Linda Calls Dances
Traditional Old-Time Wedding Dance
all dances are taught and prompted
hoedowns, reels, and frolics that are quick to learn, fun and easy, designed to include everyone to keep everyone dancing
longways, circles, and mixers
zesty dances with a couple of waltzes sprinkled throughout
American Traditional, English Country, Australian Bush, Ceilidh, Square Dances
no fancy footwork - mostly easy, zesty walking steps
lively, toe-tapping, old-time fiddle tunes
traditional reels, jigs, waltzes, polkas, schottisches
live or recorded music
If you choose to dance to live music, I can recommend a band that matches your musical choice (Irish, Southern, English Country, French Canadian, etc.) or I would be happy to work with your choice of musicians.
I recommend no more than one hour of called dances, but if you want to continue dancing you may want to transition into contemporary music and dance.
Featured Musicians: String Theory
WHY CHOOSE ME?
You want your guests to have fun and celebrate this special occasion. You want your friends and family to mix and mingle.
I can bring your guests together. All dances are taught quickly and your friends and both families will be moving in circles, mixers, and other traditional formations in minutes. You can be certain that all involved will amble away happy and eager to dance more.
""You were terrific! I never imagined that anyone could take a group of rowdy novices and call the dances so that they felt like pros! An amazing gift you have. Thanks for making the dancing a success. I know you had truly pulled off a coup when I saw that everyone from teenagers to grandmothers were dancing and loving it!" - T. Ford, Dallas, 2006
"Thank you for being such a wonderful part of the wedding! You did a fantastic job and many people commented on how much fun they had, and how you made it fun for them. You definitely have a gift for what you do." - K. Francis, Denton, 2016