Andrew Swaine

www.swaine.me.uk/calling

Andrew Swaine is completely hooked on Contra dance, and has called regularly at Cambridge Contra Club and for the London Barndance Company at Cecil Sharp House. Contra dancing is what American dance addicts do instead of English ceilidh. Whereas the energy in English ceilidh is largely vertical, in Contra the energy is completely horizontal, as you fly from person to person around the set, never letting momentum going to waste. It's become increasingly popular over the last few years, especially amongst English Ceilidh dancers looking for a bit more of a challenge.

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