Ray became a member of the North Texas Callers Association in 1984 after attending Frank Lane’s Callers College in Estes Park, Colorado. He is currently the club caller for the Circle I Square Dance Club in Irving, Tri City Promenaders in Hurst and Diamond Jubileers in Arlington. He also guest calls for several other clubs throughout Texas. He has called in Louisiana, Oklahoma, Colorado and calls every summer at the Community House in Red River, New Mexico. While serving as hosts on one of their Square Dance Cruises, Ray also had the opportunity to call in the Bahamas on the beautiful island of Nassau.
As a member of the North Texas Callers Association, Ray has held numerous positions including Social Chairman in 1989, Internal Service Committee Chairman, Newsletter Editor in 1990 and currently serves as Membership Chairman. He held the office of Secretary in 1991, Treasurer in 1992, Vice President in 1993 and President of the North Texas Callers Association in 1994.
When not dancing, Linda often joins Ray on stage and adds harmony to his singing calls. They began singing together in 1994 and have maintained their addiction to the true duet blend ever since. They performed at several local opries including “Johnnie High’s Country Music Revue” for several years. The Romantic Country Duo is ready to entertain you and carry the message of your favorite lyrics in a way that make the songs live and your feet want to get up and dance.
With over thirty years of experience, Ray has become widely recognized for his dedication to square dance, not only through his calling but through his strength as a teacher and instructor. He continually promotes the activity by teaching lessons and workshops and his commitment to student success and his encouragement of new dancers is evident. He also enjoys doing exhibitions whenever possible. Ray believes that Square dancing should be kept fun at all levels while maintaining an element of challenge in each tip. His goal is to keep everyone smiling and having a good time so that when he gets to the last tip, he still has as many squares on the floor as he did when the dance started!
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