CALLERLAB Convention Video Recording Index


The following table contains 150 links to video recordings as of July 31, 2018. Entries are initially sorted by year and session title, but you may click on the little up/down arrows in the column headers to sort on other columns. Click on the title to go to the recording. You may search this page for keywords using your browser’s page “find” function (Ctrl-f). Do not use the search box to the right – it searches the entire KnowledgeBase, not just this page.

Year Title (Link) Description
2011 2011 First Time Attendees Dance 2011 . Las Vegas, NV
Games Dance
Excerpts from a dance at 2011 CALLERLAB called by first-time attendees to the convention.
2011 2011 First Time Attendees Dance 2011 CALLERLAB Conv. Las Vegas, NV
Games Dance
Excerpts from a dance demonstrating various square dance “games” that can be used to entertain dancers (e.g. 9-pin, barstool dancing, dancing in shoeboxes, etc.)
2013 2013 CALLERLAB Conv Caller Coaches – Don Beck Presenation 2013 CALLERLAB Convention Raleigh (Cary), NC
Don Beck has been invited to make a presentation to the Caller Coaches.
2014 2014 Beautiful Basics Dance 2014 CALLERLAB Conv. Reno, NV
Monday Beautiful Basics Dance
Excerpts from a Monday evening Basic dance at CALLERLAB 2014 in Reno showcasing the interesting choreography that is available using the Basic program.
2014 2014 Beautiful Basics Dance Grand Separate 2014 CALLERLAB Conv. Reno, NV
Monday Beautiful Basics Dance Grand Separate
Excerpts from a Monday evening Basic dance at CALLERLAB 2014 in Reno showing a singing call featuring Grand Separate.
2014 2014 Beautiful Basics Dance Star The Route 2014 CALLERLAB Conv. Reno, NV
Monday Beautiful Basics Dance Star The Route
Excerpts from a Monday evening Basic dance at CALLERLAB 2014 in Reno showing a singing call featuring Star The Route.
2014 2014 Plus Dance 2014 CALLERLAB Conv. Reno, NV
Sunday Plus Dance
Excerpts from a Sunday evening Plus dance at CALLERLAB 2014 in Reno.
2014 2014 Plus Dance Hexagon Square 2014 CALLERLAB Conv. Reno, NV
Sunday Plus Dance Hexagon Square
Excerpts from a Sunday evening Plus dance at CALLERLAB 2014 in Reno showing a hexagon square (i.e. With 6 couples arranged in a hexagon)
2014 2014 Plus Dance Mirror Square 2014 CALLERLAB Conv. Reno, NV
Sunday Plus Dance Mirror Square
Excerpts from a Sunday evening Plus dance at CALLERLAB 2014 in Reno showing a square dancing “mirror” (i.e. All lefts and rights are reversed)
2014 2014 CALLERLAB Conv ARTS Rebranding Square Dancing 2014 CALLERLAB Convention Reno (Sparks), NV
ARTS Rebranding Square Dancing
Marketing Committee Chairman Mike Hogan and Vice Chairman Jerry Junck will host this session to review a presentation by Jim and Judy Taylor representing USDA and the ARTS. Come and learn about the ARTS project to re-brand square dancing.
2014 2014 CALLERLAB Conv Beginner Dance Party Leadership Seminar – Bob Riggs 2014 CALLERLAB Convention Reno (Sparks), NV
Beginner Dance Party Leaders Seminar
This session presents various ideas for conducting Beginner Dance Parties. Enhance your abilities to present dance parties by attending. There is an additional cost to attend, so register with the Home Office staff. Bob Riggs, Chairman of the Committee for Community and Traditional Dance, will host this event.
2014 2014 CALLERLAB Conv Beginner Dance Party Leadership Seminar – Calvin Campbell 2014 CALLERLAB Convention Reno (Sparks), NV
Beginner Dance Party Leaders Seminar
This session presents various ideas for conducting Beginner Dance Parties. Enhance your abilities to present dance parties by attending. There is an additional cost to attend, so register with the Home Office staff. Bob Riggs, Chairman of the Committee for Community and Traditional Dance, will host this event.
2014 2014 CALLERLAB Conv Beginner Dance Party Leadership Seminar – Chris Pinkham 2014 CALLERLAB Convention Reno (Sparks), NV
Beginner Dance Party Leaders Seminar
This session presents various ideas for conducting Beginner Dance Parties. Enhance your abilities to present dance parties by attending. There is an additional cost to attend, so register with the Home Office staff. Bob Riggs, Chairman of the Committee for Community and Traditional Dance, will host this event.
2014 2014 CALLERLAB Conv Beginner Dance Party Leadership Seminar – Dottie Welch 2014 CALLERLAB Convention Reno (Sparks), NV
Beginner Dance Party Leaders Seminar
This session presents various ideas for conducting Beginner Dance Parties. Enhance your abilities to present dance parties by attending. There is an additional cost to attend, so register with the Home Office staff. Bob Riggs, Chairman of the Committee for Community and Traditional Dance, will host this event.
2014 2014 CALLERLAB Conv Beginner Dance Party Leadership Seminar – Paul Moore 2014 CALLERLAB Convention Reno (Sparks), NV
Beginner Dance Party Leaders Seminar
This session presents various ideas for conducting Beginner Dance Parties. Enhance your abilities to present dance parties by attending. There is an additional cost to attend, so register with the Home Office staff. Bob Riggs, Chairman of the Committee for Community and Traditional Dance, will host this event.
2014 2014 CALLERLAB Conv Beginner Dance Party Leadership Seminar – Susan Morris 2014 CALLERLAB Convention Reno (Sparks), NV
Beginner Dance Party Leaders Seminar
This session presents various ideas for conducting Beginner Dance Parties. Enhance your abilities to present dance parties by attending. There is an additional cost to attend, so register with the Home Office staff. Bob Riggs, Chairman of the Committee for Community and Traditional Dance, will host this event.
2014 2014 CALLERLAB Conv Competition 2014 CALLERLAB Convention Reno (Sparks), NV
Competition (The Last Taboo)
Moderator, Bryan Clark and Panelist, Brett Kappenman. Some believe that “Square dancing is Friendship Set to Music” and that there is no room in our activity for competition because sometimes competition brings out the worst in people. This session will cover many different aspects of how to do competition within square dancing from a basic and fun one night stand idea to the Pacific North West Teen Square Dance Festival, and all the differing methods of competition in-between. We will explain why there is room in square dancing for competition and maybe you will walk away with a few fun ideas for your next special dance.
