Barry has taught Nordic dance for over twenty years. The dances include mixers, set dances, and couples turning dances from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Greenland, Finland, and Karelia. He has co-directed the Sacramento Nordic Dancers (previously the El Dorado Scandinavian Dancers) for about ten years, and performed with them for twenty. His instructors have been tradition bearers from Sweden and Norway. With Ginny Lee, he worked with children for performances that include the Sacramento Scandinavian Festival and Sankta Lucia. Barry enjoys hiking in the High Sierras and California foothills, and is one of twelve siblings raised near Pennsylvania Amish country.