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Chart Guthrie - New England Barn/Contra Calling: Chart runs the regular Contradance sponsored by the Long Island Traditional Music Association (LITMA), and has done so since 1984. In addition to calling for LITMA, Chart regularly calls for Country Dance New York (CDNY) in New York City, The Princeton Country Dancers in New Jersey, The Round Hill Dance in Greenwich, Connecticut and the Friday Night Glen Echo Dance in Washington, D.C. Chart calls flowing contradances with plenty of swinging. Teaching is kept to a minimum, but every effort is made to include both beginners and experienced dancers in all of the dances. Chart also composes dances, his best known dance is “Hay in the Barn”.
Historic Dance Calling: Chart is the Dance Master for Old Bethpage Village Restoration where he teaches and calls dances for the Old Bethpage Village Dancers, a troupe that performs dances from the Civil War Era for a 19th Century Restoration Village. Chart is also a registered artist with the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) Arts-In-Education Program in Suffolk County, New York, and has conducted School Programs on the Roots of American Traditional Dance for grades K - 6. Chart also taught 19th Century Dance while on the Staff of the Maine Folk Dance Camp in 1994.

Family Dance for All Ages: Chart calls many private parties, weddings, school parties and other events where most of the participants are not regular dancers. He has a wide repertoire of fun and easy dances that anyone can do and can tailor the dance to any age group or range of ages. Recently, Chart called for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Harvest Fair (second annual appearance), the Long Island Greenbelt Trail Conference Annual Chili Dinner (fourth annual appearance) and the St. Patrick’s Church of Smithtown Annual Father Daughter Square Dance (third annual appearance).

 

 

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Annette Kirk -  Caller for family and community dances for all ages: fun, easy dances adaptable to do without regard to gender. Hoedowns and recreational dancing for schools, private and corporate events.  Suitable for your office, club, association, school, church, or backyard.  Weddings, Bar/Bas Mitzvahs, Communions, father-daughter dances, Girl Scouts, fundraisers for PTA/PTO. Twelve years’ experience. Registered in Board of Cooperative Education Artist-in-Residence program. Curriculum-based school residences (history, social studies, art). Special material for challenged (group homes) and non-English speaking populations. Historical programs feature traditional dances from colonial through contemporary periods to accommodate curriculum, historical societies, Jane Austen themes, and more. Also calls contra dancing, English Country dancing, and world (international) folk-dancing. Phone: 631-757-3627. Email: akirk200@yahoo.com