Bill Haynes of Gilbert, Arizona has been calling for Trailblazers
since December 1996 and has returned many times. Our dancers
have always appreciated the consistent challenges Bill has presented
during his visits. Whether Bill is calling for his home
program in Mesa, Arizona or at any other event even if the attendance
includes just a few squares or many squares, his calling is never
altered or diminished - it's always Bill at his finest.
Bill was born in Texas and moved to New Mexico in 1957. Upon
completion of basic square dance lessons in 1959, he danced for two
years before beginning his calling career when he taught his first
class. Ever since Bill has been pursuing square dance calling and
promotion of the activity.
Bill taught school for a short time before fulfilling his Army ROTC
military obligation by serving as a Platoon Leader in Korea for 2
years. He returned to Las Cruces, New Mexico in 1971 to resume both
his teaching and calling careers. While teaching school, he earned
a Master in Education Administration.
His calling ranges from Basic through C3B.
Bill has attended several caller seminars with Bob Fisk,
Melton Luttrell, Marshal Flippo, all of whom are well known
callers. He has been the featured caller at many festivals in
the United States and has an especially good following in the
Southwestern states - Arizona, California, Colorado, New
Mexico, Texas, and Utah. In 1984 Bill moved to Mesa to open up
a new RV park, Carriage Manor.
From November through March Bill sponsors a full-time A2 through
C3B Square Dance program called the Mesa, Arizona Challenge
Dancing. Many Square Dancers including some of your fellow
Trailblazers and friends have benefitted from their participation
in this program and have returned for more than one season. Check
it out at
Bill is an American Callers Association member.