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 Adams, Guy (picture)   Retired    Rockford, Illinois, USA
Basic thru A2
Recording artist, Caller Seminars, One Night Stands, Mixers, BMI and ASCAP licensed;
 
 Ashenden, Ron and June  Joliet, Illinois, USA
Phase II thru Phase VI
Roundalab member, BUMA/Stemra licensed;
Cue regularly for Ocean Waves, Call & Capers, Yellow Rockers, Swingin' Sugar Squares, Joliet Squares, Cross Trail Squares, B&B Flossmoor, Naper Squares, Conduct lessons Phase II thru Phase VI on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at Willow Springs, Darien and Joliet respectively. We have been cueing and teaching for 20 years, and our philosophy has always been "keep it fun". Members Roundalab, Chicago Round Dance Leaders Society, Dixie Round Dance Council and Universal Round Dance Council
 
 Asp, Bob (picture)  WEB SITE www.bobasp.com   Rockton, Illinois, USA
Beginners thru A1
Traveling, Recording artist, Callerlab member, One Night Stands, Festival Sound Service, BMI and ASCAP licensed;
Started calling in 1978. Belong to the Illinois Square Dance Callers Association and the Wisconsin Dance Leaders Association and Callerlab. Record for Solid Gold Records. Currently participate in four special events each year: 1. Solid Gold Plus Weekend (with Tom Manning and Don, Natalie, & Doug Sprosty) in Davenport, Iowa, 2. River City Square Dance Weekend (with Jerry Story and Dave Sutter) in Dubuque, Iowa, 3. Plus Week (with Curt Braffet and Jerry Story) at Pride RV Resort in Maggie Valley, NC, 4. Plus Dance Weekend (with Curt Braffet) at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells, WI.
 
 Assell, Chuck "Charlie" (picture)  WEB SITE ccawalleye.synthasite.com   Elburn, Illinois, USA
Basic thru Plus
Traveling, Callerlab member, One Night Stands, Mixers, Line Dances, Traditional Squares, Youth Groups, BMI and ASCAP licensed;
Calling for 10 years, teacher in basic through plus excellent singing caller and available for 1 nighters for beginners through plus dancers. Belong to Sugar Squares dance club and a member of RRADA and BMI/ASCAP LICENSED
 

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 Bellini, Lynette (picture)   WEB SITE www.challengedance.org   Westmont, Illinois, USA
A2 thru C4
Traveling, ACA member, BMI and ASCAP licensed;
 
 Berg, Jack D. Ermilio (picture)   Retired    Galena, Illinois, USA
Beginners thru A1
Recording artist, Callerlab member, BMI and ASCAP licensed;
Retired since 1995, no longer recording music. Labels were Chicago Country records, Chantilly Rounds, and all related labels...contact Jack or Palomino Records for other labels and music.
 
 Betzelberger, Ron and Jan (picture)  Lincoln, Illinois, USA
Beginners thru Plus
Phase II thru Phase IV
ACA member, One Night Stands, Community Dance Program (CDP), Traditional Squares, Youth Groups, BMI and ASCAP licensed;
December thru March calling and teaching at Alamo Palms R V Resort in Alamo, Texas. 217-737-5677 or 217-737-2691. Look for us on the web under RGV Square Dancing.
 
 Braffet, Curt (picture)  Carlock, Illinois, USA
Beginners thru A2
Traveling, Recording artist, Callerlab member, One Night Stands, Traditional Squares, Youth Groups, BMI and ASCAP licensed;
Recording artist on Nickle, Chicago Country, Miracle
 
 Bryant, Sandie (picture)  Chicago, Illinois, USA
Basic thru C4
Full-time, Traveling, Callerlab member, GCA member, BMI and ASCAP licensed;
 
 Buckbee, Lottie (picture)  West Dundee, Illinois, USA
Beginners thru A2
Full-time, Traveling, Callerlab member, One Night Stands, Line Dances, Youth Groups, BMI and ASCAP licensed;
Started Calling in 1987. Enjoy and am experienced working with people on a variety of levels and ages ranging from Country Western Party Dances and Line Dances, School Programs, Home School families, Girl Scouts, DBD, Basic thru A-2. Experienced in Multi-Cycle and Fast Track Lessons. Believe in thinking "Out of the Box" to promote Square Dancing. Will travel. Have called in 17 states, in addition to many National, State and Camping Conventions. Member of International Square Dance Campers Association. Accredited Callerlab Member. Active in New Caller training.
 
