Neil Heather


From the Program Book of the 22nd IAGSDC Convention, held in Santa Clara, CA in 2005:
Neil started square dancing with the El Camino Reelers in 1994, and started calling at the Track 2 Chicago Convention in 1995. In 1996, upon the advice of Craig Novak, Neil started the Santa Cruz Squares with the help of Scott Simmons and the El Camino Reelers. Neil taught Mainstream and a few Plus classes for the Santa Cruz Squares for seven years. He has also taught Advanced and C1 classes for Midnight Squares, and a Plus class for Foggy City Dancers. In 2001 Anne Uebelacker and Neil teamed up to call for the El Camino Reeler's fly-in Slide Thru Silicon Valley: "The Summer of Love."

At the "Make Magic" Vancouver, BC convention in 2001, an alter ego, Mary Gold, won the Honky Tonk Queen contest along with her co-entrants The Big-Boned Gals: Alotta Gelotta and Patsy-Sue Venear.

Neil will receive his Ten Year Medallion at "Star Thru the Silicon Galaxy, his first convention as a staff caller.