Abigail has significant experience calling for dancers with a wide variety of skill levels, from absolute beginner to advanced. In 2016, she called her first dance at a punk squat in London, and didn’t look back. She then went on to study with long time treasure, Marlin Prowell, a community leader and caller in Bellingham, WA. She has called at private celebrations and weddings, regularly scheduled dance series, family dances, and nationally-ranked music festivals. Her calling has taken her up and down both coasts, into the Midwest, and all across New England and the Southeast. She has toured extensively and cut her teeth on both local and national circuits.
Abigail brings a deep love and knowledge of the tradition, personal warmth, and joie de vivre to her calling and interactions both on and off the dance floor. She aims for her calling to be easy to understand, playful, encouraging, and inclusive to all dancers. She calls contras, party dances, and some squares.
Here she is calling at the Emerald City Contra in Seattle, WA to tunes by Dave Bartley, Amy Englesberg, and Brian Lindsay. Video from Mary DeFelice-Bartley.