Saundra Bryant

Saundra Bryant

Sandie has been behind the microphone since 1979 but her introduction to square dancing came almost twenty years earlier. Sandie's accomplishments are on-going. She is on the staff of AACE (Academy for Advanced and Challenge Enthusiasts) and various festivals. Sandie lives in the Chicago area and calls dance programs from Mainstream through C-4. She is the club caller for ChiTown Squares and has been a regular caller at IAGSDC conventions and LGBT fly-ins. Sandie has called at events across the USA as well as in Canada, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and Sweden. Sandie, along with Anne Uebelacker, is sometimes known as part of the Evil Twins. Sandie is “the one with the low voice.”

In 2012 Sandie was awarded the Golden Boot Award.

Sandie lives in Chicago, IL.

Member of the Gay Callers Association and CALLERLAB

Vic Ceder

Vic Ceder

Vic started dancing in 1973 in a teen club where he met his wife Debbie. Vic and Debbie have made calling a family affair, and his lovely daughter will often be seen in attendance at our conventions with her parents. Vic is a self-taught caller and has never attended a callers school. He has called in 20 states, 7 countries, and at the National Square Dance Conventions. Vic is currently a permanent staff caller at the National Advanced & Challenge Square Dance Convention. He calls Mainstream thru C4.

Debbie and Vic are the authors of 3 books of advance and challenge program definitions. Vic has written several widely-used square dance related computer programs, notably the Ceder Square Dance System and the Couple Rotation Program.

Vic and Debbie reside in Los Olivos, California with their daughter.

Member of the Gay Callers Association and CALLERLAB

Barry Clasper

Barry Clasper

Barry lives in Toronto, Ontario with his wife Pam. They started dancing in 1973. Barry started calling in 1984 when a local C2 tape group asked for help with some things they couldn't find on teaching tapes. He figured if he was going to write material to help them, he might as well call it. He now calls from Basic through C4. He strives to produce smooth danceable choreography flavored with a bit of unusual positioning to create a dance experience containing both physical and mental elements.

Barry has called in 7 Canadian provinces, DC, and 26 U.S. states, as well as Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Japan, England and the Czech Republic. He's also a staff caller with the Academy for Advanced and Challenge Enthusiasts (AACE).

Barry and Pam were awarded the 2018 Golden Boot Award.

Member of the Gay Callers Association and CALLERLAB

Darren Gallina

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Darren began square dancing at the age of thirteen. He was immediately drawn to the music and the calling of square dancing. The instructor, Darryl Hamilton, gave Darren his first square dance record, "Something About You Baby I Like", and taught him to call. He called his first full dance for the Valley Whirlers Square Dance Club in Santa Maria at age 15. His parents, also square dancers, had to take him to that first dance. It wasn't long after that dance that Darren became the club caller for the Valley Whirlers.

For the past 30 years, calling has taken him to clubs and festivals all over the state of California, and various cities in Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, and British Columbia, Canada. He has recorded numerous square dance records on several square dance labels. Currently, he keeps busy calling for many clubs throughout Southern California. He calls and teaches for Cuesta Squares in San Luis Obispo, California.

Member of the Gay Callers Association and CALLERLAB

Betsy Gotta

Betsy Gotta

Betsy has been calling since 1961, teaching callers schools since 1973 and calls all programs from Basic thru C3. She is a founding member of the Callers Council of NJ, has 2 caller-run clubs and calls and teaches for 3 local dancer-run clubs. Betsy has called and taught caller schools throughout the US, Canada, & Europe and currently records for Desert Gold Records. At the 2001 IAGSDC Convention she received the Golden Boot Award, and in 2006 she received CALLERLAB's highest honor, the Milestone Award. At the 2012 NDSC in Spokane, WA, the National Executive Committee honored Betsy for her dedication to the square dance activity and for calling at 50 consecutive National Square Dance Conventions.

Betsy and her husband, round dance cuer Roy Gotta, live in North Brunswick, NJ.

Member of the Gay Callers Association and CALLERLAB

Dayle Hodge

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Dayle's parents introduced him to Square Dancing while in college and almost immediately began learning to call. When Dayle moved to Washington DC he continued to call and soon became a club caller for Patriot Squares in Virginia and DC Lambda Squares. In 1991 he began a family and reduced the number of dances he called. However, he soon was calling more dances, fly-ins, and conventions, while continuing to work a full-time job and raise 2 daughters, Erin and Callie. With both daughters getting out of school and other life changes, Dayle decided to call much more. Meeting his girlfriend Kathy, a lifelong dancer, after DC Diamond Circulate, they have continued to dance as often as possible.

