Ithaca-based caller Katy Heine has been leading contras and community dances in the Finger Lakes region and beyond for nearly 30 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, send her an e-mail or call 607-273-0249.


Date Venue Music
August 25, 2018
8-11 p.m.
St. Paul's United Methodist Church
402 N. Aurora St., Ithaca, NY
more info.
Continental Drift
August 26, 2018
6-9 p.m.
Buhrmaster Barn
207 Old Niskayuna Road, Colonie, NY
more info.
September 21, 2018
8-11 p.m. p.m.
Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts
5 McLallen St., Trumansburg, NY
October 4, 2018
7:30-10:30 p.m.
Covenant United Methodist Church, 1124 Culver Rd., Rochester, NY
more info.
Over and Under
October 6, 2018
7:30-10:30 p.m.
United Church of Fayetteville
310 East Genesee St., Fayetteville, NY
more info.
English Country Dance with TBA
October 21, 2018
4-7 p.m.
Countryside Community Center
9 Sheldon Guile Blvd., Owego, NY
Ms. Marty and SGB
November 1, 2018
7:30-10:30 p.m.
Covenant United Methodist Church, 1124 Culver Rd., Rochester, NY
more info.
November 3, 2018
8-11 p.m.
Ivy Room, Willard Straight Hall
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Tim Ball and friends
November 10, 2018
7-10 p.m.
Trinity Memorial Church
44 Main St, Binghamton, NY
Henry Jankiewicz, Curt Osgood and John Wobus
December 13, 2018
7:30-10:30 p.m.
Covenant United Methodist Church, 1124 Culver Rd., Rochester, NY
more info.
New Brew
July 14, 2019
3-9:30 p.m.
Ward's Island Recreation Association Clubhouse, Toronto, Canada
more info.
Peach Jam

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."