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* [https://www.ceder.net/callerdb/viewsingle.php?RecordId=1958 Harlan's caller profile on ceder.net]
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''From the Program Book of the 7th IAGSDC [[Convention]], held in [[Vancouver]], [[BC]] in [[1990]]:''<BR>
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Harlan began square dancing in 1983 as one of the founding members of [[Puddletown Dancers]]. As first chairperson of the [[IAGSDC]] he was an instrumental member of the committee that put together the first convention, "[[All Join Hands (Convention|All Join Hands]]," together, Soon Harlan found himself teaching Advance and Challenge dancing in tape groups. His reputation as a tape leader soon spread throughout the state of Washington and he found himself with several straight as well as gay tape groups. This led to requests for him to teach workshops at I.A.S.G.D.C convention.
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When he was asked to teach a Mainstream class, Harlan made the decision to begin calling. Soon he calling thorugh C-s level. He made his debut as a convention caller in Phoenix, and called all levels at the New York convention. Northstar Promenade marks third convention of calling.
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Harlan supports and promotes square dancing at all levels and will be making appearance at several fly-ins this year including the [[Geoduck Jamboree]] and the First Advance and Challenge Fly0in in Seattle.
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* calls Beginners thru C3B
 
* calls Beginners thru C3B
* 1st (?) president of the [[National Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs]], which became the [[IAGSDC]]
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* 1st president of the [[National Gay/Lesbian Square Dance Association]], which became the [[IAGSDC]]
 
* helped organize (chaired?) the first convention in [[Seattle]], [[All Join Hands (1984 IAGSDC Convention in Seattle, WA)|All Join Hands]] in 1984
 
* helped organize (chaired?) the first convention in [[Seattle]], [[All Join Hands (1984 IAGSDC Convention in Seattle, WA)|All Join Hands]] in 1984
* appears in ''[[Ten Years IASGDC: A Collection of Pages From Our Memory Book]]''
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* appears in ''[[Ten Years IAGSDC: A Collection of Pages From Our Memory Book]]''
 
* member of [[CALLERLAB]] and the [[Gay Callers Association]]
 
* member of [[CALLERLAB]] and the [[Gay Callers Association]]
 
* danced and called for [[Puddletown Squares]] in [[Seattle]], [[WA]] before moving to [[San Francisco]], [[CA]]
 
* danced and called for [[Puddletown Squares]] in [[Seattle]], [[WA]] before moving to [[San Francisco]], [[CA]]
* caller for [[Foggy City Dancers]], [[Midnight Squares]], [[Western Star Dancers]], Stanford Quads
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* caller for [[Foggy City Dancers]], [[Midnight Squares]], [[Western Star Dancers]], [[Stanford Quads]]
 
** also taught classes for [[El Camino Reelers]]
 
** also taught classes for [[El Camino Reelers]]
 
* helped organized the first [[GCA Caller School]] in 1989  
 
* helped organized the first [[GCA Caller School]] in 1989  
 
* wrote one of the first newsletters for the early [[GCA]] in 1989
 
* wrote one of the first newsletters for the early [[GCA]] in 1989
* recipient of the [[Golden Boot Award]] in 1991
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* recipient of the [[Golden Boot Award]] in [[1991]]
* won the [[Honky Tonk Queen]] crown in 1998 as Belle Whatling, part of [[The Christmas Belles]]
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* won the [[Honky Tonk Queen]] crown in [[1998]] as Belle Whatling, part of [[The Christmas Belles]]
* was on the calling staff at
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* was on the [[IAGSDC]] convention calling staff at  
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** [[Cross Trails In The Desert]]
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** [[Peel The Apple]]
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** [[Northstar Promenade]]
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** [[Cast A Shadow In The Sun]]
 
** [[Diamonds In The Desert]]
 
** [[Diamonds In The Desert]]
** [[Northstar Promenade]]
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** [[Weave Your Heart in San Francisco]]
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** [[Circle Back to Seattle]]
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** [[Belles Run Philadelphia 2019]]
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* has been known to call Moonshine, Bear, and Leather [[Specialty Tips]]
 
* has been known to call Moonshine, Bear, and Leather [[Specialty Tips]]
 
* only one other person has had both boots (the Honky Tonk Queen crown and the Golden Boot Award) -- [[Bob Young]] -- who, like Harlan, was also a chairman of the IAGSDC
 
* only one other person has had both boots (the Honky Tonk Queen crown and the Golden Boot Award) -- [[Bob Young]] -- who, like Harlan, was also a chairman of the IAGSDC
 
* has attended every IAGSDC convention to date (2010) and therefore was in the first group to receive 10, 20, and 25 year [[Medallion|Medallions]]
 
* has attended every IAGSDC convention to date (2010) and therefore was in the first group to receive 10, 20, and 25 year [[Medallion|Medallions]]
 
 
* [http://www.ceder.net/callerdb/viewsingle.php4?RecordId=1958 Harlan's caller profile on ceder.net]
 

Revision as of 00:59, 16 July 2019

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From the Program Book of the 7th IAGSDC Convention, held in Vancouver, BC in 1990:
Harlan began square dancing in 1983 as one of the founding members of Puddletown Dancers. As first chairperson of the IAGSDC he was an instrumental member of the committee that put together the first convention, "All Join Hands," together, Soon Harlan found himself teaching Advance and Challenge dancing in tape groups. His reputation as a tape leader soon spread throughout the state of Washington and he found himself with several straight as well as gay tape groups. This led to requests for him to teach workshops at I.A.S.G.D.C convention.

When he was asked to teach a Mainstream class, Harlan made the decision to begin calling. Soon he calling thorugh C-s level. He made his debut as a convention caller in Phoenix, and called all levels at the New York convention. Northstar Promenade marks third convention of calling.

Harlan supports and promotes square dancing at all levels and will be making appearance at several fly-ins this year including the Geoduck Jamboree and the First Advance and Challenge Fly0in in Seattle.


  • has been known to call Moonshine, Bear, and Leather Specialty Tips
  • only one other person has had both boots (the Honky Tonk Queen crown and the Golden Boot Award) -- Bob Young -- who, like Harlan, was also a chairman of the IAGSDC
  • has attended every IAGSDC convention to date (2010) and therefore was in the first group to receive 10, 20, and 25 year Medallions