Welcome to the website of Tony Parkes, Beth Parkes, and Hands Four Productions.
Each of us is both a square dance caller and a contra dance caller; we enjoy calling all kinds of American folk dance events, for experienced dancers and for people with no dance experience at all. We invite you to attend one of our public dances, regardless of your experience level; instruction is always given as needed. You can also hire us for your community dance series, weekend or week-long dance camp. And we love calling for groups who think they don't know how to dance!
We're based in the Boston area. Most of our community dances, private parties, and corporate events take place in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, with occasional forays into Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. But we're happy to travel anywhere! We've called in 35 states, Canada, and several countries in Europe.
We also publish dance books and recordings under the Hands Four imprint. Visit our store to see what's available.
We are thrilled to announce that Tony's book Contra Dance Calling: A Basic Text is back in print in a newly revised edition!