2014 2014 CALLERLAB Conv Digital Music Transition 2014 CALLERLAB Convention Reno (Sparks), NV
Digital Music Transitions
Moderator, Michael Maltenfort and Panelist, Barry Johnson. Today’s music editing software is incredibly powerful. What’s next if you already know how to convert vinyl to MP3s, use noise reduction, delete
extra silence, loop music, and change pitch or tempo? This session will look at several lesser-known techniques. How can you take a recording and extend the length of the track using copy and paste? How do you make cuts in the music that sound smooth? How can you take the called side of a recording and splice in vocal backups to the uncalled side? How do you convert from stereo to mono? There may be time to work with one or two attendees, so if you have music that needs to be cut or extended, bring it to this session.
2014 2014 CALLERLAB Conv How to Teach Styling Part 1 2014 CALLERLAB Convention Reno (Sparks), NV
How to Teach Styling Part 1
Moderator, Jon Jones and Panelist, Tim Marriner. Not only how, but why. How styling can help you and your dancers to succeed. Functional styling that helps dancers succeed and feel comfortable dancing (as opposed to regulated styling that implies “do it this way because I told you to” and “this is the way we always do it”).
2014 2014 CALLERLAB Conv How to Teach Styling Part 2 2014 CALLERLAB Convention Reno (Sparks), NV
How to Teach Styling Part 2
Moderator, Jon Jones and Panelist, Tim Marriner. Not only how, but why. How styling can help you and your dancers to succeed. Functional styling that helps dancers succeed and feel comfortable dancing (as opposed to regulated styling that implies “do it this way because I told you to” and “this is the way we always do it”).
2014 2014 CALLERLAB Conv Magic Mainstream 2014 CALLERLAB Convention Reno (Sparks), NV
Magical Mainstream
Moderator, Jerry Jestin and Panelist, Tim Crawford. The panel will discuss and present ideas to “Make Something Happen” with Mainstream calls. Be inventive, be creative, be daring, use magic, explore.
2014 2014 CALLERLAB Conv Monday
Banquet Greeting
Monday Night Greeting Line for Banquet
2014 2014 CALLERLAB Conv Monday Banquet Award Ceremony 2014 CALLERLAB Convention Reno (Sparks), NV
Monday Night Banquet Award Ceremony. Jim Mayo wil MC this evening Banquet. Doug Davis will provide the evening blessing. Committee Chairmen and Vice Chairmen will be seated at the head table. Small World Awards, 25 and 50 Year Certificates, and BOG Service Awards will be presented.
2014 2014 CALLERLAB Conv Monday Banquet Crowd 2014 CALLERLAB Convention Reno (Sparks), NV
Monday Night Banquet, walk around banquet tables to see crowd.
2014 2014 CALLERLAB Conv Proficient Plus 2014 CALLERLAB Convention Reno (Sparks), NV
Proficient Plus
Moderator, Bryan Clark and Panelist, Randy Dougherty. The panel will discuss and present ideas to “Make Something Happen” with Plus calls. Be inventive, be creative, be daring, use magic, explore.
2014 2014 CALLERLAB Conv Recruiting Veronica 2014 CALLERLAB Convention Reno (Sparks), NV
Recruiting Veronica
Moderator Mike Seastrom and Panelist, Lea Veronica. There are many ideas and several systems for bringing new dancers into your new dancer program. Lea, a prominent dance leader and the long-time editor of The Open Squares, Southern California’s Monthly Directory of Modern Square Dance Events, has a very effective way to grow your new dancer program. This successful system has been used for many years in several areas of the country and it works. This session could really “Make Something Happen” for your group too!
2014 2014 CALLERLAB Conv Sicillian Circles Part 1 2014 CALLERLAB Convention Reno (Sparks), NV
Sicilian Circle
Moderator Jerry Junck and Panelist, Daryl Clendenin will discuss how to use Sicilian Circles when teaching square dancing.
2014 2014 CALLERLAB Conv Sicillian Circles Part 2 2014 CALLERLAB Convention Reno (Sparks), NV
Sicilian Circle
Moderator Jerry Junck and Panelist, Daryl Clendenin will discuss how to use Sicilian Circles when teaching square dancing.
2014 2014 CALLERLAB Conv Sophistication Site Resolution 2014 CALLERLAB Convention Reno (Sparks), NV
Sophisticated Sight Resolution
Moderator, Ken Ritucci and Panelist, Ed Foote. This session will emphasize quick and fast ways to resolve the square using variations of established sight resolution methods. It will be assumed that the audience knows established formulas for resolution (such as Two-Faced Lines Sight, Facing Lines Sight, Isolated Sight) and will proceed from that point to look how variations of these formulas can create exciting get-outs. The session will also show creative choreography get-outs that are pre-planned to be used at a moment’s notice.
2014 2014 CALLERLAB Conv Talent Night Part 1 2014 CALLERLAB Convention Reno (Sparks), NV
Talent Night Part 1
Tom Miller will MC an after dinner talent night of skits and other entertainments. Be sure to attend and enjoy the “CALLERLAB’s Got Talent” night.
2014 2014 CALLERLAB Conv Talent Night Part 2 2014 CALLERLAB Convention Reno (Sparks), NV
Talent Night
Tom Miller will MC an after dinner talent night of skits and other entertainments. Be sure to attend and enjoy the “CALLERLAB’s Got Talent” night.
2014 2014 CALLERLAB Conv Talent Night Part 3 2014 CALLERLAB Convention Reno (Sparks), NV
Talent Night
Tom Miller will MC an after dinner talent night of skits and other entertainments. Be sure to attend and enjoy the “CALLERLAB’s Got Talent” night.
2014 2014 CALLERLAB Conv Tuesday
Banquet Part 1 Welcome and Invocation
2014 CALLERLAB Convention Reno (Sparks), NV
Showcase Dinner Theater at the John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino Resort.
Tim Crawford will be our MC for the evening, and the blessing will be given by Susan Healea, ROUNDLAB. The Executive Administrator and the Board of Governors will be recognized from the audience. Recognition Awards and Milestone Awards (if any) are presented at this banquet. All award recipients—please stay for photographs immediately following the banquet.
