DANCE LEADERS

Tony Oxendine

Squares

One of the most popular and sought-after callers in the world, Tony was introduced to square dancing in 1972 through a teenage square dance program sponsored by the local Parks and Recreation Department. In 1974 Tony attended Promenade Hall Callers College in Indiana. Success quickly followed. In 1980 Tony made the decision to go full-time with his calling. Tony travels almost 300 days annually doing festivals and dances all over the world. Tony, along with his partner Jerry Story, are co-owners of one of the most popular square dance record labels - Royal Records. Tony is an Accredited Caller Coach and an accredited member of CALLERLAB.

TJ & Bruce Chadd

Rounds

History

TJ began square dancing in 1975 with a teen group in Boise, Idaho, began round dancing in 1980. TJ has danced where ever she’s lived, spending time in North Carolina; Okinawa, Japan; and Utah before returning to her hometown of Boise, Idaho in 1991. It was while she was living in Okinawa in 1984 that a cuer friend handed her a microphone, some records, and offering much encouragement, asked her to give cueing and teaching a try. A move to Utah in 1986 brought new clubs and opportunities for learning. In the Fall of 1991, after moving “back home” to Boise, Treasure Valley Rounds was formed. Bruce caught the square dance bug in 1995 after attending a square dance on a blind date and sitting on the sidelines watching everyone else dance with his date all night. That fall he joined beginning classes at 3 different square dance clubs, determined not to sit on the sidelines ever again. They were introduced by mutual friends in 1996 and what started out as “just dance partners” turned into much more and they were married in April 1999.

 

Cueing/Teaching

Bruce and TJ cue and teach phases II through V. Treasure Valley Rounds has grown from a single group of dancers to 3 groups: Basic Lessons on Tuesday evenings, Phase III-IV/Monday evenings, and Phase IV-V/Thursday evenings. They also teach special dances and rhythms 2 Sunday afternoons each month. TJ began teaching in 1984. Since TJ and Bruce began teaching together in 1997, they have taught and cued at 3 National Conventions, 4 Roundalab Conventions, and several USA West Square Dance Conventions. They have also had the pleasure of being featured cuers at several western states events including Bakersfield Fiesta, Knothead Jamboree in West Yellowstone, Northern Utah Square Dance Association’s “Square-a-Rama,” Utah State Square and Round Dance Convention, Yuma Square, and Round Dance Festival, Alaska Mid-Winter Festival, Northern California Golden State Round-Up, Idaho State Square and Round Dance Festival, Baker City Spring Swing, Harvest Hoedown in Yuba City, CA, Washington State Square Dance Convention and “Fiesta de la Cuadrilla” in San Diego. They have also choreographed several round dances, having the honor of three of them being selected as ROUNDALAB Rounds of the Quarter ("Hope" Ph III Waltz, "All The Stars In The Sky" Ph II Waltz, and “Cheek to Cheek” Ph IV Foxtrot).

 

Other Dance Activities

TJ and Bruce are 25-year members of ROUNDALAB, currently serving their first term on the Board of Directors. They also serve ROUNDALAB as Budget Officers and Chairs of the Phase III Round of the Quarter Committee. In addition, they serve on the Phase II and IV ROQ Committees. At home they are members of the Boise Valley Square Dance Hall, having served on the Board of Directors as Treasurer for 2 years and another 2 years in charge of scheduling and contracting all activities that are held at the Hall. Locally, they are members of the Intermountain Square and Round Dance Association, serving in the past as Secretary, Vice President, President and Past President and the Idaho Federation of the Square and Round Dance Clubs. In 2002 and 2013 they were Directors of Housing and Registration for USA West Square and Round Dance Convention in Boise. Other dance organization memberships include International Choreographed Ballroom Dance Association and Dixie Round Dance Council.

 

Employment

Bruce works full-time as a local freight delivery driver at Yellow Roadway Corp. TJ spent 22 years as a Human Resources and Accounting Manager, the last 9 of those years with Marriott Hotels in Boise. She had the pleasure of retiring from full-time employment in October 2009.

 

Other

When not involved with dancing (or working), they enjoy traveling, fishing, paper crafting, reading, and spending as much time as they can with their families (including 10 grandchildren...how fun is that!).

Adam Christman

Trails-In Dance / MC

Adam has been around square dancing his whole life. At the age of 3 Adam's club caller, Wayne Thompson gave him his first singing call. At age 6 Adam called his song for the first time at a Montana State Square Dance Festival. In 2003, at age 12, he started calling and teaching for his first club in Plains, MT, which became The Montana Mavericks in 2004. Adam has called dances in 7 states (MT, ID, WA, OR, CA, TX, LA.) Outside the United States, he has called in Canada and Scotland. He has been featured caller for many weekend festivals, state festivals, and square dance cruises. In 2013, Adam became the newest member of Rhythm Records. Adam & his wife, Samantha, along with their son (Avi) and daughter (Adorabella) reside in Spokane, WA. Adam is a member of CALLERLAB.

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Updated March 5, 2021