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Deborah Carroll-Jones to Be Featured Caller at 2011 Summer Festival

Deborah Carroll-Jones, a national caller from Texas, will call at the 2011 summer festival in Troutdale, Ore.

Deborah Carroll-Jones began square dancing with a church group in 1979 and immediately fell in love with the activity.  In 1982, she began calling, promoting and teaching square dancing. If you were at nationals in Louisville, you may have danced to her calling. She also called for Mid-Winter in 2007.

She joined CallerLab in 1985 and serves on numerous committees within the organization.  She has chaired the women in calling committee since 1998.  She also served six years on the board of governors in the 1990s and now is in her second term in the current decade.  In 1995, she became the third woman in the world to become an accredited caller coach.

Today, Deborah calls regularly for mainstream and plus clubs as well as an occasional advanced dance.  She has called many festivals and taught callers’ schools and clinics in the United States as well as overseas in such countries as New Zealand, Japan, Sweden and Germany.  She is the only woman caller to have ever called in Saudi Arabia.

Deborah lives in Arlington, Texas, with her husband, Jon Jones, who is also a caller and an accredited caller coach.

She has recorded for Rockin’ M Records, Global and HiHat.  She is known for her singing voice and for keeping the fun in the dance, regardless of the level.

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