started dancing in the late 60's when his parents started a class and
his little sister didn't have a partner. He went to his
lesson - somewhat dragged - but was hooked almost immediately, and
couldn't wait for the next week's lessons.
dancing in a teen club (Krazy 8's) in San Francisco under the late Dave
Stevens, John got to opportunity to try his hand at singing calls and
was soon hooked on this part of the activty. He attended a
caller school with the late Bill Peters in 1975 and called for a few
years before taking an extended "hiatus".
to dancing in 2012 and calling in 2013, John calls beginners through
Plus, and is the regular caller for the Desert Mainstreamers in East
Mesa, AZ (Wednesday nights). He is a guest caller for several
clubs in Arizona and also does one night party dances as he is
is an advocate of "fun" being the mainstay of square dancing and looks
to bring that to any dance event he calls. As schedule
is availble in the greater Phoenix area, and possibly beyond...
John is a member of CALLERLAB, and is BMI/ASCAP licensed.
Recently, John began recording for Gold Wing/Fine Tune Records.... His most recent recording is "I'll Be Seeing You" (based on a Tommy Dorsey/Frank Sinatra recording)..
John's schedule -
Here are some
videos of John calling:
Some square dance links:
call - "Let's Get Away From It All" =
- International Association of Square Dance Callers.
Lots and lots of information...
call - "Play That Funky Music" - National Square
Dance Convention - June 2016
the Dance? -
locate dances in your area.
directory (not complete as many clubs not listed)
call - "Edge of Glory" - Yuma Festival - 2016
Grand Canyon Square Dance
Association - source for dances and
classes in Arizona
Mesa Checkmates - Local Square Dance club in Mesa, AZ
Can Dance - America's
best resource for recreational Dance
Dance Fun - growing listing of dances and classes
resources for callers, dancers and anyone else interested in Square