a three part series
Thursdays, February 10, 17, and 24
8:00 p.m. ET (5:00 p.m. PT)

Experience the rich history and regional variety of square dancing in this in-depth, three part series.
With photographs, audio, and video, we’ll travel:

  • from 17th century France to Civil War ballrooms
  • from New England Grange halls to Texas cowboy balls
  • and from Newfoundland to New Mexico

to explore and discuss how this dance form became a staple of American popular culture.

Register here for one session or all three! Ticket prices are sliding-scale.

Monday, February 21
7:30 p.m. ET (4:30 p.m. PT)

If you’re a contra dance caller, maybe you’ve dabbled in Larks and Robins, but have you tried positional calling? If you’re used to using gendered calls, but want to meet the needs of your changing community or other dances where you hope to get gigs, have you experimented with other role terms? While there is no one way of calling or set of terms that is right for every dance community, join moderator Ben Sachs-Hamilton and panelists Lindsey Dono, Michael Karcher, and Seth Tepfer as they explore the topic of gender-neutral calling in the contra world and their own personal journeys to this new calling language.

This event is co-sponsored by the Lavender Country and Folk Dancers. Registration is free; donations welcome!
Ben Sachs-Hamilton
Lindsey Dono
Michael Karcher
Seth Tepfer
Square dance photo by @ardianlumi on Unsplash.