Rehoboth Contra Dance/Contradance Links for the
South Atlantic Region
of the United States
Sites and Pages
Regional | Florida | Georgia | North Carolina | South Carolina
Bands and Musicians | Callers | Organizations
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This page is devoted to listing contra dances in the south Atlantic region of the United States along with bands, musicians, callers, and organizations that are based in the region. URLs and e-mail addresses are listed when available. New entries, additional information, and changes in information are always welcome. Links to other pages in the www.contradancelinks.com web site are listed at the bottom of the page.
New links are simply new to me, not necessarily new to the World Wide Web. Change in URL means that a link has changed its WWW address or URL.
- The Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society provides information about a number of dances in Florida.
- Don Pauley has good listings of the current dances in Florida.
- Andy Shore and Cliff Nomberg have developed a web site for the dances in South Florida including calendars, contacts, information, etc.
- There is a dance in Casselbury, near Orlando, on the last Saturday of each month.
- The Cocoa Beach Contra Dance is held on the 1st Saturday of the month. Eddie Obler handles the web duties.
- The Florida State Parks, specifically Barnacle Historic State Park in Coconut Grove host old time dances on various dates.
- The Broward Contra Dance in Davie, occurs generally on the 2nd Saturday of each month.
- There are dances on 1st Saturdays at Dance, Etc. in Englewood. New entry (April 17, 2013)
- The Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society holds contra dances on the 1st Sunday and 3rd Saturday of each month.
- The Tampa Friends of Old-Time Dance old their annual Snow Ball in Gulfport in late January each year.
- The annual Florida Fiddlers Convention is held in High Springs in mid-October and many times includes a dance.
- The Flying Turtles String Band hosts dances, generally on the 2nd Sunday of the month in O'Leno State Park near High Springs.
- The Jacksonville Country Dance and Song Society sponsors contra dances on the 1st Saturday and 3rd Friday of most months. Charles Dyer supplies the information.
- The Cocoa Beach dance group also has information about the dance series in Melbourne with dances occurring on the 3rd Friday of the month.
- A new dance series has begun on the 2nd Fridays of the month in Melrose. Change of URL and date (October 31, 2012)
- You can obtain information about dances in the Orlando area by visiting the Orlando Contra Dance Community page.
- Tallahassee Community Friends of Old-Time Dance holds dances on the 2nd Friday and sometimes the 4th Friday (and 5th Friday) of each month.
- The Tampa Friends of Old Time Dance sponsor 1st Friday and 2nd and 4th Saturday dances and have information about a number of dances in Florida.
- Dances in Venice occur at the Train Depot on the 3rd Saturday of the month (with the occasional exception). New entry (March 8, 2013)
- At the end of the May in White Springs, there is the annual Florida Folk Festival, which includes just about every type of music and dance, including a few contras.
- The Athens Folk Music and Dance Society holds contra dances on the 3rd Saturday of the month, among everything else it does. Barb Benson maintains the page.
- Dances in Athens on the 1st Saturday of the month occur in Lay Park.
- The Chattahoochee Country Dancers in Atlanta and Decatur meet on Friday nights and 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays. Slightly revised dates (October 31, 2012)
- The dances in Dahlonega are held at the Woodmen of the World building on various Saturdays.
- As part of a wide range of events, the Savannah Folk Music Society holds monthly dances on various Saturdays in Savannah. Bob Williams maintains the site.
- The dance series in Sautee Nacoochee takes place on various Saturdays from August to June with a set of classes on Tuesday nights.
- In mid-June, the Summer Soiree is held in Asheville.
- The Swannanoa Gathering is a series of week-long workshops in various folk arts held in July and August on the campus of Warren Wilson College near Asheville. Some of the individual weeks will have more dancing than others.
- The Old Farmer's Ball holds dances on Thursday nights at Warren Wilson College in Asheville and there is a separate weekly dance series at the Grey Eagle, in Asheville, on Mondays at The Grey Eagle. They also hold a non-summer monthly advanced dance in Asheville. The site provides information about other dances in the area. Revised entry (October 31, 2012) Included mention of advanced dance (November 24, 2012)
- The monthly dance at the YMCA in Asheville is changing to a more community dance feel with an early family dance included. New entry (October 31, 2012)
- The Lake Eden Arts Festivals are held each year at Camp Rockmont in Black Mountain in mid-May and mid-October each year.
- In Brasstown, the John C. Campbell Folk School hosts dance weekends, musician and caller workshops, a wide range of classes in folk arts and other activities, and regular dances. The regular dances are usually held on the first and third Saturdays. The dance workshops are held throughout the year. Change of URL (October 31, 2012)
- Dances sponsored by OTTO WOOD (Old Time Transylvania Organization ... With Out Official Designation) occur on Thursday nights at the Dunns Rock Community Center in Brevard. New entry (May 20, 2012)
- The Triangle Country Dancers hold regular dances in Carrboro, generally on the 2nd Friday of each month (with dances in Durham on the 4th Friday), challenging dances on the 5th Friday of the month, also in Durham. The site also has information about the 3rd Saturday (generally) community and family dances in Chapel Hill and information about other dances in the area. Change in URL for family series (November 24, 2012)
- The bands Footloose and Contrazz sponsor a monthly 1st Saturday dance in Carrboro.
- The Carolina Song & Dance Association holds a Third Friday Contra Dance in Carrboro with instruction at 7:30pm and dancing at 8:00pm. Listings are out of date, but series continues (November 24, 2012)
- The dances in Celo occur on the 1st Friday of each month at the Arthur Morgan School. Change in URL (July 31, 2012)
- The Charlotte Dance Gypsies hold dances one Saturday night each month, a dance on most Monday nights and dances (waltzes, visiting bands) on various Wednesdays. In addition, the Gypsies sponsor Gypsy Meltdown Weekend at Camp Thunderbird in March.
- In Winston-Salem and Clemmons, the Fiddle and Bow Country Dancers hold dances in Clemmons on Tuesdays and in Greensboro on 3rd Saturdays. In addition, they hold a Feet Retreat in late September in Danbury. Change in location (November 24, 2012)
- The Triangle Country Dancers hold a Spring Dance Romance in late April in Danbury.
- The Triangle Country Dancers hold regular dances in Durham, generally on the 4th Friday of each month (with dances in Carrboro on the 2nd Friday) and have information about other dances in the area.
- The Historic Jonesborough Dance Society hosts two annual Carolina Contra-Thons in Glendale Springs each Memorial Day (May) and Labor Day (September) weekend.
- Electric Camel Contra hosts Rowdy Contra Dances in Greensboro on 1st Saturdays and High Point on 3rd Thursdays along with other dances. New entry (March 17, 2013)
- The Folk Arts Society of Greenville and the the ECU Folk & Country Dancers hold Folk and Country Dances on the 2nd Saturday of each month as part of their schedule of events.
- Dances are held at North Carolina State University in Raleigh during the regular school year, generally but not always on a Saturday.
- The Old Farmer's Ball has contact information for the Reems Creek contra dance at the Beech Community Center.
- The Blue Ridge Contra Dancers hold dances at the Party Place in Saluda on various days and times.
- You can find information about the Boone Country Dancers which host a intermediate contra dance on either the first or the second Saturday of every month in Sugar Grove or Valle Crucis, depending on the season.
- Virgil Q. Sealy also posts a schedule for dances in the Triangle along with other folk arts activities in the area.
- The Cape Fear Contra Dancers hold dances on the 2nd Saturday (usually) of each month and on 2nd and 4th Tuesday nights all in Wilmington. In addition, they hold the Bogue Banks Boogie at the end of each year in PIne Knolls Shores.
- Carl Hilton provides information about contradancing in Charleston which occurs on the second and fourth Fridays of the month. He also provides information about the annual BugStomp which occurs in early spring.
- The Clemson Contra Dance Club hosts dances Palmetto Ballroom (located in the Student Union) on the Clemson University Campus while school is in session. Alternate site.
- The Columbia Traditional Music & Dance Society holds contra dances generally, but not always on the 3rd Saturday of each month.
- There are dances on the 1st Saturday of the most months from October to April in the midlands of South Carolina at the Lake Murray Contra Hall in Leesville (outside of Lexington).
