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Contradance Calling Schedule November 2, 2009

Tina Fields’ Current Schedule:

Contra & Barn Dance Calling

Pie Ranch barn dance, near Pescadero CA

For venue directions and other information, please click on highlighted words.

Hope to dance with you soon!

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Tina Fields calls contra and other traditional American “barn” dances, with the goal of creating maximum joy for all.  Dancers have said she is known for her effervescent sparkle, great sense of timing, clear projection, singing style, patience with new dancers, collaborative way of working with bands, and comfortable humor. Tina brings day job skills as a college professor to her dance teaching. She is also a versatile singer, ceremonial facilitator, voiceover artist, and storytelling orator.  She has been on staff for various dance camps as both contra caller and songleader.

Following is her current calendar and past history of dances called. Scroll down for videos.

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2014

January 24, 2014    Denver, CO contra, with Elizabeth Wood and Rodney Sauer

January 31, 2014     Shining Mountain Waldorf School, Boulder, CO – Contra/Community dance with Rodney Sauer and Elizabeth Wood

February 1, 2014     Westminster Old-Time Community Dance, with Lizard Spring  (Pat Tognoni, Dave Brown, Thom Curdts & Dave Parman)

March 7, 2014         Boulder, CO contra, with East Mountain Serenaders (Jim Mullany, Rob Pine, & Jerry Page — from New Mexico)

March 8, 2014       Running River School of Lafayette, CO – Fundraising Contra Dance and Silent Auction.  Avalon Ballroom, Boulder, CO, with KC Groves & Jeff Scroggins.  PDF flyer

March 15, 2014      Fort Collins, CO contra, with the Grouchy Geezers (Joel Hayes, Jeff Haemer, & Ron Sommer)

March 22, 2014     Eugene, OR contra, with The Euphemists  (Paula Hamlin, Kaye Blesener, Jerry Nelson, Dave Goldman, & Alan Snyder)

April 4, 2014        Boulder, CO contra, with Balance & Swing  (John Reading, Sue Reading and Tina Gugeler)

May 16-18, 2014      Planters Moon Festival.  Colorado Mountain Ranch (near Gold Hill) CO, with The Stuart Brothers (Trevor and Travis Stuart, from North Carolina)  Event Cancelled due to 2′ of snow and frozen pipes!

July 5, 2014      Fort Collins, CO contra, with Rock-it (John and Sue Reading with Pat and Kate McCracken)

July 12, 2014     Zesty Contra dance, Denver, CO, with New Rhythm Rangers (Mark Brissenden, Barb Kirchner, and Brett Bowen)

July 25, 2014     Denver, CO contra, with Sandra Wong and Rodney Sauer

August 15, 2014       Boulder, CO contra, with Betsy Branch and Sue Songer

August 23, 2014      A couple of contradances for Rodney & Nancy Sauer’s wedding anniversary party, Boulder CO

Sept 6, 2014       Santa Rosa, CA  – Monroe Hall.  Memorial dance for Cathie Irwin, with Howard Booster & Rebecca King

Nov. 14, 2014     Denver, CO contra, with The Next New Thing (Eric Anderson, Eileen Nicholson, & Rachel Bell)

Nov. 15, 2014      Pikes Peak Traditional Dance in Colorado Springs, CO, with the Grouchy Geezers (Joel Hayes, Jeff Haemer, & Ron Sommer)

Dec. 6, 2014       Fort Collins, CO contra, with the Louisville Sluggards  (Joel Hayes, Rodney Sauer & Dave Firestine)

 

2015

February 19-22, 2015    Stellar Days and Nights, Buena Vista, CO, with Foxfire, Rodney Sauer & Elizabeth Wood, and co-caller Scott Higgs.  Dance calling, contradance workshops, and songleading.

