I began square dancing in 1969, and started calling in 1970. At that time I lived in Wisconsin. I had two clubs that I gave lessons for and called the dances every month, and both clubs had floats in local parades, also we entertained at Senior Centers. One Clubwas at Downing, WI. called the Beaux & Belles. The second Club was at New Richmond, WI. named Willow Squares. Both clubs have since closed down.
In the 1980’s I also called regularly for the Rice Lake Twirlers. I called for several clubs in Wisconsin from 1970 to 1992 in Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Fall Creek, Centuria and Downsville.
In Minnesota I called in Albert Lea, Burnsville, Duluth, Saint Paul, Rum River, and several more. Annually we had Hog Roasts at a campground at Menomonie, Wisconsin.In 1992 I sold the farm I was operating and moved to MN, to search for work, I ended up at West Publishing (Thomson Reuters) for 12 years.
I did square dance lessons, and dances, for Richfield Squares club. Then I started teaching Country Line dancing with a club in Bloomington, Minnesota. I Occasionally called tips with Dick Reuter at Spares & Pairs in Bloomington. I retired from West Publishing (Thomson Reuters) in 2007. I have called in WI, MN, ND, SD and a weekend festival in Ontario Canada. I had an extended time off due to surgeries, but am now resuming Square Dance Calling. I have submitted my renewal of membership with Callerlab & BMI & ASCP, and am a member with MSDCA. I attended Callers School in 1971 which was taught by the legendary George Garganno(who is deceased). Lets Square them up and Get Dancing. I Call Mainstream with Plus tips .