Ben Rubright

Ben Rubright, a Trailblazers Honorary Member, always makes us proud and glad when he comes to call for us. He is a long-time Trailblazers Caller with a gig starting in January 1994 and then returning for our April 1995, October 1996, February 1997, February 1998, June 1999, January 2001, February 2002, January 2003, January 2004, January 2006, January 2008, June 2015, April 2016 and March 2017 Square Dances.

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 a well-known international 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 also is a staff caller for the summer Square Dance program at Cherry Ridge, in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.

Ben and his wife, Carol, live on the West Coast of Florida in Punta Gorda - a port city on Charlotte Harbor - one of the United States' largest natural harbors.

Source: March 2017 Trailblazer

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