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Callers for The Mississippi Squares Dance Club


Brian and Amy Crawford

Basic, Mainstream and Plus Caller/Teacher

BRIAN CRAWFORD has been calling since 1997. He and his charming wife Amy started dancing with the Mississippi Squares in 1991 to the calling of Graham Ingram.  They served on the executive for three years, as secretary couple for one year and as directors for two years.  

They have served as angels every year except for the one year they started the Town and Kountry Kickers with Geoff Clarke. They dance at the A2 level.  Brian has taught a popular spring workshop so club dancers and area dancers can develop their skills.  

Brian started calling in 1997 thanks to the intro course led by John Charman. Brian also received a lot of help from Mel Wilkerson and the Mississippi Squares during the first years.  He started calling for the Mississippi Squares, the Dynamite Tay's and the Bytown Squares in 1999 and at present he calls for both Mainstream and Plus weekly dances at the Mississippi Squares.  

He has had the opportunity to call for different clubs across Ontario, Quebec and the USA — a privilege which he and Amy enjoy. 



Jean Clingin and Don Clingin

Round Dance Cuer/Teacher

Jean and Don Clingin are popular round-dance teachers and cuers. They run the "Take-A-Step Rounds" club in Ottawa and regularly cue rounds for many large dances including the Halfway Dance and Riverside Gypsy Squares.

Jean and Don taught a popular spring workshop at Mississippi Squares. They perform teaches and workshops following the Roundalab dance definitions, round-dance parties and cueing rounds between square dance tips. Over 12 years of teaching and cueing rounds, they have developed an effective teaching style for helping dancers to learn new dance skills, at the same time as creating an interesting and enjoyable evening of dance.




Bob Summers

Special-Events Caller

BOB SUMMERS is our special-events caller. Sometimes our regular caller, Brian Crawford, is scheduled. The caller can also provide the entertainment and music for these events.

The Mississippi Squares Dance Club regularly puts on Modern Square Dance demonstrations at local fairs and concerts. Club members also dance on floats in parades — such as the Santa Claus Parade in Carleton Place.  They provide entertainment at local shopping plazas and senior citizens residences. 

Updated July 23, 2014

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