Tim Ploch learned to square dance while he was a student at
Rice University. He graduated from his square dance class in
December 1973, and by the summer of 1975 he was dancing at
the highest levels of the time. Although calling informally
before 1975, Tim graduated from callers school in 1975 and
has been calling continuously since that time.
Tim taught his then future wife, Donna Law, to square dance
and she is the rock-solid center of his world. He called
full time until he graduated from law school and got his
first job as an attorney in the summer of 1982.
Tim was an original permanent member of the staff of the
American Advanced and Challenge Convention until the
convention closed, and he is an original permanent member
of the staff of the Texas Advanced and Challenge Convention
along with Lee Kopman and Darryl Lipscomb. Tim has called many
conventions, festivals and weekends, and calls all levels from
Mainstream through C-3B.
Tim has written several calls, including Cut and Flip the
Hourglass, Relocate the Hourglass, and Run Wild. He likes to
play bridge and other games.
A dancer once described his calling as being like peppermint
ice cream – smooth with sweet little chunks. Tim always tries
to focus on the flow of the material while keeping the dancers