|Paul Rosenberg|| ||Albany, New York, USA|| |
- WEB SITE (http://homespun.biz/)Calling Beginners thru Basic
Paul Rosenberg has been leading dances throughout the northeastern United States since 1986. In recent years, he has been one of the busiest traditional dance callers using live music in North America, working over 200 dance engagements a year. He is known for his gentle but energetic, encouraging style, concise teaching, and offbeat sense of humor.
The programs Paul presents consist of community dances from the Hudson Valley, United Kingdom, Appalachia, and New England, as well as international folk dances and African-American singing games. Paul loves teaching traditional dances to children (as a visiting arts educator) in elementary schools and leading novices in community dances at festivals, community celebrations, weddings, family reunions, birthday parties, family dances, Girl Scout dances, and other gatherings. He also calls at contra dances and has performed at numerous major festivals and events around the Northeast. Paul plays recorder and fiddle.
Paul gets his greatest satisfaction from enabling people who have never danced - especially the dance phobic - to not only get up and dance, but also to have a great time doing it and come back for more! Someone once said of his teaching skill, "Paul can even teach a three-legged stool to dance." His enthusiasm for dance and empathy with novices comes from his avoidance-at-all-costs and terror of dancing - until he discovered contradancing at age 30.
Paul has recorded a CD -- with his band "Peter, Paul & George"
-- and written a companion instruction book called Peel the Banana,
which presents a popular sequence of dances from school residencies,
family dances, and community celebrations.
| Paul at Home
|Address|| Paul Rosenberg|
Albany, New York
| Paul at Work|
|Phone (work)|| 518-482-9255 |