 Burdick, Christine "Chris"  Glendale Heights, Illinois, USA
Beginners thru Plus
Easy thru Phase VI
Full-time, Traveling, Roundalab member, One Night Stands, Mixers, Traditional Squares, Handicapable Groups, Youth Groups, BMI and ASCAP licensed;
Beginning Waltz lessons start January 3, 2016, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Roselle from 2-4 on Sundays. No Waltz experience required. This class will become a P2/P3 class on the 24th of January. No partner required for any lesson.
 

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 Crouse, Dick (picture)  WEB SITE www.dickcrouse.com   Palatine, Illinois, USA
Basic thru Plus
Callerlab member, One Night Stands, Community Dance Program (CDP), Mixers, Line Dances, Traditional Squares, BMI and ASCAP licensed;
20 years of calling experience throughout Midwestern United States. Well known in Greater Chicagoland area for Western Parties for non-experienced dancers.
 

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 Dietz, Gail (picture)   Deceased    Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA
Basic thru Plus
Full-time, Traveling, Callerlab member, One Night Stands, Community Dance Program (CDP), Traditional Squares, Handicapable Groups, Youth Groups, BMI and ASCAP licensed;
 

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 Edwards, Herb  Chillicothe, Illinois, USA
Beginners thru Plus
One Night Stands, Line Dances, Traditional Squares, Youth Groups, BMI and ASCAP licensed;
Calling since 1976, currently calling for 3 clubs including Square Dance Campers. Enjoy traveling and guest calling throughout Illinois and surrounding states.
 
 Engelhardt, Charley  Steeleville, Illinois, USA
Mainstream thru Plus
Traveling, Callerlab member, BMI and ASCAP licensed;
Calling since 1953, Recently moved to Southwestern Illinois
 

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 Garrison, Kate  Mascoutah, Illinois, USA
Beginners thru Plus
ACA member, One Night Stands, BMI and ASCAP licensed;
In 1990, I took instructions for calling from Bob Fehrmann (now deceased) and Mike Corns in the St. Louis, Mo, area and then began teaching and calling in 1991. I call for Dandy Dancers in Fairview Heights, IL; St. Peters Squares in St. Charles, MO; Ladies Mainstream in St. Louis, MO; and Waterloo Quadrilles, Waterloo, IL. In the past, I have called for Circle Eights, Pekin, IL; BNB's in Creve Couer, IL; Caterpillar Squares in East Peoria, IL, as well as several other clubs no longer in existence. I am a member of the St. Louis Callers Guild and the American Callers Association and previously was a member of Callerlab and Illinois Square Dance Callers Association. I yodel in two or three songs. I have called at National Square Dance Conventions: 1993 St. Louis, Mo; 1995 Birmingham, Al; 1996 San Antonio, Tx; and 1999 Indianapolis, In. I called at the Illinois State Square Dance Convention in 1991 (filling in - not on program) and every year thereafter until roughly the second year it was held in DeKalb, Il.
 
 Gaskill, Tony  Steger, Illinois, USA
Beginners thru Plus
Callerlab member, One Night Stands, Traditional Squares, Youth Groups, BMI and ASCAP licensed;
I have been dancing 34 years. I dance Basic through A2. I having been calling for 1 1/2 years, call Basic through Plus.
 

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 Haynes, Flora  Park Forest, Illinois, USA
Phase II thru Phase IV
Roundalab member, Line Dances, BMI and ASCAP licensed;
Regular cuer for Swingin' Sugar Squares and Y Knots and BnB Flossmoor. Teach and cue line dancing.
 
 Hildebrand, Loren & Audrey "Hoss"  Leaf River, Illinois, USA
Beginners thru C1
Easy thru Phase III
Recording artist, Callerlab member, One Night Stands, Community Dance Program (CDP), Mixers, Line Dances, Country Western Two-Steps, Contras, Traditional Squares, Youth Groups, BMI and ASCAP licensed;
We work as a duo, Loren is the caller and Audrey is the cuer.
 
 Hoffman, Howard and Anna  Schaumburg, Illinois, USA
Basic thru Plus
Phase II thru Phase V
Callerlab member, Roundalab member, One Night Stands, Line Dances, Traditional Squares, BMI and ASCAP licensed;
 
 Holmes, Bruce (picture)  WEB SITE NorthShoreSquares.com   Evanston, Illinois, USA
Beginners thru Plus
Callerlab member, BMI and ASCAP licensed;
Teaches the Plus Class for Glenview Squares and the Beginner Classes for NorthShore Squares. Member of Illinois Square Dance Caller's Association. I enjoy working with kids. I've done a lot of cool things in my life and Square Dancing is the most pure fun I've ever found.
 
