Steve Turner

Steve Turner

1967 Started Square Dancing in England

1968 Immigrating to Perth Western Australia. Started calling

1969 formed the first club called Shanondoahs with beginner classes twice a week

1973 Started a Plus club,

1982 Round Dance club was formed and this new hobby had become 5 nights per week.

1970-80 had a demonstration dance team which performed in public promoting Square Dancing

1985 3 week calling tour through the States of USA

1990 formed an Advanced club

1992 became a full-time Caller calling for up to 8 clubs per week and running a Record and Tape business

1995 formed their own Australian Record Label “AUSSIE TEMPOS” and DOWN UNDER RECEORDS

1998 Called fulltime at the Square Dance Centre for 5yrs Buderim QLD

2000 5 month calling tour in 8 counties around the world

2018 Currently calling Mainstream/PlusAdvanced

2019 Celebrating 50 years calling

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Involvement includes:

Callers’ Association, President …… ……. .…… ……. ……. 7 years

Callers’ Association, Vice President/Librarian …… ……. ……. 4 years

Callers’ Association, Training Officer ……. ……. ……. ……. 20 years

Callers’ Association, Reporter/Librarian ….. ……. ……. ……. 4 years

Australia Callers’ Federation Board member ……. ……. ……. ……. 32 years

Callers’ Note Service, Editor … ……. ……. ……. ……. ……. 5 years

Callers’ Record Service …… ……. ……. ……. ……. ……. 23 years

Aust. National Square Dance Soc. Convention Committee ……. ……. 1972/1978/1985/1993

Aust. National Square Dance Convention, Convenor …… ……. ……. 1985/2018

Australian Callers’ Federation, President .. ……. ……. ……. ……. 1998/1999/2000

Australian National Conventions’ Advisory Board, member ……. ……. 1985 to date

Convenor for the Australian National Convention 2018

Awards

Callerlab (USA) Small World Award … …… ……. ……. ……. ……. 1985

Australian Callers’ Federation, Life Member . ……. ……. ……. ……. 1990

Callerlab/Society of Western Australia, 25 years of Calling ……. ……. 1994

CAWA Silver Microphone Award 1994

Square Dance Society of Western Australia, Life Member ……. ……. 1997

Callerlab Accredited Caller ……. ……. ……. ……. ……. … since 1990

Callerlab Quarter Century Club . ……. ……. ……. ……. ……. ……. 1998

Australia Round Dance Association, continuous teaching for 15 years 1998

National S/D Society of Australia “Roll Of Honour” 2008

Callerlab USA “Accredited Caller Coach” 2008