Blurbs from Flyers and Brochures
Joseph is a New England native happily settled in
Houston, Texas. As a popular caller at dance events throughout
the country and further afield, he draws on a broad
repertoire of contra, English country, and community dances. His calling
combines clear teaching, discriminating taste in dances, and respect for tradition. He is
the author of numerous popular contra dances which have also found their way
around the country. He has been an active dance organizer in Ann Arbor MI
and Columbus OH, and is a former board member of the Country Dance and Song
is a New England native who has recently moved to Houston, Texas. Everything is
bigger in Texas so they had to have Joseph! His skillful mix of clear teaching
and discriminating taste with wide-open happiness and high-energy, puts us all
in a dancing mood. How he does it is magic, but the dancers reap the benefits!
Joseph’s calling is popular around the country. He is truly a man with
Joseph Pimentel -- a New Englander now
happily settled in Columbus, Ohio, is a popular caller at dance events from
Alaska to Florida. He draws on a broad
repertoire of contra, English country, and community dances, all presented with
crisp teaching, discriminating taste, respect for tradition, and high
energy. Joseph has written many popular contra dances and serves on the
board of directors of the Country Dance and Song Society.
Pimentel’s calling combines cool dances, clear teaching, youthful perspective,
and respect for tradition. Dancing since high school in New England, he draws on
many years of experience as he teaches English country dance, contras, and
squares at local dances, weekends, special events, and in elementary schools. He
is highly sought after throughout the Midwest and increasingly further afield,
from Boston to Fairbanks. Several of Joseph’s own dances have made their way
around the country, too.
Columbus Ohio, we welcome Joseph Pimentel to Raincoast Ruckus. Joseph is
renowned for his skillful, charismatic leadership and infectiously joyful
calling. A man of many talents, Joseph organizes contra workshops, teaches
English country dance, promotes gender-free dance, and composes contras enjoyed
by dancers from coast to coast. He has that rare ability to take folks many
places they haven't been before, perhaps haven't even dreamed of going.
is a wonderful caller from Columbus, Ohio. He has been involved in
traditional dance since the early 80's, and has been calling Contra Dances since
1995. Joseph calls a great variety of contra dances, from the simple to
the complex; and he teaches them all with great clarity and fun. In
addition, he gives many wonderful and diverse dance workshops. He called
with Flapjack at NEFFA in June of 2001 to rave reviews, and we are really
looking forward to having them both here in Cincinnati in March.