David ErnstLocal Hero: David Ernst

David Ernst has been a vital part of the weekly Bloomington Contra and Square dance for more than 20 years. He has done every job there is to be done at the dance: dealing with chairs, tables, cleaning up , collecting money, writing checks, setting up and hauling sound equipment, doing excellent sound tech work. He is also an excellent musician and fantastic caller, without ever bringing attention to himself.

He mostly does jobs no one wants to do. In spite of all the work he does, he can always be seen on the dance floor having a great time. He welcomes new folks to the dance but is never overbearing. David is a subtle and essential ingredient to the long success of the Bloomington, IN, dance.

    - Submitted by Sam Bartlett