Richard started calling in 1980 as a dare.  One of the Kansas City square dance clubs was having a Bedevil the Caller night and he was dared to dress as Dolly Parton and do the singling call ‘9 to 5.’ He had fun and decided to pursue calling.  Within a year he was the featured caller at the HASSDA Festival, Northeast Oklahoma Festival ,  and various local and state festivals around the area.  He moved to Arizona in 1989 and had a program in the Phoenix/Mesa area and eventually moved to Yuma and started a very successful winter program that he ran for 9 years.  He was a full-time traveling caller for 13 years and recorded about 15 songs including “Back In The Saddle Again”, Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch”, “30 Days” and more on various record labels, including 4-Bar-B/Quadrille Record Company.  In 1992, he married Leslye and they continued to grow the winter program in Yuma AZ.  However, as the activity started to decline, so did the number of calling dates he had around the country.  In 1994, he quit calling full-time and started to work for a local phone company fixing pay phones.  He was transferred to Utah in 1997 and closed his program in Yuma.  He actively traveled for weekends and called for some local clubs until he was transferred to New Mexico in 2004.  In Albuquerque, he called for a local mainstream club and formed a mainstream and plus club.    In 2012, he transferred to the Portland OR area and had a Plus dance, Richard's Renegades (3rd Fridays), Advance dance, Cross-Trailers (4th Fridays) , C-1 Workshop Lane Changers (1, 2, 4, 5th Mondays) all held at the Oak Grove Community Center in Milwaukie, OR.  He is also a guest caller for several local and state-wide clubs. 
Richard has been active in the Square Dance community. He is currently the President of USAWest Square Dance Convention, is a member of Callerlab, and has presented education sessions on using Social Media to promote square dancing. He believes that square dancing is a valuable activity and its decline has only made him more resolved to work at increasing its membership.
   In 2014, Randy Dibble and Richard started an Advance and Challenge weekend in Portland, OR and in 2017, the weekend will be in Garbaldi, OR and will be called by Richard and Anne Uebelacker, WA.  The first year they had 8 squares and currently there are over 5 squares pre-registered.
 
Richard started calling in 1980 as a dare.  One of the Kansas City square dance clubs was having a Bedevil the Caller night and he was dared to dress as Dolly Parton and do the singling call ‘9 to 5.’ He had fun and decided to pursue calling.  Within a year he was the featured caller at the HASSDA Festival, Northeast Oklahoma Festival ,  and various local and state festivals around the area.  He moved to Arizona in 1989 and had a program in the Phoenix/Mesa area and eventually moved to Yuma and started a very successful winter program that he ran for 9 years.  He was a full-time traveling caller for 13 years and recorded about 15 songs including “Back In The Saddle Again”, Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch”, “30 Days” and more on various record labels, including 4-Bar-B/Quadrille Record Company.  In 1992, he married Leslye and they continued to grow the winter program in Yuma AZ.  However, as the activity started to decline, so did the number of calling dates he had around the country.  In 1994, he quit calling full-time and started to work for a local phone company fixing pay phones.  He was transferred to Utah in 1997 and closed his program in Yuma.  He actively traveled for weekends and called for some local clubs until he was transferred to New Mexico in 2004.  In Albuquerque, he called for a local mainstream club and formed a mainstream and plus club.    In 2012, he transferred to the Portland OR area and has a Plus dance, Richard's Renegades (3rd Fridays), Advance dance, Cross-Trailers (4th Fridays) , C-1 Workshop Lane Changers (1, 2, 4, 5th Mondays) all held at the Oak Grove Community Center in Milwaukie, OR.  He is also a guest caller for several local and state-wide clubs.  Additionally, he will be calling for 2015 Utah State Singles Festival and Utah State Most recently, he began calling for the Columbia River Dancers a Mainstream club that dance 2nd and 4th Saturdays at the Clark County Family YMCA in Vancouver, WA.

Richard has been active in the Square Dance community. He is currently the President of USAWest Square Dance Convention, is a member of Callerlab, and has presented education sessions on using Social Media to promote square dancing. He believes that square dancing is a valuable activity and its decline has only made him more resolved to work at increasing its membership.
   In 2014, Randy Dibble and Richard started an Advance and Challenge weekend in Portland, OR and in 2015, the weekend will move to Garbaldi, OR and will be called by Richard and Anne Uebelacker, WA.  The first year they had 8 squares and currently there are over 5 squares pre-registered.

 

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Richard started calling in 1980 as a dare.  One of the Kansas City square dance clubs was having a Bedevil the Caller night and he was dared to dress as Dolly Parton and do the singling call ‘9 to 5.’ He had fun and decided to pursue calling.  Within a year he was the featured caller at the HASSDA Festival, Northeast Oklahoma Festival ,  and various local and state festivals around the area.  He moved to Arizona in 1989 and had a program in the Phoenix/Mesa area and eventually moved to Yuma and started a very successful winter program that he ran for 9 years.  He was a full-time traveling caller for 13 years and recorded about 15 songs including “Back In The Saddle Again”, Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch”, “30 Days” and more on various record labels, including 4-Bar-B/Quadrille Record Company.  In 1992, he married Leslye and they continued to grow the winter program in Yuma AZ.  However, as the activity started to decline, so did the number of calling dates he had around the country.  In 1994, he quit calling full-time and started to work for a local phone company fixing pay phones.  He was transferred to Utah in 1997 and closed his program in Yuma.  He actively traveled for weekends and called for some local clubs until he was transferred to New Mexico in 2004.  In Albuquerque, he called for a local mainstream club and formed a mainstream and plus club.    In 2012, he transferred to the Portland OR area and has a Plus dance, Richard's Renegades (3rd Fridays), Advance dance, Cross-Trailers (4th Fridays) , C-1 Workshop Lane Changers (1, 2, 4, 5th Mondays) all held at the Oak Grove Community Center in Milwaukie, OR.  He is also a guest caller for several local and state-wide clubs.  Additionally, he will be calling for 2015 Utah State Singles Festival and Utah State Most recently, he began calling for the Columbia River Dancers a Mainstream club that dance 2nd and 4th Saturdays at the Clark County Family YMCA in Vancouver, WA.

Richard has been active in the Square Dance community. He is currently the President of USAWest Square Dance Convention, is a member of Callerlab, and has presented education sessions on using Social Media to promote square dancing. He believes that square dancing is a valuable activity and its decline has only made him more resolved to work at increasing its membership.
   In 2014, Randy Dibble and Richard started an Advance and Challenge weekend in Portland, OR and in 2015, the weekend will move to Garbaldi, OR and will be called by Richard and Anne Uebelacker, WA.  The first year they had 8 squares and currently there are over 5 squares pre-registered.

In 2015, Richard and Doug Davis (Spokane, WA) are doing a Ride to Helena with the Two Old Guys caravan 4 city tour to Helena MT, arriving before the 2015 USAWest Square Dance Convention.

 

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