Local Hero: Bob Nicholson

Bob Nicholson picBob Nicholson has been an anchor and inspiration for the Syracuse Country Dancers for many, many years. He was one of the first people I met when I started dancing and his kindness, easy-going nature, and enthusiasm for traditional dance and music has impressed me more and more every year since. At practically every event, he's there to call or dance, set up sound or close up the hall at the end of the evening. And in addition, he manages to help the new people and veterans alike have a wonderful time.

He helps people navigate and discover new dance choreography, and he is excellent and working with bands of all levels of experience. Bob Nicholson is one of the great leaders in our dance community, and the open, welcoming and fun-loving atmosphere is in large part due to his efforts and skill as a caller, dancer and organizer.

    - Submitted by Sarah VanNorstrand