Dan began square dancing in 1988 with his wife Gail. In 1989 they joined the Ramblin’ Rogues Square Dance club. After many years of dancing and being officers in the club he started to help the beginners class “pre-warm-up” the 30 minutes before each class. Dan got hooked, and the bug of becoming a caller became quite clear.
At the SD Nationals in Long Beach, CA in 2009 he took his first caller class. He then took a second caller class at the Square Dance Nationals in Louisville, KY in 2010 and called for the first time there to 15 squares in a packed hall. His first professional dance came in September of 2010 for the Dancing Stars with 14 squares of supportive friends. He picked up other dances and guest tips along with teaching his own Plus-level DBD workshop. He now calls all over the world from Mainstream level, Plus and thru A2.
Dan loves to teach Square Dancing to new beginners and has graduated multiple beginners class for the Church Mice Square Dance Club in Garden Grove, CA, Killeen Kickers in Killeen, TX and for his own club, Hill Country Squares in Leander, TX. Dan loves teaching new dancers how great square dancing is. He will start his 9th new beginners class for the Lone Star Lambdas Square Dance Club in July 2017. (check calendar).
Dan also taught a “Handicapables” (Special Needs) class every Tuesday night in Mission Viejo, CA for the mentally challenged called “Hand-n-Hand”. This was the most rewarding experience to see the smiles and hear the laughter of the kids. .
Dan calls over 50 dances a year, including Texas State Festival and National conventions. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology from University of Phoenix. Dan is a part-time caller now and is looking to eventually becoming a National full-time caller. Be sure to keep checking his Calendar.
Contact Dan for your Square Dance Club dance or class. If you are having a Western Party, Hoedown, BBQ or Shindig and need a Country Music DJ, or want to learn the basics of square dancing for your party and guests and even learn a few line dances, then contact Dan.