Louie Cromartie Remembered

May 01, 2017

On March 24, 2017, the contradance community lost one of its most beloved members. Louie Cromartie was a warm and engaging person, whose personality never failed to shine either as a lively contradance caller or as your dance partner on the floor. She also served as president of TCD in 2013 and 2014.

At the March 31st dance dedicated to her memory, we danced to Louie's calling one last time, as this video featuring her calling at Glen Echo was played. A much sought-after caller for dance weekends, we were so fortunate to have her in our local community. Her philosophy of calling, and her husband Robert's, was presented in this Hey! article from 2012. Asked "what's the best part of calling?", her reply was "It's watching my friends have fun."

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