Calling thru A-2, Traveling
Calls Mainstream and Plus
Calling thru Plus
Married in 1980 to my lovely wife Sara, we were introduced to square dancing in 1988 in West Tennessee. I began calling for our local club, Skirts & Flirts (Ripley, TN), in 1989 when our caller suddenly retired due to health issues. I was a local member of the Memphis Callers Workshop for a short period before being transferred to Michigan.
In 1991 we moved to Lapeer, MI where I called for a club, Wheel n’ Dealers (Burton, MI), for 3 years. We met some great folks and learned to appreciate a short summer with great temperatures and found out that Michigan does indeed have four seasons, June, July, August and Winter.
For the next 15 years Sara and I took a hiatus from square dancing and calling as we focused on raising our two children. During that time in 1997 we moved the family once again for my job to Bowling Green, KY. Finally, our relocation to Rock Hill, SC in 2008 found us with extra time on our hands as empty nesters in a new town. We started back dancing with the Rock Hill, SC “Carolina Promenaders” in 2009. The caller, Danny Thomas, is a great caller and offered to help me get back into the routine of calling and I love it.
For the past 3 years now I have my own club in Charlotte, NC, Boots n’ Slippers, and we dance twice a month on the second and fourth Fridays. I belong to the Metrolina Callers and Cuers Association located in Charlotte. I call frequently as a guest caller for the local clubs and have even called and danced in Germany. We travel with friends when I’m not working and really enjoy the activity and plan to continue dancing and calling for years to come.