David Millstone....

Dance Caller

David is available to call dances for weddings and parties.

He calls both American and English Country dances.

He has called dances in  33 states and    9 countries.  See where he’s been!

Dance Workshops

David is a workshop leader for dancers and callers.

American Dance

English Country Dance

Caller’s Workshops

Presentations

Dance Historian

David has always been interested in the history of the dances and has been involved in many projects documenting aspects of Dance History, including:

  1. A Hand for the Band
  2. Square Dance History Project
  3. Square Dance Hall of Fame
  4. Ted (Sannella) Talks
  5. Contra Dance Diaspora

Welcome! David Millstone started contra dancing in the early 1970s and has been calling dances for some 40 years. His monthly dance from 1980 to 2015 was with the band Northern Spy in Norwich, Vermont, one of America’s longest running contra dance series. With an American repertoire ranging from traditional New England chestnuts to high-energy recent compositions, he calls contras, squares, and interesting dances in odd formations. He is an experienced caller of English country dances, and he also enjoys calling for family dances, weddings and other special events. 

David is known for his clear and supportive teaching style, the breadth of his repertoire, his sense of humor, and his ability to pick dances that offer the right level of challenge for all audiences.

Square Dance Hall of Fame

Bob Osgood, founder and editor of Sets in Order / Square Dancing magazine, and the associated American Square Dance Society, created a Hall of Fame

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Dance workshops:

Learn more about special topics he might bring to your event.

Dance documentaries:

David has created several classic videos that tell the story of key individuals in the dance world.

Dance historian:

Learn more about David’s presentations on this topic, supplemented by audio and video clips.

Opinions:

Yep, he has plenty of ’em, and is happy to share.

Current projects:

Not one to sit idly and munch on bonbons all day, David has found other ways to keep himself occupied.

David’s Calendar

Note:  For listings with more details, and the option to look ahead more than 3 months, visit our Calendar page.

June 14, 2024
  • Across the Lake - Colchester, VT

    June 14, 2024  8:00 pm - June 15, 2024  11:00 pm

    Elley-Long Music Center, 223 Ethan Allen Ave, Colchester, VT 05446

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June 15, 2024
  • Across the Lake - Colchester, VT

    June 14, 2024  8:00 pm - June 15, 2024  11:00 pm

    Elley-Long Music Center, 223 Ethan Allen Ave, Colchester, VT 05446

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June 16, 2024
  • Hey Days

    June 16, 2024 - June 23, 2024  

    Sonoma State University, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

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June 17, 2024
  • Hey Days

    June 16, 2024 - June 23, 2024  

    Sonoma State University, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

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June 18, 2024
  • Hey Days

    June 16, 2024 - June 23, 2024  

    Sonoma State University, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

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June 19, 2024
  • Hey Days

    June 16, 2024 - June 23, 2024  

    Sonoma State University, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

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June 20, 2024
  • Hey Days

    June 16, 2024 - June 23, 2024  

    Sonoma State University, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

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June 21, 2024
  • Hey Days

    June 16, 2024 - June 23, 2024  

    Sonoma State University, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

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June 22, 2024
  • Hey Days

    June 16, 2024 - June 23, 2024  

    Sonoma State University, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

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June 23, 2024
  • Hey Days

    June 16, 2024 - June 23, 2024  

    Sonoma State University, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

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June 26, 2024
June 29, 2024
  • Chip Hedler memorial

    June 29, 2024  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    East Thetford Pavilion, 140 Pavillion Rd, East Thetford, VT 05043

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June 30, 2024
  • Community Dance - South Woodstock, VT

    June 30, 2024  4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    Green Mountain Perkins Academy, 32 Academy Circle, South Woodstock, VT 05071

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July 6, 2024
  • Community Contra Dance -Weathersfield

    July 6, 2024  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Weathersfield Center Church and Meeting House, 79 Center Church Rd, Perkinsville, VT 05151, USA

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July 10, 2024
  • Barn Dance - North Sutton

    July 10, 2024  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Muster Field Farm, Harvey Rd, North Sutton, NH 03260

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July 20, 2024
July 25, 2024
  • American Music class - Dartmouth College

    July 25, 2024  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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August 3, 2024
  • Celebration of Life (private)

    August 3, 2024  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Enfield, NH

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