Betsy Gotta

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After she received the Golden Boot Award at Make Magic, 2001. The necklace she is wearing was the gift she was given as she received the boot. Photo by Stan & Bill

Elizabeth Ida Seele Gotta

Clubs & Associations

Gay Callers Association
Independence Squares
Rutgers Promenaders
Times Squares


Betsy Gotta of North Brunswick, N.J. has been square dancing for 36 years and calling for 27 years. She currently calls regularly for seven square dance clubs, two plus workshops, and two beginner classes. Averaging about 200 dances per year, Betsy has called at every National Square Dance convention since 1963. She is a founding member of the Callers' Council of N.J. and is a member of the Board of Governors of Callerlab. Betsy calls at all programs, from traditional contras through C-2, and teaches Rounds with her cuer/husband Roy.[1]

Quick Facts

GCA Caller School

  • coaching staff 1994, 2000, 2008, 2019

Media Features


  • served as Vice-Chairman of CALLERLAB, 2010

Golden Boot Award

In 2001, Darrell Ertzberger presented Betsy with the Golden Boot Award.
In 2002, Betsy presented the award to Andy Shore.

Betsy is one of three groups to receive both the Golden Boot and CALLERLAB's Milestone Award. The others are Barry & Pam Clasper and Vic & Debbie Ceder

Medallion Dancer



Betsy Gotta talks about calling for square dance party nights.


  1. IAGSDC Convention Program (New York), 1989