Doug

 

Tomáš "Doug" Machalík

Square Dance Caller
Calling Beginners through Advanced 2

 

doug@square.cz

+420 602 250 534

Litevská 2598
272 01 Kladno
Czech Republic


I am a Square Dance caller living in the Czech Republic in Central Europe. I started to call in March 1997 and I am curently calling Basic (or any of its parts) through Advanced 2. I strive for high-energy up-beat dancing with choreography that is as smooth as possible while providing variety as well as reasonable amount of mental challenge. I try to provide variety through music as well – from traditional Square Dance tunes to modern sound, alternative music and karaoke tracks.

I will be happy to call for you – in person or over the Internet using Skype (if you want to try)!

You can meet me at the following clubs on more or less regular basis:

  • Crazy Dancers: B/MS/P/(A1) in Prague (CZ) on most Mondays
  • Colorado: B/MS/(P) in Pchery near Kladno (CZ) on most Wednesdays
  • Wild Bunch: MS/P/A1/A2 in Waldershof (D) on some Saturdays/Sundays (several times a year)
  • SD4Fun Travellers: MS/P/(A1), travelling around Germany
  • Lucky Lynx: B/MS/P/A1/A2 in Petrozavodsk (RU) on some weekends (several times a year)
  • Country Farrow: A2 in Prague (CZ) on some Thursdays (several times a year)
  • Smiling Bavarians: Mainstream in Neutraubling (D) on some Fridays (several times a year)

Apart from calling, I try to be active in the following caller associations:

I believe in caller cooperation, in exchanges of ideas and in providing variety to our dancers so I publish my ideas and articles to share with others:

  • Electronic Tips for Callers is a web-based series of my articles (in English) related to Square Dance calling.
  • CALLING was a magazine (in English) for Square Dance callers worldwide. Unfortunately, it has been suspended some time ago.

I also try to share my limited knowledge and experience with those who are interested in learning something new. I conduct caller seminars and I also published several dozens of articles and a book named I Want To Be a Caller! for beginner callers (unfortunately, it is available in Czech only).

I am one of the producers of the ABC Records. I took part on the flip-side of four singing-calls:

  • Massachusetts (ABC 23) – HTRS #9: 2010/6
  • So This Is Christmas (ABC 27) – HTRS #7: 2010/11
  • Moskau (ABC 26) – HTRS #1: 2011/5
  • Seasons in the Sun (ABC 25)

I can also be heard on the flip-side of the Yo Ano (RIV 274) singing-call (in Croatian) on the Riverboat label. For other samples of my calling, check my YouTube channel with my Square Dance videos.

Some other information and links:


Last update: November 26, 2019