The idea behind Catapult came from Atlanta dancer and caller, Rob Harper.
He envisioned a single dance weekend where up-and-coming musicians and callers had a dedicated stage to
showcase their talents to festival-level dancers and get exposure to the decision makers
scheduling talent for dance weekends around the country. After introducing and discussing the
concept with many dancers, callers, musicians and organizers the idea has now taken shape.
Catapult! The National Contra Showcase is the result. This is our vision…
Create, nurture and advance the center stage for showcasing first-class, regionally-known musical
and calling talent on the verge of breaking onto the national contra dance festival and touring circuit.
Dancers have a unique opportunity to be the first on their block to dance to the next wave of
hot contra talent ready to sweep across the country.
Bands\Musicians\Callers have an unrivaled platform to demonstrate their ability to energize
a dance floor for exposure to a national audience of dancers and organizers.
Talents Scouts\Schedulers\Organizers have a one-stop shop for experiencing firsthand the cream of the
crop from the hottest new bands and callers to bring fresh new talent to light up their festival weekends.
Contributors to the Vision:
The Catapult Showcase is supported in many ways by…