We began square dancing when we moved to Ardmore in 1970, and Ed began calling a year later. Later, I began teaching and cueing rounds for our square dance club. I received my 25 year Roundalab Maestro plaque in 2007. We have taught at the Roundalab convention, and we serve on the PH IV selection committee.
I have been the cuer for OC Twirlers in OKC for many years, and we have been the guest cuer for many festivals. In addition to Roundalab, we are members of Callerlab, DRDC, ICBDA, and ORDA and past presidents of ORDA and OSCTA.
We have a round dance program in Ardmore which meets on Mondays and Tuesdays. Karen cues for Rainbow Rounds in Ft. Worth on Wednesdays and for Roadrunners Square Dance Club on 1st and 3rd Thursdays.
We have choreographed many dances. Dances which have been chosen Roundalab Round of the Quarter or runner-up include Boogie Time, Coney Island IV, Scheherazade IV, Dream on, Little Dreamer, A Naughty Lady, Rockin’ with the Rhythm, Kewpie Doll, Willie Can, and Little Shop of Horrors. Other dances include My Cherie Amour, Cuando Me Enamoro, Entre Mis Recuerdos, Hotel Happiness, Angel on My Shoulder, The Syncopated Clock, The Green Cockatoo, Uptown III, You’ll Be in My Heart, Ain’t That a Shame, Nancy’s Song, Raining in My Heart, Calahan, Daria Cualquier Cosa, Gina, Juke Box Baby, Wrong Road Again, They Can’t Take That Away, The More I See You, I Feel Lucky, Neapolitan Moonlight, That’s My Desire, Primrose Lane, Beautiful Dreamer, Jesse, Jumpin’ Jupiter, Lavendar Blue, Oh, What a Night, and Near You. Many of these dances have been round of the month in various areas of the country.