Caller Coaches

 

 
Bill Harrison

BILL HARRISON

 In 1970Billbeganto start calling and then attended a summer caller's schoolconductedby Mac Parker, thisbeginning a career in calling . In 1985 he decided to make calling his full time profession . Bill hasappeared on NBC's Today Show with Willard Scott . Since 1972 he has been a member ofNCASDLAhis area caller association and CALLERLAB since 1977. Bill is currentlyon the Board ofGovernors of CALLERLAB and and has served for two years on the EC.. Has been past Chairman of the Career Callers Committee, Advanced Quarterly Selection Committee, Vice Chairman of the Advanced Committee and is currently Chairman of the Advanced Committee. Currently serving on the Mainstr eam, Cha llenge , Application Review Committee. Over the past 20 years recording for square dance labels such as Red Boot, Pioneer, Kalox, Lou Mac, JoPat/ ESP and special guest on Global Records and Desert Gold . Bill currently records for ESP records.

Harlan Kerr

HARLAN KERR

Harlan Kerr has been calling Mainstream through C3B since 1987 and is a veteran instructor from 8 calling schools. Harlan is known for his outstanding instructional skill and currently teaches Mainstream, Plus, Advanced C1, and C2 classes. Over the course of his calling career Harlan has taught over 50 Mainstream classes, nearly 60 Plus classes, 27 Advanced classes, 22 C1 classes, 9 C2 classes, 7 C3A classes and 5 C3B classes.

OLIVER KUESTER

In November 2007 I got in contact with square dancing by accident. Already during the class I started calling for the other students on extra training sessions.

In May 2008 I got the chance to call once a week for an hour under the guidance of my so-called "Caller-Father" Markus Lampenscherf.

Afterwards I visited several caller schools in Germany an in the USA. I could learn from soamazing caller coaches like Ken Ritucci, Kenny Reese and Jerry Story. Since January 2009 I for the Flat Creek Roses and the Assindian Star Dancers. I am also the club caller for the Square Company Club in Dusseldorf as well as calling for the L Town Squeezers. I am an enthusiastic DBD (Dance By Definition) caller and I feel it is very import to utilize the CALLERLAB definitions.

I am an active member of ECTA (European Callers and Teachers Association) and CALLERLAB

Ted Lizotte

I live in New Hampshire with my wife, Shelly, and have been calling square dances for over 29 years.  This website is dedicated to my favorite hobby and I hope it will give you some insight into me, my calling schedule and some of my calling beliefs and accomplishments.

I am currently the Club Caller for:

I also run my own Advanced Workshops with TBT Squares on Monday Nights in Manchester, NH. I am a member of CALLERLAB - International Association of Square Dance Callers, and have been since 1991. I call beginner dances and fun nights as well as the CALLERLAB approved programs of Basic thru C1.

I am also the owner/producer of a square dance music label called 'Turn Back Tunes'. If you're looking for some square dance music, please take the time to check us out!

Tom Miller

Tom Miller lives with his two daughters in a small community in western Pennsylvania. He is a full time modern western square dance caller who has turned his favorite hobby into a full-time operation. Tom calls the CALLERLAB list, Mainstream through C-1.

Tom has traveled throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, averaging 50 thousand miles per year. He works locally calling for the Killbuck Squares of Patton, an A-2/C-1 club in State College, and Thinking Caps DBD group in Altoona.

Tom has recorded for Lou Mac Records, Kalox Records, Eureka Records, Hi Hat records, and is currently recording with ESP records. He is a member of CALLERLAB and serves on the Board of Governors.

His hobbies are hunting, fishing and camping.

Dancing with Tom...

Tom is regularly featured at major dance events including:

  • Tucson, AZ Festival
  • Central Park Weekend, Fredericksburg, VA
  • WASCA Spring Festival, Washington, DC
  • Swing into Spring Camping Weekend, New Holland, PA
  • Turkey Run State Park Weekends, Marshall, IN
  • Cherry Ridge Campsites, Honesdale, PA
  • Star Spangled Banner Festival, Baltimore, MD
  • Appalachian Callers School, Berkeley Springs, WVA
  • Harvest Moon Festival, Iselin, NJ
  • State & National Conventions

Tom regularly calls for party dances, demos, and high school physical education programs. He is an Accredited Caller Coach and is available for caller seminars and schools.

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Ken ritucci

Ken has been calling for 39 years and has been teaching callers since 1983. Since the early 90’s, Ken has conducted some of the most successful Callers Schools in the country. He travels all over the United States as well as Europe and Canada, calling and conducting callers Schools and Clinics. He has taught hundreds of callers how to call and has helped them tremendously with their calling careers. Ken calls through the C3B Level and he is knowledgeable in all aspects of calling. Ken is a member of CALLERLAB and is on the Board of Governors. Ken is an Accredited Caller Coach.

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Tony Oxendine

One of the most popular and sought after callers in the world, Tony was introduced to square dancing in 1972 through a teenage square dance program sponsored by the local Parks and Recreation Department...

With his musical background (singing professionally with a band for many years), and with his young analytical mind (majoring in both math and computer science at the University of South Carolina), he was quickly drawn into calling.

Trying to balance his time between school, his band, and his fledgling calling career quickly proved to be too much. Since he found calling so much fun, he quit the band in order to be able to devote more time to school and calling. He very quickly became very popular and soon found himself calling and teaching for five South Carolina clubs.

In 1974 Tony attended Promenade Hall Callers College in Indiana. There he first met his idol in the business - Dick Jones. Tony was so impressed with Dick that he "borrowed" much of his style and started using this new style in his own calling. Success quickly followed. Tony found himself calling all over the southeast. In 1980 Tony made the decision to go full-time with his calling. The rest, as they say, is history.

Now Tony travels almost 300 days annually doing festivals and dances all over the world. He routinely calls in over 30 states each year, and has called in almost all fifty states. Tony has also called in Canada, Saudi Arabia, England, Sweden, Germany, Japan, Holland, Denmark, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Taiwan, Australia, and Norway.

Tony, along with his partner Jerry Story, are co-owners of one of the most popular square dance record labels - Royal Records. Tony is an Accredited Caller Coach and an accredited member of CALLERLAB. He has served on CALLERLAB's Board, its Executive Board of Governors, and two terms as Chairman of the Board. In 2000, Tony received CALLERLAB's highest award - The Milestone.

In 2002, Tony branched out into the publications world. He is Editor of square dancing’s largest worldwide magazine – Square Dancing Today. Square Dancing Today is the activity’s first full-color, full size magazine. In the spring of 2002, Tony, along with his lifetime buddies Jerry Story and Larry Letson opened Pride RV Resort and Maggie Valley Square Dance Vacations in Maggie Valley, NC.