also called at numerous festivals, fly-ins, and hoedowns.
See my IAGSDC historywiki page for a more detailed (though incomplete list).