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 New Hill, 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

  • Woah! Is it Spring?!
    Well, I can't believe it is April. As interminable as the winter was, spring has really snuck up on me. I took a little break from dance calling in February and March so that I could welcome two gorgeous baby boys into the world; my nephew Jonas and my best friend's little Max. It was a huge honor to witness Max's entrance into the world and then get to spend some quality time with my sister and her growing family. Now that it is April, I'm really glad to be getting back on the dance calling train. 

    Coming up:
    Friday, April 11th: Apex Family Dance, Apex, NC
    Friday, April 18th: Charleston, SC Contra Dance
    Saturday, April 19th: Columbia, SC Contra Dance

    I hope to see you on the dance floor!

    Posted Apr 4, 2014, 12:13 PM by Connie Carringer
  • Dancing Through the Holidays
    It has been a wonderful fall for dancing and calling. The most exciting announcement for me is that I have been invited to be the scholarship staff person for English and American Week at Pinewoods next August. I will get to teach contras in the morning and call along with some incredible callers and musicians each evening. I know I will learn so much. 

    In other news, here are the dances I'll be calling the next couple months: 

    December 6th - NC Squares, Carrboro 

    November Apex Family Dance 2013

    Lastly, the Apex Family Dance has been going so well. I have more fun each month. 
    I'm looking forward to calling a dance every month in 2014. Check out this video of our last dance at the Halle Center on Friday, November 22, 2013. You can download a flyer for the first half of 2014 on the Apex Family Dance page on this website. No matter your age, dance level, or ability - you are welcome at the Apex Family Dance. Next dance is January 24th. 

    Posted Nov 24, 2013, 1:58 PM by Connie Carringer
  • Wide Open Bluegrass Festival and More
    After a very busy July and August, I've been enjoying some needed time off from dance related traveling these last few weeks and even went on a vacation! I have some really fun gigs coming up:

    Friday, September 26, 7:30-9PM: Square Dance with the Five Point Rounders, Wide Open Bluegrass Festival, Raleigh, NC
    Saturday, September 27, 1:15-3:15: Family Dance with Carolina Catbirds, Wide Open Bluegrass Festival, Raleigh, NC
    Thursday, October 10, 7-9PM: Apex Family Dance Series, Halle Center for Cultural Arts, Apex, NC
    Sunday, October 13: Music and Dance program for international students at UNC Chapel Hill
    Friday, November 1: Private Contra Dance in Apex, NC

    Posted Sep 23, 2013, 10:25 AM by Connie Carringer
  • Staying busy in July
    I'm thrilled to be doing a total of 7 dances in the month of July. Here is the plan:

    Saturday, July 6: Greensboro Contra (Grange)
    Friday, July 12: Apex Contra (Sovereign Grace Church, 411 Upchurch Street, Apex, NC - Lesson at 7PM, Dance 7:30-10:30)
    Saturday, July 13: Boone Contra (Apple Barn)
    Friday, July 19: Apex Family Dance (Halle Center)
    Saturday, July 20: Realty Center Family Dance (Durham, NC)
    Friday, July 26: CommUnity Dance (Todd, NC)
    Saturday, July 27 (National Dance Day): Roanoke, VA

    Come on out - it will be great to see friends on the dance floor!

    Posted Jun 25, 2013, 7:43 AM by Connie Carringer
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