About me

Bob  calls in the Ottawa, Cornwall, and Kingston areas of Eastern Ontario.  He calls up to the Plus level and teaches and calls Basic and Mainstream.

Bob (and Marguerite) began square dancing with Geoff Clarkeís Town and Kountry Kickers when the club first started in 1998. It didnít take Bob long to decide that he wanted to be a caller and he started down that path in the year 2000.

Apart from some summer clubs to gain experience, Bob didnít start calling regularly until 2005 when he auditioned to become the caller for the GoodTime Squares in Brockville.

In 2008, the Kingston Limestone dancers was added to his list of regular clubs. In the summer, Bob calls regularly for one of the Riverside Gypsy Square camping weekends in Mallorytown as well as for other NSDCA clubs. He has called at a number of "open" dances throughout the year such as the Alzheimer's Benefit Dance and Spring Thaw dance held in Brockville and a variety of EOSARDA dances in Ottawa.

Bob loves to do Square Dance parties for non square dancers. Itís amazing how much fun you can have with just a few moves.

*NSDCA  National Square Dance Campers Association


More than you want to know

Bob and Marguerite live in Kemptville, Ontario.  They have been married since 1974 have 3 daughters, two living in the Ottawa/Kemptville area and one in Canmore, Alberta.  So far they have 8 grandchildren and are still counting.

Bob is retired from Nortel where he had a varied 30-year career from technical writing to office automation to web development.   He has been involved in several organizations:
- Ottawa-Carleton Soccer League: as a player, coach, referee, board member, website developer and webmaster
- Eastern Ontario Square and Round Dance Association: as a dancer, caller, board member.

Bob was also the initial developer and webmaster under contract with the Ottawa chapter of the Retired Teachers of Ontario.

Bob  is currently developing and maintaining a new dynamic website with information and features aimed at dancers and clubs in Eastern Ontario.  The site is at: http://www.eoDance.ca.