The Atlanta dance weekend celebrates the musicians and callers who kept dance alive at the height of the pandemic. The Atlanta DistDance -- our online mixed Contra and English dance event -- was a weekly wellspring of joy for the stressed, community for the isolated, and exercise for the house-bound that knitted us together across timezones, national borders, and oceans.
This band will send you into the stratosphere: Dave Langford (of Latter Day Lizards, on fiddle), Glen Loper (of Riptide on mandolin and banjo), and Bethany Waickman (of Anadama on guitar and sometimes piano).
Just as they did for two years during the pandemic, Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer will be joining us online from England to entrance us with nyckelharpa, guitar, flute, cowhorn, and Swedish bagpipes.
With the addictive music of their concertina (Dave Marcus) and piano (Robbin Marcus), Reelplay created and maintained a worldwide online community that kept music and dance alive during the pandemic. But wait, there's more! For Contra-bration 2022 Dave and Robbin will be joined by Meredith Doster (fiddle), and Stu Kinney (bass).
has delighted contra and square dancers since 1985 with her skilled teaching, welcoming manner, playful enthusiasm, and masterful selection of dances.
has been a caller, choreographer, and dance organizer in the Los Angeles contra dance community since 2010.