Michael Karcher, dance caller


Dance weekends and festivals

  • Youth Dance Weekend (2016)
  • Bear Hug Mountain Festival (2016)
  • Burning Man Contradance Camp (2016)
  • 12-Hour Twirl (2015)
  • Chehalis Contra Dance Camp (2015)
  • Folklife (many years)
  • Cascade Promenade (many years)

Evening dances (highlights)

  • Emerald City Contradance, Seattle, WA
  • Lake City Contra/Old Time Country Dance, Seattle, WA
  • Thursday Contras at the Scout House, Concord, MA
  • Downtown Amherst Contradance, Amherst, MA
  • Portland Country Dance Community, Portland, OR
  • Vancouver Country Dance, Vancouver, BC
  • Contra at the Guiding Star Grange, Greenfield, MA
  • Country Dance New York, NYC
  • Circle Left Contra Dance, Oakland, CA
  • Bellingham Country Dance Society, Bellingham, WA
  • Tacoma Contra Dance Society, Tacoma, WA
  • Santa Barbara Country Dance Society, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Olympia Contra Dance Community, Olympia, WA
  • Corvallis Folklore Society, Corvallis, OR
  • Victoria Contra Dance, Victoria, BC
  • Google Contra Dance, Mountain View, CA

Special events

  • Experimental Contra House Parties
  • Techno Contras
  • Weddings/Receptions
  • Birthday Parties/Dances


  • Lisa Greenleaf's Contra Callers Course (Pinewoods 2012)
  • Nils Fredland's Singing Squares Callers Course (Pinewoods 2011)