Dave's Square Dance activities began 45 years ago when he &
Ruth took ten weeks of beginner lessons in Des Moines, Iowa.
During the "60's" & until late in the "70's" he experienced
the routine of becoming a Caller, including lots of dancing,
teaching adults & teens, calling for many local clubs as well
as those in surrounding states & serving as an officer in the
local Callers Association.
As his career continues he stays active in calling all
programs, but is primarily busy with Advanced & Challenge
clubs & weekends. He & Ruth conduct 3 Challenge weekends &
1 Advanced weekend each year. During the course of a year
he may be found from coast to coast & border to border, with
return engagements being offered wherever he goes. His
travels in the past have taken him out of the country to
Canada, Sweden, Denmark & Germany.
Dave is proficient in calling all programs, Mainstream through
C-3B as well as some Basic C-4. He spends numerous hours
writing choreography for all programs. In 1974 he gave up the
"checker pushing" method in favor of the computer & is enjoying
it very much. Dancers at any program enjoy the unique way Dave
puts the basics together & the smooth flowing choreography
which he creates.
In September of 2003 he & Ruth celebrated 50 years of marriage.
Their children held an open house in Des Moines on September
28th in honor of the occasion. Dave & Ruth have 3 married
children, 2 grandchildren & 1 great granddaughter who is 8
years old going on 13!!!! Dave looks forward to being around
"your squares" sometime in the near future.