It's Fun To Hunt

October 8, 2020 - in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

More than 50 years ago, the noted New England caller and dance historian Ralph Page started sharing information he had gleaned from searching through old newspapers and other journals. In more than a dozen articles in his Northern Junket magazine, Page described dance events ranging from public events to small family gatherings, all presented under the headline “It's Fun To Hunt.” In recent years, others have found new ways to collect the history of different forms of country dancing. I'd like to share some examples and encourage readers to start their own quests.

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Dancers at one of David's workshops at the Dance Flurry

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.  MORE INFO

He 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.

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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.

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David Millstone, Dance Caller

Lebanon, NH

603-448-2950

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