Connecticut
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Patricia Campbell, Dance Caller

Patricia Campbell's main passion is using traditional dance to bring people together in community. With The Reel Thing, a band based in western CT specializing in music for traditional and historical social dances including costumed authentic 18th century colonial dances and concerts, dance workshops for children and adults, and community & "barn" dances, Patricia can provide an exciting experience for your group at any dancing level. Patricia is on the roster of the Performing Artists Directory of the CT Commission on Culture & Tourism. She is available, too, as a solo artist, using recorded music or with your own musicians. A diverse sample of dances can be seen on Patricia's youtube channel.

A dance leader and consultant with experience calling dances for families, schools, libraries and other community organizations, she also specialize in authentic 18th century dance and music for historical societies, re-enactment events, and private groups. Patricia works year-round with seniors at a local senior center and recently completed the Introductory Teacher Training for Dance for PD* (*Parkinson's Disease) at the Mark Morris Dance Center, NYC. She is currently on the Faculty of the Housatonic Valley Waldorf School as the resident Traditional Dance Teacher.

Patricia's repertoire includes New England contra-style dance, Colonial/18th century dance, square and folk dances. Participants experience the fun and joy of traditional dance through Patricia's lively and clear guidance. Get a group together - have a dance!

"Celebrating Community Through Traditional Dance and Music!"

Additional Links: 
Kevin Gallagher's Comcast show Time Out with Kevin Gallagher highlights caller Patricia Campbell and the band The Reel Thing as they discuss contra dance and its music, as well as the monthly Danbury contra dance, was held from 2005 till May 2007.
A gym full of square dancing girl scouts and their dads, dancing Solomon Levi. at the Darien Town Hall. Patricia Campbell, caller, with The Reel Thing. 2010
The Colonial dance "La Bagatelle" danced at a Colonial Ball on May 21, 2011. The subdued lighting helped create a wonderful atmosphere for the dancing (though made it a bit difficult for taking videos).
From the 5th Anniversary event at the Southbury Library on May 7, 2011.
A group of the seniors who do traditional country dance at the Bethel Senior Center were part of the annual show that took place on December 17, 2010.

I Have Worked With

  • State: CT
    Date: 6/2006
    Activity: Residency - school
    Email:
    Phone: 860-622-5740

  • State: CT
    Date: 6/2005
    Activity: Concert/performance/reading
    Email: conover@hartnet.org
    Phone:

  • State: CT
    Date: 7/2006
    Activity: Concert/performance/reading
    Email: sdevos01@comcast.net
    Phone: 203-438-5485

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Patricia
Job Title/Position: 
Dance Caller
Fax: 
425-871-8439
Mailing Address: 
18 DINGLEBROOK LANE
Newtown, CT 06470
Physical Address: 
Newtown, CT 06470
Last Name: 
Campbell
Phone: 
203-364-4554

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - Traditional
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Dance - Ethnic
Dance - Folk
Dance - Traditional
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Music - Children's
Music - Traditional
Year Founded: 
2006
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Languages Available: 
French
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Performance / Concert / Reading / Assembly
Professional Development / Training
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Other
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class / Presentation
Events Per Year: 
50
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
CDSS Country Dance and Song Society
National Folk Organization, US
The Society of Folk Dance Historians
Lifetime Arts
Dance for PD (Dance for Parkinson's Disease)
Northwest CT Arts Council
Cultural Alliance of Western CT

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Dance-size area - (e.g., large classroom, gym, auditorium, cafeteria, multi-purpose room, pavilion)
access to outlets
adequate lighting for musicians
If outdoors, protection from sun, rain, cold, and/or high wind
If outdoors, level dance area
prefer no carpeting in room
small table
Fee Range Minimum: 
$300
Fee Range Maximum: 
$3,000
State of Residence: 
Connecticut
Minimum Number of Performers: 
3
Maximum Number of Performers: 
6