Prepare for Lift Off! Please join your fleet-footed contra-dancing friends at Ballard’s Leif Erickson Hall – 2245 NW 57th St, Seattle, WA 98107.

Supersonic is a zesty, high-energy all contra weekend for experienced dancers. We will be dancing primarily complex contras with limited or no walkthroughs.
Many participants easily dance both roles and role switching is common.


We're excited to have an exceptional set of musicians and callers in store for the first ever Supersonic!



Firmly rooted in the soil of their native land, the energetic and original traditional ‘power trio’ also incorporates the dynamism of today’s North American and European folk cultures in their music. They weave precise and intricate fiddle, flute and accordion work, gorgeous vocal harmonies, energetic foot percussion and guitar accompaniment into a big and jubilant musical feast. Their distinctive sound, sense of humor and stage presence makes them a supreme crowd pleaser.

Contra Sutra

Seattle, WA

"May all beings be free to dance to the most melodious and rhythmically funky Contra Sutra" - R. S.
Dave Bartley: Guitar, Zoom, Cajon, Mandolin & Cittern
Ryan McKasson: Fiddle & Viola
Marni Rachmiel: Flute, Saxophone, Vocals
Rich Scher: Percussion

Seth Tepfer

Seth Tepfer

Atlanta, GA

Seth Tepfer is "Atlanta's Dance Magician," calling dances for adults and children like you've never seen before. Known for his infectious energy, his short walk-thrus, and his 'hash-contras', Seth's warm enthusiasm is contagious, and gets everyone moving, smiling, and having a great time. Whether squares, contras, or other folk dances, you can be certain that all involved - novices and experienced dancers alike - will amble away happy and eager to dance more!

Deb Comly

Flagstaff, AZ

Deb Comly was bitten by the contra bug in 1994 and took off dancing across the country. Her passion for the dance keeps her dancing, calling, teaching, organizing, and playing music in Flagstaff and across the Southwest. From her beaming smile to her happy feet, Deb's energy is contagious!

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