2014 2014 CALLERLAB Conv Tuesday
Banquet Part 2 Scan of Crowd
2014 CALLERLAB Convention Reno (Sparks), NV
Showcase Dinner Theater at the John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino Resort.
Tim Crawford will be our MC for the evening, and the blessing will be given by Susan Healea, ROUNDLAB. The Executive Administrator and the Board of Governors will be recognized from the audience. Recognition Awards and Milestone Awards (if any) are presented at this banquet. All award recipients—please stay for photographs immediately following the banquet.
2014 2014 CALLERLAB Conv Tuesday
Banquet Part 3 Opening Remarks
2014 CALLERLAB Convention Reno (Sparks), NV
Showcase Dinner Theater at the John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino Resort.
Tim Crawford will be our MC for the evening, and the blessing will be given by Susan Healea, ROUNDLAB. The Executive Administrator and the Board of Governors will be recognized from the audience. Recognition Awards and Milestone Awards (if any) are presented at this banquet. All award recipients—please stay for photographs immediately following the banquet.
2014 2014 CALLERLAB Conv Tuesday
Banquet Part 4 Awards and Chairman Speech
2014 CALLERLAB Convention Reno (Sparks), NV
Showcase Dinner Theater at the John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino Resort.
Tim Crawford will be our MC for the evening, and the blessing will be given by Susan Healea, ROUNDLAB. The Executive Administrator and the Board of Governors will be recognized from the audience. Recognition Awards and Milestone Awards (if any) are presented at this banquet. All award recipients—please stay for photographs immediately following the banquet.
2014 2014 CALLERLAB Conv Tuesday
Banquet Part 5 Karaoke
2014 CALLERLAB Convention Reno (Sparks), NV
Showcase Dinner Theater at the John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino Resort.
Karaoke Entertainment, Phil Farmer will serve as the MC. Sign up to sing on the “Big Stage”. Phil has a large library of songs to choose from or you may use your own music.
2014 2014 CALLERLAB Conv What Did You Say 2014 CALLERLAB Convention Reno (Sparks), NV
What Did You Say?
Presenter Susan Healea. As square dance callers, we communicate with dancers using several mediums, but primarily auditory. Dancers react to our verbal commands. Due to the increasing age of dancers, statistics indicate that a large percentage of them more than likely have a significant hearing impairment, even if they do not wear hearing aids. Learn why people can “hear, but not understand”; the effects of background noise on comprehension; why people prefer different levels of loudness and louder isn’t always better; whether or not hearing aids help, and more. Improve your calling by learning techniques to help all dancers hear and understand you better. Susan is a Clinical Audiologist with over 30 years of experience.
2014 2014 CALLERLAB Convention Marketing on a Shoestring
Budget Part 1
2014 CALLERLAB Convention Reno (Sparks), NV
“Marketing on a Shoestring Budget”
CALLERLAB proudly present Patrick Schwerdtfeger, author of Marketing Shortcuts for the
Self-Employed, to present a two hour marketing session entitled “Marketing on a shoestring Budget”. Patrick will present ideas on utilizing social media and other networking marketing ideas.
2014 2014 CALLERLAB Convention Marketing on a Shoestring
Budget Part 2
2014 CALLERLAB Convention Reno (Sparks), NV
“Marketing on a Shoestring Budget”
CALLERLAB proudly present Patrick Schwerdtfeger, author of Marketing Shortcuts for the
Self-Employed, to present a two hour marketing session entitled “Marketing on a shoestring Budget”. Patrick will present ideas on utilizing social media and other networking marketing ideas.
2014 2014 CALLERLAB Convention Marketing on a Shoestring
Budget Part 3
2014 CALLERLAB Convention Reno (Sparks), NV
“Marketing on a Shoestring Budget”
CALLERLAB proudly present Patrick Schwerdtfeger, author of Marketing Shortcuts for the
Self-Employed, to present a two hour marketing session entitled “Marketing on a shoestring Budget”. Patrick will present ideas on utilizing social media and other networking marketing ideas.
2014 2014 CALLERLAB Convention Marketing on a Shoestring
Budget Part 4
2014 CALLERLAB Convention Reno (Sparks), NV
“Marketing on a Shoestring Budget”
CALLERLAB proudly present Patrick Schwerdtfeger, author of Marketing Shortcuts for the
Self-Employed, to present a two hour marketing session entitled “Marketing on a shoestring Budget”. Patrick will present ideas on utilizing social media and other networking marketing ideas.
2014 2014 CALLERLAB Convention Marketing on a Shoestring
Budget Part 5
2014 CALLERLAB Convention Reno (Sparks), NV
“Marketing on a Shoestring Budget”
CALLERLAB proudly present Patrick Schwerdtfeger, author of Marketing Shortcuts for the
Self-Employed, to present a two hour marketing session entitled “Marketing on a shoestring Budget”. Patrick will present ideas on utilizing social media and other networking marketing ideas.
2014 2014 CALLERLAB Convention Visit With the Legends 2014 CALLERLAB Convention Reno (Sparks), NV
Visit with the Legends
Moderators, Jerry Junck and Mike Seastrom and Panelists, Ernie Kinney, Daryl Clendenin, Dick Henschel and Calvin Campbell. History, heritage, and tradition are very important aspects of our activity. This information is sometimes overlooked as we deal with the “puzzle solving” of modern day choreography. This panel is well qualified to provide information about our past and the rich heritage of square dancing and calling. This has been one of the most popular sessions during past Conventions. Come join us to learn more about how we got to where we are today.
2015 2015 CALLERLAB Conv Appealing to a Younger Crowd 2015 CALLERLAB Conv Springfield, MO
Appealing to a Younger Crowd
Moderator, Justin Russell and Panelists, Shawn Brown and Noah Siegmann. How to appeal to dancers who are younger than our current average. Could include empty nesters or early retirees, families, kids, “20 somethings”, and teens.
2015 2015 CALLERLAB Conv Boot Up 2015 CALLERLAB Convention Springfield, MO – Boot Up
Moderator, Patty Greene and Panelist, Scott Bennett. If you have to start a club or a dance group from nothing, what are the steps? What do you have to do? The panel will present ideas as well as solicit ideas from those in attendance. Come prepared to learn, contribute and “Talk It Up #SquareDancing”.
2015 2015 CALLERLAB Conv Chairman Speech 2015 CALLERLAB Convention Springfield, MO
Barry Clasper, CALLERLAB Chairman of the Board, speech at Tuesday night banquet.
