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.