|Douglas Dean Saunders Sr.|| ||Santa Rosa, California, USA|| |
- Calling Beginners thru A2
- Recording artist
- One Night Stands
- BMI and ASCAP licensed
Doug is available to fill in at square dance clubs in the San Francisco Bay Area. He thoroughly enjoys filling in for fellow callers so he can meet other square dancers. He calls levels from Beginners thru Advanced and especially enjoys teaching beginner classes. Doug's specialty is One-Night-Stands (aka easy-level parties for non-square dancers) for large or small groups at events like birthday or anniversary parties, wedding receptions, school and church fundraisers, fraternity/sorority parties, corporate gatherings and fraternal organization and retirement community events. Most parties are focused on square dancing and line dancing, both of which are Doug's areas of expertise, and he has the ability to generate great enthusiasm. Doug's Sinatra-like voice can bring the evening to a close with relaxing dance tunes from the era of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, so everyone enjoys some soothing slow dancing after an evening of lively action. He has received numerous compliments on his song selection and singing from the heart. Doug can also do "Square Dance Demos", providing the dancers, the music and the calling. He has also been a recording artist with Rawhide Records, and is a member of the Square Dance Callers' Association of Northern California.
Doug began his square dance calling career more than 40 years ago by winning a scholarship to a callers'
school in New England, before he'd even finished learning how to square dance! He was originally taught
by Earl Johnston, Vaughn Parrish, Al Brundage and Jim Mayo, and received advanced caller training from
Frank Lane, Bob Fisk and Earl Johnston in Colorado.
At various times he has enjoyed calling for clubs in the San Francisco Bay Area on a weekly basis,
including Doug's Dancers, Beaus and Bows, Woodstackers, Levis and Laces, Pairs and Spares and
Peninsula Squares. In 1994, he even had the honor of being selected by the San Francisco Mayor's office
to take two squares of dancers to Seoul, South Korea, for their Sister Cities Music and Dance Festival.
After moving to Santa Rosa in 2001, he taught beginner classes and square danced with local clubs.
Now that he is retired from real estate appraising, he can enjoy square dancing and his love of calling
and teaching at clubs and One-Night-Stand events.
| Douglas Dean at Home
|Address|| Douglas Dean Saunders Sr.|
1913 Quail Run
Santa Rosa, California
|Phone (mobile)|| 707-495-3689 |
|Fax|| None || |
| Douglas Dean at Work|
|Fax|| None |