2015 2015 CALLERLAB Conv Community Traditional Dance 2015 CALLERLAB Convention Springfield, MO – Community Traditional Dance
Bob Riggs and the Committee for Community and Traditional Dance (CCTD) will host a dance session highlighting Community Dancing. Sign up to present a dance or two for the enjoyment of our Convention attendees if you use Community Dance material. A variety of interesting subjects will be presented.
2015 2015 CALLERLAB Conv Monday Banquet 2015 CALLERLAB Convention Springfield, MO
Wade Driver will MC this evening’s banquet. Elmer Sheffield will provide the evening’s blessing. Committee Chairmen and Vice Chairmen will be recognized from the podium. Small World Awards, 25 Year Certificates, and BOG Service Awards will be presented. All award recipients—please stay for a group photograph immediately following the banquet.
2015 2015 CALLERLAB Conv Teaching Tips for Condensed Teaching 2015 CALLERLAB Convention Springfield, MO
Moderator, Bill Harrison and Panelist, Jerry Story. This session will present specific tips for effectively and thoroughly teaching calls on Condensed Teaching Format.
2015 2015 CALLERLAB Conv The Psychology Behind Accelerated Teaching 2015 CALLERLAB Convention Springfield, MO
The Psychology Behind Accelerated Teaching Programs
Moderator, Betsy Gotta and Panelists, Scott Brown, Shawn Brown, and Lisa Minton. This presentation focuses on powerful psychological techniques for both teaching and marketing square dancing to a modern public. Our panel today will share how they have developed a method of recruiting and developing groups of dancers utilizing marketing techniques and shorter series of lessons.
2015 2015 CALLERLAB Conv Tuesday Banquet 2015 CALLERLAB Convention Springfield, MO
Buddy Weaver will be our MC for the evening, and the blessing will be given by Ken Ritucci. The Executive Committee and the Board of Governors will be recognized from the audience. Fifty Years of Calling Certificates, Recognition Awards and Milestone Awards (if any) are presented at this banquet.
2015 2015 CALLERLAB Conv Tuesday Banquet 2015 CALLERLAB Convention Springfield, MO – Tuesday Banquet
Buddy Weaver will be our MC for the evening, and the blessing will be given by Ken Ritucci. The Executive Committee and the Board of Governors will be recognized from the audience. Fifty Years of Calling Certificates, Recognition Awards and Milestone Awards (if any) are presented at this banquet. All award recipients—please stay for photographs immediately following the banquet.
2015 2015 CALLERLAB Conv Visit with the Legends 2015 CALLERLAB Convention Springfield, MO
Visit with the Legends
Moderator, Jerry Reed and Panelists, Jon Jones, Mike Seastrom, Elmer Sheffield and Al Stevens. History, heritage, and tradition are very important aspects of our activity. This information is sometimes overlooked as we deal with the “puzzle solving” of modern day choreography. This panel is well qualified to provide information about our past and the rich heritage of square dancing and calling. This has been one of the most popular sessions during past Conventions. Come join us to learn more about how we got to where we are today.
2016 2016 CALLERALB Conv Gold Card Betsy Gotta 2016 CALLERLAB Conv Gold Card
John Marshall presented Betsy Gotta with a Gold Card.
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv A Visit with the Legends 2016 CALLERLAB Conv., Visit With the Legends
Moderator, Mike Seastrom and Panelists, Bill Heyman, Carl Sims, Johnny Wedge, and Bob Worley. History, heritage, and tradition are very important aspects of our activity. This information is sometimes overlooked as we deal with the “puzzle solving” of modern day choreography. This panel is well qualified to provide information about our past and the rich heritage of square dancing and calling. This has been one of the most popular sessions during past Conventions. Come join us to learn more about how we got to where we are today.
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv Basic Interrogation 2016 CALLERLAB Conv Basic Interrogation
Moderator, “Bear” Miller and Panelists Eric Henerlau, Susan Morris, and Guy Steele. This panel will highlight four calls from the Basic Program and present teaching tips, creative ways to use the calls with both standard applications and “extended but not extreme”, and take a fresh look at how you might discover new ways to use the uniqueness of these calls in your home program The calls that will be explored are: 1. Half Sashay; 2. Wheel Around; 3. Stars; 4. Square Thru.
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv Blast From the Past 2016 CALLERLAB Conv Blast From the Past
Moderator, Mike Seastrom and Panelists, Tim Crawford, Jon Jones, and Jim Mayo. This session will be presented by Past Chairmen of CALLERLAB to outline past and present techniques of teaching calls and styling as part of the dance. Many callers believe they do not have enough time in class to teach good styling because there are so many calls to teach. Our Past Chairmen beg to disagree!
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv BOG Service Award Betsy Gotta 2016 CALLERLAB Conv., BOG Service Award Betsy Gotta
Vernon Jones, Chairman of the Board, presented Betsy Gotta the Board of Governors Service Award.
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv BOG Service Award Scot Byars 2016 CALLERLAB Conv., BOG Service Award Scot Byars
Vernon Jones, Chairman of the Board, presented Scot Byars the Board of Governors Service Award.
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv BOG Service Award Walt Burr 2016 CALLERLAB Conv., BOG Service Award Walt Burr
Vernon Jones, Chairman of the Board, presented Walt Burr the Board of Governors Service Award.
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv Chairman Speech Vernon Jones 2016 CALLERLAB Conv
Vernon Jones, Chairman of the Board, speech
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv Choreo By Kopman 2016 CALLERLAB Conv Choreo By Kopman
Moderator, Vernon Jones and Panelist, Lee Kopman. Lee Kopman will explain how he manages choreography and his experiences. SIGHT CALLING: How to start; What to look for in order to sharpen your basic skills of choreography.
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv Half Century Certificates 2016 CALLERLAB Conv Half Century Certificates
Mike Seastrom presented Half Century Certificates to Hal Barnes, Vance McDaniels, Jeff Priest.
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv Life Time Achievement Award 2016 CALLERLAB Life Time Achievement Award
Vernon Jones, Chairman of the Board, presented Marshall Flippo with the Life Time Achievement Award.
