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January 25-27, 2019
Linn County Expo Center - 3700 Knox Butte Rd - Albany, OR  97322
© 2018 Mid-Winter Festival

Callers

Ray & Christine Brendzy

Ray and Christine were born and raised in the Vancouver area, have two children, and  currently reside in Burnaby.  They both started dancing at a young age and were  members of a teen club where, as time went on, they won many prizes at the teen  festival; and helped out as the caller, with the running of the club, and designing and  sewing festival costumes, to name a few of their accomplishments.  Ray called his first  full dance at the age of thirteen and by sixteen was a caller for a youth square dance  club (before he could even drive). He also won the senior calling level at the Pacific  Northwest Teen Square Dance Festival for four consecutive years.  Ray called and taught for many years for the Wesburn Wranglers where he helped  callers and round dancers, coached squares, wrote exhibitions, judged at teen  festivals, wrote and called mysteries; and performed at demonstrations and parades,  and recruited new dancers.  He coached many top level callers, including Steve  Edlund, Brent Mawdsley, Chris Knowles, Bryan Clark and Alison Hampton.  Ray has  promoted the teen festival to interested callers throughout North America.  He was encouraged to learn advanced and challenge dancing to fulfill a need in the  community. Since 1986 he has called and taught Advanced at Chuckwagon 8's,  Stardowners, and Motiv8tors, and also calls and teaches a C level group.  For many years he has donated his time for the Toys for Tots Dance which collected  many toys and several thousand dollars for the Burnaby Christmas Bureau for the  underprivileged children of Burnaby.  He has brought students from the school where he teaches to Wesburn Wranglers  where he is currently the caller.  Currently Ray is calling for five clubs in the Lower Mainland, namely, Chuckwagon 8's,  Stardowners, Motiv8ers, Ray C Ones, andWesburn Wranglers.  Ray & Christine have  encouraged their children to take up square dancing and round dancing and they have  won several prizes in the teen festival.  

Charlie Robertson

Charlie began his calling career at the ripe old age of 12 in Southern California. He  mentioned to his mother that he wanted to learn how to call. Charlie's mom contacted  a local square dance caller and arranged lessons. Square dancing and square dance  calling soon became a huge part of Charlie's life. Over the last 30 years Charlie has been privileged to travel the world calling dances.  Charlie enjoys  calling all levels from  Basic through C1. He is known for his energetic  style and creative choreography.  Charlie has been a featured recording artist on several square dance record labels, for  Lou-Mac Records, he recorded several songs that he is very proud of including the  first and only true “Square Dance Rap” song. In 2008, Charlie realized a dream by  Joining several life long friends and becoming an owner and producer for Finetune and  Goldwing Records. In 2004 Charlie signed a recording contract with KMA Records in Nashville and  completed his first CD. The CD includes all original country songs and is available at:   www.charlierobertson.com or by contacting Charlie via email at charlie@charlierobertson.com
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January 26-28, 2018
Linn County Expo Center - 3700 Knox Butte Rd - Albany, OR  97322
© 2018 Mid-Winter Festival

Callers

Ray & Christine Brendzy

Ray and Christine were born and raised in the  Vancouver area, have two children, and currently  reside in Burnaby.  They both started dancing at a  young age and were members of a teen club where,  as time went on, they won many prizes at the teen  festival; and helped out as the caller, with the running  of the club, and designing and sewing festival  costumes, to name a few of their accomplishments.   Ray called his first full dance at the age of thirteen and  by sixteen was a caller for a youth square dance club  (before he could even drive). He also won the senior  calling level at the Pacific Northwest Teen Square  Dance Festival for four consecutive years. Ray called and taught for many years for the Wesburn  Wranglers where he helped callers and round  dancers, coached squares, wrote exhibitions, judged  at teen festivals, wrote and called mysteries; and  performed at demonstrations and parades, and  recruited new dancers.  He coached many top level  callers, including Steve Edlund, Brent Mawdsley, Chris  Knowles, Bryan Clark and Alison Hampton.  Ray has  promoted the teen festival to interested callers  throughout North America.  He was encouraged to learn advanced and challenge  dancing to fulfill a need in the community. Since 1986  he has called and taught Advanced at Chuckwagon  8's, Stardowners, and Motiv8tors, and also calls and  teaches a C level group. For many years he has donated his time for the Toys  for Tots Dance which collected many toys and several  thousand dollars for the Burnaby Christmas Bureau for  the underprivileged children of Burnaby. He has brought students from the school where he  teaches to Wesburn Wranglers where he is currently  the caller. Currently Ray is calling for five clubs in the Lower  Mainland, namely, Chuckwagon 8's, Stardowners,  Motiv8ers, Ray C Ones, andWesburn Wranglers.  Ray  & Christine have encouraged their children to take up  square dancing and round dancing and they have won  several prizes in the teen festival.