Welcome to Jerome Grisanti's
Contra Dance Pages!

One of the passions in my life is Contra Dance, which I like to describe as an amusement park ride we build by ourselves. I'm a dancer and a caller.

If you live in Maryville, or thereabouts, please visit the Maryville Community Barn Dance page, and come join us for some great fun!


By the way, I was one of the callers for 2014 Catapult dance weekend in Atlanta. I'm almost famous!

Jerome at High Tea & Whiskey 2011 -- Photo by Richard MacKeever

What Dance Organizers Are Saying:

"The feedback I've received from the students and families is all positive! Thanks so much for coming to Lawrence and sharing with us your abilities and facilitating such a fun evening of dancing."

-- Tyler Clements
Director of Youth Ministry
Grace EPC
Lawrence, KS

"I thought you were very good with beginners, excellent stage presence, good variety of dances and I've had really good feedback from the dance community."

-- Bruce Davis
Merriam Barn Dance
Kansas City, KS

"Thank you very much for coming to Ann Arbor and for your fine calling
Saturday. We enjoyed it tremendously. You are a star."

-- Kate Moore
AACTMAD (Ann Arbor Council for Traditional Music and Dance)

"Jerome calls interesting and fun dances that are new to the Lawrence
Barn Dance community....(H)is enthusiasm spreads to the dancers on the floor."

-- Bill Kritikos
LBDA Board Member,
Lawrence, KS

Why Dance?

Robert Fulghum, in an essay for NPR's series This I Believe, answers that question eloquently: