About our Caller & Cuer

Kennesaw Square Dealers misses our former caller, Ray Mauney, as he retired this year (2017). We do wish him the best and hope he comes to visit often!

Ray Mauney

Ray began his square dance calling career in 1978 when he taught square dancing to a Sunday school class at the First United Methodist Church in Tucker, Georgia. This group formed a club that is now the Silver Stars. Ray has been calling and teaching square dancing ever since and continues to call for several area clubs, including our own Square Dealers.

Ray and Mary Lou, his wife of 52 years, live in Blairsville, Ga. They spend most of the winter months in Marietta to be closer to their three children and seven grandchildren.

Our Current Caller:

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 Shawn Butler

Shawn Butler took lessons and then began working with a few beginning callers in small groups at the homes of class members and in designated dance locations. His love for calling grew and he has worked harder and harder to improve his talent. Shawn is energetic and patient both in training a class and learning the art of calling. Please come and join in on the fun as he calls at KSD!


Our current Cuer:

DeeDeeBarge

Dee Dee Barge
DeeDee became interested in round dance after she agreed to join her mother at a square dance in 2010. She fell in love with cued ballroom and began taking lessons almost immediately; and after dancing only three years, she choreographed her first dance on Christmas Eve. In January of 2015, she began working regularly with cuer Lon Bedillion, who nurtured her curiosity in cuing and allowed her to guest cue for him frequently at his clubs; and in August that same year, with support from her mentor, she applied for and received her cuer’s license.

DeeDee lives in the Atlanta metro area with her ginger furbaby, Jasper; and in her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, attending Southern gospel music concerts, reading, crocheting, and choreographing. She also loves singing and playing the piano and is currently the pianist of her home church. She can be contacted via her website at www.imatlantablue.com, where you can also find her choreography, contact form, and social media.