CONTRA DANCE IS NEW ENGLAND-STYLE FOLK DANCE.
You dance with a partner in a set of other couples; each dance and all its figures are taught, and then verbally prompted - or "called" - to live music. It is easy for beginners, and satisfying for experienced dancers. IT IS SO MUCH FUN! (Scroll down for videos.)
Celia Ramsay has been calling Contra dances since 2002, but has been telling people what to do for much, much longer. Celia chooses dances that fit the people in the room, uses clarity and brevity in teaching, and has a warm personality that makes the dancers happy. See where she's calling next!
DO YOU WANT TO HOST A DANCE?
Book me to call a dance for you! I can call Contra Dances, Scottish Ceilidh Dances and Family Dances. The latter two include simple dances suitable for all ages, and can be fun for fundraising events, weddings or celebrations of any kind.
I'll find the right band, and make recommendations on sound and location needs. If you are considering a dance for your special event, please talk to me first, because I have valuable experience about how to make your dance a success; if I'm unavailable I have other callers to recommend.