Have you always wanted to learn to call? Join Diane Silver for a week of all-day, hands-on, calling experience and mentorship. The Dance Callers’ Workshop emphasizes program planning, teaching techniques, working with beginners and effectively using live music. Individualized instruction can also include various styles of traditional square dance calling. Two daily practice sessions with a group of real live dancers and nightly public dances ensure plenty of microphone time, particularly because the class is limited to 6 students. Register today!

 
Two local class giveaways are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit the Special Class Opportunities Page for more information.

About the Instructor

Diane Silver has been a die-hard contra dancer, swing dancer, and kitchen flat-footer for over 20 years. As an instructor and a caller, she loves sharing high-energy dancing that allows everyone to “play” with the band. Highly acclaimed for her clear, efficient teaching, positive energy, and spirit of community building, Diane is great at breaking down moves and adapting to individual learning styles. Her motto: “I can’t believe this much fun is legal!”

Daytime Dance Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteer dancers to join us during the daytime Dance Callers’ Workshop during Little/Middle Folk School, June 16–22. The best times for dancers to attend is 10 a.m.–12 p.m. and 2 p.m.–4 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Keith House Community Room. It’s fun and great exercise, too! No previous dance experience is necessary. Questions? Contact Ted Cooley, 837-2775 or ted@folkschool.org.

Dance Callers’ Workshop

July 16–22, 2019

This class is intended for contra dance callers who have already done some calling and are experienced dancers. Emphasis is on program planning, teaching techniques, working with beginners, and effectively using live music. Individualized instruction can also include calling squares and English country dances, as well as calling for family dances, schools, camps, weddings, etc. Two daily practice sessions with a group of dancers and nightly public dances ensure plenty of microphone time. Limited to 6 students. Register today!

 

Header photo by Lee Depkin