2021 California State Square Dance Convention
Together We Are Family, A Square Dance Family Reunion
San Bernardino County Fairgrounds in Victorville, CA
April 16 - 18, 2021
Callers & Cuers
Pat began square dancing in 1977 with his parents in San Diego, California. In June of 1980 the club he danced with had an Amateur Callers' Night and though he was scared to death he was clearly hooked. His first professional dance came in September of 1981 and he picked up a regular gig in January of 1982. He now calls worldwide from Mainstream through A2.
A pianist since age six, Pat arranges all of Shakedown Records' music and performs most of the music heard on the records. Pat calls over 200 dances a year, including National conventions and festivals. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration from San Diego State University, and an Associate's Degree in Administration of Justice from Miramar College. Pat and his wife, Monica, started dating nearly thirty years ago, but, like many young people, split up and went their separate ways. They got back together in 2004 and were married in their backyard August 2nd, 2008.
Pat has called and taught classes for a number of clubs in Southern California; currently he's teaching classes for the Riverside Single Swingers and the Calico Quails of Yucaipa. Known for calling and teaching in an all-position (DBD) format, he’s doing his best to improve the dancing level of the Inland Empire. He loves calling and singing to modern music. His goals include increasing the number of younger dancers by erasing old stereotypes and showing people that square dancing has modernized and is an entertaining pastime.
In October of 2007 Pat relocated to Menifee, California. Still a full-time traveling caller, be sure to keep checking the Schedule Page for Pat's next exciting dance!
Rob calls Mainstream thru C-4 in the San Francisco Bay Area and travels throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Japan. He is available for dances, weekends, and conventions. Fully edited tapes are available for sale.
My life started in 1965 in Aalborg, Denmark. Being the last of 5 kids I had a happy childhood but I really found my footing in 1990 when I more or less by accident tried out square dancing. Almost my entire family had taken up what I thought to be a far too American hobby - namely square dancing. But hey, my motto is that I have to try everything at least once. Dancing was fun but I thought that it would be even more fun if I could actually do the teacher's job.
So together with my elder brother and another friend, Frank Trolle, I attended my first caller school then conducted by Willy Hjort. This would later lead to the founding of Triangle Squaredancers in Aalborg and in 2002, I was for the fourth time calling the 10th Limfjords Festival for that same club. I am always happy to come back to my home town and really enjoy meeting old acquaintances at that particular festival.
In 1992 I decided to try my luck in the southern part of Sweden. In Helsingborg I started calling for Helsingborg SD and with a lot of help from Erika Johansson (now Spur), Tomas Kristensson, Bertil Carlsson and Lars-Inge Carlsson, I soon felt ready to stand on my own two feet as a caller, which incidentally led me to become a caller in Fredensborg SC, Denmark. I have remained a clubcaller for Fredensborg SD ever since, I also call for Holbæk SD.
Calling has allowed me to meet a lot of different people as well as allowing me to travel all around the world e.g. Sweden, Norway, Germany, USA, Canada, Austria. Besides meeting a lot of marvellous dancers, I have had the privilege to become friends with the Sting and Snow crew, Rikard Björk, Jerry Story, Bronc Wise, Johnny Preston, Jet Roberts, Tony Oxendine and many more. Needless to say that I am a dedicated fan of everyone mentioned here.
I have had the fortune to go to Canada twice. To call some Squaredance and to stay at my very good friend, Barry Sjölin's place. Canada is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been visiting, and the folk's are really nice. I Meet some new friends over there who don't squaredance.. But good times.... Hi buds, Terry,Donovan.
I would especially like to thank Ingvar Petersson and Stefan Sidholm for making me a part of the Sting and Snow crew back in 1996. I am very proud to belong to one of the few European Square Dance producing labels now owned by Paul Bristow. So far I have recorded 5 records - 2 on Snow and 3 on Sting.
In 1999 I moved back to Denmark to a little town called Humlebæk,and then in 2002 I moved to Helsingør where I currently reside. Together with my wife Henriette and our little Albert 5 years old, kids are fun!!!
I still enjoy calling and will continue until it is no longer fun.......
Some of the Highlights of my calling career have been:
Mårtensdansen in Helsingborg, Sweden
Esbern Snare Festival, Denmark
Danish Convention, Denmark
Limfjords Festival, Denmark
Fredensborg's annual festival, Denmark
European Convention in Helsingborg, Sweden
Stingfestival, Hammel, Denmark
Stingfestival, Stockholm, Sweden
Highcoast Festival, Ö-vik, Sweden
WAM dance Austria
Model A's Canada
Sting Convention Paderborn
Choreographed Ballroom Dance
Choreographed ballroom dancing is also known as Round Dance. It includes rhythms such as Two Step, Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, Bolero, Tango, Cha-Cha, Jive, Slow Two Step, West CoastSwing, Salsa,Samba, Mambo,Bachata, and others.
Rey Garza has over30 years of choreographed ballroom dance teaching experience. He is an internationally known cuer who introduced Bachata to the round dance community. Rey has choreographed many dances and teaches at all levels. Sherry Garza has over 20 years of ballet, tap and jazz experience. She quickly excelled in ballroom dance with her dance background. Sherry also choreographs and assists in teaching at all levels.
Rey andSherry are members of the San Diego RoundDance Instructors, Roundalab and ICBDA. They are licensed through BMI/ASCAP.
Private Lessons &Events
In addition to current teaching and dance events, Rey and Sherry are available for private lessons and parties in social dancing, Round Dance, and Square and Round Dance Festivals. Pleasec ontact Rey orSherry Garza at (760) 458-6418 or e-mail email@example.com
See us on youtube and View our Cue Sheets
Check out our choreography for Espana Cani - Phase VI Paso Doble on youtube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3h-JUvjV8AA
Tango Moo - Phase V Tango on youtube at https://youtu.be/O_7e6tyYox4
Also visit our youtube links at http://www.youtube.com/user/setherin1/videos
Cueing Easy thru Phase VI
• Roundalab member
We belong to the Northern California Round Dance Teachers Association and Round-A Lab. We are club cuers for the Sacramento Singles, a Plus level square dance club in Sacramento Ca. We are also club cuers for the Tam Twirlers, a Plus level square dance club in San Rafael CA. We teach phase 2 - 4 and cue phase 2 - 6
Cueing Easy thru Phase VI
• Roundalab member
• One Night Stands
Bill & Leslie Rebik