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All-Star Talent 2014:

Celador (NC)
Eel House (AK)
Free Association (GA)
Frost and Fire (VT\NY)
Party of Three (ME\NY)
Velocipede (ME)

Jerome Grisanti (MO)
Brian Hamshar (VA)
Ridge Kennedy (NJ)
Frannie Marr (CA)
Dana Parkinson (FL)
Anna Rain (MD)

Frannie Marr

Hometown: Fallbrook, CA



Frannie Marr is a caller, dance organizer, and dance gypsy residing in Southern California. After being dragged to a contra dance by her sister, Frannie fell so in love with dancing that she began teaching contra dances to her elementary school students. Shortly after a successful (though intimidating) calling debut at an open mike night, Frannie called her first full night when a friend asked her to cover on short notice. She’s been calling regularly ever since!

Six years of calling have made Frannie a popular West Coast caller, calling regular dances from Southern California to the Bay Area, and special events/weekends throughout the Pacific Northwest and Southwest.

Frannie draws on her experience as a dance gypsy to call dances that people like. Her hallmark is quick walkthroughs, efficient calling, and letting the dance and music flow whenever possible. Whether it’s a crowd of enthusiastic beginners or hard core "dancing fools", Frannie’s calling delights with fun, flowy dances filled with a variety of moves. As one dancer explained, "She hardly ever calls a sucky dance!". Frannie can charm even the most difficult crowd ("Don’t make me use my kindergarten teacher voice on you!"). Frannie continues to grow as a caller, and has recently begun calling squares and English Country.

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