 Huckeby, Angie and Bob  Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA
Mainstream thru Plus
Easy thru Phase V
Callerlab member, Roundalab member, One Night Stands, Community Dance Program (CDP), Traditional Squares, BMI and ASCAP licensed;
Angie and Bob cue and teach beginner-through-phase V round dance classes. We are members of Roundalab and the Chicagloand Round Dance Leaders Society. We are available for weekends, conventions, and festivals. We are currently teaching Basic/Mainstream/Plus square dancing for the Allemande's Square Dance Club in Kenosha, WI. We are also members of Callerlab.
 

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 Jaworski, Chuck   Deceased    Chicago, Illinois, USA
Beginners thru C1
Easy thru Phase V
Full-time, Callerlab member, Roundalab member, Caller Seminars, One Night Stands, Community Dance Program (CDP), Mixers, Line Dances, Contras, Traditional Squares, BMI and ASCAP licensed;
 
 Johnson, Barry (picture)  Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA
Beginners thru Plus
Callerlab member, One Night Stands, Community Dance Program (CDP), BMI and ASCAP licensed;
 

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 Kaspik, Arlene  Carpentersville, Illinois, USA
Beginners thru Plus
Traveling, Callerlab member, GCA member, One Night Stands, Mixers, Youth Groups, BMI and ASCAP licensed;
I began calling in 2005 and am one of the club callers for Chi-Town Squares, I enjoy teaching beginners thru plus as well as providing a taste of square dancing for community events. I will tailor make a program for your group using square dancing and mixers to a variety of musical styles. I am currently calling or teaching on a regular basis for Chi-Town Squares, Sun City Squares, Levy Center Squares, Glenview Squares, and Naper Squares. I have also called for Arlington Squares, McHenry BnB, Yellowrockers, BnB Flossmoor, Country Bumpkins and American Squares. Besides calling for clubs in Illinois I have called for events in a number of states including California, Arizona, Michigan, Ohio, Colorado, Georgia, Utah and Pennsylvania.
 
 Krol, Al and Jane (picture)  WEB SITE celticgraphics.com   Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, USA
Phase II thru Phase VI
Roundalab member, BMI and ASCAP licensed;
Jane and I have been square dancing over 40 years and teaching rounds for over 25 years in the Chicago area at all levels of dancing. We have taken years of ballroom lessons and are available for both class and private lessons. We have also taught and cued for square and round dance weekends and conventions in the Midwest area. Currently Al cues for the following clubs: Sidekicks, Square Spares, Arlington Squares and Woodstock Squares in Illinois regularly and also for the 49ers and Swingin Singles square dance clubs in the Milwaukee area. We enjoy what we do! We are members of CRDLS and Roundalab nationally. We cue rounds from all over the country as well as the midwest area dances.

We are available in both areas for any contract work and for emergency fill-in cueing.

 

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 Maltenfort, Michael (picture)  Chicago, Illinois, USA
Mainstream thru C3A
Callerlab member, GCA member, BMI and ASCAP licensed;
Calls often for Chi-Town Squares.
 
 McRoberts, Dale  Lincoln, Illinois, USA
Beginners thru Plus
Full-time, Callerlab member, One Night Stands, Line Dances, Traditional Squares, BMI and ASCAP licensed;
Started calling in 1968; Callerlab since 1976; club caller for Morton Whirl-A-Ways, Morton, IL;
 

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 Oldfield, John (picture)  WEB SITE www.john.oldfield.com   Chicago, Illinois, USA
Beginners thru C1
Callerlab member, GCA member, Caller Seminars, One Night Stands, BMI and ASCAP licensed;
Calling for Chi-town Squares and Grand River Squares Current President of the Gay Callers Association
 

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 Poorman, Jim (picture)  WEB SITE JimPoorman.com   New Lenox, Illinois, USA
Beginners thru C1
Full-time, Traveling, Callerlab member, One Night Stands, BMI and ASCAP licensed;
Dancing since 1963. Teaching & Calling since 1983. "You don't quit playing because you grow old. You grow old because you quit playing!" Visit: www.AmericanSquares.com
 
 Poyner, Bobby (picture)  WEB SITE www.bobbypoyner.com   Joliet, Illinois, USA
Beginners thru A2
Full-time, Traveling, One Night Stands, BMI and ASCAP licensed;
 

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 Rader, Jimmy D. Sr.  Pekin, Illinois, USA
Beginners thru Plus
One Night Stands, Traditional Squares, BMI and ASCAP licensed;
I'm the club caller for central Ill. B & B, I also guest call for some local area clubs, I started calling in 1982 till about 1996, quit for awhile, got back in to it 6 years ago. I belong to Ill. callers acc. I have been getting bookings in northern Ill., and Ia. I don't mind traveling 2 to 4 hours to do dances, any more than that it's hard on this old boy , but I do try to please folks. I'm a mainstream and plus caller.
 
