Harvest Hoedown, Yuba City, CA – October 24, 25 & 26, 2014

                          2014 Featured Callers

  1. Wade Driver, Spring, Texas
    Wade DriverIn 1957, Wade Driver learned to Square Dance from his father. Doc Driver in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was born. It was then that he performed his first singing call and has been calling ever since.

    From 1957 until 1966, Wade attended and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis and served his time as an officer in the Navy. Upon discharge from the Navy, he began to pursue a civilian career while continuing his education at Georgia Tech University in Atlanta.

    In 1975, after moving to Houston, Texas, Wade quit his regular job to pursue Square Dance calling as a full time profession. In December of 1975, he produced the first records on the "Rhythm" label.

    Since 1975, Wade has made Rhythm Records one of the top Square Dance labels in the world. He personally has recorded such hits as "Some Broken Hearts Never Mend", "Boogie Grass Band", "Dream Lover", "New Attitude", and many others. The success of the label is due primarily to Wade's management and musical skills.

    Wade and his wife, Helene, live in Spring, Texas. In addition to calling at home, he travels all over the world calling various Specials, State Conventions, Square Dance Resorts, and other Festivals. He has called in almost every state in the union as well as Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand, England, Germany, Sweden, Austria and Canada.

    In addition to his Calling career, Wade is a realtor with First Millennium Realty. This allows him the freedom to cut back on his traveling, but still call as often as he likes. Helene is from Vasteras, Sweden and is a registered nurse specializing in orthopedics.

    Wade has three children, two step children, and four grand children.

    Wade has been a member of CALLERLAB since 1975 and is a member of the Board of Governors and the Executive Committee. He is a recipient of the CALLERLAB Milestone Award. He is Chairman of the Music Producers committee,  currently and for 2014, as well President of the Houston Callers Association and on the Executive Board of the Texas State Callers Association.

    Wade says, "Those of us who have made our living as Square Dance Callers owe it to the activity to put back into the activity as least as much as we have taken out. Square Dancing is a fun recreation. Callers should make sure that it always stays that way".

    Wade is BMI and ASCAP licensed.

  2. Eric Henerlau, Corte Madera, California
    Eric HenerlauEric Henerlau has been teaching and calling Modern Square Dancing since 1980. Eric has taught thousands of people how to square dance through classes and individual party dance events. He is an accomplished caller at all levels from beginners through C1. Eric also cues Phase II level Square Dance rounds.

    Eric serves on the Board of Governors of Callerlab and is the Vice Chair of the Plus Committee.

    Eric travels throughout the United States, calling for open dances, festivals, one night stands, mixers, line dances, country western Two-Steps, and private parties. He has created and led programs in schools for 4th graders, 6th graders and high school sophomores, teaching hundreds of students each year the basics of Modern Square Dancing.

    A wide variety of music and unusual choreography are cornerstones of his program. Eric currently calls for a Plus level club and an Advanced group in the San Francisco Bay Area: the Tam Twirlers in San Rafael, and the Outlaws in San Jose. He has taught classes from beginners through C2, and is an accomplished caller through C1.

    Eric is BMI and ASCAP licensed.

  3. Bobby Poyner, Joliet, Illinois
    Bobby Poyner Bobby is a Square Dance Caller from Joliet, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. His roots have been anchored deep in the square dance community since 1970, learning to dance in September of 1978 and becoming a Caller in June of 1982.

    He calls from Beginners thru A2; Full-time, Traveling, and One Night Stands.

    Bobby has been to many places in this country and overseas all from square dance calling. It is one of the best jobs anyone could have and he is glad that he decided to give it a try 25 years ago.

    “I have said this many times before and I will say it again, I could not imagine my life without square dancing. I was born into this activity, my children will now be born into it and I will be in this activity for as long as it lets me.”

    Bobby is BMI and ASCAP licensed.

  4. Buddy Weaver, San Marcos, California
    Buddy Weaver

    Buddy Weaver began calling in his native state of Hawaii in 1977. He is a third generation caller. Buddy resides with his family in North San Diego County where he is a licensed, certified pool contractor.

    An accredited member of Callerlab since 1981, Vice-Chairman of the Music Producers Committee, and an experienced coach of callers, Buddy conducts seminars in the United States, Japan, and Europe on many square dance calling subjects. As Music Review Editor for American Square Dance and Northeastern Square Dance Magazine, Buddy Weaver writes monthly on current square dance music along with musical applications.

    Invited to join the square dance recording industry in 1981, his first record was "New York, New York" for D&R Record Company. Over the years, he has provided vocals for over 300 square dance recordings. Buddy Weaver is producer of the Blue Star Music, the largest square dance music company in the world which includes Hi Hat Music.

    Buddy's career highlights:

    • First American caller to teach and call post cold war Poland
    • First American caller brought to Tasmania, Australia AND Takagawa, Japan for a Square Dance Festival
    • Over a dozen calling appearances in Japan, Denmark, Sweden, Holland, Germany.
    • Called in twenty-eight of the United States
    • First music producer to create "Learn to Square Dance" on MP3
    • Pioneered Multi-Cycle lessons and "New Square Dance" lessons in San Diego
    • Taught Caller Seminars in Europe, Japan, and United States.

    Buddy is BMI and ASCAP licensed.

2014 Featured Cuers

  1. Rey and Sherri Garza, San Diego, CA
    Rey & Sherry GarzaRey Garza has over 28 years of choreographed ballroom dance teaching experience. He is an internationally known cuer who introduced Bachata to the round dance community. Rey has choreographed many dances and teaches at all levels. Sherry Garza has over 20 years of ballet, tap and jazz experience. She quickly excelled in ballroom dance with her dance background. Sherry also choreographs dances and assists in teaching at all levels.

    Rey and Sherry are members of the San Diego Round Dance Instructors, Roundalab and ICBDA.

    In addition to current teaching and dance events, Rey and Sherry are available for private lessons and parties in social dancing, Round Dance, and Square and Round Dance Festivals. Please contact Rey or Sherry Garza at (760) 458-6418 or e-mail reycuer@reygarza.com

    Check out our choreography for Espana Cani - Phase VI Paso Doble on youtube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3h-JUvjV8AA Find our Cue Sheets under 'Links' and 'Choreographed Dances' tabs

    They are licensed through BMI/ASCAP.

Good Vibrations 10/23/14 New Dancer and Plus Trails End Square Dance (Separate Halls) (PDF 38 KB).

2014 Registration Application (PDF 210 KB).

September 2014 New Dancer Registration Form (PDF 66 KB).

Handi-capable Registration Form (PDF 61 KB).

We are looking for Fashion Show Models (See theme "Holidays Through the Year" (PDF 88 KB). Reserve your holiday early if you want to participate. if you have a favorite one, be sure to sign up early.

2014 Tentative Dance Schedule as of 9/28/14 (PDF 15 KB).

Harvest Hoedown Commemorative T-Shirt (Order Form PDF 65 KB Computer fillable). Pre-order early. T-Shirts in limited quantity will be available at the event.  Harvest Hoedown T-Shirt  Harvest Hoedown T-Shirt

2014 Vendor Application Form (PDF 79 KB) (Computer fillable).

Crossroads Community Church Snack Bar Menus (from 2013)(PDF KB).

2014 Welcome & additional Information(Vendors, Fashion Show, Pink Friday, Silent Auction, Door Prizes, Clothing for New Dancers, Food, Hotel Accommodations, and after Party! (PDF 267 KB).

Riot Dance Rules (PDF 56 KB)

2011 Harvest Hoedown web page

2012 Harvest Hoedown web page

2013 Harvest Hoedown web page