This page contains a handful of resources on gender-free folk dancing, and in particular on the terms Larks/Ravens, which are gaining traction throughout the contra world. It’s certainly not meant to be the definitive internet home of Larks/Ravens; it is, however, a collection of links and resources that I hope some people find useful!

In particular, we’re using this page for notes from our NEFFA 2019 session: Bird Talk: Why Larks and Ravens? If you missed the panel, you can listen to it in full here.

Got a resource that you think should be listed here? Contact me.

Larks/Ravens Links & Resources

History of Gender-Free Dancing

Language and Surveys


Gender-Free Dancing Today

Trans* Resources

A lot of the conversation about de-gendering contra centers on the experience of transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming folks (often referred to by the umbrella term “trans*”). If you or someone you know needs a primer on these different labels, what it means to be trans*, and the specific challenges facing these groups, start here.