The Country Dance and Song Society is celebrating its centennial this year. And to celebrate, they are honoring local heroes who are making a difference in their communities. Our very own Erik Erhardt is one of them! Read on or click below to see how he is one of our local heroes.
Erik has been an active member of our dance community since he joined us almost ten years ago. Some of his many outstanding accomplishments include establishing contra dancing at UNM, leading and calling local techno-contras, teaching waltz and Scandinavian couples dance workshops, forming a Border Morris dance troupe, and founding our New Mexico Callers Collective—a friendly circle of aspiring callers who are learning together from the most experienced callers in our community. Erik opens his home to callers, dancers, and musicians every month when he hosts our collective meetings and practice dances, providing a safe and supportive space for strengthening the relationships within our dance community.
A long-time member of the FolkMADS Board of Directors, Erik is currently serving the community as our acting President of the Board. Thank you for all of your hard work, Erik! Your dedication and the many contributions you make to this community do not go unnoticed. You are truly a FolkMADS hero, and we salute you!
– Submitted by Emily Ruch on behalf of the FolkMADS Board of Directors