Darryl Lipscomb began square dancing at the age of 12, started
calling at the age of 14, and made calling his full time
profession in 1978. He was raised dancing to C.O. Guest and
Ray Smith who both called for the clubs to which his parents
were members. Both were very instrumental in encouraging and
Darryl conducts a winter program in Mission TX for all
the Winter Texans" who choose to spend their winters in the
"Tropics" of the Rio Grande Valley. He calls a full range
of programs, beginners thru C-3B.
In 1987, the McAllen, Texas, Chamber of Commerce staged the first
"South Texas Square Dance Jamboree" and has repeated the event each
year with the help of the Caller Staff for the Jamboree. In addition,
the Chamber of Commerce initiated another program which has become
"The World’s Largest Beginners’ Square Dance Class" meeting for
three weeks beginning in mid-January on every Monday morning for
two hours. Darryl is one of the staff callers for both
the Largest Beginners’ Class and the Jamboree.
During the summer months, he travels extensively throughout the
United States and foreign countries, calling many festivals,
weekends, and week-long institutes. Among his favorites are
Kirkwood Lodge, where no dancing or calling career is complete,
until you've attended a week at this historical square dance
When dancing to Darryl you are assured of smooth
flowing, innovative, and exciting choreography. He enjoys calling
all levels of square dancing equally well; however, he admits
working with beginners is especially exciting!
Darryl has recorded on several different square
dance record labels and is currently a "Staff Caller" for Global
Music Productions. He is also a member of CALLERLAB.