Calling square dances has been a full time
for Mike Callahan since 1974. He maintains a
program in the Rochester and Western N.Y. State area calling
regularly for 6 clubs, beginners’ classes through
C-1. He travels on weekends and
has called for special dances, weekends and
festivals in 20 States and Canada. He has also
internationally in Germany and Australia. He
has taught a beginners’ class every year for the past 35
was a staff member of the Ritucci/Page Callers’ School in
Massachusetts for 3 years.
For the past 30 years, Mike has been busily
teaching square dancing in Monroe County area school Phys. Ed.
Programs. Each school year, he teaches square dancing in 20+ area
schools (K-12). One high school in Fairport, N.Y.
Mike call for their annual “Showdown
Hoedown” square dance competition. That
40 squares of high school students each year.
Mike has been an active member of CALLERLAB (the International
Association of Square Dance Callers) since 1976. He is currently
Chairman of the Calling In Schools Committee and past Chairman of the
Advanced Dancing Committee. He is also currently active with the
Mainstream, Plus, and Advanced Dancing Committees.
Mike has made two singing call recordings:
“You Put the Blue in Me” (C
Bar C Records) and “ I’d Do It All Over
Again” (Red Boot Star Records)
Mike lives in Spencerport , N.Y. with his lovely
wife, Wanda. They have 3 grown children.