MICHAEL, JOHN AND JEREMY
are our 3 leaders for our Wednesday morning sessions.
John Bone is a local boy, born in Chudleigh in 1943. He started calling at Isca Allemanders in 2010, but his history goes a long way back! He first started folk dancing in the late 1950s, and then calling for folk dancers in the mid 1970s.
He started American Square Dancing in 1991, before calling for various dance clubs from 1995 on. He became a regular caller for Axe Vale in 1997, where he still calls to the present day.
Added to a long list of calling at Saturday night dances and hotel weekends, he also ran a successful club, the Costa Blanca Squares, in Spain from 2004 to 2009.
John Greenaway began square dancing in 1975 with Exe Squares at Exmouth. In 1980 he formed Isca Allemanders (see Club History) and John continued to call right up to 2009 when he decided to retire. After a break of several years, he rejoined in 2016. On his first night back, he was invited to call, and he took to it like a duck to water! Although he has now stepped back again, due to personal reasons, the evenings he did run were enjoyed by his old friends from the Club’s earlier days, and all the newer members who never had chance before to dance to his calls.
Jeremy took up Square Dancing after many years of folk dancing and calling. He is still learning his trade as a Square Dance caller and delights in practising his new ideas on us! Jeremy is passionate about bringing new dancers on board, and in conjunction with members of the club has developed a new teaching approach that has been gaining national attention. He is a member of the Square Dance Callers Club of Great Britain and has written a number of articles for their magazine.
Although Arthur no longer calls, he was a part of the club for so long, and taught many of the long-term members, so his place here is well-earned.