- The Harvest Moon Folk Society holds dances on various Saturday nights of each month and a occasional dances on Fridays or Sundays during the month at River Falls Lodge near Marietta along with occasional dances in Taylors. In addition to all the regular dances, they hold an annual Moondance Dance Festival in early-mid-September at the Table Rock State Park in Pickens and a Monster Mash in late October/early November.
- The Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society provides information about a number of bands and callers in Florida.
- The Chattahoochee Country Dancers in the Atlanta area have information about area bands and callers and those that visit. Change in URL (November 24, 2012)
- D. E. Pauley keeps track of bands from Florida along with bands that have visited. Change in URL (November 24, 2012)
- Ants in the Pantry is from Asheville, North Carolina and includes Laurie Fisher - Fiddle, Sid Heilbraun - Keyboards, Skip Metheny - Percussion, John Culp - Mandolin, and Barbara Groh - Caller.
- Appalachian Storm, hailing from Asheville, North Carolina, plays a steady inflow of old-time and Irish jigs and reels with scattered cajun and original tunes.
- The Back Porch Rockers are a family band from Lilburn, Georgia playing Irish fiddle tunes, Southern Banjo tunes, traditional Appalachian music, and old-time Gospel.
- Barnstorm,featuring Sharon Hartmann, Chris Campbell, Billy Jickell and Lee Simpson, play at dances across Florida. Change of URL (November 24, 2012)
- Barrowburn, from Raleigh, North Carolina, plays at Inis Cairde ceili dances and numerous private functions including weddings and parties and plays occasionally at a contra dance, too.
- The Bay Area Fiddlers play at the Dunedin, Florida dance on a regular basis. If you play an acoustic instrument, including fiddle (violin), guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass, piano, harmonica, and dulcimer you are invited to come join them.
- Big Medicine plays string band music of the rural South: old-time melodies and mountain harmonies, ancient ballads and archaic fiddle tunes, heart songs, hollers, hymns, and a touch of early bluegrass. MySpace page.
- Blue Eyed Girl of Asheville, North Carolina is the coalescence of three young women whose roots sink deep into traditional music and dance.
- The Blue Ridge Rounders are a hard driving, fun loving old time stringband whose music rides the cusp of the old mountain way to the traditional bluegrass sound based in Stecoah Valley, North Carolina. Site has problems (November 24, 2012)
- The Booger Holler String Band is an award-winning, old-time music group located in North Florida (and beyond). They play for concerts, dances, parties, festivals, contests, and just for fun.
- Ashley Broder is known for her work on mandolin, guitar, and violin and plays at a contra dance every once and a while. She is based in Asheville, North Carolina. MySpace page.
- An traditional Celtic band from Georgia, The Buddy O'Reilly Band plays the occasional contra dance. Sarah Vegotsky maintains the page.
- The Burning Desire String Band, was started over 25 years to work with caller Frederick Park, with music from Southern Appalachian big sets and squares to smooth New England contras and quadrilles, yes, and even to the blues! The band is based in Swannanoa, North Carolina.
- Cabin Fever!,
a band from Columbia, South Carolina, plays traditional music, mostly
for contra dances.
- The Carolina Chocolate Drops are based in Durham, North Carolina and are a group of young African-American stringband musicians that have come to together to play the rich tradition of fiddle and banjo music in Carolinas' piedmont. MySpace page.
- Carolina Gator Gumbo is your Carolina Connection Cajun Band. John Bishop maintains the site.
- Cattywampas with Tim Cape (fiddle), Scott Russell (guitar), Pete Senkowski (bass), plays in the Atlanta, Georgia area. (e-mail only)
- Comes When Called played in Gainesville, Florida on August 18, 2012 and features Kathie Aagard (fiddle), Rich Crew (recorder), Susan Marynowski (piano and percussion), and John McEwen (banjo).
- ContraForce is reported to play tribal psychedelic folk metal for contra dances branching out from Charleston SC. Largely original tunes, they rock out on Effected fiddle/ guitar /sax /foot -hand percussion. Feel free to check them out on facebook tunes tab for a taste. Contact for booking: email@example.com New entry (November 16, 2012)
- From Brasstown, North Carolina, Contraindicated plays in the Carolinas and other nearby states. (e-mail only)
- Contraversial features the talents of David Brown (baritone guitar and banjo) and Cailen Campbell (fiddle) and is based in Asheville, North Carolina. MySpace page. Change of URL (November 24, 2012)
- Contrazz combines the improvisational style and solos of a jazz band with a repertoire of traditional Celtic, Quebecois and American old-time music for dances in North Carolina.
