To the dancers at the Guiding Star Grange, the Downtown Amherst Contra Dance, and the Red Barn, thank you for allowing us to poke around with cameras and film you while you were dancing. We quite literally could not have made this film without you.
To Will Loving at the Downtown Amherst Contra Dance, thank you for providing invaluable background information and for helping us share this film with the contra community.
To Mary Shonk, thank you for telling us your story about growing up in the contra dance halls. Your personal history helped us understand a few things that had previously left us confused.
To David Kaynor, thank you for sitting with us and telling us the fascinating story of your involvement in the multi-generational aspects of contra dance.
To Matt and Alice Kenney, thank you for letting us interview Matt and film him during a performance. We have been very impressed by Matt's talent and professionalism, and we are thrilled to be able to include audio of him in our film.
To our fellow classmates, Josh, Olivia, and Spencer, thank you for your feedback, advice, and opinions. They have helped us see our film more objectively.
Special thanks to Professor Engelhardt for designing the Pioneer Valley Soundscapes course, for being a patient and encouraging referee of our ethnographic experiment, and for giving us a detailed road map to help us manage this sometimes-stressful experience.
Another special thanks to John, Terri, and Dave for helping us get and use the proper equipment.
One final special thanks to Marcus for teaching us how to use the A/V equipment and for helping us tweak our final project.