Mike started dancing in 1964 with a group of teens in White Bear Lake. The kids in the club learned to call as well as dance. He enjoyed the calling just as much of the dancing and continued to call, with the exception of 1965-1968 when he had lung surgery.
Mike danced and called at many of the clubs in Twin City area as a single, until May of 1971 while at Spares & Pairs, where he met Sandy. They became instant partners and were married in December of 1971 (Mike then had his permanent partner and caller hauler). They both love square dancing and the people they have met along the way will always be their friends.
Mike has taught for many years at all levels through Advanced. He now teaches Mainstream and Plus. Mike has called a National Conventions, MN & WI State Conventions, several weekends and clubs in the placeMidwest. Mike loves calling and teaching people to dance.
Mike is now recording with a record company called Dance Ranch. He has 7 recordings to date. Following is the list of his recordings:
2.Me and My Shadow
3.Sweet Music Man
5.It’s A Small World – a duet with Dick Rueter
6.I Could Have Danced All Night
7.Give My Regards to Broadway
Mike is a member of Callerlab, MSDCA and Swingmasters. He is also licensed by BMI/ASCAP.
Updated 1 year ago.