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 on the beautiful Isle of Palms, right outside of Charleston, SC. In recent years she has called up and down the east coast, and has been featured in numerous 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. 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!