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv Mainstream Interrogation 2016 CALLERLAB Conv Norfolk, VA
Mainstream Interrogation
Moderator, Mike Callahan and Panelists, Dave Eno, Wendy VanderMeulen, and Guy Steele. This panel will highlight four calls from the Mainstream Program and present teaching tips, creative ways to use the calls with both standard applications and “extended but not extreme”, and take a fresh look at how you might discover new ways to use the uniqueness of these calls in your home program. The calls that will be looked at will be: 1. Cast off 3/4; 2. Recycle; 3.Walk & Dodge; 4. Spin the Top.
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv Milestone Carl Sims 2016 CALLERLAB Conv Milestone
Jon Jones presented Carl Sims with a Milestone Award
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv Milestone Gardner Patton 2016 CALLERLAB Conv Milestone
Jim Mayo presented Gardner Patton with a Milestone Award
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv Mission Support 2016 CALLERLAB Conv., Mission Support
Moderator, Janet Olivieri and Panelists, Lillith Kopman and Allynn Riggs. Experience and longevity as a caller partner should count for something. Come learn the strategies and techniques used by some amazing partners who manage to encourage, support and enhance their caller’s career while balancing their own lives. In this session there is something for everyone, whether you are new at being a caller’s partner or someone who has been a caller’s partner for a while. Callers will also find this session helpful in building that special relationship with their partner.
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv Plus Interrogation 2016 CALLERLAB Conv Norfolk, VA
Plus Interrogation
Moderator, Michael Maltenfort and Panelists, Don Beck, Jeannette Staeuble and Bill Harrison. This panel will highlight four calls from the Plus Program and present teaching tips, creative ways to use the calls with both standard applications and “extended but not extreme”, and take a fresh look at how you might discover new ways to use the uniqueness of these calls in your home program. The calls that will be looked at will be: 1. Load the Boat; 2. Fan The Top ; 3. Crossfire; 4. Walk & Dodge.
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv Quarter Century Certificates 2016 CALLERLAB Conv., Quarter Century Certificates
Tim Crawford presented the Quarter Century Certificates to Gerry Hardy, Kris Jensen and Bear Miller.
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv Seeing Is Believing 2016 CALLERLAB Conv Norfolk, VA
Seeing Is Believing
Moderator, Deborah Carroll-Jones and Panelists, Barry Clasper, Ed Foote and Jon Jones. This
panel will discuss and explain how and when they recognize resolving a sequence. Panel will address how they observe dancers’ relationships, arrangements and sequences to formulate their resolution of the square.
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv Small World Award 2016 CALLERLAB Conv., Small World Award
Jeff Priest, presented Shinichi Mochizuki with the Small World Award for attending his first convnetion in the United States.
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv Smooth Operators 2016 CALLERLAB Conv Smooth Operators
Moderator, Barry Clasper and Panelist, Ed Foote. Creating a smooth dance experience is something of a Holy Grail for square dance callers. Smooth dancing demands the intricate balance of a variety of elements: music, timing, presentation, management of difficulty, and certainly not least, well designed choreography. This session will deal with how to create choreography that can be danced smoothly and which will feel good for the dancers. This will not be merely a series of examples of good flow. The panelists will discuss the underlying principles for creating choreography that can be smoothly danced. This session will be of interest regardless of how you create your choreography: sight; modules; pre-written; or mental image.
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv Special Award Jon Jones 2016 CALLERLAB Conv., Special Award Jon Jones
Jerry Story presented Jon Jones a Special Award.
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv Special Award Recognization Deborah Carroll-Jones 2016 CALLERLAB Conv., Special Award Deborah Carroll-Jones
Patty Greene presented Deborah Carroll-Jones a Special Award.
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv Special Service Award Henschel 2016 CALLERLAB Conv., Special Recognization Service Award Henschel
Bill Heyman presented a Special Recognization Award to Dick and Vicky Henschel.
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv Special Service Award Tom & Pam Dillander 2016 CALLERLAB Conv., Special Recognization Service Award Dillander
MikeCallahan presented a Special Recognization Award to Tom and Pam Dillander.
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv Styling Agents 2016 CALLERLAB Conv Styling Agents
Moderator, Jim Mayo and Panelists, Shauna Kaaria and Buddy Weaver. Teaching dancers is more than teaching the choreography of the program. Styling is important to make dancers more successful, allowing them to correctly execute the calls with smooth dance flow. Panel will discuss how to inject styling into teaching and successful dancing.
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv Talent Show 2016 CALLERLAB Conv., Talent Show
The Ways and Means Committee, Shauna Kaaria Chairperson and Bill Boyd, Vice Chair, will host a Talent Night starting at 7:00 p.m. Be entertained by some of the talented callers and partners attending this Convention. The general public will be invited to attend. There is no cost for the event; however, attendees may make “free will” donations to the CALLERLAB Foundation if they so desire.
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv WIC Dance ‘Til There Was You 2016 CALLERLAB Conv. Norfolk, VA
Women in Calling Dance
MC, Susan Morris – Women in Calling attending this year’s Convention will host a dance following the banquet. Be sure to attend and enjoy the ladies calling an entertaining Mainstream dance.
Singing Call – ‘Til There Was You, Shauna Kaaria
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv WIC Dance Blue Skies 2016 CALLERLAB Conv. Norfolk, VA
Women in Calling Dance
MC, Susan Morris – Women in Calling attending this year’s Convention will host a dance following the banquet. Be sure to attend and enjoy the ladies calling an entertaining Mainstream dance.
Singing Call – Blue Skies, Gerry Hardy
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv WIC Dance Different Drum 2016 CALLERLAB Conv. Norfolk, VA
Women in Calling Dance
MC, Susan Morris – Women in Calling attending this year’s Convention will host a dance following the banquet. Be sure to attend and enjoy the ladies calling an entertaining Mainstream dance.
Singing Call – Different Drum, Lisa Minton
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv WIC Dance Forever Young 2016 CALLERLAB Conv. Norfolk, VA
Women in Calling Dance
MC, Susan Morris – Women in Calling attending this year’s Convention will host a dance following the banquet. Be sure to attend and enjoy the ladies calling an entertaining Mainstream dance.
Singing Call – Forever Young, Patty Greene
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv WIC Dance Honey I’m Good 2016 CALLERLAB Conv. Norfolk, VA
Women in Calling Dance
MC, Susan Morris – Women in Calling attending this year’s Convention will host a dance following the banquet. Be sure to attend and enjoy the ladies calling an entertaining Mainstream dance.
Singing Call – Honey I’m Good, Wendy VanderMeulen
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv WIC Dance I Can’t Believe You’re In Love With Me 2016 CALLERLAB Conv. Norfolk, VA
Women in Calling Dance
MC, Susan Morris – Women in Calling attending this year’s Convention will host a dance following the banquet. Be sure to attend and enjoy the ladies calling an entertaining Mainstream dance.
Singing Call – I Can’t Believe You’re In Love With Me, Dottie Welch
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv WIC Dance More Than a Name on the Wall 2016 CALLERLAB Conv. Norfolk, VA
Women in Calling Dance
MC, Susan Morris – Women in Calling attending this year’s Convention will host a dance following the banquet. Be sure to attend and enjoy the ladies calling an entertaining Mainstream dance.
Singing Call – More Than a Name on the Wall, Deborah Carroll-Jones
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv WIC Dance Nothing On But The Radio 2016 CALLERLAB Conv. Norfolk, VA
Women in Calling Dance
MC, Susan Morris – Women in Calling attending this year’s Convention will host a dance following the banquet. Be sure to attend and enjoy the ladies calling an entertaining Mainstream dance.
Singing Call – Nothing On But The Radio, Theresa Rutz
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv WIC Dance Patter Janienne Alexander 2016 CALLERLAB Conv. Norfolk, VA
Women in Calling Dance
MC, Susan Morris – Women in Calling attending this year’s Convention will host a dance following the banquet. Be sure to attend and enjoy the ladies calling an entertaining Mainstream dance.
Patter – Janienne Alexander
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv WIC Dance Patter Kris Jensen 2016 CALLERLAB Conv. Norfolk, VA
Women in Calling Dance
MC, Susan Morris – Women in Calling attending this year’s Convention will host a dance following the banquet. Be sure to attend and enjoy the ladies calling an entertaining Mainstream dance.
Patter – Kris Jensen
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv WIC Dance Patter Lottie Buckbee 2016 CALLERLAB Conv. Norfolk, VA
Women in Calling Dance
MC, Susan Morris – Women in Calling attending this year’s Convention will host a dance following the banquet. Be sure to attend and enjoy the ladies calling an entertaining Mainstream dance.
Patter – Lottie Buckbee
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv WIC Dance Patter Lynn Webster 2016 CALLERLAB Conv. Norfolk, VA
Women in Calling Dance
MC, Susan Morris – Women in Calling attending this year’s Convention will host a dance following the banquet. Be sure to attend and enjoy the ladies calling an entertaining Mainstream dance.
Patter – Lynn Webster
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv WIC Dance Somewhere Wonderful 2016 CALLERLAB Conv. Norfolk, VA
Women in Calling Dance
MC, Susan Morris – Women in Calling attending this year’s Convention will host a dance following the banquet. Be sure to attend and enjoy the ladies calling an entertaining Mainstream dance.
Singing Call – Somewhere Wonderful, Lynn Nelson
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv WIC Dance Sugar, Sugar 2016 CALLERLAB Conv. Norfolk, VA
Women in Calling Dance
MC, Susan Morris – Women in Calling attending this year’s Convention will host a dance following the banquet. Be sure to attend and enjoy the ladies calling an entertaining Mainstream dance.
Singing Call – Sugar, Sugar
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Conv WIC Dance The Glory of True Love 2016 CALLERLAB Conv. Norfolk, VA
Women in Calling Dance
MC, Susan Morris – Women in Calling attending this year’s Convention will host a dance following the banquet. Be sure to attend and enjoy the ladies calling an entertaining Mainstream dance.
Singing Call – The Glory of True Love
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Foundation Cruise Winner 2016 CALLERLAB Foundation Cruise Winner
Winner for The CALLERLAB Foundation Cruise
Vance Morrison of Washington
2016 2016 CALLERLAB Tuesday Banquet 2016 CALLERLAB Tuesday Banquet
Pam Clasper will be our MC for the evening, and the blessing will be given by Bill Heyman. The Executive Committee and the Board of Governors will be recognized from the audience. Fifty Years of Calling Certificates, Recognition Awards and Milestone Awards (if any) are presented at this banquet.
2017 2017
Doren McBroom presents Half Century Award to “Yodeling” Bill Gordon
2017-05-17 Half Century Award presented to “Yodeling”Bill Gordon at DOPASO Square Dance Club
2017 2017 Dutch Crossing Demo 2017 CALLERLAB Conv. Reno, NV
Tuesday BOF demo of Dutch Crossing
Excerpts from a Tuesday afternoon BOF at CALLERLAB 2017 in Mesa, AZ which demonstrated “Dutch Crossing” dancing.
2017 2017 Music Producers Dance 2017 CALLERLAB Conv. Reno, NV
Tuesday Night Music Producers Dance
Excerpts from a Tuesday evening dance at CALLERLAB 2017 in Mesa, AZ called by some of the famous music producers in attendance at the convention.
2017 2017 Old Timey Dance 2017 CALLERLAB Conv. Reno, NV
Monday Old Timey Dance
Excerpts from a Monday evening “Old Timey” dance at CALLERLAB 2017 in Mesa, AZ showing some traditional square dance favorites.
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Convention A Visit With The Legends 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Visit With The Legends
Moderators, Jerry Junck & Mike Seastrom and Panelists, Ken Bower, Ed Foote, Johnny LeClair, and Paul Moore. History, heritage, and tradition are very important aspects of our activity. This information is sometimes overlooked as we deal with the “puzzle solving” of modern day choreography. This panel is well qualified to provide information about our past and the rich heritage of square dancing and calling. This has been one of the most popular sessions during past Conventions. Come join us to learn more about how we got to where we are today.
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Accredited Caller Coach Jack Pladdys 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Mesa AZ
Paul Henze announced New Accredited Caller Coach Jack Pladdys
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Appreciation Award Mesa AZ 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Mesa AZ
Bill Heyman acknowledge the 2016 Appreciation Award for Hilton Audio since Vicky Henschel was present at convention.
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Award of Excellence Mesa AZ 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Award of Excellence Mesa AZ
Jerry Junck presented Donna Schirmer with the Award of Excellence For Outstanding Contribution To CALLERLAB.
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Chairman Awards Mesa AZ 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Chairman Awards
Vernon Jones presented Harlan Kerr and Shauna Kaaria the Chairman’s Award.
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Chairman Plaque, Mesa AZ 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Chairman Plaque, Mesa AZ
Patty Greene Presented Vernon Jones with his Chairman of the Board plaque, for his service the last two years as Chairman of the Board.