- Andi Hearn and Davey Mathias are the members of Corner House, based in Columbia, South Carolina and playing Irish traditional music in the Carolinas.
- Jubal Creech is a drummer and percussionist who plays with bands such as The Avant Gardeners. He is based in Raleigh, North Carolina.
- Brian Baker, Brian Donahue, Bill Porter and Mikre Robinson (and sometimes Margie McDonald) are the members of the Atlanta-based Crosstown Traffic which plays a mix of New England style tunes and some old-time. (e-mail only)
- The Dancing Bears are a contra dance band from Asheville, North Carolina and feature Lew Gelfond on fiddle, Mark Langner on guitar, John Culp on mandolin and banjo and Skip Metheny on bass. Change of URL (March 20, 2013)
- The group Deux Francois is based in Tampa, Florida. (e-mail only)
- Living in the Carolinas, David DiGiuseppe is a singer, accordionist, mandolinist, and Irish cittern player.
- The Dog Branch Cats played in Brasstown, North Carolina on January 26, 2013.
- The Donnybrook Lads feature the talents of Alison Arnold, Jeff Engel, Colin Cannell and Buz Lloyd and is based in Cary, Raleigh and Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
- Bill Dudley plays guitar in several old-time and contradance bands in Florida along with engineering, recording and interviewing performers for various sound and radio programs.
- The Dunehoppers are an old-time string band from St. Augustine, Florida.
- Elderberry Jam played in Greenville, North Carolina on September 8, 2012.
- The Elftones play a blend of Irish, Scottish, Canadian, old-time, and original tunes for contra dances, weddings, parties, and just about anywhere people like to twirl and swing and have a great time and are based in the Piedmont of North Carolina. Virgil Sealy provides the information.
- Paul Fackler
plays traditional and neo-traditional music on the fiddle. He is based in North Carolina.
- The band, Far Horizons, plays traditional southern, New England, Cape Breton, bluegrass, celtic reels and jigs and original dance tunes, along with a large variety of waltzes for contra dances and other events in North Carolina. Change of URL (November 25, 2012)
- Fetchin' Cat features Jim Tolles, Scott Russell, and Tim Higgins and is based in Atlanta, Georgia. (e-mail only)
- The repertoire of Fly By Night starts with upbeat traditional New England contra dance tunes and includes lilting Celtic melodies, funky, rockin' originals, lowdown, driving southern fiddle tunes and dreamy waltzes of varying tempos. Change of URL (November 25, 2012)
- The Flying Turtles String Band are Tom and Ellen Hogan who play at contra dances, hoedowns or a great nights at a local pub in Florida. Facebook page. Added Facebook page (November 25, 2012)
- David DiGiuseppe provides information about Footloose a band whose sound draws upon Irish, southern old time, jazz and classical music influences hails from the Chapel Hill, NC area.
- The Forget-Me-Nots bring fresh energy to the ageless tradition of Celtic music and are Willa Finck, Maura Shawn Scanlin, and Ledah Finck, with David Finck on backup guitar. The group is based in North Carolina.
- Free Association plays traditional and contemporary contra dance tunes in a variety of styles, and anything else that occurs to them at the time. Our current range includes Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Changed e-mail to URL (March 20, 2013)
- The Freight Hoppers are an old-time band based in Bryson City, North Carolina. MySpace page.
- The Jacksonville, Florida based Full Circle features Veronica and Ted Lane with guest musicians playing Irish, Old Time, Scottish, and English country dance music.
- Lew Gelfond is a member of the Asheville, North Carolina band, the Dancing Bears.
- Along with their other gigs, Georgia's Georgia Mudcats, featuring Tom Ryan, John Grimm, Lisa Deaton, and Pat Shields, occasionally play at a contra dance.
- Rhiannon Giddens calls and
plays (fiddle and other instruments) at contra dances (along with being part of the Carolina Chocolate Drops) and is based in Greensboro, North Carolina. Change of URL (March 20, 2013)
- Robert Bruce Greene is known as a living exponent of old time Kentucky fiddle music and as an old time banjo player, singer, and collector of traditional Appalachian music and culture. He also plays at contra dances and is based in North Carolina.