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PAST GIGS of YORE

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2013

January 4, 2013     Boulder, CO contra, with Perpetual e-Motion (Ed Howe & John Coté)   PDF flyer for the special dance weekend

January 25, 2013   Denver, CO contra, with Deb and the Pariahs (Deb Carstensen, Eric Olssen & Rodney Sauer)

April 20, 2013    Fort Collins, CO contra, with Rodney Sauer & Eric Levine

May 18, 2013    Fort Collins, CO contra, with Eric Levine and Ben Cohen

May 24, 2013    Denver, CO contra, with Rock-It  (John & Sue Reading and the McCrackens)

May 25, 2013     Wedding of Kitty Kaler and Matty Barnert, Lyons Farmette

July 5, 2013     Boulder, CO contra, with Rodney Sauer & Elizabeth Wood  (last-minute substitute for the scheduled caller, who couldn’t make it)

August 17, 2013  Fort Collins, CO contra, with Eric Levine & Ben Cohen

August 23, 2013    Denver, CO contra, with Transylvania Two-Step  (Mark Brissenden & Rodney Sauer)

Sept. 6, 2013    Family Dance, Boulder CO, with Ragged Edge (Teri Rasmussen & Julia Hays + friends)

Sept. 6, 2013    Boulder, CO contra, with Ragged Edge (Teri Rasmussen & Julia Hays + friends)

Sept. 14, 2013    Zesty contra, Denver CO, with Elizabeth Wood and Rodney Sauer

Nov. 9, 2013     Zesty contra, Denver CO – one of 6 spontaneous Cavalcade of Callers helping out in a pinch, with Rodney Sauer and Sandra Wong

December 7, 2013     Fort Collins, CO contra, with Andy Reiner & Jon Sousa

December 20, 2013    Holiday Dance –  Boulder, CO contra, with Ragged Edge (Teri Rasmussen & Julia Hays + friends)

December 21, 2013     Winter Solabration!    Sons of Italy Hall, Denver, CO

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Tina Fields calling with KGB at Fall Has Sprung, Nov 4, 2012

The dance is “Square Affair” by Becky Hill

Video by John Seto

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Following are links to a couple more <1 min videos, if you’re interested.

Tina Fields calling with KGB at the Petaluma, CA contradance, Nov 5, 2012.

Click the links immediately following to view. This dance is Erik Weberg’s “Ad Vielle (Oddville),” written for the tune “Oddville Cupola” by the fine fiddler you see playing here, Claude Ginsberg.

Video 1  (<1 minute); it got cut off, so…

…it continues: Video 2  (<1 minute)

Videos by Harriet Frank

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2012

NYE 2012    Palo Alto, CA  New Year’s Eve dance, with Star Thistle (David Wright, Lonna Whipple, Cheryl McKinney & Dave Kistler) PDF flyer

January 21, 2012    Fort Collins, CO contra, with Eric Levine & Rodney Sauer

March 9, 2012      Denver, CO contra, with Meadowlark -1+1 (Tim Macomber, Holly Williams & Kim Harris, with guest fiddler Lucia Thomas)

April 6, 2012     Boulder, CO contra, with Gypsy Caravan (Lucia Thomas, Keegan Boyle, Aeryk Parker & Ed Secor)

April 14, 2012      Zesty Contra dance, Denver, CO, with STEAM from Tucson, AZ (Dave Firestine, Alice Boyle, Robert Rosenberg, & Claire Zucker)

April 21, 2012   Fort Collins, CO contra, with Eric Levine & Rodney Sauer

May 25, 2012   Denver, CO contra, with Deb and the Pariahs  (Deb Carstensen, Mark Brissenden and Eric Olsen)

June 1, 2012    Boulder, CO contra, with Ragged Edge (Teri Rasmussen & Julia Hays, with Brian Mullins and Andy Cohen)

June 30, 2012   Contra/barn dance for PG Retreat (Profoundly Gifted children/teens and their parents). Colorado Springs, CO (moved due to fire!) –Breckenridge, CO, with Barb Kirchner and Mark Brissenden

July 7, 2012    Fort Collins, CO contra, with Balance & Swing (John and Susan Reading, and Tina Gugeler)

September 1, 2012   Westminster Old-Time Community Dance, Westminster Grange Hall, CO, with the Wicked Sheehogues (Mark Brissenden, Hal Landem, Rock Eggen, & Stuart Hayner)

September 7, 2012    Boulder, CO contra, with Ragged Edge (Teri Rasmussen, Julia Hays & Tina Gugeler)

September  21-23    Harvest Moon Festival.  Colorado Mountain Ranch (near Gold Hill), with Slidewhistle (Dana Wilson, Natalie Spears, Hayley Olsen, Matt Haslett, & Lyn Byars)

