Philip “Phil-Billy” Ramey
Born and raised in the Mid-West, “Phil-Billy” grew up on good old-fashioned barn dancing in West Virginia. After being discharged from the Navy and moving to Arizona, his family reunions and visits home always seemed to come with a bit of that barn dancing. But it wasn’t until his move to California that he discovered more modern square dancing. The appeal was irresistible and in no time at all, he was taking lessons.
Over the next 25 years of square dancing, more than one caller said, “YOU need to be a caller!” His crazy work hours put the kibosh on that. But after retirement in 2012, he received a birthday card from several square-dancing friends with a receipt inside to a callers’ school along with a note saying “Now, No Excuses!”
And they were right! Phil-Billy Ramey went to caller school, moved to Oregon and is now the Club Caller for the Star Promenaders in Medford!
Janet Geiger - Social Square Dance Caller
Janet has lived in Oregon her whole life. She started square dancing in 2013 and went to her first caller school in 2015. Her mentor Kirby Goode went through the school with her and was an excellent mentor and good friend until he passed away. After that, all of the local callers were gracious in offering Janet help, advice, and calling opportunities.
In 2016 Janet moved to Florida to care for her elderly father where she found what would become one of her favorite square dance clubs Suncoast Squares. That’s when she realized that square dancers are like family no matter where they are.
When she moved back to Eugene she became one of the callers for Wolf Pack. A couple years later she went to her first square dance festival at Diamond Lake and met the man who is now her fiancé.
Janet now lives in Central Point Oregon and is the Social Square Dance caller for Star Promenaders. Janet is excited to continue calling and if she isn’t calling or dancing you can find her painting or playing her mandolin.