- North Carolina's Beth Hartness plays guitar at contra dances and other events with a variety of musicians.
- Upright bassist Jeffrey Hersk has been a member of Carnival Knowledge and played with other contra dance musicians. He is based in North Carolina.
- Bill & Libby
Hicks play rousing contradance music (as well as vocal oriented concerts) in the upper South and elsewhere. Change of URL (March 20, 2013)
- John Holenko plays guitar and mandolin in a number of bands including The Hungry Monks. He is based in Charleston, South Carolina.
- The Hungry Monks are centered around the creative talents of Hazel Ketchum and John Holenko and are based in Charleston, South Carolina. MySpace page.
- The Hushpuppies have picked up elements of the sound of the bands on the old recordings, they've captured the feel of the music of the elderly fiddle and banjo players they visit and yet they still sound deliciously like themselves. They are based in Durham, North Carolina.
- Jubal's Kin is a Florida based family band, of Roger, Gailanne and Jeffrey Amundsen who are part of the rising generation of roots musicians.
- Jump in the Skillet is a large, Atlanta-based band. (e-mail only)
- Juniper, featuring
Sarah Mitchell, Frances Pisacane and Jasmine Hart play at contra
dances in the Tampa area along with their other gigs. MySpace page.
- The Florida band Kumquat Kapers with Ben Bolker, Bill Dudley, Sarah Mitchell, is based in Gainesville. (e-mail only)
- Kylebrack performs traditional Irish tunes and songs, specializing in the lyric tunes of East Galway and Clare and consists of Alison Arnold (wooden flute), Paul Fackler (fiddle), and Donald Lively (guitar).
- While it is not a major part of his gig list, Jamie Laval does play at contra dances from time to time. He now lives in Asheville, North Carolina. MySpace page.
- Lift Ticket includes Rex Blazer on fiddle, Seth Houston on piano and guitar, and C.W. Abbott or T.J. Johnson on mandolin and plays a variety of traditional and original fiddle tunes and while it is based in Florida, plays all over the U.S. Change of URL (March 20, 2013)
- Buz Lloyd has been a dance fiddler of U.S. and Canadian Northeastern, celtic and appalachian old-time styles for more than 30 years and plays with The Donnybrook Lads, The Highbrow Hayseeds, The Carolina Cut-Ups and others.
- The Florida incarnation of Loose Shoes is based in Davie. (e-mail only)
- The band Los Caballeros con Pantalones del Fuego is based in Melbourne, Florida. (e-mail only)
- Based in North Carolina, the Mando Mafia is a large acoustic string-band with a preponderance of mando-family instruments. Julianne Mangin maintains the site.
- Mappamundi is a Chapel Hill, North Carolina based band which plays more-or-less traditional music of the Northern Hemisphere and the Current Millennium, but play a huge variety of music. Jane Peppler maintains the site.
- The Mason Jar Drinkers are based in Brevard, North Carolina and include Hunter Holmes, Steven Acker, Josh Carter and Michael Eleazer.
- The acoustic folk band Meridian plays on a regular basis in Florida and is based in Jacksonville.
- Merriweather features Peter Martin, Bill Paine, Kathie Aagaard, Wes Maluk, and Terry Maluk and is determined to make you scream on the dance floor, and is based in Florida.
- Morning Coffee featuring Jeff and Diane Baker of Asheville, North Carolina, play at dances in North Carolina, Tennessee and other locales. (e-mail only)
- A hard-core traditional Irish music Naomi's Fancy is based in Elkin, North Carolina. Change of URL (March 20, 2013)
- Neckbuster plays Celtic and American fiddle tunes on fiddle, tenor banjo, mandolin, guitar, and piano. (e-mail only).
- The New Pilot Mountaineers are an oldtime string band based in Surry County, North Carolina. The style of music they play, known as "oldtime" is defined as traditional folk music of the Appalachians and rural South, heavily influenced by Celtic and African traditions. (e-mail only)
- The New Southern Ramblers are from Asheville, North Carolina and play at dances and concerts throughout the South Atlantic states.
- Joe Newberry plays guitar and banjo with the groups Big Medicine and Town Mountain and is based in North Carolina. My Space page.
