Rod's Bio

Rod Barngrover and his wife Carol live in Pierson, Florida. Rod has been involved in square dancing since he was 11 years old when he started dancing with the Riley Wranglers Square Dance Club in Greenfield , Indiana.

Three years ago Rod had the opportunity to be a torture caller at the Casselberry Hoedowners with Gene McCullough. Since that time he has been working on becoming a square dance caller and has been spotted calling at others clubs with the great help and encouragement of many of the callers in Central Florida including; Gene McCullough of Casselberry Hoedowners, John Saunders with the Granada Squares of Ormond Beach , Don Whitaker with the Brendon Squares in Geneva, Bill Chesnut with the Lake Oklawaha RV Campground in Ft McCoy, John Swindle with Dixie Squares in Daytona Beach, Whit Brown with Whirl & Twirl in Orlando for the Central Florida Callers Assoc dances, Bill Boyd with the Garden Patch Squares in Ocoee. Rod has had the opportunity to call with other talented callers in Florida for the Paul Place memorial dance at the Strawberry Squares hall for the last 2 years and has had the pleasure of calling at the Florida State Convention for the last 2 years as well and other venues are also planned in the future.

Rod and his wife Carol started their own square dance club in November 2011, called Wrangler Country Squares. They dance at the Barberville Pioneer Art Settlement every Friday night. Dancing workshop from 6:30 to 7:30 when there are no new student lessons and main dancing from 7:30 to 9:30. They offer a wide variety of dancing including mainstream and plus dancing thru the night along with rounds and line dances between the square dancing. For the brave dancers at the end of the night being treated to a hot-hash tip. Carol cooks up homemade soup every Friday night, so come hungry.

Rod also is the new caller for the Kings Ridge Squares in Clermont, Florida on Wednesday nights 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Rod has the honor of being the new caller for Celebrity/55 Squares in Anthony, Florida on Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Rod is the caller for the special events for the Traveling Hoedowners of Orlando as well as calling for special events and private parties.

Rod is a member of the Central Florida Callers Assoc., ACA-American Callers Assoc, Florida Callers Assoc. and is ASCAP/BMI licensed.

His new personal website is at www.squaredancesites.com/rod_barngrover/. Rod and Carol can also be reached at 386-749-4767 or email at rbarngrovercaller@gmail.com.

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