Diane Silver
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Schedule - 2018

Many thanks to all the dancers who have asked me, "when are you calling next?"
Please scroll down for my current schedule, with links to the dances, when available, so you can get driving directions.

And here are links to my calling history -- past local dances, tours, dance weekends, workshops, and other events where I've called and taught:

Overview of Dance Weekends and Festivals,
workshops and other supporting events


Full Schedules:
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
2019

If you're just dying to know the details for dances from 1999, when I started calling, to Fall 2003, when this website was launched, feel free to e-mail your inquiry.

Current Schedule - 2018

Special Events are in GREEN.
Date 2018
Event
Band
Location
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Roots Contra Dance
Laura Lengnick & Karen Gaughan
Asheville, NC
Friday, January 26, 2018
Contra Dance
Harvest Moon
Wolf Moon String Band
Landmark Hall,
Greenville, SC
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Contra Dance
Old Farmer's Ball
Good & Plenty
Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Family Dance 3:00-5:00
Roots Contra Dance 7:00-9:00

Laura Lengnick & Karen Gaughan
Asheville, NC
Monday, February 12, 2018
Contra Dance
Windmill
(Laurie Fisher and Steve Trisman)
St. George's
Asheville, NC
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Afternoon workshops:
  • 3:00-4:30: Greasing the Gears -- Conflict Management for Dance Communities
  • 5:00-6:30: Puttin' it Together - The Band-Caller Collaboration
Contra Dance
New Mexico Folk Music and Dance Society
SyZyGy
For workshop location info.,
contact host, Erik Erhardt.

Contra Lesson 7:00; Dance 7:30-10:00:
Albuquerque Square Dance Center
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Family Dance 3:00-5:00
Roots Contra Dance 7:00-9:00

Laura Lengnick & Karen Gaughan
Asheville, NC
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Contra Dance
Old Farmer's Ball
Wild Rumpus
Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC
Friday, March 23, 2018
Contra Dance
Chattahoochee Country Dancers
Wild Rumpus
Atlanta, GA
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Contra Dance
River Falls
Wild Rumpus
River Falls, SC
Monday, March 26, 2018
Contra Dance>
Knoxville Country Dancers
Wild Rumpus
Knoxville, TN
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Family Dance 3:00-5:00
Roots Contra Dance 7:00-9:00

Laura Lengnick & Karen Gaughan
Asheville, NC
Monday, April 9, 2018
Contra Dance
Good & Plenty
(Laura Lengnick and Karen Gaughan)
St. George's
Asheville, NC
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Contra Dance
SBCDS
TBA
Santa Barbara, CA
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Contra Dance
Special Birthday dance for Julie Bermant!
Tophill Music - Stuart Kinney et al.
Greenfield, MA
Monday, April 30, 2018
Contra Dance
Scout House
Atlantic Crossing
Concord, MA
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Family Dance 3:00-5:00
Roots Contra Dance 7:00-9:00

Laura Lengnick & Karen Gaughan
Asheville, NC
Friday, May 18, 2018
Contra Dance
Hungry Monks
Charleston, SC
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Caller's Workshop
NA
Charleston, SC
Friday- Sunday,
May 25-27, 2018
ContraThon
Dance Weekend
Wild Rumpus
Cloud 10
also calling: Beth Molaro
Serenity Knoll
Jonesborough, TN
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Contra Dance
Old Farmer's Ball
TBA
Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Contra Dance
River Falls
TBA
River Falls, SC
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Private Event
Private Event
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Family Dance 3:00-5:00
Roots Contra Dance 7:00-9:00

Laura Lengnick & Karen Gaughan
Asheville, NC
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Private Event
Private Event
Sunday-Saturday,
June 17-23, 2018
Caller's Week
Steve Hickman & John Devine
John C. Campbell Folk School
Brasstown, NC
Friday-Sunday,
June 29 - July 1, 2018
IndepenDance
Turnip the Beat &
Strawberry Space Jam
also calling: Katy Heine
Prairie Hill Waldorf School
in Delafield, WI
Monday,
July 2, 2018
Chicago Barn Dance Company
Monday night contra dance

Baba Yaga's Stew
Irish American Heritage Center
(4626 North Knox Avenue, Chicago, 60630)
4th Floor Ballroom
Sunday, July 8, 2018
Family Dance 3:00-5:00
Roots Contra Dance 7:00-9:00

Laura Lengnick & Karen Gaughan
Asheville, NC
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Contra and Square Dance
Old Farmer's Ball
(1st half contras, 2nd half squares)
Swannanoa Gathering Fiddle Week Staff
Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC
Friday, August 3, 2018
Contra Dance
Chattahoochee Country Dancers
Gotham Carnival
Atlanta, GA
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Contra Dance
River Falls
Gotham Carnival
River Falls, SC
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Contra Dance
Old Farmer's Ball
Gotham Carnival
Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Family Dance 3:00-5:00
Roots Contra Dance 7:00-9:00

Laura Lengnick & Karen Gaughan
Asheville, NC
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Contra Dance
Asheville Open Band
Serenity Knoll Farm,
Jonesborough, TN
Friday-Sunday, August 24-26, 2018
SplashDance
OpenBand
Camp Tonawandah,
Flat Rock, NC
August 31, 2018
App State
"Barefoot Contra"
The Stuff
(Nic Coker & Gretchen Caverly)
Boone, NC
Saturday, September 1, 2018
Private Event
Private Event
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Contra Dance
Old Farmer's Ball
Boom Chuck
(Laurie Fisher & Nic Coker)
Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Private Event
Private Event
Sunday, September 9, 2018
Family Dance 3:00-5:00
Roots Contra Dance 7:00-9:00

Laura Lengnick & Karen Gaughan
Asheville, NC
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Family Dance 3:00-5:00
Roots Contra Dance 7:00-9:00

Laura Lengnick & Karen Gaughan
Asheville, NC
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Family Dance 3:00-5:00
Roots Contra Dance 7:00-9:00

Laura Lengnick & Karen Gaughan
Asheville, NC
Friday-Sunday,
November 16-18, 2018
Pilgrims Progression Dance Weekend
The Syncopaths
Woodlawn School, Lawrence, KS
Friday, November 23, 2018
Friday Night Contra Dance
TBA
Glen Echo Park, MD
Saturday,
November 24, 2018
ContraCopia
TBA
Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Family Dance 3:00-5:00
Roots Contra Dance 7:00-9:00

Laura Lengnick & Karen Gaughan
Asheville, NC

Coming up in 2019...