Stefan Amidon

Stefan lives in Brattleboro, Vermont with his wife Zara Bode and their son Desmond. He graduated from Oberlin College as a jazz percussion major. Stefan is percussionist, singer and founding member of the Sweetback Sisters, a “honky tonk band for the modern cowboy and girl”, featuring lead singers Zara Bode and Emily Miller (The Sweetback Sisters have appeared on Prairie Home Companion, coming in second in Garrison Keillor’s national “Twenty-somethings Bands” competition); a founding member and bass singer in Starry Mountain Singers a cappella ensemble (which also includes Zara Bode),

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Katie Zukof

Katie Zukof is an elementary school Spanish teacher, caller and mother of two girls. A lifelong dancer, she resides in Bloomington, IN where she has been contra dancing and clogging since 2007 and calling since 2009. She has previously led children’s art classes and mummer’s plays at Terpsichore’s Dance Holiday, Pinewoods Camp, and Cumberland Dance Week. She is thrilled to put back on her art teacher hat this year to lead the open art table.

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Kate Barnes

Kate BarnesKate Barnes has been playing more instruments, in more genres, in more interesting locations, for longer than most of us can remember. She currently plays in the Latter Day Lizards, Bare Necessities, Celantrio and a myriad of pickup bands. Kate also keeps herself busy with teaching, recording, publishing music books, composing, ceramics and wisecrackery.

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Eric Schedler

Eric Schedler plays accordion, banjo and piano for contra and English country dancing with Midwest-based bands the Cosmic Otters and Supertrad. With his playing firmly rooted in traditional Irish music, Eric has performed and taught at camps and festivals around the country, and currently serves as program director of Cascade of Music and Dance and the all-ages Cumberland Dance Week, a project of the Lloyd Shaw Foundation, of which Eric is also a member of the board of directors.

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Naomi Morse

Naomi Morse

Naomi Morse grew up surrounded by music and dance in the folk communities of New England. She is known for her energetic and driving fiddle playing for both contra and English dancing in many bands, including The Poor Cousins, Night Watch, Housetop, and the mega-fiddle-band Childsplay, among others. She has toured extensively with the world music ensemble Northern Harmony and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and son.

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Jane Miller

Following many delightful years of leading the Teachers Course at CDSS’s Family Week at Ogontz, Jane Miller returns to her other great joy, teaching crafts, songs and games to children. Before joining the faculty at Antioch New England Graduate School in the 1990s, she founded and taught at Price Farm School, an independent elementary school in New Hampshire. For many summers, she taught children’s classes at CDSS’s Family Week at Pinewoods; she is thrilled to return,

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Elvie Miller

Elvie Miller grew up immersed in the New England music and dance community and attended Family Week at Pinewoods many times as a camper. A recipient of the Watson Fellowship in 2005, she studied traditional dance music in northern Europe, and subsequently moved to music-rich County Clare, Ireland, where she now lives with her husband, fiddler Denis Liddy, and their eight-year old twin daughters. She enjoys teaching, playing music, and exploring children’s literature.

 

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Abby Ladin

Abby Ladin was raised on social, folk and percussive dance from North America, the UK and Eastern Europe, and by age 18 was touring nationally with the Ohio-based dance and music company, Rhythm In Shoes. For over 30 years Abby has collaborated with choreographers, composers, dancers, musicians (and aerialists!) on multimodal performance projects. Abby instructs children and adults at events across the US, and is known for her inclusive and accessible teaching style. She and her husband Sam Bartlett make up the rhythm section of the Humdingers on stand-up bass and guitar,

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Wendy Graham Settle

Wendy Graham is a self-described “dance maniac.” Her passion for music, song and dance caught fire in 1991 on a youth dance tour in Denmark. Today, Wendy leads English, American, and couples dances in Durango, CO, across the country, and abroad — as far away as Alaska, England and Denmark. She proudly served on the Country Dance and Song Society (CDSS) board and is currently a Lifetime Contribution Award committee member.

 

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