Ithaca-based caller Katy Heine has been leading contras and community dances in the Finger Lakes region and beyond for more than 20 years. She's known for her clear teaching style and for her large repertoire of fun and flowing dances. Whether the hall's full of experienced dancers or first-timers, they're sure to have a great time at one of Katy's dances!

If you're interested in booking Katy for a contra, community dance, or wedding reception, e-mail kheine@twcny.rr.com or call 607-273-0249.


Date Venue Music
September 11, 2016
6-9 p.m.
Buhrmaster Barn
207 Old Niskayuna Road, Colonie, NY
more info.
September 23, 2016
8-11 p.m.
United Church of Fayetteville
310 East Genesee St., Fayetteville, NY
more info.
Carol Mandigo and John Potocnik
October 14-15, 2016
Phylla Mae Fall Fest!
United Church of Fayetteville
310 East Genesee St., Fayetteville, NY
more info.
I'll be doing a session of "Unforgettable Contras" with Autumn Rose Lester and Eric Eid-Reiner on Saturday, 2:25-3:50.
December 1, 2016
7:30-10:30 p.m.
Covenant United Methodist Church
1124 Culver Road, Rochester, NY
more info.
December 10, 2016
8-11 p.m.
Community School of Music and Art
330 East State St., Ithaca, NY
more info.
New Brew
March 25, 2017
8-11 p.m.
Memorial Room, Willard Straight Hall
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
more info.
Mean Lids

Some words from happy dancers and dance organizers:

"We can't thank you enough for calling a wonderful dance at our wedding. You did a fabulous job with an inexperienced but enthusiastic crowd. We have gotten really positive feedback about the dance, which is a tribute to your skills as a caller."

"It is always so much fun to dance when you call. You know how to start out easy (to help beginners) and work up to a fever pitch of fast and demanding dances as the evening wears on and as the skill of dancers permits. Especially was your calling tested at the benefit contra dance on January 25 in the beautiful Memorial Room of Willard Straight Hall. You knew most were rank beginners. To get all on their feet and contributing, you first called two circle dances that all could do, then graduated to simple contra lines. At the end you threw some fast, energetic contras at us. What a wonderful evening!"

"Thank you for a perfect evening. Sincerely. Everyone really enjoyed themselves, and since we stretched the length of the room with beginners I'd say that's a successful experience. Everyone was smiling!"

"Katy Heine is much admired for her clear teaching, spot-on calling, well-chosen dances, and friendly demeanor."