|About Lon Ligon
Lon has been the club caller for the Grand Squares club of Gainesville, Florida for over 43 years - and that's a lot of years! An accomplishment and dedication to square dancing and to the club.
Lon and Peggy Ligon started square dancing in 1970 while overseas in Panama. Lon started square dance calling in 1971 when the current club caller was transferred back to the United States.
Since beginning calling, Lon has called not only overseas, but in many of the states. He was on the Staff of the Dogwood Festival Fontana, North Carolina, Smokey Mountain Festival Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Watermelon Festival Chiefland, Florida, and Peanut Festival Williston, Florida.
Lon and Peggy are the Past Officers of the Florida Callers Association, Gateway Callers Association, and are the past Presidents of the Rural Callers Association.
In addition to his local clubs, Lon travels throughout Florida and the adjoining states calling for various clubs. Lon has also called each year at the Florida State Convention and has also called at several National Conventions. He has been a member of Callerlab since 1985. He is currently a “Silver” badge caller in the Florida Callers Association for calling consecutively for the past 32 years.
In 2008 The Florida Federation of Square Dancers awarded their highest honor, the Extra Mile Award, to Lon to show appreciation to a caller goes who go beyond the norm in giving freely of their time and talents to square dance activity. Click here to read more about the award and see a photo.
Along with his square dance calling, Lon enjoys playing music and has recorded several country/western CDís in his home studio.
Call Lon Ligon
(352) 377-1828 cell (352) 283-2472
Available for parties, fun nights, square dances and special events.
Planning a party or special event?
If you want your guests to have the time of their lives and to have the one of them most memorable parties ever, I can help because square dance parties are FUN and everyone will have a BLAST!! It's a crowd-pleaser!
Whether you call it a square dance, a barn dance, or a hoedown, no one needs any special skills, or any knowledge of or experience with other types of dance. If you can walk, you can square dance.
No hoedown or square dance party would be complete without the Virginia Reel and some Contra dancing which I include. With just a couple of calls (like Circle, Do-si-do, and Promenade), you and your friends will go from a standing start to square dance successes.
All you and your guests have to do is take that first step onto the dance floor. Within minutes, you and your guests will be moving in time with the music and you'll feel like you're really dancing - because you are!
I use current music, not the old tired fiddles, but state of the art sound! I supply the good times, music, sound equipment, and instructions. You supply the hall, refreshments and nice people. The nice people provide a lot of laughter and are guaranteed never to forget this event.
And here are some of the types of events I've called at:
3017 NW 57th PL
Gainesville, FL 32653
(352) 377-1828 cell phone (352) 283-2472
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