Tim Merino began Square Dance calling in 1980 in Oroville (northern) California. The clubs called for were the Chico State Allemanders, Sierra Steppers, and the Table Mountain Stompers. It was a busy time and calling 3 or 4 nights a week was not unusual. He stopped calling 1984. Tim and his wife, Liz, re-entered the activity as "Retread" dancers around early 2012. That old "Calling Bug" began calling his name every time he stepped into a square dance hall and heard the music. After some encouragement from dancers that he had taught over 25 years ago and some "boundary" discussions with his wife, he decided to dust off the old microphone and begin calling again. He also recently joined Callerlab. He looks forward to calling on a regular basis. Keeping everyone fully 'entertained' is something he is known for and he strives for that goal. Tim enjoys the calling and the teaching. His square dance calling philosophy is to challenge the experienced dancers as much as possible while allowing the not so experienced dancers a chance to participate and grow. Everybody should be having as much fun as possible!



Contact Information:

Tim Merino, 4619 Olive Hwy, Oroville, CA 95966

Phone: 530-321-0677

Email: tim@go-ab.com

Web Site: http://www.timmerino.com

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