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David Smukler has been dancing since the mid-sixties, and calling for dances since 1981. He is an engaging teacher who presents a wide variety of dances, including plenty of New England contras, assorted squares, singing calls, triplets, mixers, old chestnuts and freshly minted dances. David infuses the energy of contras and squares into his calling for English dancing, and the grace of English dancing into his contras and squares. David is also the author (with David Millstone) of Cracking Chestnuts: The Living Tradition of Classic American Contra Dances, published by the Country Dance and Song Society.