A long-time contra dancer and Seattle transplant, I've worked for several years to become known in the Pacific Northwest for my particular blend of humor and dance instruction. With contagious excitement, a warm cadence, and a cheerful personality, I strive to bring moments of magic into the lives of newcomers and veteran dancers alike. Contra has always held a special place in my heart and I try to share that love with every dance I visit.

 Most of my calling is done in and around the Seattle area. You can view my upcoming calling schedule here. At the moment, with a few exceptions, I try not to plan my schedule out more than 6-7 months in advance.


 In addition to calling contra dances, I've done a good amount of choreography in my spare time. Some of my dances have been called more than others, but I trust every dance I've introduced to deliver a fun and engaging experience, from four potatoes to the final phrase. My larger dance collection is available upon request and a handful of the dances are also available on David Morse's ContraDB.

Here are a few personal favorites from my collection:

Last Hey

Formation: Becket, CW
A1: Circle left 3/4
  Rings balance, pass through
A2: Ladies allemande left 1.5x
  Short waves balance
  Partner allemande right 3/4
B1: Ladies L.S. full hey
B2: Partner balance / swing
Notes: Based on Paul Balliet's First Hey, but with a little more punch, pep,
   and zest to go along with the switch to Becket.


Robin Shall Restore Amends

Formation: Dup Imp
A1: Rings balance, PTR one place -> long waves, gents face out
  Balance waves F/B, box circulate CW
A2: Balance waves F/B, box circulate CW
   Balance waves R/L, slide right
B1: Partner balance / swing
B2: Circle left 3/4
   Rings balance, pass through U/D
Notes: When teaching this one I make a point of identifying who is chasing
   whom in the box circulate, otherwise dancers will often find
   themselves a bit lost when they circulate away from their partner.


Three Klicks North

Formation: Becket, CW
A1: Right and left through across
  Circle left 3/4
  Partner cali twirl
A2: Circle left 1/2
  Neighbor swing
B1: LLFB
  Gents mad robin
B2: Gents cross LS
  Partner turn right shoulder, swing