About JoLaine

I have been calling Contra Dances regularly since 2012.  Gainesville FL is my home and I am a regular caller in Gainesville, Tampa, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, McIntosh, and Melrose.  I've also called at Catalpult! weekend and the New England Folk Festival (NEFFA) as well as Contradancers Delight Holiday.  I've toured the East Coast with a great Florida band, Deux Francois.

After every dance, I write up my notes - the program I called, the band I worked with, what percentage of beginning dancers and at what point they came in, things that went well, things that I could have done better, things I'd do differently next time.  I put a lot of thought and work into getting better with every dance and I think it has paid off.

I wanted to share my thoughts about calling and dancing with others interested in the topic, hoping that other callers will find it useful.

If I mention a specific dance in a post, I will provide the choreography to the dance at the bottom of the post. 

So here's my blog.  Please comment, link to it, come back often!

And if you're in the Gainesville Florida area, please come dance with us!  We're the Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society (GODS).  It's not every day you get to dance with a deity.