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Bob Engel

Caller

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Mark Franks

Caller

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Chris Jopek and Steve Davis

Cuer

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Dan Koft

Caller

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Kathy Koft

Cuer

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Art LaVigne

Caller

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Doren McBroom

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Jimmy Roberson

Caller

Jimmy and Janie live in Maggie Valley, North Carolina. On August 4, 2018 they celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. They have one child, Melissa who is married and lives in Raleigh with their two grandchildren (Aiden & Bella).

They started Square Dancing in 1974 and one year later Jimmy started calling. Since then they have taught an average of four beginner classes each year. He has called in forty-two states, and in April of 2000 he made his calling debut in New Zealand.

In 1986, Jimmy started calling full time and taught a beginner class in A1 & A2. He now calls Plus and Advance on Weekends and Festivals. He has been conducting caller clinic since 1991. Jimmy owns and records on Platinum Records www.platinumrecords.biz .

Jimmy was President of the North Carolina Callers’ Association for six years and President of the North Carolina Square and Round Dance Federation for two years. He was Vice Chairman for the North Carolina State Convention for ten years and General Chairman of the North Carolina State Convention for nine years.

He is an accredited member of Callerlab and Callerlab's QUARTER CENTURY CLUB. He also is a member of the South Carolina Callers’ Association.

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Jet Roberts

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Jet Roberts started calling in 1971 at the young age of eight years old. Three years later he was calling for three local clubs in the Sacramento, California area. He always dreamed of making calling his full time occupation and by age 19 he was established as a full time caller on the west coast.

To date Jet has been featured in many states throughout the USA and in other countries such as Sweden, Denmark, Holland, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Finland, and New Zealand & spent two years calling full time in Perth, Australia.

Jet calls levels from basic through A2 & from the age of 10 he has never missed a year of teaching a beginner’s class.

Jet has been on staff with several record companies throughout his calling career & is now on staff with the premier label Rhythm Records, www.rhythmrecords.biz .

In the summer of 2004 Jet married Sylvia Bjork from Sweden. They had a beautiful wedding in her hometown of Orebro, Sweden with many friends from Europe & the USA in attendance. In the early summer of 2019 Jet & Sylvia moved to Owens Cross Roads, Alabama near Huntsville. Jet is the proud father of two girls, Lacey born in 1988 & Lindsey in 1991 from a previous marriage. On February 22, 2009 Sylvia gave birth to their daughter Stella.

Jet is known for his smooth & interesting choreography & his singing calls are always a pleasure to dance & listen to. If Jet Roberts comes to your area, don’t miss the opportunity to dance in a fun filled & lively atmosphere.

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Joe Saltel

Caller

Joe's introduction to square dance calling came at the early age of eight, when his grandfather assisted him in learning his first few singing calls. Joe has been actively calling and teaching Basic through A2 since 1971, and more recently C1. He has been a featured square dance caller for many festivals, conventions, and special dances in over 40 states (including Alaska and Hawaii), Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Sweden. Joe is a member of Callerlab and is BMI/ASCAP licensed.

As a recording artist, his voice can be heard on the Alliance, Arrowhead, Blue Star, Chic, Chinook, DJ, Dance Ranch, Hi-Hat, Rawhide, Riverboat, Royal, SDBob, & Silver Sounds labels, as well as many CD's.

Joe and his wife Chris married in 1982 & they have led ten successful tours/cruises to Alaska, the Caribbean, and Mexico (Puerto Vallarta & Cancun). Chris held a managerial position for 19 years, and has always supported Joe's calling career. In 2001, they relocated from their home on the Northern California coast and now live full‐time in the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas. Their daughter Tanya travelled & called onstage with Dad and has appeared on some of Joe’s CD’s; she is now 36 years old and a mother of her own five‐year‐old daughter Shania.

Joe and Chris spend November–April running a full square dance program in Pharr, TX. The remaining months they tour and travel domestically & internationally to call at festivals & special dances, and frequently visit their daughter Tanya and granddaughter Shania. Joe enjoys what he calls his vocation and avocation, and feels fortunate to be part of this great activity.

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Amy and Ken Shotting

Cuer

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