Dave Heffron started his calling career with Magic Squares of
San Diego in 2005. He has now progressed to International Caller
Dave - a chip off the family Square Dance block" - is the
third-generation from a family of Square Dancers and Dave and
his wife, Heidi, also have children actively involved in Square
Dancing. Dave began dancing as a youth in 1984 and within a
couple of years was comfortable dancing up through C2.
Square Dancing has some unexpected, happily-ever-after benefits.
For Dave, in 1988, he first met his lovely wife Heidi at a
Square Dance. After taking some time off to raise a family, he
returned to square dancing in 2005. Within a few months, he was
teaching the Challenge program in San Diego, and in 2006 decided
to actively pursue becoming a caller.
His debut as a national caller was on June 1-2, 2013 when he
returned from Dripping Springs, Texas, for a weekend with
Trailblazers. This was later followed as a guest caller at the
2013 AACE (Academy for Advanced & Challenge Enthusiasts)
Convention, June 19-22, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. November
2013 marked Dave's fourth consecutive year for calling at PACE
Extravaganza. In February 2015, Dave gained International Square
Dance Caller status with an engagement in Stockholm, Sweden.
Dave calls and teaches Square Dancing at all the program levels
from Basic through C4 and is known for his interesting
choreography and unique teaching abilities. While in San Diego
Dave taught a beginners youth club and called for the Double SD's
Advanced club and the Magic Squares of San Diego Advanced and
Challenge club. In 2015 Dave relocated to Novelty, Ohio, near
Dave has also written an application that assists in sight
calling. The primary purpose of the program is to present the
list of calls in the level to ensure the whole list is used at
a dance and to minimize excessive use of square dance figures.
The program, called Callit, can be downloaded
from Dave's website,