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Here are The Boomerangs callers.

Bill Harrison
Dick Otis

Bill Harrison

Since 1972 he has been a member of NCASDLA his area caller association and CALLERLAB since 1977. Bill is currently on the Board of Governors of CALLERLAB and will be serving on the Executive Committee for his first time in 2008. Has been past Chairman of the Career Callers Committee, Advanced Quarterly Selection Committee, Vice Chairman of the Advanced Committee and is currently Chairman of the Advanced Committee. Currently serving on the Mainstream, Challenge, Application Review Committee and Program Policy Committee. Over the past 20 plus years recording for square dance labels such as Red Boot, Pioneer, Kalox, Lou Mac, JoPat/ESP and special guest on Global Records and Desert Gold Records. Bill currently records for ESP records.


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Dick Otis

The son of a career Naval Aviator, Dick was raised in numerous states before, in 1972, following his father's footsteps into Naval Aviation for a 35 year career. In 2004, Dick and his wife Trish learned to square dance with Charley Stockman at Beaux and Belles of Leesburg, Virginia.  At the same time, they met Butch Adams and began to explore Dance By Definition (DBD) and dancing with the Capitol Squares Exhibition team.  Butch soon became Dick's close friend and caller mentor. In 2009, Butch encouraged Dick to attend several caller schools and to begin his calling career. In 2012 Dick, with his wife and friends, established a Saturday Night DBD dance at the Herndon Senior Center (Herndon, VA) which eventually became the Old Dominion Squares "ODS”.   After retiring from the Navy in 2013, Dick began calling more frequently including teaching with the Boomerang Square Dance Teaching Council under the mentorship of Bill Harrison. Starting in 2015 Dick became a full time caller. Currently, he calls for the Greenspring Seniors (social dancing), Adams Apples (Plus DBD), ODS (Plus DBD workshops), T-Squares (Advance). He has called for Merry Notes, Dixie Cups, Zig Zaggers, Gerrymanders, Four County Squares, Frederick County Promenaders and Tuckahoe Squares. He has called for the Virginia State Square Dance Convention from 2015-2019 and for the National Conventions in Springfield, MA and Atlanta, GA. He is a regular caller at the annual Toys-4-Tots benefit dances . Dick is a member of Callerlab, the Virginia State Caller's Association (VASCA) and is Vice President of the National Capitol Area Square Dance Leader's Association (NCASDLA).

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July 17, 1940 - May 15, 2015

Butch started calling for the Boomerangs in 2003. He passed from this life on May 15, 2015. Butch started dancing and calling in 1960 while he was on active duty in the U.S. Navy. He had called throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and the Western Pacific.

Upon retirement from the Navy in 1978, he moved to the Shenandoah Valley area and then to Alexandria, Virginia. He called in the mid-Atlantic area and had his home program in Northern Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. Butch called for corporate events, private parties, and various clubs at the mainstream through advanced levels, and specialized in Plus-DBD dancing.

Butch was also the choreographer and caller for the national capitol area exhibition team known as the "Capitol Squares" who perform at various festivals, special dances and national events.

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