Dayle currently is the club caller for 5 clubs. He calls Mainstream-C3B. He loves calling high-energy dances with interesting, creative, and clever choreography. His favorite style to call is Plus Hot Hash.

Member of the Gay Callers Association and CALLERLAB

Geo Jedlicka

Geo Jedlicka

Geo graduated Mainstream in 1991 with the Times Squares, but by listening to friends who recited definitions and reading a pictorial guide, was already dancing Advanced at that time and dabbling in calling. He booked his way up to C4 in 4 years and was invited to be a non-staff caller at the NACC in 1997. His first full solo weekend event was calling Advanced thru C3A at the October Festival in Sweden in 1998. Since then he has called dances in CA, FL, MA, DC, the tri-state area, and Germany. Geo loves variety and tries to maintain an “all inclusive” usage of calls and concepts in whatever level he is calling to reduce predictability and keep things interesting.  His complexity comes from non-standard usage at lower levels, an APD/DBD mentality, and the desire to write unique choreography while still maintaining speed and smoothness.

Geo also teaches line dancing and beginner Two-Step. He met his partner Patrick thru square dancing and will celebrate 25 years together in the summer of 2017. They live in Jersey City, NJ.

Member of the Gay Callers Association and CALLERLAB

Michael Kellogg

Michael Kellogg

Michael began square dancing at the age of 21 and started calling almost immediately in 1983. Dancers today know him for his high-energy, exuberant, and uplifting calling style; and his technical but "down to earth" teaching. It's hard not to have fun when you're dancing to Michael's lively presentation.

During the 80s and 90s Michael called squares full time. He now works full-time during the day as a systems analyst. He teaches beginner level thru C2 weekly and calls for special events on many weekends. Michael's travel is restricted mostly to weekends now. Additionally, he calls 2-3 weeks in Europe every year and one week in Japan every other year. Michael shares the calling privileges for Tinseltown Squares in Los Angeles, teaching A2 and Challenge programs.

Michael lives in Northridge, CA.

Member of the Gay Callers Association

Ett McAtee

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Affectionately known as “Just Ett, Hon!”  Ett began dancing in 1987 with Chesapeake Squares in Baltimore MD and started her calling career in 1989 at the first GCA Caller School at Peel the Apple, New York.  Having started calling with Chesapeake Squares, she soon branched out to become a regular caller for Chesapeake Squares, DC Lambda Squares, Independence Squares, and various other clubs and fly-ins around the country.  Her own Ettseteras C1 club meets regularly in the Washington DC metro area.  Ett calls Basic through C4.  She is past president of the Gay Caller’s Association (GCA) and is the current president of the GCA 2017-2019.  She was awarded the Golden Boot Award in 2004, an honor bestowed upon her by Rick Hawes of Portland OR.  Ett has been a staff caller at 9 previous IAGSDC annual conventions with numerous appearances in specialty tips and was a co-chairperson of the Crack the Crab IAGSDC convention in Baltimore MD in 2000.  She is proud to say that this year will be her 32nd consecutive year attending the IAGSDC annual convention.  She looks forward to seeing you all on the dance floor!

Member of the Gay Callers Association and CALLERLAB

Don Moger

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Don started dancing in 1975 and began his career as a caller by teaching a group of teens to square dance in the same year. About a year later a well-known caller relocated to the US. This changed Don's calling workload from one night a week to five nights a week.

After retiring in 2004, Don now has more time to spend traveling and calling square dances, an activity he loves so much. Don has two sons, both of whom share a passion for sports with him. Don and Avena live in Montreal and call for clubs that dance Mainstream thru C2. Calling engagements have taken him throughout Canada, many states in the US, as well as England, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, France, Austria, and the Czech Republic.

Don strives very hard to structure the choreography so that it is interesting and creative. Don also spends many hours in his selection of music, which is always appreciated by the dancers. His ability to challenge and bring out the best in dancers at all levels is attested to by the zealous enthusiasm displayed by all who attend his dances.

Member of the Gay Callers Association and CALLERLAB

Anne Uebelacker

Anne Uebelacker

Anne started calling in 1976 for a children's group and has progressed to call for all dancing levels from Basic to C3B. A strong "home" program for Squares Across the Border Monday through Thursday complements an equally busy traveling schedule on the weekends that may find her calling anywhere from Vancouver to Florida, Boston to San Francisco and across the miles to Japan and Europe. She has called at numerous IAGSDC Conventions, the Canadian Challenge Convention, the National Challenge Convention, and the Academy of Advanced and Challenge Enthusiasts. Anne is the 1995 recipient of the Golden Boot Award.

Anne resides in Auburn, Washington.

Member of the Gay Callers Association and CALLERLAB
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