Mary Wesley

Mary Wesley

The granddaughter of two square dance callers, Vermont-born Mary Wesley found her way to a Burlington contra dance in the fall of 2005 and was immediately hooked.  She started calling traditional dances for all ages in 2008 and keeps a full schedule, which includes gigs up and down both coasts. After unearthing her grandparents’ collection of dance records, she was inspired to start practicing patter and add some squares to her arsenal. She calls family and community dances with great joy and finds “chestnuts” absolutely irresistible. Mary is proud to be a founding member of the Mad Robin Callers Collective, an innovative consortium of dance callers who work together to provide peer support and create opportunities for callers of all experience levels. She also helped found Burlington’s On the Border Morris dance group and served as their Fore-woman for five years.