Bill Fischer has been calling dances for over 30 years, starting out in New Haven, with a contra dance series that has been a fixture of the folk music and dance scene since 1976. In addition to contra dances in and around the Northeast, he has called at various dance camps regionally and nationally. Much of his calling activity centers on special occasion “barn” dances including the monthly musical event BMAD at his home in Bethany. Other events include school dances, private parties, special occasions such as weddings, birthdays and anniversaries, and dances in extended care facilities where he has done dances for people using wheelchairs and walkers.

— Steve Winters

Photo of Bill Fischer by Marilyn Catasus