October 12, 2012   Denver, CO contra, with Gypsy Caravan (Lucia Thomas, Keegan Boyle, Aeryk Parker & Ed Secor)

October 14, 2012    Ollin Farm, Longmont CO – Pumpkin Festival outdoor barn dance, with Teri Rasmusson & friends

October 20, 2012    Bay Area Queer Contra advanced dance, Oakland CA, with Swing Farm (Ray Bierl, Charlie Hancock & Ran Bush)

October 28, 2012    Hayward, CA  Hallowe’en contradance, with the Crabapples (Marta Lynch, Bob Silberstein, Teresa Fife, Norm Cotton)

November 3, 2012    Fall Has Sprung – 12 hour dance in Grass Valley, CA, with KGB (Dave Bartley, Julie King, & Claude Ginsburg)  and Hot Cider (Ken Nilsson, Rudy Darling, & Barry Angell). Sharing the event with co-callers Frannie Marr & Joyce Miller, and 3rd faboo band Raz de Maree, a.k.a. Tidal Wave (Rachel Aucoin, Sabin Jacques, Stuart Kenney & Eric Favreau)  *** Click here to read my blog post about this dance, including video.

November 4, 2012    Petaluma, CA contra, with KGB (Dave Bartley, Julie King, & Claude Ginsburg)

November 17, 2012   Colorado School of Mines contra dance (Golden, CO), with Meadowlark (Tim Macomber, Holly Williams & Kim Harris)

December 25, 2012   Fort Collins, CO  “Holidance,” with Eric Levine and friends.  Come unwind from the holidays with an evening of contras and waltzes.

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2011

Happy New Year! A Toast to the Contra Community

January 5, 2011          Berkeley, CA contra with Swing Farm (Ray Bierl, Charlie Hancock & Ran Bush). Open band included percussionist Doug Palmer.

January 8, 2011         Barn/Contra Dance for Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association (BDANC) winter meeting, Frey Vineyards, Redwood Valley, CA, with Laura Smith, Darin Smith, Cliff & Julia Landis.

February 6, 2011       Petaluma, CA contra, with StringFire (Michelle Levy, Erik Ievins & Patti Cobb)

February 12, 2011     Housewarming party for Annie Prutzman in Oakland, CA. Longways set (“line”) dances, with Agi Ban & Erin Vang

February 26, 2011     Sebastopol, CA contra with Howard Booster, Erin Vang, Noel Cragg & David Mostardi

March 5, 2011            Queer Contra Dance (gender-neutral), Oakland CA as ContraPtion (with Jon Berger, Erin Vang & Noel Cragg)

March 18, 2011          Santa Rosa, CA contra as ContraPtion (with Jon Berger, Erin Vang & Noel Cragg)

April 2, 2011              Nevada City, CA contra with Hot Cider  (Ken Nilsson, Rudy Darling, & Barry Angell)

April 3, 2011             Contras – Shira Kammen’s big birthday party in Berkeley, CA

April 8, 2011            North Bay Hootenanny – 2-dance demo at the Last Day Saloon in Santa Rosa, with Jerry Allen & Janette Duncan

April 15, 2011            Girl Scouts Father-Daughter “Me and My Cowboy”  barn dance,  Danville, CA, as ContraPtion (with Jon Berger, Erin Vang & Noel Cragg).

April 16, 2011            San Francisco, CA contra, with The OpporTunists (Alan Snyder, David Hansen, & Topher Gayle)

April 20, 2011           Berkeley, CA contra with StringFire (Michelle Levy, Erik Ievins & Patti Cobb)

May 1, 2011               Petaluma, CA contra, with StringFire (Michelle Levy, Erik Ievins & Patti Cobb)

May 5, 2011              Buckeye Gathering (primitive skills & ancestral arts) – outdoor barn dance with all gathered musicians

May 6, 2011               Felton, CA contra, with StringFire (Michelle Levy, Erik Ievins & Patti Cobb) - a weekend mini-tour, see next…

May 7, 2011               Monterey, CA contra, with StringFire (Michelle Levy, Erik Ievins & Patti Cobb). This dance eve offers a special welcome to local AmeriCorps members. (PDF flyer)

May 20, 2011           Santa Rosa, CA contra with Erik Hoffman, Dan Engle & Topher Gayle

May 22, 2011           North Bay Hootenanny – barn dance. Beginners & curious wannabe dancers – this one’s for you!  Phoenix Theater in Petaluma, CA, 7:15-8:15 & 8:45-10, with all the ContraPtion & StringFire wimmen (Erin Vang, Michelle Levy, Patti Cobb & me.  T.+E.+M.+P. = The TEMPtresses?)

