Sharon and Casey Parker
Casey & Sharon met at a square dance beginners hoe-down in
January of 1971. Sharon began cueing and teaching rounds in 1975 while
at the same time Casey began calling squares. Sharon currently has
workshops covering phases I-VI. They have written many dances such as
Sh-Boom (Golden Classic), Gardenia Tango, Walkin’ & Talkin’, American Boogie,
I Want a Love That Will Last, In the Mood, Bare Footin’ and Penny Arcade after
which their Round Dance club is named.
They have been the featured Round Dance Instructors at many festivals
throughout the United States. They were on staff at the McCloud Dance Country
Square and Round Dance Vacationland in Northern California for over 25 years ,
with their own week long dancer and new/beginning teacher clinics. They have
taught at many State and National Conventions and have been clinicians at several
ROUNDALAB conventions. They have just recently been accepted as Roundalab
Sharon and Casey are members of several local associations and are Charter
members of ROUNDALAB. They have served on both the Board of Directors and
Executive Committee of Roundalab. They have served as chair-couple of many
ROUNDALAB committees including Video Education Materials, Curriculum-handbook
for Teacher Training, Convention Education and Standardization Coordinator.
During their tenure as Video chair-couple they worked to oversee the production
of the current ROUNDALAB Video Demonstration Tapes and the Addendum tapes.
When you meet Sharon you might recognize her “voice”, but not her face, as hers
was the voice on the videos.
They have been part of the Square and Round Dance movement for 48 years,
providing leadership for over 42 of those years, but most importantly, making friends
across the country. They enjoy dancing and hope their enthusiasm is contagious.