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Dana started contra dancing in 2009 in Tampa, Florida with the Tampa Friends of Old-Time Dance. Through support from her local community and dancing like crazy at dozens of dance weekends, Dana found herself at the Contra Calling Workshop with Cis Hinkle at Augusta Dance Week in Elkins, WV. In no time at all she was calling local dances. She called her first dance weekend in Gainesville, Florida in 2012 and hasn't looked back!


past events and musicians i have worked with:

FESTIVALS AND WEEKENDS

  • Dancing with the GODS                 Gainesville, FL
    (Thanks GODS for having me 3 years in a row!)
  • Fall Ball                                                 Pinellas Park, FL
  • Mountain  Blossom                          Elk Park, NC
  • Ooh La La                                             Richmond, Quebec, Canada
  • Contrathon                                          Jonesborough, TN
  • FolkMADness                                      Socorro, NM
  • Shenandoah Shindig                       Dayton, VA
  • Catapult!                                              Atlanta, GA
  • Great Bear Groove                            Oswego, NY
  • Gypsy Moon Ball                               Indianapolis, IN
  • Call of the Loon                                 Minneapolis, MN
  • Midwinter Ball                                    Baltimore, MD
  • Mountain Madness                           Jonesborough, TN
  • June Bug Bash                                   Pinellas Park, FL
  • Dance, Music and Spice Week     Camp Cavell, MI
  • Harvest Moon Dance Festival      Santa Barbara, CA

Musicians i'VE SHARED THE STAGE WITH

Great Bear Trio
Mean Lids
Elixir
Syncopaths
Crowfoot
Notorious
Giant Robot Dance
Latter Day Lizards
Free Raisins
Steamshovel
Celador
Eel House
Jubal's Kin
Uncle Farmer
Toss the Possum
On the Fly
Party of Three
Rafter Ringers
Triple A
Nova

LOCAL DANCE Series

  • Tampa Friends of Old-Time Dance              Tampa, FL
  • Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society             Gainesville, FL
  • Cocoa Beach Contra                                          Cocoa Beach, FL
  • University of Florida Contra Dance Club   Gainesville, FL
  • Friday Night at Glen Echo                                Glen Echo, MD
  • Old Farmer's Ball                                                 Asheville, NC
  • Harvest Moon Folk Society                              Marietta, SC
  • Triangle Country Dancers                                Carrboro, NC
  • Fiddle & Bow Country Dancers                      Winston-Salem, NC
  • Chicago Barn Dance Company                      Chicago, IL
  • Bloomington Old Time Music and Dance  Bloomington, IN