My main focus is Traditional Community Dance, whether for many different schools, Girl Scout dances, local community organizations, birthdays, anniversaries, or unique special occasions. This includes circle, square, and longways (contra-style) dances, and International Folk Dances. I also lead historical dances for re-enactors, libraries, and historical societies as well as school residencies.
All my work is participatory - designed to be highly enjoyable, easy for beginners, and to bring people together, incorporating live music.
Based in Western CT, I travel throughout New England, NY, and NJ. I’ve had Introductory Teacher Training in Dance for PD (Parkinson’s) as well as Introductory Teacher Training for Agile Aging (Movement Academy Project).
Highlights of dances I’ve led include: Bethel, CT Senior Center, a weekly class for over 7 years; Housatonic Valley Waldorf School, Newtown, CT, 8-week residencies in Fall and Spring of Traditional Social Dances, grades 2-8; Danbury Senior Center, CT, 8-week session of "Traditional Historic Social Dance”; multiple Father-Daughter Girl Scout Dances; Dance programs at senior residential facilities; New Fairfield Senior Center, CT.