June 4, 2011             Outdoor dance for private party, Mill Valley CA, with the RoadOilers (Mike Drayton, John Pedersen & Perry Fly) -cancelled due to cold, rainy Juneuary weather

July 15, 2011             Santa Rosa, CA contra with StringFire (Michelle Levy, Erik Ievins & Patti Cobb)

July 30-Aug 6, 2011     Singing Squares Callers’ Course (participant) led by Ralph Sweet & Nils Fredland,  CDSS American Dance & Music Week at Pinewoods (Cape Cod, MA)

Sept 10, 2011            San Rafael, CA contra   Moving to Boulder, Colorado!

Sept 23-25, 2011      Harvest Moon Festival of music & dance, Gold Hill CO.  Sunday afternoon contra with Deb & the Testostertones  (Deb Carstensen, Eric Olson, Mark Brissenden, & Ron Summers)  PDF flyer

October 14, 2011    Denver, CO contra, with FiddleRats  (Caroline McCaskey, Cole Ingraham, & guest Eric Anderson)

October 21, 2011     Boulder, CO Family Dance with the Grouchy Geezers (Joel Hayes & Jeff Haemer)  PDF brochure

November 4, 2011   Boulder, CO contra, with the Great Bear Duo (Andrew VanNorstrand & Noah VanNorstrand,  minus MaMaBear Kim YertonPDF flyer

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2010

Feb 7, 2010            Petaluma, CA contra, with Chris Knepper & Noel Cragg

Feb 19, 2010          Santa Rosa, CA contra, with  Flashpoint (Jon Berger, Howard Booster & Rebecca King)

Feb 20, 2010         San Francisco Bay Queer Contra Dance Road Trip, Santa Cruz, CA (Gender-Free), with Chris Knepper, Craig Johnson, & Erin Vang (on tuba!)  The eve includes one experimental Techno contradance.

March 6, 2010         Monterey, CA contra, with Engle Ryan Peterson (ERP): Dan Engle, Art Peterson, &, Pat Ryan.

March 17-21, 2010     Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness conference. UC Berkeley, CA.  Experiential workshop: “Enchantment – Employing Song to Shift Consciousness.” PDF Brochure

April 3, 2010         Canyon contra (Moraga, CA), with Art Peterson, Jonathan Goodwin, and Pat Ryan

April 9-11, 2010     Queer Contra Dance Camp. Camp Monte Toyon, Aptos CA. Singing Workshops.   PDF Brochure

April 24, 2010        Palo Alto, CA contra, with Uncle Dave’s Contra Skedaddlers  (Dave Brown, Dave Krinkel, Nick Robinson, and Stefan Curl)

May 8, 2010           Reno, NV contra, with Star Thistle  (Lonna Whipple, David Wright, Cheryl McKinney & Dave Kistler)

May 22, 2010         Sebastopol, CA contra, with Pat Ryan’s Celtic Junket (Morgan Meadow,  Tawnya Kovach & Pat Ryan)

June 5, 2010           Nevada City, CA contra with The Crabapples  (Marta Lynch, Bob Silberstein, Teresa Fife & Norm Cotton)

June 27, 2010        Just Because It’s June! Guest songleader at Doug von Koss’ “midsummer evening for Men & Women full of Love & Chant & Community & Song.” Berkeley, CA  7-9:30 pm.

June 27, 2010        Glen Ellen, CA – Contra/Family Dances (Private wedding of Jeanne Bowman & Alan Rosenthal)

July onward –         Enchantment! Monthly open singing session, Santa Rosa CA. (See web page for more details)

July 4-10, 2010      BACDS Family Week Dance Camp. Foothill Horizons Outdoor School, Sonora CA.  Contradance calling, contra dance class, and singing class. Included a medley with goofy contra giants Michael Barraclough and Susan Michaels.  PDF brochure

July 10-17, 2010    BACDS English Week Dance Camp. Mendocino Woodlands Camp, CA.  Singing workshops, group songleading for Pub Night, Beatles/60s singalong, and High Tea.

