Experience and Training

Past Gigs

Highlights

  • Dance Flurry Festival, Feb. 2014
  • Dance in the Desert, Nov. 2013
  • Charlottesville Fall Festival, Nov. 2013
  • Harvest Moon Dance Weekend, Oct. 2013
  • Adirondack Dance Weekend, Sept. 2013
  • Dance Flurry Festival, Feb. 2013
  • Youth Dance Weekend, Weston, VT, Sept. 2012
  • Burlington “Trad Camp,” on staff teaching American & morris dance, Aug ’12 and ’13
  • Catapult!  The National Contra Showcase, Atlanta, GA, May 2012
  • Ralph Page Dance Legacy Weekend, 2012
  • Champlain Valley Folk Festival, Burlington, VT, 2011
  • Crowfoot’s Ooh La La Dance Weekend, Richmond, QC, 2011
  • Brattleboro Dawn Dance, Brattleboro, VT, May 2011

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Community involvement and organizing:

Country Dance and Song Society: Education Associate
Providing outreach and resources for young dancers, singers, callers, musicians and organizers in CDSS communities nationwide.  Article on Mary’s work at CDSS.

Elixir’s Cape Cod Dance Weekend: Organizer, registrar and host
Helping to create Elixir’s very own dance weekend!

Ooh La La Dance Weekend: Volunteer coordinator
Organizing volunteer crew for this lovely dance weekend in Quebec.

Youth Dance Weekend: Committee Member
An awesome youth-focused music and dance gathering in central Vermont.

Puttin’ on the Dance: A Conference for Northeast Dance Organizers“, Conference Organizer
An exciting and important event held in Vermont in November, 2011 geared toward supporting organizers of English/American dance series’ in the Northeastern U.S. and Canada.

Young Tradition Vermont, a non-profit organization based in Burlington, VT, dedicated to promoting youth involvement in traditional dancing and music

  •  Served as a board member (2008 – 2011) and Outreach Coordinator (2011 – present)
  • Co-coordinated Young Tradition Weekend, YTV’s annual youth contra dance and talent showcase (2009 – 2012)
  • Co-coordinated TradCamp, YTV’s new week-long summer day-camp in Burlington, VT teaching traditional dance, music and song for ages 7-18 (2010 – 2012)

Mad Robin Callers Collective, based in Burlington, VT, a group for aspiring dance callers providing peer mentoring and creating opportunities for new callers in the Burlington, VT dance community

  • Founding member and coordinator, scheduling meetings and mentoring new callers
  • Organizer for the Mad Robin Callers Collective Monthly Contra Dance, 4th Fridays in Burlington, VT.  This dance is called entirely by members of the Mad Robin Callers Collective; new callers get “flight time” each month.
Formal training and workshops completed:
  • 2011 Singing-square dance callers intensive at Pinewoods, led by Ralph Sweet and Nils Fredland
  • 2010 Square dance callers workshop, led by Will Mentor
  • 2010 Contra dance callers workshop, led by Chris Weiler
  • 2010 Square dance callers intensive at Pinewoods, led by Kathy Anderson
  • 2008 Contra dance callers intensive at Pinewoods, led by Lisa Greenleaf
Other pursuits: