Encouraged by active dancing parents at age nine, Randy has enjoyed the wonderful world of square dancing for almost 40 years. A football injury (broken leg) at age 15 created a boring six-month lay-up. During this time, he was inspired to give calling a try. He first occupied his time practicing singing calls. Feeling good about the fun he was helping dancers to have, he attended the 1967 Central Iowa Callers Clinic in Des Moines, Iowa. In the next six years, Randy called square dances in Minnesota and surrounding states while he finished high school and college. In 1972, Randy took on a teaching position at Fridley Grace High School. During his summer breaks, he found himself traveling farther and farther from home. In 1979, he left his teaching position to devote full time to his professional calling career.
Throughout his career, Randy has recorded hits for many record companies and is currently on the very popular Royal Records label. Some of his more recent recordings consist of: Wings of a Dove, Sally Was a Good Ol' Girl, Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, This Train, It's Who You Know, Irresistible You, Angels Among Us, That's The Kind Of Woman I Like, and My Daddy Was an Old-Time Preacher Man.
To date he has attended, and called for, over 30 National Conventions. Over the years, Randy has put his teaching skills to work inspiring thousands of newer dancers, and has also contributed time and energy in working with several beginning callers. He is an accredited Callerlab Caller Coach.
Randy has been an avid supporter of Callerlab since it's inception. In the late 70's he became a dues-paying member and was able to attend his first convention is 1981. Since that time, he has served three terms on the Board of Governors of Callerlab, served on the Executive Committee for two years, and many instructional panels. Randy has been honored with a Special Recognition Award from Chairman Mike Seastrom for his assistance in taping all the session at the 1993 National Convention in order to establish the frequency count in use today.
Darryl began squre dancing at the age of twelve, and made calling his full time profession in 1978. Darryl spends five months a year in Mission, Texas where he conducts a winter program for all the Winter Texans who choose to spend their winters in the “Texas Tropics” of the Texas Rio Grande Valley. Darryl calls a full range of programs, beginners thru C-3. Darryl is also one of the staff callers of the Worlds Largest Beginner’s Class, and the South Texas Square Dance Jamboree in McAllen, both sponsored annually by the McAllen Chamber of Commerce. Darryl, having recorded for several different record labels, is currently a staff caller for Global Music Productions. When dancing to Darryl, you are assured of smooth flowing, innovative and exciting choreography. Darryl enjoys calling all levels of square dancing equally; however, he admits working with beginners is especially exciting!
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