Bio

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David Smukler has been dancing since the mid-sixties, and calling for dances since 1981. He 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 an engaging teacher who presents a wide variety of dances, including old chestnuts and freshly minted dances. As well as contra and English, his programs can include squares, singing calls, triplets, mixers and more,. David is also the author (with David Millstone) of Cracking Chestnuts: The Living Tradition of Classic American Contra Dances, published in 2008 by the Country Dance and Song Society.