Directory of Traditional Square Dance Callers

Please read the Wikipedia article on traditional square dance for a clear description of the style of dancing this directory is intended to support. There are many online directories for MWSD callers, such as this Caller and Cuer Database.

Most callers are happy to travel for a gig. Many have a live band they work with, and most own their own sound system. These are good questions to ask the callers you're considering hiring.

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name & contact location styles
Jim Tait
Email
734-776-6848
MI - Dearborn Heights American Western style square dancing, old time country dancing
Virginia Reed
Email
814-642-2494
NY - Olean  
Janine Smith
Email
301-926-9142
MD - Gaithersburg  
Nils Fredland
Email
603-903-2369
http://nilsfredland.com
NH - Keene Old-time mountain style, traditional Western style
Seth Tepfer
Email
770-289-3204
GA - Decatur Southern squares, new England quadrilles, occasional singing squares
Chrissy Fowler
Email
http://chrissyfowler.com
ME - Belfast  
Bob Isaacs
Email
732-846-6230
NJ - New Brunswick All styles of squares
Carol Ormand
Email
608-213-1618
WI - Madison New England, southern, western, and the derivatives thereof, excluding MWSD
Tony Parkes
Email
978-670-9333
MA - Bedford New England squares, singing squares, squares of the 1950s, quadrilles
David Millstone
Email
603-448-2950
NH - Lebanon New England style squares, singing squares, some traditional western, squares from the 1950s, 19th century quadrilles
Phil Jamison
Email
828-258-8473
NC - Asheville Traditional southern squares and Appalachian big sets, traditional western squares
Lynn Ackerson
Email
510-292-0304
CA - El Cerrito New England quadrilles, traditional Western style, and Southern visiting couple squares
Pat Tognoni
Email
303-827-5828
CO - Arvada Southern, New England, Western squares; dances for those using wheelchairs
Bob Dalsemer
Email
828-389-0218
http://bobdalsemer.com
NC - Hayesville Appalachian, traditional New England, traditional Western and singing squares
Karen Dunnam
Email
616-304-8306
http://home.earthlink.net/~karencontracaller/caller.htm
MI - Grand Rapids Traditional country dancing, old time squares, quadrilles, "running sets"
Erik Hoffman
Email
510-444-4397
CA - Oakland New England, Appalachian, Big Circle "Running Sets," Singing Squares,
Western Squares of the 50s
Michael Ismerio
Email
503-808-0362
http://michaelismerio.com
IN - Bloomington Traditional southern squares, big set dances
Zach Hudson
Email
503-665-5439
OR - Troutdale Traditional Southern squares
Ridge Kennedy
Email
973-731-3691
NJ - West Orange Lancers, New England quadrilles, southern squares, old fashioned western squares from the 50s and 60s, running sets, singing squares
Paul Silveria
Email
http://squaredancepaul.com
OR - Portland Traditional (old-time) squares
Masha Goodman Crawford
Email
209-296-7706
http://banjodancer.com
CA - Pine Grove Appalachian visiting couple squares, big circle "running sets," early western squares
Evie Ladin
510-502-0400
Email
CA - Oakland  
Beth Molaro
Email
828-277-4068
NC - Asheville Southern patter-style squares
Jeremy Korr
Email
909-437-4923
CA - Los Angeles New England quadrilles, traditional western, traditional style modern, singing squares
Vincent Masciarelli
Email
http://vmdanceinstructor.com
PA - Philadelphia Old-time traditional squares
Ralph Sweet
Email
860-749-4494
CT - Enfield Traditional squares, singing and patter squares
Wendy Graham
Email
970-903-9402
http://www.PerkyPantsDance.com
CO - Durango Southern, Appalachian big sets/Kentucky running sets, Western, New England
Caroline Oakley
Email
503-282-8091
http://squaredancefever.com
OR - Portland Visiting couple squares, two-couple figures
Sue Hulsether
Email
608-629-6250
WI - Viroqua Southern, Appalachian, traditional Western, New England
Adina Gordon
Email
828-230-9266
http://adinagordon.com/
VT - Brattleboro quadrilles/New England, Western, Southern
Sue Rosen
Email
617-965-0542
MA - Newton  
Jacob Bloom
Email
781-648-8230
http://www.jacobbloom.net
MA - Arlington New England style squares, barn dances, contras, Colonial dance, Klezmer