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As a dance caller, Connie is known for being community-centered, beginner-caring, and able to bring a whole roomful of dancers of all skill levels quickly into the fun zoneAs a teacher and facilitator, Connie strives to create a safe space for creativity, expression, and learning. 

Connie lives in Apex, NC close to Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. She travels for weddings and dance gigs often. Check out the announcements below to learn more about what is coming up in the near future. Be sure to look through the tabs on the left for more details about what she is doing out in the world.

If you are looking for a calendar of my Dance Calling Gigs, go here!


Recent Announcements

  • Shifting Gears

    Apparently it's been a while since I updated my announcements on this page! With the addition of a second baby girl in 2017, life has been beautifully full. I've changed careers to doing birth doula work and teaching childbirth education. And I'm taking a big step back from dance calling for the foreseeable future. I've called dances for nearly 10 years and have loved just about every minute of it. I've learned so much and know that there is much more to learn. I believe I'll get back into at some point, but for now, I hope to see you on the dance floor where I'll just be another happy dancer. Wishing you the best!

     - Connie
    Posted Jul 24, 2018, 9:14 AM by Connie Carringer
  • Closing Out 2016
    Well, it's been quite a year! Life and work have been full and there are lots of changes ahead. First of all, I resigned from my role as Support Group Coordinator at Compass Center after 4 years in the job. I'll be staying on as a very part-time database manager (something I've been doing all along) and will be able to do that work from home. In the meantime, I started my own business! Through Sprout and Bean I'll be focusing on my doula work and I am working on becoming a HypnoBabies instructor. 

    I'm still calling and participating in dance as much as I can, which is not much compared to pre-kid days. Here is what I have coming up:

    Friday, November 18th - Apex Family Dance
    Friday, December 16th - Apex Family Dance
    Sunday, December 18th - Triangle Callers' Collective Dance

    I'm looking forward to a new year and all the new things that will be coming into my life. I hope to see you out in the world!
    Posted Nov 14, 2016, 6:41 PM by Connie Carringer
  • Soon it will be Springtime!
    Life is good these days. Spending as much time as I can at home with my hunny and the baby. I'm still calling some dances here and there, so I hope to see you at some of the following gigs:

    March 5th: First Saturday Contra in Carrboro
    March 18th: Apex Family Dance
    March 19th: Boone Country Dancers (calling workshop and dance to follow)
    March 26th: Family Dance for Church of the Ascension
    April 2nd: Roanoke Contra Dance
    April 8th: Apex Family Dance

    I'm also excited about serving as doula for my best friend sometime in April or May! I'll be taking a little break from calling then, but hope to be back with more gigs in the summer and fall.
     
    Posted Feb 15, 2016, 5:27 PM by Connie Carringer
  • Lots of Squares!
    I've slowly gotten back into dance calling this fall and have been delighted to have more opportunities to call squares! I got to do a full evening of squares back in September for the new monthly square dance in Pittsboro and will be doing that dance again in November. This month I have the pleasure of co-calling an evening of squares with Sarah Gibson for NC Squares in Durham. Here are all the gigs I have coming up:

    October 11: International Student Dance, UNC Chapel Hill
    October 23: Apex Family Dance
    November 20: Apex Family Dance

    Posted Oct 8, 2015, 6:05 PM by Connie Carringer
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