- The Nut Bush Ramblers include Tim Barkley, Keith Buckner and Jim Young, are based in Greensboro, North Carolina and share a love of Appalachian Mountain music. Facebook page. Added Facebook (March 20, 2013)
- On the Fly is a string band that plays traditional American dance music. They play at contra and square dances throughout the great state of Florida. MySpace page.
- Out on the Ocean is the house band for the Tuesday evening dances in Wilmington, North Carolina and is also available for bookings in the southeastern North Carolina area.
- From Atlanta, Georgia, Peavine Creek plays on a regular basis in the southern and South Atlantic regions of the United States. (e-mail only) Change from URL to e-mail (March 20, 2013)
- Based in North Carolina, Don Pedi plays mountain dulcimer for a variety of events including contra dances.
- The Pilot Mountain Bobcats play an infectious brand of old time stringband music and include Nancy Sluys on fiddle, Jacki Spector on fretless banjo, Allin Cottrell on guitar and Bill Sluys on bass and are Based in Surry
County, North Carolina. MySpace page. Change of URL (March 20, 2013)
- The Possum Pickers are an old-time band from central Florida. Site has problems (March 20, 2013)
- The Rafter Ringers play Old-time Irish and hillbilly fiddle tunes for contra dances in Central Florida. Change from URL to e-mail (March 20, 2013)
- The Red Wellies include Beanie Odell, Duncan Wickel and Vincent Fogarty and are based in Asheville, North Carolina.
- Reel Shady played in Clemmons, North Carolina on January 29, 2013.
- Jim Roberts plays percussion in the band, Footloose, and with other groups and on other projects. He is based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. MySpace page.
- The Rocket Boys play in Tennessee, Georgia, and parts near-by. (e-mail only)
- Bart Saylor, of South Carolina, has been playing traditional American "Roots" music in the Charleston, SC area for 25 years, with various configurations of musician friends.
- Mara Shea lives in Raleigh, North Carolina and plays plenty of dance music: Scottish country dances, English country dances, and Irish set dances, as well as contra dances, parties, and concerts with the fiddle-guitar duo, The Elftones.
- The Skeeziks plays traditional Irish, Scottish, and Appalachian tunes for your listening and dancing pleasure and are based in Greenville, South Carolina.
- Based in North Carolina, Skylark plays traditional and contemporary music from the Celtic lands and beyond and is made up of the husband-wife duo of Paul Fackler on fiddle and Marilyn Hartman on piano.
- Nancy Sluys of North Carolina plays clawhammer banjo and fiddle with groups such as the Pilot Mountain Bobcats and other musicians.
- The Georgia version of Smoke and Mirrors includes Sandi Goldring (piano) and Shelley Rhodes (fiddle). (e-mail only)
- Smokin' Pig plays
in and around Atlanta, Georgia. (e-mail only)
- Southern Jubilee, featuring Sandra Arozqueta (bass), Katie Bailey (fiddle), Jay Bradbury (banjo), Peter Easton (many instruments), and Joe Waller (guitar) plays up and down the state of Florida.
- Bill Dudley provides information about the band Squirrelly Germs in the Tampa area.
- Steamshovel, composed of Roger Gold and David White, have been playing at contra dances throughout the South and South Atlantic dates since 2006.
- Based in Huntsville and Birmingham, Alabama, and Clemson, South Carolina, Waxwing plays for dances all over the Southeast and beyond. Their music spans many styles, including Celtic, Up East, Quebequois, Old Time, and contemporary tunes with a little classical, jazz, pop, and reggae stirred into the mix.
- Julia Weatherford performs regionally (North Carolina) with the string band Far Horizons, as well as an all woman contra dance band, Fly by Night, and a swing and traditional vocal group, Firefly. She also plays cello in the group Trillium, playing baroque and classical music. Change of URL (March 20, 2013)
- Who's All plays Old Time acoustic music for contra dancing; early country, gospel, and swing with sweet mother/daughter harmonies for concerts or party music; and waltzes for well you know. (e-mail only).
- The Chattahoochee Country Dancers in the Atlanta area have information about area bands and callers and those that visit.
Change of URL (March 20, 2013)
- The Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society provides information about a number of bands and callers in Florida.
