Caller

Paul Bristow (ENG)

Born in 1958, Paul started his Square-Dance-Class in 1975, Calling in 1976, and in 1977 he became a Club-Caller for the Rockin‘ 8s. In the Eighties Paul started to call at several events in Europe, and in the Ninetees in Australia, New Zealand and the USA.

Furthermore Paul already called at several European Conventions. He is currently managing the Caller-Training in Great-Britain. Since 1983, he is a Callerlab-Member.

Since 2000 he is the owner of Sting and Snow Records. Together with his wife Hazel Paul has two daughters.

Søren Lindergaard (DEN)

Born in 1965, Søren tried out square dancing by accident in 1990. He then thought that it would be even more fun, if he could actually do the teacher’s job. He attended a caller-school.

In 1992, he decided to try his luck in Helsingborg in Sweden. He became a club-caller for Fredensborg SD in Denmark and still is. In 2002, Søren moved to Helsingør in Denmark, where he lives with his wife Henriette and their sons Albert and Jacob.

Through Square Dance Søren has travelled through several countries. He has called at a number of events, including other European Conventions.

Maarten Weijers (NED)

Born in 1967, Maarten was introduced to Square Dancing at the age of 14.  Not long after his graduation he started calling at the Tulip Twirlers. Nowadays he calls for the Motiveters. Maarten is calling thru A2. He has recorded several tunes.

Since 1988, Maarten has called at dances in Europe and the USA and at most of the European Conventions with Amsterdam 2018 as highlight.

It was in 1994 that he met his wife Wil in a beginners-class, they have two children. Maarten has a Management and Coaching Company and is working for the Dutch Government managing infrastructure projects.

David Dvorak (CZE)

David Dvořák was born in 1973 in Prague. He has been an active Caller and Teacher since 1990, calling Square Dancing up to C2 and teaching Country (Contra) Dancing. 

For many years, David has been calling for clubs in the Czech Republic (Country Farrow, ComeBack Úvaly), as well as in Germany (Wild Bunch, Smiling Bavarians) and Austria (Dancing Strawberries, as guest for The WorkShoppers and Corvinus Dancers). David is Member of ECTA e.V., CSCTA o.s. and CCCDCA o.s. and has already called in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia and the UK.

Paddy Böhnke (GER)

Paddy was born in 1980, he attended his first Square-Dance class at the age of 13. As he enjoyed music and singing, calling seemed to be made for him.

The Crossroad-Cowboys in Dillingen collected donations from their members in order to make it possible for the teenager to attend his first Caller School.  He is still much obliged to the club because of this.

Paddy calls at Special Dances throughout Europe from Mainstream to C1 and is part of the Caller-staff of the workshop-series in SC-Arendsee.

Together with his partner Kathi, he lives in Augsburg and designs concepts for offices.

Hanna Tenenbaum (SWE)

Hanna started dancing in 1995, and calling shortly after her graduation in 1997. Since then she has been very much involved in Square Dance.

Hanna was a board-member of the Swedish Caller-Associaton and is a member of the Danish Caller-Associaton. She is  a member of GSI-Europe and representative for GSI-Sweden. She is arranging local caller-schools and training.

Her style of calling and warm voice have made her popular amongst many dancers and she has a pedagogical style of teaching. Hanna has been calling in many European countries and the USA. It‘s Hanna’s dream to start Square Dance in Poland.


Cuer

Teresa Hart (ENG)

Teresa started with Square Dance in her early years together with her parents and in 1979 graduated in Round Dancing. Teresa met Paul in her teenage-years, who also became involved in dancing and later as a cuer and teacher in his own right.

Teresa has been cueing and teaching for a number of years and has previously been an active member on the Council of Square Dance Callers Club of Great Britain. Over the years she has supported various Festivals, Jamborees and other European Conventions.

Teresa and Paul are kept busy with grandchildren, but try to dance as often as possible.

Lucie Cervena (CZE)

Lucie started dancing in 1998, at a children’s dance-club in a  town called Česká Skalice. She attended her first dance-event in 2001 and since then, dancing has been a part of her life. At the age of fifteen, she started teaching in Česká Skalice.

Currently, Lucie is a club-cuer for the Simple Diamond in Prague. Her first dance-event as a performer was in 2015 at “The biggest Pajrek ghost” , since then Lucie has regularly cued at Czech and Slovak events. She has also cued several times in Vienna.
Lucie likes most to cue hash-cue and choreographies of phase IV+.

More Callers and Cuers to follow.