On the Dance Floor

Mar 2024 – Fostering a Culture of Consent on the Dance Floor

By Lindsey Grayzel This winter, I’ve had the good fortune of being able to travel to a number of regional contra dance camps. The combination of top musical talent and a hall filled with die-hard dancers induces nothing short of euphoria for me. Everyone is moving to the beat, flourishes abound, and the eye contact …

Jan 2024 – Welcoming and Helping New Dancers

By David Macemon, ECD caller and committee member We can all admit it, we LOVE to dance. It could be contra, English, or both—and lots of other styles. And what is more fun than sharing our love of dancing with others? This can be a challenge when our enthusiasm for dancing meets new dancers who …

Nov 2023 – Swing, swing, swing!

by Kathy Story I love to swing during a contra dance! My favorite dances have both a partner and a neighbor swing. I love to swing fast. And when I’m dancing the Robin role, I love to spin out of it with a big flourish. But I know not everyone enjoys all that, so I …