- D. E. Pauley has a list of callers in Florida along with information about a number of out-of-state callers. Change of URL (March 20, 2013)
- Gary Arthur calls at dances in Florida in a variety of locations. He is based in Gainesville. (e-mail)
- Bob Beattie is a
caller from the Savannah, Georgia area. (e-mail only)
- Paula Bishop calls in the Asheville, North Carolina area and other venues.
- Craig Bloch is a caller from Tallahassee, Florida. (e-mail only)
- Tara Bolker calls in places such as Gainesville, Tampa and Tallahassee, Florida. (e-mail only
- Connie Carringer has been calling since December of 2008. She primarily calls Contra Dances, but have some experience calling Squares and traditional Appalachian dances as well. She is based in Boone, North Carolina.
- John Combs is a caller from North Carolina (e-mail only).
- Keith Cornett Eustis, now living in South Carolina, has called from coast to coast, several other countries, dance, festivals and weekends.
- Robert Cromartie is a
caller from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (e-mail only)
- Dudley Culp is a caller in the Asheville, North Carolina area. (e-mail only)
- Caller Pat Czar is from the Sanford, Florida area. (e-mail only)
- Bob Dalsemer is a caller from Brasstown, North Carolina. Change of URL (March 20, 2013)
- Susan Davis calls at dances in Atlanta, Georgia and other locales. (e-mail only)
- Steve Dodd is a caller in the Asheville, North Carolina area. (e-mail only)
- Charlie Dyer lives in Jacksonville, Florida and calls English country dance and contra dance in north and central Florida.
- Dennis Edmiston calls in the Atlanta, Georgia area. (e-mail only)
- Rhiannon Giddens calls and plays (fiddle and other instruments) at contra dances and is based in Greensboro, North Carolina. MySpace page. Change of URL (March 20, 2013)
- David Glick is a caller in North Carolina. He has also called across the upper Midwest and in Canada. (e-mail only)
- Adina Gordon calls at dances throughout the southeastern United States and beyond, delighting dancers with her energy and enthusiasm.
- Joy Greenwolfe is based in Durham, North Carolina and calls there and other environs.
- A resident of Asheville, North Carolina, Barbara Groh has been calling contra dances all over the East coast since 1989.
- Rob Harper calls in the Atlanta, Georgia area. (e-mail only)
- Eric Harris lives in Tampa, Florida and calls throughout the state. (e-mail only)
- Bruce Hartmann is a caller based in Winter Park, Florida. (e-mail only)
- Charley Harvey, founding member of Berea, Kentucky's monthly contra dance has relocated to Asheville, North Carolina. A caller since 1992, Charley has called throughout the mid-Atlantic.
- Cis Hinkle is a
caller from Atlanta, Georgia who has delighted contra and square dancers since 1985 with her skilled teaching, welcoming manner, playful enthusiasm, and masterful selection of dances. She is has called at music and dance festivals all over the US, England, and Denmark.
- Richard Hopkins is a caller from Tallahassee, Florida.
- Phil Jamison is Assistant Director of the Swannanoa Gathering and coordinator of Old-Time Music & Dance Week along with performing over the last twenty-five years at many festivals. Change of URL (March 20, 2013)
- JoLaine Jones-Pokorney calls all over Florida and is looking to get beyond the Florida borders and expand her calling horizons. New entry (January 26, 2013)
- Rich Katz calls in the area around Tampa, Florida. (e-mail only)
- Andy Kane calls traditional Contra, Square and Circle Dance for all groups and ages in Florida and other areas.
- Jonathan King is based in Gainesville, Florida and calls in the north Florida area.
- Mark Langner is a caller from Asheville, North Carolina. (e-mail only).
- Nancy Mamlin, who lives in North Carolina, has since 1989 played string bass with a number of different groups, and have been calling at dances all over the country. Change of URL (March 20, 2013)
- Susan Marynowski is a caller from Florida.
- Alice Milmoe, from Tampa, Florida, calls on a regular basis in the southern United States. (e-mail only)
- Beth Molaro is a caller from North Carolina who calls contra dances in a number of places (from Arizona to Denmark).
