WALT'S SQUARE DANCE CALLING EXPERIENCE


WALT PETERMAN
SQUARE DANCE CALLER
13411 Woodbridge St.
Woodbridge, VA 22191-1724
(703) 494-2556


Although Walt attended local square dances as a teen, he took lessons in the early 60's in the Phillippines and again in the 80's in Virginia. He soon learned that modern square dancing bears little resemblance to the dances of old, i.e. Birdie in the Cage, Little Brown Jug, Over the Wave, Log Cabin in the Lane and many others. He quickly became a self-taught caller when the club caller in the Phillippines returned to the states. (There were only 40 some odd calls on the program at that time). He called for the San Miguel Tropicades and called at several festivals including the American Embassy in Manila, and on a boat while travelling to the embassy. Upon their return to the states, their children, like most became involved in other activities and square dancing went on hold. It wasn't until the mid 80's when Walt took up the mike again teaching classes in his local church, initially. With his early classes, he organized the Grand Squares, Prince William and later a camping club, the Hitch N Go Squares, The Do SA Do's With Grace and the Mt Vernon (Alexandria) Recreation Center. Walt has called at various local area dances, festivals, numerous first-nighters and most of the Virginia State Conventions. Walt received the distinguished Cardinal Award from the Virginia State Callers Assn. He has called at the National Square Dance Conventions in Baltimore, Charlotte, Cincinati, Indianapolis and St. Louis and served as Education Coordination Room Chair for the 49th National at Baltimore. He calls and teaches through the Plus level as well as easy Contra, lines,mixers and the CDP program. He has attended several Caller Clinics in addition to Randy Page's Caller's School. He is a member of the American Caller's Association (ACA), the Virginia Square Dance Caller's Association (VASCA), where he has served as chairman of the Northern Region for several years, and he is the past president of the National Capital Area Square Dance Leader's Association (NCASDLA), where he has held several offices. He has been involved in many youth activities over the years, including 4H. He has been trying desperately to begin a youth program in the Woodbridge area for several years. Walt is available to call for your club dances, conventions,festivals,special first-nighters, or Senior Groups.

DANCES FOR WHICH WALT IS SCHEDULED TO CALL

Date

Time

Club or Function and Location

Contact Phone

Sat. Nights  

7:30-9:30 P.M. 

Grand Squares; Woodbridge Sr. Ctr., Wdbg., VA

Walt Peterman
(703)494-2556

Tues. Morn.

10 AM TO NOON

*Then Soup

Grace  Presbyterian Church; Springfield, 
VA

Walt Peterman
(703)494-2556

Wed. PM

1-3 PM

Mt Vernon Rec. Ctr.

Alexandria, VA

Walt Peterman
(703)494-2556

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