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

Pat Carnathan, California

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!

Romney Tannehill, California

Calling Basic thru C1


    •    Full-time

    •    Traveling

    •    American Callers Association (ACA) member

    •    BMI and ASCAP licensed

Anne Uebelacker, Washington

Calling Basic thru C3B

    •    Full-time

    •    Traveling

    •    CALLERLAB member

    •    Gay Callers Association (GCA) member

    •    Caller Seminars

    •    One Night Stands

    •    BMI and ASCAP licensed

Rob French, California

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.

Soren Lindergaard, Denmark

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

Kielerwoche, Kiel,Germany

Stingfestival, Hammel, Denmark

Stingfestival, Stockholm, Sweden

Highcoast Festival, Ö-vik, Sweden 

Doskido Austria

WAM dance Austria

Model A's Canada

Sting Convention Paderborn


All of which I have had the privilege of calling, and enjoyed every moment.

I am looking forward to the next 10 years in square dancing and would like to thank all the clubs for inviting me to call and especially a big THANK YOU to all the dancers who turned up at my dances.

Rey & Shetty Garza, California

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.

Background

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.

Organizations

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 reycuer@reygarza.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

Dan & Allison Drumheller, California

Cueing Easy thru Phase VI

    •    Roundalab member

    •    BMI and ASCAP licensed

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

Bev Oren, California

Cueing Easy thru Phase VI

    •    Roundalab member

    •    One Night Stands

    •    BMI and ASCAP licensed

I have been cueing since 1995 and have choreographed 80 dances [so far!]. I have cued and taught dances at several State and National Conventions. I cue for Orange Coast Lariats and the Rustlers, both located in Orange County, CA. I also cue at Grape Stompers, located in Temecula, CA. I teach a Phase III-IV Transition class as well as a Round of the Month class in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Member: Southern California Round Dance Teachers Association, ICBDA and Roundalab.

Bill & Leslie Rebik