- New England Dancing Masters
Peter and Mary Alice Amidon, Mary Cay Brass, Andy Davis: publishers of CD’s, books, and videos (VHS and DVD) on teaching dance to children.
- Country Dance and Song Society of America
Sponsors of summer traditional dance camps, storehouse of information on traditional dance and people around the country, mail order of books, recordings and videos relating to traditional dance and music.
- Mary Cay Brass
Mary Cay Brass directs several community choirs in Vermont and Massachusetts and is the co-musical director of Hallowell Hospice Choir. Mary Cay is also a highly-sought after contra-dance keyboardist and accordion player. She spent two and a half years in the former Yugoslavia on a Fulbright Scholarship in ethnomusicology, and has published several book/CD collections of music from that region.
- Marian Rose – Community Dance Project
Marian Rose, a musician, dance educator and writer based in Vancouver, B.C., Canada has created the Community Dance Project as a tool to preserve and rejuvenate the ritual of community family dancing together with the vibrant musical traditions that go along with it. Her site has great book/CD resources.
- Sanna Longden – International folk dance teacher
Sanna does workshops for children and adults, is the founder of ’Pourparler’ (see above) and has great CD, video and book dance resources. She is a world dance teacher and multicultural movement educator from Evanston, Illinois, who teachers in schools and at educator conferences locally, nationally, and internationally.
- The Dance Gypsy
Contra dance information page: find a contra dance in your area.
- Great Meadow Music
A great source of recordings and videos of New England contradance.
- Brattleboro Dawn Dances
All night contradances with several bands and callers that attract hundreds of dancers from across the northeast.
- Mary Lea
She is probably best known for her wonderful work with the English Country Dance band ‘Bare Necessities’, with whom she plays across the United States and throughout the UK and Europe. She is part of the extraordinary community of musicians and friends living in Brattleboro.
- Lissa Schneckenburger
Lissa is a gifted dance fiddler and singer. She has exquisite taste in percussionists (our son Stefan). If we run, we can get to her house in 17 seconds.
A sublime contra dance and concert band: Becky Tracy (fiddle), Keith Murphy (guitar, mandolin, piano), Jeremiah McLane (piano, accordion). Becky Tracy and Keith also play with Andy Davis on our New England Dancing Masters recording ‘Any Jig or Reel’, and Keith plays with our sons Sam (fiddle) and Stefan (percussion), along with Thomas Bartlett (piano) on NEDM’s recording ‘Other Side of the Tracks.’