Dance Caller: Karen Dunnam

Traditional Dance Caller


Would you care to dance? Let’s have a hoe-down! Old-time traditional dancing provides simple, active fun for everyone, from a barn dance to a Victorian dress ball. The figures are similar to square dancing. There’s a walk-through prior to each dance, and prompting to the music. You’ll dance with everyone in your set. And when the music stops, thank that partner and find a new one–you’ll get to dance with everyone else in the hall! No partner or previous experience needed; soft-soled shoes and comfortable attire recommended. Ideal for school events, western hoedowns, community festivals, historic re-enactments, and fundraising socials.

Karen Dunnam has called traditional dances for 25 years, and presents various time eras including Civil War and the War of 1812.



Karen Dunnam
Listed in the Michigan Humanities Council Touring Directory 2015-2018


Historical Society of Michigan 5815 Executive Drive Lansing, MI 48911
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