I learned to square dance in 1987 with the Bloomington Swirlers in Bloomington, MN. Wayne Tauer was the caller. I first tried calling in 1991 and it took me until 2007 to call again. In 2009 I got serious about calling so with the help of Mike Driscoll I began the process. I made my professional debut as a caller in September 2009 when I called at the TTT square dance club. I continue to call for them on the 4th Saturday of the month along with callers Bob Maiden and Mike Driscoll. In October of 2009 I began teaching my first class of beginners for the Ar-Dales square dance club. Also in October of 2009 I attended and completed the Pride Callers College which is held in North Carolina and is taught by Jerry Story, Tony Oxendine, Jon Jones and Deborah Carroll-Jones. In 2010,
I called at my first conventions by calling at the Iowa State Convention, the Minnesota State Convention and the NSDC in Louisville, KY. I also attended and completed the GSI Caller’s School in Louisville, KY. I am a member of CallerLab, The Minnesota State Square Dance Callers Association (MSDCA), the Iowa State Callers, Cuers and Instructors Association (ISSCIA) and I am a member of Swingmasters which is the Central East Callers Association.
I will travel to call square dances as my work schedule allows. Please contact me about calling for your club or event.
My wife, Debbie, and I are Past Presidents of The Bloomington Swirlers, also we were the Assistant Chairman for Housing and Registration at the 51st National Square Dance Convention. We are also former Secretaries for the Square Dance Federation of Minnesota.
When not working full time or square dancing I enjoy designing web sites. Debbie and I are also on the production staff for the TV Show: “Friendship Set To Music”. I made my calling debut on the show in September 2009.
I hope to see you in a square sometime.