Mike Callahan
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Mike's Bio

Calling square dances has been a full time occupation for Mike Callahan since 1974.  He maintains a successful home program in the Rochester, NY area calling regularly for 5 clubs, beginners’ classes through C-1, square dance parties, camps, weddings and corporate events.  During his calling career he has traveled for special dances, weekends and festivals in 20 states and internationally in Canada, Germany and Australia.  He has taught a beginners’ class in Modern Western Square Dancing every year since 1972 and was on staff at Ken Ritucci’s Callers School in Massachusetts for 3 years.

Since 1978, Mike has been busily involved in teaching square dancing in the Monroe County area school Physical Education programs (K-12).  This has become a significant part of his successful calling business.  One high school in Fairport, NY, has Mike for its annual “Showdown Hoedown” square dance competition.  This event attracts over 40 squares of high school students every year.

Mike has been an active member of CALLERLAB, the International Association of Square Dance Callers since 1976 and is currently serving on the Board of Governors.  He is past chairman of the Advanced Dancing Committee and is currently active with the Mainstream and Advanced Dancing Committees.

Mike has recorded singing calls for Red Boot Star and C Bar C records and currently is a recording artist for Silver Sounds Records.

Mike lives in Spencerport, NY with his lovely wife Wanda.  They have 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren.

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)

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