Past Gigs

I have called evenings of English country dance, taught dance and callers' workshops, and appeared at camps and festivals throughout the U.S. and Canada.

I've also called contra dances and family dances, and taught 10-week dance courses.

Here is a selected list of where I've been.

Booking information

  • Mayne Island Ball, Mayne Island BC, June 2015
  • Hands Across the Water weekend, fall 2011, Victoria BC: English Country Dance and a callers workshop
  • Victoria Ball, spring 2011, Victoria BC
  • Hands Across the Water weekend, fall 2005, Victoria BC: English Country Dance
  • Ottowa, Ontario: guest caller for special CDSS event
  • Morland Dance Week 2016
  • Southam Festival 2016
  • Chippenham Folk Festival 2016
  • 2015 tour, including Purbek English dance weekend, English workshop and Contra dance in Ashford Kent, Playford Parties in Alcester and Sheffield, club dances in Birmingham and Sytchampton, Halsway Manor Contra Week, Alcester Contra, and London Barn Dance
  • Chippenham Folk Festival 2014
  • Chelmsford Folk Dancers Holiday at Halsway Manor 2012
  • Dance Kings 2-week Dance Holiday 2015
  • Dance Kings 2-week Dance Holiday 2014
  • English Dance Week in Florence organized by Ken McFarland 2014
  • Heather & Rose Weekend with Bare Necessities; Eugene: English Country Dance and round singing
  • Portland Roadhouse Contra Dance
  • Caller at Contra Dance series for Portland Country Dance Community, Ashland Folk Music Club, Eugene Folklore Society, Coos Bay, and Klamath Falls
  • PCDC English Country Dance Series: quarterly guest caller since 2012
  • Special English dance workshop and callers workshop in Coos Bay
  • Family Barn Dance for John Muir School in Ashland
  • Creekside Family Dances in Ashland
  • Southern Oregon University, Ashland: English Country Dance course for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute; 2011 to present
  • Southern Oregon University, Ashland: English and Scottish Country Dance academic credit course; 2005-2012
  • Southern Oregon University, Ashland: community dances and classes (English, Scottish, Irish for all ages) through Community Education program
  • Ashland Country Dancers, Ashland: weekly English and Scottish Country Dance Class, since 1982
  • Ashland Country Dancers, Ashland: Spring Ball Weekend caller and organizer; 1983-present
  • Country Dance and Song Society Weekend of Dance and Music in Ashland: Round Singing, Family Dance
  • BACDS Family Camp 2016
  • BACDS Hey Days English Dance and Music Week 2014: taught Heys for Days and Exploring Choreography, and led Choreographers Open Mic
  • Dancing Master for the Mad Robin Ball 2014
  • ECD workshops for Sacramento 10th anniversary weekend 2013
  • A Weekend of Impropriety with Brooke Friendly and Roguery for the Bay Area Country Dancers (BACDS) and the North Bay Area Country Dancers 2012
    "Thank you for the incredible music, wonderful instruction and good community vibe!"
    - from guest book for event
  • Dancing Master for the BACDS Fall Ball 2008
  • Program Director for BACDS Mendocino English Dance and Music Week 2008, and taught workshop on Impropriety for Advanced Dancers
  • Program Director for BACDS Mendocino English Dance and Music Week 2007, and taught ECD Basics and Beyond and a Callers Workshop
  • BACDS Monte Toyon Fall Weekend 2006: English Country Dance, Callers Workshop
  • BACDS Mendocino English Dance and Music Week 2003: taught ECD Basics and Beyond, Dancing the Whole Dance
  • Guest caller for ECD dance series in Sacramento, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Culver City, Berkeley, Sebastopol
  • Berkeley: guest caller for ceilidh dance
  • Vancouver: Contra in the Couve series 2012
  • Seattle: Lake City Contra Dance 2011
  • Seattle: Day of Impropriety workshops and dance party 2011
  • Seattle: Cascadia ECD Weekend guest caller 2007
  • Dancing Master for the Whately Ball 2014
  • Lavender Country and Folk Dancers Fall Dance Camp 2013
  • Pinewoods: on staff at Country Dance and Song Society English Week 2011
  • Natick: NEFFA (New England Folk Festival): English Country Dance session 2004 and 2014
  • Arlington: Wednesday before NEFFA English Country Dance party
  • Guest caller for ECD dance series in Arlington, Amherst, West Newton, Harvard Square, Jamaica Plain, Whately Barn
North Carolina
  • Asheville: English Dance and Experienced English Dance 2016
  • Asheville: Grey Eagle Contra and Warren Wilson Contra 2016
  • Durham: Triangle Contra Dance 2016
  • Durham: Sun Assembly English Dance Weekend 2016
  • Lady of the Lake June week 2014 and 2016: English Country Dance workshops
  • Ann Arbor Dawn Dance Weekend 2013: English Country Dance workshops and dance parties, Callers Workshop, Choreographers Workshop
  • Pitts Maggot Weekend, 2014
  • Philadephia for Germantown dance series and special workshops
  • Brattleboro Dawn Dance 2012: English Country Dance
  • Guest caller for dance series
  • Central Iowa Traditional Dance and Music Festival: ECD, Barn Dance, Scottish Country Dance, 2008
New York
  • Guest caller for ECD dance series in New York (CDNY), Westchester, Schenecktady, Plattsburgh
  • New York guest caller for community dance
  • Tucson for special CDSS weekend
  • Minneapolis for dance series
  • Gainesville: GODS Special English Dance 2016
  • Gainseville: GODS Contra Dance 2016
  • Jacksonville: English Dance Party 2016
  • Melbourne: English Dance 2016
  • Baltimore for dance series
  • St Louis for dance series
Washington DC
  • Guest caller for dance series