Barry resides in Toronto, Ontario with his wife, Pam.
They started dancing in 1973, just two weeks after the birth
of their youngest son. Barry started calling in 1984 when a
local C-2 tape group asked for help with some things they
couldn't find on teaching tapes. He figured if he were going
to write material to help them, he might as well call it.
Since then he has expanded in both directions and now calls
from Mainstream through C-4.
As a dancer, Barry loves choreography that is smooth and
flowing yet also provides some mental stimulation and the
occasional surprise. When calling, he strives to create this
effect through smooth danceable choreography flavored with
a bit of unusual positioning to create a dance experience
containing both physical and mental elements.
Barry changed careers in September 2007. He retired from IBM
after 30 years and is now a full-time caller and able to
travel more than he has in the past. He's called at weekends
and conventions in 7 provinces, DC, and 26 states, as well as
Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Japan, England, the Czech Republic,
Taipei and Beijing. Barry is currently a permanent staff
(Academy for Advanced and Challenge Enthusiasts).
Barry is a member of CALLERLAB and the Gay Callers Association.
Within CALLERLAB he is a member of the Board of Governors, is
on the Executive Committee and is a past Chairman of the Board
(2013-2015). He has written articles for Zip Coder, The Call
Sheet and American Square Dance Magazine.