I organize dances for groups of all shapes and sizes and experience levels. I've done dances for school groups ranging from elementary school, right up through high school, college groups, and graduate students. I've done dances for groups of professionals, community groups, corporate parties, and non-profits. I commonly put on dances for wedding receptions and birthday parties. One of my favorite things to do is put together dance parties for people. Would you like to know about my upcoming dance schedule?
People have parties to get people together and have a good time. Dance allows people to have a great time mingling with long-time friends and new friends alike, while moving through simple, fun dance figures, all to delightful, traditional, acoustic music. One of the beautiful aspects of these dances is that they allow shy people to interact with others without having to think of something witty and clever to say. It gives people a chance to meet and make new friends and enjoy old ones in a low-stress environment.
I believe, until told otherwise, that people ask me to lead dances at their events to have a party, not a workshop or lesson, so I focus on dances that people can do and enjoy right away, and don't worry too much about doing dances to challenge them.
I have done dances for wedding receptions all over California, from Little River, along the Mendocino County coast, to the Ahwanee Hotel in Yosemite Valley, to a city park in Los Angeles, to people's back yards in the San Francisco Bay area. Whatever the size of your reception, I can bring a dance party to you, wherever you are! Your guests will never forget the wonderful experience they had dancing with you and your friends and family on your wedding day! Write me to inquire!
I almost always work with live bands -- it adds an intangible element to the dance experience that people love. Besides, in this mass-media culture, people need to see real people making dance music. It is one of my great joys that I get to work with so many different talented musicians. I work with Old-Time bands, French-Canadian bands, New England-style bands, Irish bands, bluegrass bands, and more! If you have a preference for a particular style of music for your event, feel free to ask for it. I know and work with a wide variety of musicians.
If you're interested in finding out more about the types of dance that I do, or how to put together a dance for your event, feel free to write me or attend one of the dances that I'll be calling soon. Thanks for your interest! I look forward to hearing from you.