July 24, 2010          Outdoor Barn Dance for private wedding of Julianne Skai Arbor & Damien McAnany, Sebastopol CA region – with Celtic Sands (Lara Garner, Jon Mendle, Ben Roberts, & Tricia Callero)

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August 2010     * Roll up:  I’m now the official caller for ContraPtion! Woot! Woot!

Kalia Kliban is the equivalent caller for the band’s English Dance persona, Midnight Smorgasbørd.

(Note: although delicious, this is not an exclusive relationship.)

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Aug 22, 2010          Hayward, CA contra – with the Contranauts  (Jerry Allen, Jeannette Duncan, Roxanne Oliva, & Jeff Martin)  Family Week reunion dance (everyone welcome though!)

Sept. 17, 2010         Santa Rosa, CA contra – with Luceo  (Lee Ann Welch, Rebecca King, & Karl Franzen)

Sept. 24, 2010        San Francisco, CA contra – Co-calling with Warren Blier, with 3 O’Clock Shadow (Erik Hoffman, Chris Grampp, & Adam Cavan, + Peter Langston)

October 2, 2010     Experienced Queer Contra Dance (gender-neutral), Oakland CA. Guest opener for Nick Cuccia, with Erin Vang, Shira Kammen, & Michelle Levy

October 15, 2010     Santa Rosa, CA contra – with Howard Booster, Alan Snyder, & Ehlert Lassen

October 20, 2010    Berkeley, CA contra – with Chris Knepper and Noel Cragg

Nov 17-21, 2010      Academic presentation about contra, Trance Induction through Contra Dance: Weaving Communitas. American Anthropological Association conference, New Orleans, LA.

Nov. 27, 2010         Sebastopol, CA contra – with Jon Berger and Rebecca King

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2009

Jan 1, 2009            Durham, NH, Ralph Page Dance Legacy Weekend. Emerging caller scholarship guest spot, with Tidal Wave (Rachel Aucoin, Sabin Jacques, Stuart Kenney, & Eric Favreau)

March 2009          Tucson, AZ contra.  (Guest spot while traveling with Audubon Expedition Institute)

Jun 3, 2009           Berkeley, CA contra, with The OpporTunists (Alan Snyder, Dave Hanson, Topher Gayle, & Erik Hoffmann)

Jun 13, 2009         Reno, NV contra, with Banish Misfortune  (Toni George, Bob Castelic, Tim Kipp & Tom Dose)

Aug 1, 2009           Green String Farm, Petaluma CA.   Barn dance with the County Line Pickers (Nancy Vail, Jon Young, Evan McGowan, Ken Clarkson, Chris Kuntsch, Penny Livingston, Jim Davies, Dave Haggs, Felix Heeday &/or others)

Aug 15, 2009        San Francisco, CA, Balance the Bay contra weekend – Participated in medley of 6 callers led by Joyce Miller, with Crowfoot

Aug 22, 2009         Sebastopol, CA contra, with the Contranauts  (Jerry Allen, Jeannette Duncan, Roxanne Oliva & Jeff Martin)

Aug 28, 2009         San Francisco, CA contra, with The OpporTunists (Alan Snyder, Dave Hanson, Topher Gayle & Erik Hoffmann)

Sept 6, 2009           Petaluma, CA contra, with An Drochaid  (Jonathan Goodwin, Debra Tayleur & Elizabeth Douglas)

Sept 18, 2009         Santa Rosa, CA contra, with Swing Farm (Ray Bierl, Charlie Hancock & Steven Strauss)

Sept 19, 2009         Richardson Bay AudubonCenter & Sanctuary,  Tiburon CA. Private wedding, with the RoadOilers (Mike Drayton, Perry Fly, John Pedersen, Chuck Wiley, & Donnelly of the Mysterious Last Name)

Sept 26, 2009         El Rancho del Obispo, Healdsburg, CA.  Episcopal church conference community dance, with Skiffle Symphony (Morgan Meadow, Ingrid Noyes & Tawnya Kovach)

Nov 14, 2009        Palo Alto, CA contra, with Hillbillies from Mars  (Kevin Carr,Ray Bierl, Paul Kotapish & Daniel Steinberg)

Nov 19 – Dec 17        EnChantMent! Open group songleading.  Series of four Thurs eves 6:30-8:30.  TreeGirl Studios, Sebastopol CA.

