2017 Caller Coaches/TA

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Randy Dougherty

Accredited Callerlab Caller Coach, Pharr, TX

Encouraged by active dancing parents at age nine, Randy has enjoyed the wonderful world of square dancing for almost 50 years, and has worked as a professional full-time caller since 1979.

From 1979 to 1986, he called on a regular basis for seven home clubs in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota area and broadened his traveling circuit to include much of the United States and many foreign countries. In 1986, Randy left Minnesota for the warmer climate of Arizona where he ran a busy dance program in Mesa during the winter season. In 2009 Randy moved his winter program to Pharr, Texas where he calls all levels from Beginners through C3A.

Throughout his career, Randy has recorded hits for many record companies. To date, he has attended and called for nearly 40 National Conventions. Over the years, Randy has put his teaching skills to work inspiring thousands of newer dancers, and has also contributed time and energy in working with several beginning callers as an Accredited Callerlab Caller Coach.

Randy has been an avid supporter of Callerlab since its inception. In the late 70's he became a member and was able to attend his first convention in 1981. Since that time, he has served three terms on the Board of Governors of Callerlab, served on the Executive Committee for two years, and many instructional panels.



Ett McAtee

Teaching Assistant, Severn, MD

Ett, affectionately known as “Just Ett, Hon!” began dancing in 1987, and began her calling career in 1989 at the first GCA Caller School in New York. Ett started calling with Chesapeake Squares, and soon branched out to be a regular caller with the DC Lambda Squares, the Independence Squares of Philadelphia, and various clubs and fly-ins around the country. She calls Beginner nights through C4, and enjoys meeting dancers from all over the world. Ett has called overseas in Germany, Sweden, Japan, and Canada and looks forward to exploring new places in her travels. She served as the GCA president in 1993-1994 and has been a staff caller at a number of IAGSDC annual conventions. In 2004, Rick Hawes presented her with the Golden Boot award, a high honor indeed. In 2016, she receives her 30 year Medallion, commemorating 30 consecutive years in attending IAGSDC conventions. She is honored to be on staff as your Teaching Assistant for the 2017 Caller School in Palm Springs.

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