Thanks for dropping by! I'm Tavi, a leader of contra and community dance (working to build repertoire of squares and other formations), and musician (keys and foot percussion), with a long elliptical orbit between Tucson, Arizona and greater Bangor, Maine. Unfamiliar with contra? It's a centuries-old, yet fresh, contemporary and evolving, neighborly dance tradition built around live fiddle music... (more) Want to book me for your dance, offer feedback, or ask a question? Send an email! Along the road i've been privileged to lead evenings and sessions of dance in vibrant communities, at festivals and special events, across 16 states and counting. At this point i don't own a car; i hitch rides and use mass transit as much as possible when touring, and weave dance into other journeys. [6/12/17] Settling in to the Maine summer after a 7-gig tour that saw me calling up the sun at Brattleboro Dawn Dance, and offered the chance to work with fantastic musicians both established (Audrey Knuth & Larry Unger; Party of Three) and up-and-coming (Adams Kornblum, Helen Newell, and Nolan Rogers - Volution!). Moving back toward an organizing role and excited for Penobscot Contradancers, and re-branding the dance i co-founded 12 years ago. Stay tuned! Meanwhile, callers, check out "Sourdough" (video!), "RoJoSo," "All the Math," and other new and refined dances - see sequences.