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Chairman Speech Mesa AZ 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Chairman Speech Mesa AZ
Vernon Jones Chairman of the Board
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Choreo By Kopman 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Choreo By Kopman
Moderator, Vernon Jones and Panelist Lee Kopman. Lee Kopman will talk about and demonstrate a basic approach to developing sight calling skills. In addition, creative choreography at a variety of levels will also be presented.
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Closing Announcements Mesa AZ 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Closing Announcements
Dana Schirmer Exective Director with closing remarks
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Constructing Basic 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Constructing Basic
Moderator, Kris Jensen and Panelists, Wade Driver and Vernon Jones. This panel will highlight three calls from the Basic Program and present teaching tips, creative ways to use the calls with both standard applications and “extended but not extreme”, and take a fresh look at how you might discover new ways to use the uniqueness of these calls in your home program The calls that will be explored are: 1. Ladies Chain Family; 2. Run and Cross Run; 3. Grand Square.
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Constructing Mainstream 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Constructing Mainstream
Moderator, Jack Pladdys and Panelists, Don Beck, and Mike Sikorsky. This panel will highlight three calls from the Mainstream program and present teaching tips, creative ways to use the calls with both standard applications (“extended but not extreme”), and take a fresh look at how you might discover new ways to use the uniqueness of these calls in your home program. The calls that will be looked at will be: 1. Scootback; 2. Tag the Line; 3. Dixie Style to an Ocean Wave.
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Constructing Plus 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Constructing Plus
Moderator, Barry Johnson and Panelists Randy Dougherty and Doren McBroom. This panel will highlight three calls from the Plus Program and present teaching tips, creative ways to use the calls with both standard applications (“extended but not extreme”), and take a fresh look at how you might discover new ways to use the uniqueness of these calls in your home program. The calls that will be looked at will be: 1. Spin Chain the Gears; 2. (Anything) and Spread; 3. Peel Off .
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Cornerstone of Choreo 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Cornerstone of Choreo
Moderator, Daryl Clendenin and Panelists, Henry Grissett and Darryl Lipscomb. There are many
choreographic management tools available to us. Many callers seem to believe that the only important tool for this job is sight. The panelists will explain and demonstrate that even skilled sight callers can improve their program with the effective use of modules. Come learn how modules can help you.
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Digital Music 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Digital Music
Moderator, Rick Hampton and Panelists, Brad Caldwell and Don Wood. A presentation and seminar to help configure digital music programs on various devices. Bring your computer, phone, tablet. We will break out in 3 groups to focus on the music player you use (SqMp3,SqView,CSDS). We will also help those new to digital music to learn how to purchase and download music, the file management skills to know where to put the files, and other topics as needed. Immediately following the session- A BOF (Birds of a Feather) get together where we will detail how to use recording software to digitize 45 RPM Vinyl to Mp3, how to clean both the record and the file to improve the result. We also will be available to answer specific questions you may have. Remember bring your computer, learn how to work with digital files on many platforms and in the 2nd session how to create and tweak Mp3 files, discussing bit-rates and other variables that make all the difference in the music you play. Participants in both sessions will receive a couple of complementary tunes courtesy of Fine Tunes and Lou Mac.
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Dutch Crossing BOF 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Dutch Crossing
“Dutch Crossing,” a special type of dance that has 8 couples in it. Bob Riggs and Clark Baker will demonstrate how Dutch Crossing is accomplished.
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Convention E-Communictions-Mailing Lists 2017 CALLERLAB Convention E-Communications & Mailing Lists
Moderator, Allan Hurst and Panelist, Janienne Alexander. Getting the word out to potential dancers these days requires knowledge of the internet. Many callers and clubs feel overwhelmed by the need to build new websites, create mailing lists, or conduct online surveys. This session will present the basics of creating websites, mailing lists, and using social media (such as Facebook) and online surveys as tools to help you recruit, Recruit, RECRUIT!
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Gold Card Mesa AZ 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Gold Card
Bill Heyman presented Jerry Reed the Gold Card, life time membership.
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Half Century Awards Mesa AZ 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Half Century Awards
Mike Callahan present the Half Century Award to those member in attendance who have being calling 50 years. Those in attendance at convention Ray Brendzy, Garry Dodds, Jerry Junck, Darryl Lipscomb, Elmer Sheffield Jr., Bert Swerer and Sonny Weller.
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Keynote Speaker Patrick Schwerdtfeger 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Keynote Speaker Patrick Schwerdtfeger
At the 41st CALLERLAB Convention, author and public speaker, Patrick Schwerdtfeger presented a workshop and keynote speech regarding marketing technologies. The Planning Committee has asked Patrick to return for a follow-up of his speech in 2014, and to also provide guidance on accepting new ideas and concepts. We anticipate Patrick presenting an innovative start to our Convention this year.
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Knowledge Base & Online Resources 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Knowledge Base & Online Resources
Moderator, Barry Clasper and Panelist, Dottie Welch. Over the years, CALLERLAB has created a
plethora of information which is now available through the internet. Barry and Dottie will introduce you to how to access the knowledge base information, teaching methods, and community dance files.
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Milestone Deborah Carroll-Jones 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Milestone
Patty Greene presented Deborah Carroll-Jones with the Milestone Award.
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Milestone Vic and Debbie Ceder 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Milestone
Clark Baker presented Vic and Debbie Ceder with the Milestone Award.
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Monday Banquet 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Monday Banquet
Vernon Jones MC of our Rawhide Event in Mesa, AZ.
Introduction of committee Chairman and Vice Chairman.
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Monday Banquet BOG Service Awards 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Monday Banquet BOG Service Awards.
Vernon Jones, Chairman of the Board, presents Bear Miller and Bob Poyner their BOG Service Award. Presented with grateful appreciation in recognition of service to CALLERLAB as a member of the Board of Governors.
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Old Timey Dance Bob Riggs 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Old Timey Dance at Rawhide western town in Chandler, AZ. The Bachelor Mill with Bob Riggs
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Old Timey Dance Darryl Lipscomb 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Old Timey Dance at Rawhide western town in Chandler, AZ. Venus and Mars with Darryl Lipscomb
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Old Timey Dance Paul Moore 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Old Timey Dance at Rawhide western town in Chandler, AZ. Birdie In The Cage and Rip And Snort with Paul Moore
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Old Timey Dance Susan Morris 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Old Timey Dance at Rawhide western town in Chandler, AZ. Texas Star with Susan Morris.