Nov 28, 2009       Sebastopol, CA contra, with Flat Earth String Band (Esther Brunswick, Ron Brunswick, Dennis Hunt, Elaine Elder, & Carlo Calabi)

Dec 5, 2009           No Snow Ball. Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension, Oakland CA (as “O Tinanbaum” Fields) with Santa Claus, a.k.a. Charlie Fenton, and Hillbillies from Mars (Kevin Carr,Ray Bierl, Paul Kotapish & Daniel Steinberg) plus Cathie Whitesides

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2008

1/18/08                   Pie Ranch Barn Dance, Pescadero CA, with the County Line Pickers (Nancy Vail, Jon Young, Evan McGowan, Ken Clarkson, Chris Kuntsch, Penny Livingston, Jim Davies, Dave Haggs, Felix Heeday &/or others)

1/19/08                   Santa Cruz, CA contra – with Pat Ryan’s Celtic Junket

1/26/08                   Sebastopol CA contra – with Wild Hog Contra Band (Anne Goess, Daniel Schoenfeld & Bob Laughton)

3/1/08                     Canyon, CA contra – with The Cat Herders (Suzy Thompson, Maxine Gerber, & Brendan Doyle)

3/2/08                    Petaluma, CA contra – ½ dance with Mavis McGaugh & Flashpoint  (Rebecca King, Howard Booster and Jon Berger)

3/29/08                  Santa Rosa, CA contra – ½ dance with Chuck Galt & Fiddlerats (Caroline McCaskey, Cole Ingraham & Terrell Liedstrand)

4/4/08                    BACDS Spring Weekend at Monte Toyon, CA – Gender-Free Medley of 6 callers, led by Chris Ricciotti

4/13/08                  Green Valley Village, CA – Barn/Contradance with Open Band led by Riggy Rackin

5/9/08                    El Cerrito, CA contra, with 3 o’clock Shadow

5/17/08                  Pie Ranch, Ano Nuevo CA – Barn Dance w County Line Pickers (Nancy Vail, Jon Young, Evan McGowan, Ken Clarkson, Chris Kuntsch, Penny Livingston, Jim Davies, Dave Haggs, Felix Heeday &/or others)

5/18/08                  Santa Cruz, CA contra, with The Rhythm Rangellers  (Paul Rangell, Emily Abbink, Janet Dows, & Benny Rangell)

6/7/08                    Napa, CA contra, with Star Thistle (Lonna Whipple, Cheryl McKinney, David Wright & Dave Kistler)

6/28/08                 Sebastopol, CA – 10th Anniversary Contradance, with An Drochaid  (Jonathan Goodwin, Debra Tayleur & Elizabeth Douglas)

7/5-12/08              American Dance & Music Week, Mendocino Woodlands, CA.  Campers’ Night, & afternoon open contras with Wild Lizards

7/13/08                  Ukiah, CA contra, with West Road (Laura Smith, Darin Smith, & Laurel Near)

9/27/08                 Sebastopol, CA contra, with Contrazz

10/11/08                Reno, NV contra, with Coyote Thistle (Cheryl “Chetani” McKinney, David Wright & Sue Jones)

10/15/08               Berkeley, CA contra, with Open Band led by The OpporTunists (Alan Snyder, Topher Gayle, & Erik Hoffmann).

10/18/08               San Francisco, CA contra, with The Roadoilers (Mike Drayton, Perry Fly & Jon Pedersen)

11/15/08                Auburn, CA contra, with Star Thistle (Lonna Whipple, Cheryl McKinney, David Wright & Dave Kistler)

11/22/08               Sebastopol, CA contra, with Pat Ryan’s Celtic Junket

2007

Evolution of a contra caller

1/27/07               Sebastopol, CA contra – guest spot with Lynn Ackerson and Road Oilers

2/9/07                 El Cerrito, CA contra – guest spot with Mavis McGaugh and Flower & McLaren

2/16/07               Santa Rosa, CA contra – guest spot with Celia Ramsey and Bandemonium!

