Michael Karcher, dance caller

Calling Experience

Dance weekends and festivals

  • ContraCopia/ValleyCopia
  • Twilight Twirl
  • Burning Man Contradance Camp
  • Corvallis Contra Weekend
  • Lightspeed Contra Camp (co-organizer & co-caller)
  • Dance Camp North
  • Youth Dance Weekend
  • Bear Hug Mountain Festival
  • Chehalis Contra Dance Camp
  • 12-Hour Twirl
  • Folklife (many years)
  • Cascade Promenade (many years)

Evening dances (highlights)

  • Emerald City Contradance, Seattle, WA
  • Lake City Contra, Seattle, WA
  • Portland Country Dance Community, Portland, OR
  • Corvallis Folklore Society, Corvallis, OR
  • Vancouver Country Dance, Vancouver, BC
  • Victoria Contra Dance, Victoria, BC
  • Circle Left Contra Dance, Oakland, CA
  • Santa Barbara Country Dance Society, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Google Contra Dance, Mountain View, CA
  • Thursday Contras at the Scout House, Concord, MA
  • Downtown Amherst Contradance, Amherst, MA
  • Contra at the Guiding Star Grange, Greenfield, MA
  • Country Dance New York, New York, NY
  • Village Contra, New York, NY
  • FSGW Contras, Washington, DC

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)