Caller

I am Bob Peterson and I call contra dances now and then. I’ve been calling full evening programs since 2016, and many guest and hour slots since before that. I’ve been a contra dancer since 1999, and a modern square dancer (not a caller) since 2002. I am based in New England in Billerica, Massachusetts.

I call both gender role free (such as larks/ravens, bands/bare arms) as well as traditional roles. 

If desired (and no band is hired) one of my specialties is calling to recorded music Ive mixed into contra format. Some genres include: Bollywood (Marjaani, Kala Chashma), 80s pop (Janet Jackson, Hall & Oats), Alternative (Kongos), techno (Glitch Mob), and showtunes (Moulin Rouge, Lilo & Stitch). 

To book me, or for more information, use one of the contact methods in the sidebar. References on request. 

Schedule

DateEventPlace
20-22 Oct 2017 Pop/Techno contra
LCFD Dance Camp
Becket, MA
2 Dec 2017 Rainbow Contra Dance Montague, MA
24 Mar 2018 Boston Gay and Lesbian Contra Dancers Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA

Past Schedule

DateEventPlace
26 Aug 2017 Wareham Contra Onset, MA
5-7 May 2017 Pop/Techno Contra
LCFD Dance Camp
Woodstock, CT
8 Apr 2017 Rainbow Contra Dance Montague, MA
31 Dec 2016 Pop/Techno contra
Boston Gay and Lesbian Contra Dacners
Boston, MA
19 Nov 2016 Rainbow Contra Dance Montague, MA
14-16 Oct 2016 Pop/Techno Contra
LCFD Dance Camp
Becket, MA
30 Apr 2016 Rainbow Contra Dance Montague, MA