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Walt Burr Chairman of GSI Europe Team and Featured Caller

Chairman GSI Europe Team, Caller Coach and Featured Caller - GSI UK 2014

   

Walt Burr - Walt comes from Macon, Georgia and now lives near Munich, Germany.

 

Walt started Square dancing in 1976 when he joined a Mainstream class offered by the International Squares in Kaiserslautern, Germany. His calling career began only a few years later in 1980 when the Air Force stationed him back home in Macon, Georgia. For the next four years Walt and his mentor travelled around Georgia & Florida, but soon enough duty was calling again and Walt was going to various places with the military. This time also as a square dance caller.

He travelled the world and called in 26 states and 10 overseas countries, including Germany, Sweden, France, Czech Republic, Great Britain, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Japan and Canada. During this time of travelling he learned a lot about customs and traditions in each country and he also saw the different ways of dealing with our hobby in the changing environment.

In 1995 Walt retired from the US military after 24 years. His last station was RAF Lakenheath in Great Britain. He stayed there working as a civilian and calling for several clubs in the following 15 years. In July 2010 he retired completely and moved to Germany.

Currently Walt calls Basic - A2 for his own and other clubs in the Munich area. He is on the staff of A&S records and released two singing calls. “Young at Heart”(1992), “The Will to Love”(1997) and is working a his third “On my way” due to be released later this year

Walt played a key role in starting the GSI-UK team and served as team leader from 2003 to 2009, leading the team through two very successful callers schools and festivals. In 2009 Walt became the GSI-Europe representative and he continues to hold that position.

He and his long time partner Juli were married in April 2011and spend their very limited spare time with round dancing and travelling around Europe.

 

Walt is an accredited member of ECTA and Callerlab, and he’s working on becoming a Callerlab Accredited Caller Coach.

 

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Written By: Gene Turner
Date Posted: 5/12/2008
Number of Views: 10301

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