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Here are The Boomerangs callers.

Pete Kasper
Bill Harrison
Dick Otis
Chris Stacy

Peter K. Kasper
pkasper@cox.net

Pete is a retired physicist living in Herndon, Virginia. His career in applied science touched on a variety of topics including railroad trains, automobiles, warships, space vehicles and virtual reality.  He has been a square dance caller in the Washington DC area for over 35 years.  Calling repertoire ranges from one night stand "fun" dances up to the plus level. Credentials include a 40 year membership in CALLERLAB (international society of square dance callers) and is currently serving on the board of directors of NCASDLA the local callers association. His favorite square dance activity is teaching people how to square dance.

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Bill Harrison
www.callerbill.com

Since 1972 Bill 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 and has served for two years on the EC. He 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. Bill is currently serving on the Mainstream, Challenge, Application Review Committee. Over the past 20 years Bill has recorded for square dance labels such as Red Boot, Pioneer, Kalox, Lou Mac, JoPat/ESP and special guest on Global Records and Desert Gold. Bill currently records for ESP records.

 

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Chris Stacy
chris@swingandcircle.com

Chris is from Annandale, Virginia, but found out about square dancing while doing computer science at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the mid 80s. It wasn't long before he was calling and teaching for Tech Squares groups and other clubs in New England. He's been calling Challenge since 1984. His specialties are technical choreography, and teaching. "I have fun with all the levels -- first nighter's, Challenge, and everything in between!" He calls Beginners through C3. After 30 years in Boston, Chris has moved back to northern Virginia and is having a ball calling for the clubs in our area. He joined the Boomerangs staff in 2011.

Chris has conducted research on operating systems, communication networks, artificial intelligence, and bioinformatics, at MIT, Harvard, and a number of spinoff companies. When he's not playing with computers or calling square dances, you might find him teaching (or out dancing) Swing & Lindy Hop.

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Dick Otis
otisra@mac.com

The son of a career Naval Aviator, Dick was raised in numerous cities and states before following his father's footsteps into Naval Aviation in 1972. 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 Dick and Trish met Butch Adams and began to explore Dance By Definition (DBD).  Butch soon became Dick's close friend and caller mentor, encouraging him to attend several caller schools and to be a guest caller at several clubs. In 2012 Dick, with his wife and friends, established "Saturday Night DBD", officially named the Old Dominion Squares "ODS," at the Herndon Senior Center, Herndon, VA.  With his retirement from the government in 2013, Dick began calling with Butch more frequently. In 2014, Dick began teaching with the Boomerang Teaching Council under the mentorship of Bill Harrison and solo in 2015. Also in 2015, Dick assumed caller responsibility for several area clubs, including the Greenspring Seniors, Adams Apples and guest calling for Dixie Cups. He called for the 2015 Virginia State Square Dance Convention and the National Convention in Springfield, MA. Dick is a member of Callerlab, the National Capitol Area Square Dance Leaders Association, the Virginia Callers Association, and the Capitol Squares Demo Team.

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BUTCH ADAMS
IN MEMORIUM
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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