Contra Dance Caller
Summer Soiree 2012- Photo Credit Ryan Carollo
Maggie Jo has been calling contra dances since she was fifteen, and contra dancing since she can remember. She currently resides in Chicago, IL. In recent years she has called at local dances and dance weekends all over the country. Past dance weekends including LEAF, Asheville's Summer Soiree, Charleston's Palmetto Bugstomp, Vermont's Youth Dance Weekend, Jonesborough's Mountain Madness, Charlottesville's Fall Festival, Richmond's Springforth, and Brattleboro's Dawn Dance. Maggie Jo’s calling is notable for a unique, youthful energy and enthusiasm. She incorporates her theatre and improv performance training into her evenings, which makes for clear, concise instruction and creative programming. Her youthful vibrancy appeals to masses of old and young, from beginners to “cool, hip dancers.” She likes to get wacky and bring the dancers along for the ride. She firmly believes that if you’re not having fun, then you’re not contra dancing!