Toby and Judy took square
dance lessons in 1971, while serving in the United States Air Force
in Wichita Falls, Texas. About a year later, he tried a singing call
at a square dance weekend and he was hooked on calling. He and Judy
attended Frank Lane’s Callers School in the summer of 1973, and
twice more a few years later. In late 1974, several people decided
to start the Triangle Squares of Denton and they asked Toby to be
their caller. Their first dance was in January of 1975, and he has
been their caller ever since. He has been club caller to several
NORTEX clubs over the years.
Toby has been a member of the North Texas Callers
Association since 1974, and has served that organization
as President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer,
Chairman of the Membership Committee, and Chairman of
Cavalcade. He has been a member of the Texas State
Callers Association since 1974 and has served as
Trustee, Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President, and
President. He is also a member of Callerlab.
Toby has called at numerous State Festivals, State
Conclaves, and several National Conventions. In the
summers, he has called at Red River, New Mexico, Fun
Valley, Colorado, and at Parrish Ranch, Colorado. He
teaches a beginner square dance class each year and also
either a plus class or a beginner round dance class.
Toby works as a
construction project manager for a company in Dallas
that builds large buildings and schools. He and Judy
have three children and four grandchildren. Toby is very active in his church,
teaching an adult class, singing in the choir, and
serving as an elder. He has also enjoyed singing,
recording, and traveling in a gospel quartet.
definition of square dancing is Fun, Friendship, and
Fellowship set to music.