The Clubs I Call For...
| The Ukiah Promenaders are the club for whom I began
calling first. That was the beginning of April in 1994, and I'm
still the club caller at this time. The Promenaders normally dance on Thursday
nights, from 7:00 to 10:00 PM at the Ukiah
Senior Center on Leslie St, using the CALLERLAB Sustainable Square
Dance (SSD) 50-call program. For information, you can email me.
NOTE: We are currently still on hiatus, until I can get a new class started.
| I started calling for the Singles
& Pairs in Santa Rosa during September, 2005. At
one time, back before I moved to the area, they were the largest
club in Sonoma County. We're working on building it up again.
The Singles & Pairs dance on Wednesday evenings,
7:00-10:00, at Monroe
Hall on College
Ave. in Santa Rosa. See their web
site for more info.
|The Oakmont Squares started
dancing in 2019, and are a SSD club. They dance on Tuesday evenings in the East Recreation
Center in the Oakmont community in east Santa Rosa. For more information,
contact Jenny Watts at 707-367-2102.
|The VacaValley Ramblers were started by Jim and Lessie Diffey in 2008. When Jim could no longer call, they invited Bill Silver, Charles Bridges, and most recently my best friend Scot Byars to be their club caller. When Scot's health issues forced him to step down, they asked me to take his place. They dance on Friday nights at the Vacaville Veterans' Memorial building.|
Other clubs I have called for, in the past...
belonged to several caller organizations over the years. Currently, I'm
a member of CALLERLAB, the
international callers' organization, and the Square
Dance Callers' Association of Northern California (SDCANC).
I've also belonged to the Square Dance
Callers' Association of the Sacramento Valley in the past, but
that organization disbanded in 2006.
I've served as Secretary (twice) and Vice President for SDCANC, and am
currently chairman of their Web and Membership committees, but I live
too far away to be comfortable holding other offices.
Currently, I'm on the Social Square Dancing Committee and the Plus Committee for
CALLERLAB, and I participate in the Music Producers' Committee as a webmaster.