3/2/07                 Petaluma CA contra – guest spot with Susan Petrick and Swing Farm

4/20/07               Santa Rosa, CA contra – guest spot with Andy Wilson and The Corkers

5/4/07                  Petaluma, CA contra – guest spot with Karen Fontana & the Fiddlerats

6/1/07                  Petaluma, CA contra – guest spot with Lynn Ackerson & Darling Angell Band

6/9/07                 Reno NV contra – Half-dance with Susan Petrick and the Chris Bayer Band

8/17/07                Santa Rosa CA contra – guest spot with Susan Petrick and Luceo (Lee Anne Welch, Rebecca King & Karl Franzen)

8/26/07               Hayward CA contra – half-dance with Karen Fontana and RoadOilers (Mike Drayton, Perry Fly, & John Pedersen)

10/27/07             Sebastopol CA contra – half dance with Mavis McGaugh and Flashpoint (Rebecca King, Howard Booster & Jon Berger)

11/10/07              Reno NV contra, with Moonlight Hoodoo Review (Bill McKean, Zeke Griffin, Scott Gavin, Reuben Estrada & Robert Kastelic) – my first whole evening of calling!

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2006

Aug 2006           Contra Callers’ Course with the amazing Lisa Greenleaf (participant in weeklong intensive), CDSS American Dance & Music Week at Pinewoods, MA.  Also called on Campers’ Night with open band.

Oct 2006           Sebastopol CA contra – guest spot with Susan Petrick

Dec 1, 2006       Petaluma, CA contra – guest spot with Susan Petrick and Chris Knepper’s band

Dec 15, 2006     Santa Rosa CA contra – guest spot with Andy Wilson and Luceo (Lee Anne Welch, Rebecca King & Karl Franzen)

2005

August  2005     First foray! Sonoma CA contra  – guest spot, Open Callers’ Night sponsored by Lynn Ackerson. (Thanks, Lynn, for giving me an easier dance to call!)

Fall 2005           Erik Hoffmann’s Contra Calling mini-workshop, Sebastopol CA  (participant)

Fall 2005           Gender-Free Dance Calling – daylong workshop with Chris Ricciotti, San Francisco CA  (participant)

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Thank you to my mentors and role models:

Lisa Greenleaf, Hank Fields, Chris Ricciotti, Ralph Sweet, Nils Fredland, Erik Hoffmann, Susan Petrick, Carol Ormand, Lynn Ackerson, Andy Wilson, Karen Fontana, Chuck Galt, Michael Barraclough, Susan Michaels, Joyce Miller, the excellent callers’ discussion listserv sharedweight.net which has provided some terrific tips – and, of course, Bugs Bunny.

Thanks also to the fabulous musicians and bands named above,

And the biggest thanks to all of you contradancers!

Hope to play with you soon!

 

4 Responses to “Contradance Calling Schedule”

  1. Bill Dudley Says:

    Hi Tina,
    I see that you are busy calling the week of June 4. We are having a barn dance on Sat june 5 here at Hidden Villa. Could you recommend a caller to us, and are you interested for future events here?

    Thank you,
    Bill

  2. Cubert Says:

    Sweet. I really enjoy reading this blog. Keep up the good work.

  3. Tina Fields Says:

    Want to know the kind of people you’ll meet at a contra dance? Check out this recent announcement for the Santa Rosa dance on Facebook, and the sort of shenanigans that ensued.

    [Image of me cradling a giant pumpkin-sized beet grown by dance programmer Michael Martin]

    “Local favorite Tina Fields is our caller this time and as we all know, she can’t be beet! (groan…)”

    Moira Hill:
    Did you like my awful pun? You know what they say: use a pun, go to jail!

    Tina Fields:
    You are incorrigible, Moira. People, do not incorridge her.

    Moira Hill:
    UGH! If puns were sausages, that would be the wurst…

    Alan Prince Winston:
    She’s got the beet!

    Genny Engel:
    Sheer tomfoolery! If you carrot all what I think.

    Lynn Ungar:
    Wish we could turnip at the dance, but I’ll be out of town.

    Topher Gayle:
    Peas, peas, lettuce stop.

    Shira Kammen:
    Oh Honey, Do!

    Carey Caccavo Wheaton:
    Dig it

    Tina Fields:
    You folks are the grapest!

    Carey Caccavo Wheaton:
    I’ve got a crush on you….

  4. Menendez Says:

    You’re so cool!


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