Contras, Squares, Salsa, Bachata,
Zumba, Belly Dance, and More
Door County Folk Festival
It’s More than Ethnic Folk Dancing
Get Your Foot in the Door!
The 31st Annual Door County Folk Festival
Wed-Sun, July 7-11, 2010
Sister Bay, Ephraim, and Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin
Contras: Roger Diggle (Madison, WI) has been calling dances for over eighteen
years, and is one of the most widely traveled callers in the Midwest, having called in
more than 25 states. He is known for his careful dance selection and musical calling
and has composed dances that have made their way throughout the U.S. Roger is also
an accomplished dance musician, and has played with a wide assortment of musicians.
He has a particular interest in using guitar as accompaniment to Northern-style dance
music. He has been a staff caller and musician at camps and festivals from coast to
coast. Roger serves on the Executive Board of the Country Dance and Song Society.
Contras: Terry Simeone (Land O’ Lakes, WI) has been calling for community folk
dances for over 10 years, since she attended the annual “Joining the Circle” folk dance
weekend and was inspired by the calling of Terrence Smith (Duluth, MN) and Karen
Kaufmann (Sarona, WI). For six years she was the caller for the old-time band "Roll Up
the Rug," which played for community dances, weddings and school programs in
northern WI. She calls for dances in Duluth and Sturgeon Bay and is known for making
dance accessible and fun for novice dancers and dancers of all ages. Terry is also a
yoga teacher and therapist, leading group classes and private sessions .
Contras: The Last Gaspé (Madison, WI) is a New England-style contra dance band
that plays “swinging” Canadian, Irish and American fiddle music. They blend traditional
forms with contemporary innovations to create an infectious, exciting sound. The band
features John Kraniak (guitar), Amy McFarland (piano), Maria Terres (fiddle), and Kevin
Clark (bass). They’ve played for dances and folk festivals throughout the U.S