Ben Rubright

Ben has carved himself a niche as a caller with a well-known philosophy of fast-moving calling, smooth body motion, and unmistakable "wind-in-your-face" choreography that keeps dancers on their toes from Mainstream through C-4. He spurs dancers on to smooth dancing to the rhythm of the band wherever he calls.

Ben began dancing in the fall of 1976 and soon became fascinated by how a caller could put together material and make a square of dancers move to the beat of the music. He started experimenting with calling in 1977, and the rest is history! He strives to put calls together that fit, and his dances always reflect this goal.

He is an accomplished caller and has been on the staff of the National Advanced and Challenge Convention (NAAC), the Academy for Advanced and Challenge Enthusiasts (AACE) Convention, and Texas Advanced and Challenge Conventions as well as numerous challenge weekends throughout the United States, Japan and Europe.

Ben and his wife, Carol, live on the West Coast of Florida in Punta Gorda, comes from the Spanish, meaning "Fat Point" - so called because it sticks out into Charlotte Harbor - one of the United States' largest natural harbors.


Source: April 2016 Trailblazer

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