- Paul Moore is a caller in North Carolina. (e-mail only)
- Hank Morris calls at several dances in the Carolinas and at other venues. (e-mail only)
- Roy Moye calls at dances and festivals in and around Orlando, Florida. (e-mail only)
- Joyce Murlless is a caller
from the Savannah, Georgia area. (e-mail only)
- Gary Nelson from Asheville, North Carolina, calls in both Carolinas and other places, too. (e-mail only)
- Andrea Nettleton is caller in Atlanta, Georgia and calls there and at other venues in the southeastern U.S. You can reach her at (404) 713-1543. (e-mail only)
- Rae Newowman frequently calls in area near North Miami, Florida. (e-mail only)
- Joey Norton is a caller from Tampa, Florida. (e-mail only)
- Bill Paine is a caller from Gainesville, Florida. (e-mail only)
- Frederick Park, from Swannanoa, North Carolina, calls contras and everything from English country dance to Cajun French two-step and waltz for more than 35 years. MySpace page.
- Dana Parkinson is a contra dancer turned contra caller in St. Petersburg, Florida.
- Ruth Pershing calls in North Carolina on a regular basis, co-runs the Family Dance series in Chapel Hill, through the Triangle Country Dancers and calls, teaches, and participates in southern flatfloot and clogging in the area and at various dance camps and weeks. (e-mail only)
- Warren Pollans calls from Boca Raton, Florida. (e-mail only)
- Debo Powers is a caller in Tallahassee, Florida. (e-mail only)
- Stan Prince calls in and around Tampa, Florida. (e-mail only)
- Larry Rowan is a caller from North Carolina.
- Susie Rudder is a caller who hails from Gainesville, Florida.
- Scott Russell calls at dances in and around Georgia. (e-mail only)
- George Segebade calls on a regular basis at dances throughout North Carolina. (e-mail only)
- Kristin Seibert has been dancing since birth, and a dance gypsy since high school. She learned to call at age 17 because she thought every dance leader should know how, but once she was on the other side of the mic there was no going back. She lives in Durham, NC, but loves to travel. New entry (August 18, 2012)
- Janet Shepherd calls from Atlanta, Georgia. (e-mail only).
LI>Andy Shore calls square dances from Intro through C1 along with calling contra dances. He is based in southeastern Florida.
- Having danced in Ohio and New England, Diane Silver now leads dances (including squares, clogging and swing) in North Carolina and other locales.
- Doug Singleton, from Atlanta, Georgia, calls at a variety of dances in the southeastern United States. (e-mail only (take out the "at" replace it with @))
- George Snyder calls from Georgia. (e-mail only)
- Wes Sturgis has called in North and South Carolina since 1995. (e-mail only)
- Rodney Sutton from North Carolina (e-mail only).
- Seth Tepfer calls from Atlanta, Georgia and organizes a number of events.
- Linda Thomas calls from Wilmington, North Carolina. (e-mail only)
- Anne Marie Walter called at the Asheville, North Carolina dance January 22, 2009.
- Caller Andrea Woodall is based in Tampa, Florida. (e-mail only)
- David Woolf calls at dances in and around Atlanta, Georgia. (e-mail only)
- The Athens Folk Music and Dance Society holds contra dances among everything else it does.
- The Columbia Traditional Music & Dance Society holds contra dances on the 2nd Saturday of each month. This page is maintained by Dianne Britton.
- In Brasstown, North Carolina, the John C. Campbell Folk School hosts dance weekends, musician and caller workshops, a wide range of classes in folk arts and other activities, and regular dances.
- Friends of Florida Folk provides information about music, dances, and storytelling throughout Florida.
- The Savannah Folk Music Society is a non-profit and tax exempt (501 C-3) cultural arts organization dedicated to providing a forum for folk music and dance in the greater Savannah area. Founded by a dozen or so individuals in 1986, SFMS has grown to an active membership of over two hundred which hosts monthly old time country dances, seasonal concerts featuring nationally known musicians, bi-monthly "pickers' jams," a monthly coffeehouse, and an annual weekend folk music festival sponsored by the City of Savannah, Georgia. Bob Williams maintains the site.
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**As far as I know, there are no regular dances or events in Mississippi, South Dakota or Wyoming, but I have created pages if something changes in the future.
Produced by Charlie Seelig
Last updated on April 17, 2013