What my customers say:
Thank you so much for calling our Family Barn Dance on Oct. 21! Our families really had a wonderful time! Our
staff had a lot of fun too! Thanks again!" - J.C., referring to a recreation department program in Canton Twp. in 2016
"Hi Dave, First of all I want to extend our thanks for providing
the entertainment for our Barn Dance on Oct. 9th. Everyone really enjoyed it and I
received so many compliments on the music you played. It was really wonderful to see so many people out there dancing.
I really wished I could have also but with my recent foot surgery, I couldn’t take a chance. Next Year!!
We would like to employ your services for our Dance next year. Everyone liked what you did about getting them
out on the floor for the hustle while they cleaned up the dinner and brought out the dessert. It really went a
lot smoother. Thank you for doing that." S.S., Widowed Friends Dance Coordinator 2016
"Dave- Just want to thank you again. Was an awesome event and look forward to booking you for
next year once we know the timing. Thanks again" J.P., May 2016 Mother Son Dance in Dearborn MI.
"Hi Dave - Just wanted to say thanks again
for calling at our Hoe Down at St. Michael Lutheran last night. Everyone had a great time and we got lots of positive
comments about the caller (you!) and people were still talking about it at
church this morning. Not sure whether
this will be an annual event, or a bi-annual one, but we'll be sure to call you first next time we do this.
a great week!" - A.B., February 2016 Church Hoedown event.
"Hey Dave, I was at the event yesterday
and wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed it. As some background, I've never enjoyed dancing in general or really
understood it. And I have done as much as I can to avoid getting roped into doing so during my 40+ years on this earth. I
originally had something else planned for yesterday, but really felt God wanted me to do get out of my comfort zone and do
something different, so I went to the event yesterday with a friend. I must say, you do a fantastic job of leading such a
large (and obviously inexperienced) group. I admire your warmth, humor, patience and quiet joy. What you offer is so much
different than the dancing that I have experienced at bars, parties, and weddings.
have a very unique gifting. May the Lord bless you. Keep on shining, my friend!
--- K.S., after the annual November Christian Singles Dance in Livonia, 2015
"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a
lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way,
let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16 "
"Hi Dave! I have received so many compliments on your Dance Calling! Both girls and dads had a ball on
Saturday! Your knowledge of the dances and the ability to teach them is second to none! The entire afternoon
was flawless and I am so happy that you were the one that we hired! I will definitely keep your contact information
and if anyone in Girl Scouts is planning a Square Dance, I will for sure pass your information along. Thanks
again for making the event so wonderful for our girls and dads!" - A.J., South Lyon, MI Oct 2015 (Girl Scout Daddy Daughter
"Dave, We wanted to thank you for such an enjoyable
evening of dancing and fun last Sunday night!
We were so
pleased with your program and heard many positive comments.
We will certainly recommend you highly
to anyone we know
looking for an evening of square dancing." -P.D., Ann Arbor, Sept. 2015
"Dave, You did an awesome job! Our parishioners were raving about it yesterday. Thank
you again! We would use you again the next time we do a square dance for sure." -S.B. regarding a parish hoedown in January
"Just wanted to let know what a great time everyone had at the party for my
dad. Everyone really enjoyed your entertainment. Do you ever do New Years Eve Party's? I have several requests
to have you come back someday." J.L. - Hartland, MI Nov. 2013
Dave, Thank you so much. You were fantastic and everyone had an amazing time. Even those hard core New Yorkers
got into it! In fact, I think some of them were the best participants. So thanks again, we had an amazing time."
- J.H., event in Adrian, MI Oct. 2013
WERE A ROCK STAR. EVERYONE HAD A GREAT TIME" - M.D., event in Adrian, MI Oct. 2013
"Dave - everyone
that attended Saturday evening is stopping to tell me what a great time they had, said they haven't laughed like that
in years. I even ran into a Director and we did a do-si-do in the hall : ) Hopefully we can do it again next year! " - C.C. event in Milford, Oct. 2013
"Dave, Thanks again for another successful Hardy Hoe Down! See you next year!" -C.H., South
Lyon, MI, January 2012
"Hey Dave, We met last year, when you came to serve our students by being our square dance caller for our annual Barn Bash in the Lansing area. Our students had a blast, and you've been
our favorite caller yet. " -R.H. of MSU Campus Crusade for Christ, 2010
"Hi Dave, Just a short note of thanks and appreciation for your smooth style
at our birthday party. I knew we would have fun but I never
imagined such a good time and you made it happen.
I know you made a lot of
friends that night, and brought out a lot of smiles. Have a great day" - H. Reed,
in reference to a private party in 2010
"Hi Dave, I got all excellent remarks from last night’s square dance. Everyone
enjoyed it very much. Thank you," - G. Henza, in reference to a church Hoedown in 2010
"Hee Haw!!! This year’s Annual
Meeting, Election and family styled
Banquet was a complete and total
success! Please underline the word
SUCCESS twice! Everyone, including
the kids had a fantastic, fun filled evening. A couple of teenage girls, named Molly and Nichole said the KTRA party was even
better than their high school party. That’s mighty high praise coming
from a couple of teenagers! When asked if they would come back next year, they said, “definitely” they’d
be back for next year’s party! Even little 7 year old Wyatt Guthrie danced up a storm. His partner may have stood
a couple of feet taller than him, but he didn’t let that stand in his way of having fun! Dave Smith, our square dance
caller, got everyone up and on their feet and DANCING. Within a short time, the whole barn was a “ROCKIN and ROLLIN!.”
-Kensington Trail Riders Assoc. Newsletter, 2009
"Dear Dave, Thank
you so much for calling our square dance on Saturday
night. You are a terrific caller and we are still getting comments about what fun everyone had. They especially
appreciated your knowledge, clarity in teaching and the great historical information about square dancing. We are reinvigorated
about square dancing and will definitely host another event in 2 years for a large group. We hope we can call on you then
to call the dance. Have a good holiday." - E. Miller, in reference to a private party in 2009
"Dave, I wanted to let you
know that one of the women I work with had her son at a cub scout
square dance event Saturday and you were the caller.
She spoke very favorably of the experience and obviously had a wonderful time. She brought up and especially liked the line
dancing and dig for the clam dances. She loved the aerobic aspect of all of it." - S. West, in reference to a Cub
Scout Mother-Son Dance held in 2009
"Hi, Dave... I was wondering
if you would be available on Oct. 23 to do Square Dance calling at the Elementary School Harvest
Dance. We really were impressed with your work last time and would love to work with you again." - D. Northrop,
this annual event is a parent/kid event (parents partnered with their kids)
"Hi Dave, I just wanted to let you know that I received a lot of positive feedback on the Square Dance . . . . . . We
really enjoyed your Square Dance calling and getting everybody involved. Thanks again." -M. Wietchy (in reference to
a square dance for a large teen group)
"We were at a square dance
a year ago that you called.....LOVED IT! Didn't think we would, but did." -C. Vogt
"We loved having you come last fall and would like to check on your availability
and cost for another night this fall." - K. Strickland (referring to dances for a singles group)
"The 2009-2010 school year is off to a great start! This year we decided tomix
it up; and instead of an individual fall class outing, we chose to have the whole high school show off its dance moves at
a Hoedown. We all had a hoop-hawing time promenading, dosydo-ing, line dancing, and hustling. The highlight of the night had
to be seeing Mrs. Swaffield, Mrs. Lupo, Mrs. Crow, Mrs. Gillon, and Mr. And Mrs. Holleman do some “stepping”!
Major kudos to the Caller who did a fantastic job."- Franklin Road Christian School, Dec. 2009 Newsletter, referring to a
high school hoedown I called at Kensington Barn.
"Barn Dance was . . . a blast as usual! It is an annual event put on by Cru where students are invited
to come and learn how to square dance and line dance. We have a professional Caller there who teaches students how to
dance and keeps energy high the whole night long. (We're talking "grab your partner round and round" type stuff. Totally
authentic!) This year, we were joined by 40 graduate students . . . Most of them were international
students who hadn't been in the country any more than 2 weeks and suddenly found themselves at a good 'ol American Country
Hoe-Down! I hear they really loved it!" - Univ. of Mich. Campus Crusade Blog, 2009, referring to a square dance I called
for 200 college students
|UofM Campus Crusade Barn Dance
|A Square Dance in the Kensington
|Metropark Barn, 2009
|2008 UM Campus Crusade Barn Dance