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Old Timey Dance Toby Thomason 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Old Timey Dance at Rawhide western town in Chandler, AZ. Dip & Dive with Toby Thomason
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Old Timey Dance Vernon Jones 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Old Timey Dance at Rawhide western town in Chandler, AZ. Triple Allemande Star Routine Vernon Jones
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Quarter Century Awards Mesa AZ 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Quarter Century Awards
Ken Ritucci presented Quarter Century Awards to those members in attendance calling 25 years. Those in attendance at this years convention was Jim Smith.
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Rawhide Event Saloon opens at Rawhide. You’ll have some time to meander down Rawhide’s Main Street before dinner; however, you may wish to be in the dining hall by 6:30 p.m. to hear the evening entertainment presented by Elmer Sheffield, Ken Bower, Jon Jones, and Tom Miller.
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Sanding Your Edges 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Sanding Your Edges
Moderator, Mike Seastrom and Panelists, Jerry Junck and John Marshall. We all want our dancers to have a smooth dancing experience – something that feels good while they are doing it. Clearly the calls we choose to string together have a lot to do with it, but even more important is the way we deliver those calls: Presentation- In this session you’ll hear acknowledged experts explain how to master the elements of smooth presentation; calling to the music, command timing, cuing and helper words, conditioning the dancers for success, and much more. Come and join us and be “smooooth”!
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Sophisticted Sight 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Sophisticated Sight
Moderator, Ken Ritucci and Panelist, Ed Foote. This session will emphasize quick and fast ways to resolve the square using variations of established sight resolution methods. It will be assumed that the audience knows established formulas for resolution (such as Two-Faced Lines Sight, Facing Lines Sight, Isolated Sight) and will proceed from that point to look how variations of these formulas can create exciting get-outs. The session will also show creative choreography get-outs that are pre-planned to be used at a moment’s notice.
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Specaility Squares 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Specialty Squares
Moderator, Clark Baker and Panelist, Bill Eyler. Add a little spice to the dance by utilizing specialty squares such as hexagons, mini-squares, tandem squares, Siamese squares, progressive squares, exploding squares and more to entertain the dancers. This panel brings an informational presentation of various special ideas that can help build a constructive fun evening of dance.
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Styling 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Styling
Moderator, Susan Morris and Panelist, Bob Riggs. Teaching dancers is more than teaching the choreography of the program. Styling is important to make dancers more successful, allowing them to correctly execute the calls with smooth dance flow. Panel will discuss how to inject styling into teaching and successful dancing.
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Tuesday Banquet Mesa AZ 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Tuesday Banquet Mesa AZ
Jack Pladdys will be our emcee for the evening, and the blessing will be given by Ray Savell. The Executive Committee and the Board of Governors will be recognized from the audience. Fifty Years of Calling Certificates, Recognition Awards and Milestone Awards (if any) are presented at this banquet.
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Rawhide Event Blessing 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Rawhide Event Blessing by Peggy Pingel
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Singing Happy Trails To You 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Rawhide Event Singing
Ken Bower, Jon Jones, Tom Miller and Elmer Sheffield, Jr singing Happy Trails To You
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Singing Tumbleweeds and Four Walls 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Rawhide Event Singing
Ken Bower, Jon Jones, Tom Miller and Elmer Sheffield, Jr singing Tumbleweeds and Four Walls.
2017 2017 CALLERLAB Singing Turn Your Radio On 2017 CALLERLAB Convention Rawhide Event Singing
Ken Bower, Jon Jones, Tom Miller and Elmer Sheffield, Jr singing Turn Your Radio On
2018 2018
67th NSDC – Kansas City, MO – A Visit With the Legends
2018 67th NSDC Educational Panel, A Visit With the Legends
History, heritage, and tradition are very important aspects of our activity. Our past is sometimes overlooked as we deal with modern day issues. This panel is well qualified to provide information about our past and the rich heritage of square dancing and calling. Come join us to learn more about how we got to where we are today. This panel includes Betsy Gotta, Gary Shoemake and Ernie and Barbara Stone (NEC). Moderator is Jerry Junck to help lead the discussion.
2018 2018
67th NSDC – Kansas City, MO – Keynote; How to Retain & Recruit Dancers
Buddy will present “How to Retain & Recruit Dancers” as his keynote address at the 67th National Square Dance Convention(R).
Buddy Weaver, San Marcos, California, started calling in 1977 while still in school in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is a third generation square dance caller who joined CALLERLAB in 1981 and has attended 18 CALLERLAB Conventions.
Buddy has called in Japan, Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Germany as well as in 30 states in the U.S. He has also been featured at numerous caller seminars in the U.S. and overseas along with annual presentations on CALLERLAB Convention panels. Buddy is the first American caller to teach and call in post-cold war Poland and the first American caller brought to both Tasmania, Australia and Takagawa, Japan for a square dance festival.
He has been active in the square dance recording industry since 1981, with over 300 vocals released. Buddy is the owner/producer of Blue Star and Hi Hat Music. He is Chairman of the CALLERLAB Music Producers Committee and writes a square dance music review/square dance commentary that appears monthly in American Square Dance Magazine and The Northeast Square Dancer Magazine.
Buddy maintains a strong home program of four weekly class/workshops in Southern California in addition to traveling on weekends and working full-time as a licensed contractor.
Buddy believes in a working collaboration with all callers, and maintaining a positive spirit of building square dancing; thus helping to keep our square dancing activity healthy and strong.
2018 2018 CALLERLAB Conv Chairman Award 2018 CALLERLAB Conv Chairman Award Albuquerque, NM
Patty Greene, Chairman of the Board, presented Grand Square Inc the Chairman’s Award at the Tuesday Night Banquet. Tony Oxendine and Kim Curlee accepted the Award.
2018 2018 CALLERLAB Conv Life Time Achievement Award 2018 CALLERLAB Life Time Achievement Award Albuquerque, NM
Patty Greene, Chairman of the Board, presented Jim Mayo with the Life Time Achievement Award at the Tuesday night banquet.
2018 2018 CALLERLAB Convention Chairman Speech 2018 CALLERLAB Convention Chairman Speech Albuquerque, NM
Patty Greene, Chairman of the Board, Chairman speech at the Tuesday night banquet.