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Stan Burdick 
Square Dance Caller, Article Author
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Stan Burdick  

Stan Burdick was born on March 2, 1926 in Westerly, RI to Rev. Paul S. Burdick and Hancy Brooks Burdick. He grew up in several towns in Rhode Island and New York, as his father served churches in the area. Following graduation from Salem College in West Virginia, Stan began a 17 year career with the YMCA that took him from Cranston, RI to Middletown, CT, Hamilton and then Sandusky, OH. This affiliation with the "Y" also led him to the Silver Bay Association where he called square dances for more than 50 years.

Stan and Cathie Burdick authored and published several square dance books and also published the works of many others. They were co-editors of American Square Dance Magazine as well as Mikeside Management, a caller note service. They sold this magazine in 1991. As a team, they helped to inspire the birth of LEGACY, the leadership-communications center of contemporary square dancing. They served many years on its Board of Governors as well as a term as Chairmen. For six years they served as Executive Secretaries of LEGACY on a volunteer basis. In 1979, they received the Silver Spur Award by the Sets in Order American Square Dance Society. They received the Milestone Award from Callerlab in 1992. LEGACY awarded them the Heritage Award in 1993.

Stan called in all 50 states, all ten Canadian provinces, and in 20 countries abroad. He lectured some 56 times at National Square Dance Conventions. Stan held numerous weekend clinics and seminars as well as week-long caller schools. During his career, he taught over 500 callers. Stan was a free lance cartoonist best known for his character, Do-Ci-Do Dolores, who has been making all the wrong moves on the dance floor for many years. He was the director of the Hague Cartoon Museum, Hague, NY, which he established in 1998. The Cartoon Museum moved from Hague to Ticonderoga in 2003 and then was donated to the Toonseum in Pittsburgh in September 2010. In 2003, Stan and Cathie were inducted into the New England Hall of Fame.

Stan passed away on April 22, 2016.

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Recordings by Stan Burdick:
Top    Red Boot    Rawhide    CW    Red Boot Star    Grenn   
A Ragtime Call  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Rawhide 192
Celito Lindo  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Red Boot Star 1336
Dancing To Pretoria  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Top 25066
Diagonal Contra / Needham Special  (sample clip)  Contra (two-sided), CW 3001
Easy Tandem / Chain 'Em Swing 'Em Tandem / Tandem Joyride / Tandemonium  Patter (two vocals), Grenn 13011
Goodnight Ladies  (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Singing Call, Top 25079
In The Evening By The Moonlight  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Top 25088
Mockingbird Hill  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Red Boot 147
My Blue Heaven  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Red Boot Star 1302
Needam Special / Diagonal Contra  (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Contra (two-sided), Red Boot 171
Progressive Kansas City  (comments) (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Singing Call, Red Boot 183
Somebody Stole My Gal  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Rawhide 182
Sweet Georgia Brown Contra  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Contra, Grenn 16011
Tootenany Square  Singing Call, Top 25085  On our wish list
Yellow Ribbon  (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Singing Call, Red Boot 129
Yellow Rose Of Texas  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, CW 1006
Yellow Rose Of Texas  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Red Boot 204

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