 Ricks, Therron (picture)  Chicago, Illinois, USA
Basic thru Plus
I started dancing in the fall of 2010, and in my second year of dancing I did my first public call with Chi-Town Squares in Jan 2012. I am enthusiastic about expanding my knowledge of calling and dancing. I am a huge fan of Tough Basic, and Basic Hot Hash. Why dance the same old routine? Keep moving, keep it fresh, and keep it fun! Current Member of Chi-Town Squares, Chicago, IL since 2011
 
 Robertson, Phil and Jane  Carterville, Illinois, USA
Phase I thru Phase VI
Traveling, Roundalab member, One Night Stands, Community Dance Program (CDP);
 

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 Schares, Tim "TJ"  Morrison, Illinois, USA
Beginners thru Plus
Callerlab member, BMI and ASCAP licensed;
Member Illinois Square Dance Caller Association
 
 Schlein, Neal  Eugene, Illinois, USA
Beginners thru Mainstream
Easy thru Easy
Traveling, One Night Stands, Community Dance Program (CDP), Mixers, Contras, Traditional Squares, Handicapable Groups, Youth Groups, BMI and ASCAP licensed;
Available to call in the Illinois/Iowa/Indiana area. I specialize in working with live bands for square and contra dancing, high energy dancing, and in dancing with the musical phrase. I also enjoy calling barn dance style events and teaching, and have experience working with youth groups and performance teams (Calico and Boots, Rocky Mountain Dancers, Dances with Rams). Started calling in 2000 as a high school project. Called for: Calico and Boots Square Dance Club, Thunder Mountain Twirlers, Swinging Singles, Dances with Rams, CFOOTMAD, Tucson Friends of Traditional Music, Pickin' in the Pines, Prescott Folk Happens, Bisbee Barn Dances.
 
 Scott, Greg "The Calling Cop" (picture)  Quincy, Illinois, USA
Beginners thru Plus
ACA member, Traditional Squares, BMI and ASCAP licensed;
 
 Sutton, Dave   Deceased    Mokena, Illinois, USA
Basic thru Plus
Traveling, Callerlab member, One Night Stands, Community Dance Program (CDP), Traditional Squares, BMI and ASCAP licensed;
 

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 Tolson, Herschel R.  Chicago, Illinois, USA
Basic thru Plus
Traveling, Callerlab member, One Night Stands, Mixers, Line Dances, BMI and ASCAP licensed;
Calling over 40 years Will travel throughout the Midwest Have conducted many workshops to Physical Education teachers in Illinois.
 

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 Wahle, Patricia (picture)  Chicago, Illinois, USA
Basic thru C4
Callerlab member, One Night Stands, BMI and ASCAP licensed;
 
 Walker, Fred (picture)  WEB SITE www.miraclerecords.co   Salem, Illinois, USA
Basic thru Plus
Traveling, Recording artist, Callerlab member, One Night Stands, Mixers, Line Dances, BMI and ASCAP licensed;
I started calling club dances in 1989. I have served as the club caller for the Marion Chain Gang, (Marion, Illinois), the Salem Promenaders (Salem, Illinois) and currently share the Club Caller responsibilities for the Centralia Squares (Centralia, Illinois. I am a full member of Callerlab and previously recorded for both Mar-Let Records and Chicago Country Records before I established my own label - Miracle Records in 2005. As a traveling caller, I currently call approximately 30 club dances, a special dances and at 1 or 2 state festivals per year. Most of my dances are in Illinois and the adjacent states of eastern Missouri, western Indiana and southern Wisconsin. Our calling philosophy is a rather simple one - help the dancers succeed while entertaining them.
 
 Warrington, Gene "Teddy Bear" Illinois, USA
Mainstream thru Plus
Recording artist, Callerlab member, BMI and ASCAP licensed;
 
 Wilcox, Bob (picture)  WEB SITE www.angelfire.com   Vienna, Illinois, USA
Basic thru Plus
Full-time, Traveling, Recording artist, ACA member, Caller Seminars, One Night Stands, BMI and ASCAP licensed;
Recording Artist on Mountain Records.
 

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