Don started dancing in 1975 and began his career as a caller by teaching a group of teens to square dance in the same year. About a year later a well-known caller relocated to the US. This changed Don’s calling workload from one night a week to five nights a week.
After retiring in 2004, Don now has more time to spend traveling and calling square dances, an activity he loves so much. Don has two sons, both of whom share a passion for sports with him. Don and Avena live in Montreal and call for clubs that dance Mainstream thru C2. Calling engagements have taken him throughout Canada, many states in the US, as well as England, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, France, Austria, and the Czech Republic.
Don strives very hard to structure the choreography so that it is interesting and creative. Don also spends many hours in his selection of music, which is always appreciated by the dancers. His ability to challenge and bring out the best in dancers at all levels is attested to by the zealous enthusiasm displayed by all who attend his dances.