Baby Birthday Hoedown – February 2019

A young mother contacted us with:

It’s a 1st birthday party. We thought it’d be cute to have a caller for square dance with the moms and babies.

Cute idea indeed! 👶

The party was booked but a few days before, the forecast was threatening rain! Uh oh. With canopies offered by both parties and an offer by us to reschedule with their same deposit transferred, if they wish… the party went ahead as planned!

We’ll let the client’s testimonial the next day speak for itself:

Awesome and Fun Caller Duo!

What a joy! We hired Adam and Diana for my daughters 1st birthday—a hoedown. They arrived on time and were super accommodating when it forecasted rain at the last minute. I provided an easy pop up tent and they brought their own as well, just in case.

The music and range of dances they taught us were really great. Diana helped us with the steps and was very patient with the fact that many of us had never done Square dance. Adam was a great caller and humored us during many inevitable missteps lol! Between dances they DJ’d and it was just tons of fun.

They’re both square dancers themselves and I have no doubt they’d be great callers for any party situation. 10/10

– Sionann of Los Angeles

Thanks Sionann! We enjoyed spreading the joy of square dancing to you, your family, and friends. 🤠💃 Thank you again for sharing your daughter’s birthday with us!

Adam ❤️ Diana Fanello
Barn Dance Party

Ranch Wedding – June 2019

A bride-to-be contacted us, wanting something a little different for her wedding – square dancing! Initially she was just looking for us to teach some introductory square dance to the guests. When the plans for a band didn’t pan out, we stepped up to provide recorded music. Over the months, as the planning continued, we found ourselves more and more involved until the final plan:

  • Violin concertos as the guests arrive for the ceremony
  • Microphone/PA for the ceremony
  • Special entry and exit songs, which we had to hunt down!
  • American standards for the pre-reception and meal
  • Guest participation first dance: square dance teach and dance!
  • Post party of guest requests!

We had our small setup for the ceremony, and large setup for the reception. Oh, and did mention this is all in Fillmore among horse stables and orange groves! 🍊🐴

It was a smash success! Thirty-two members of the wedding party and guests joined in for a joyous time learning to square dance, and the after-party included requests from Spice Girls to “theme from Jurassic Park”! 🤣

Before we even completed our long drive home, the new bride had already sent in her testimonial!

Great music at a great wedding

These guys were super great as both square dance callers and wedding DJs. They provided excellent music during the ceremony, cocktail hour, rehearsal and dancing. They also taught us to square dance and played your standard wedding pop music so almost everyone got on the floor.

– Sarah G.

Thank you Sarah for the kind words and allowing us to be part of your special day. 👰🎩

Adam ❤️ Diana Fanello
Barn Dance Party

Church Youth Group – June 2019

When a Whittier-based church youth group decided they wanted to have a hoedown, they did their diligence finding just the right dance caller for the job! After considering a few candidates (including the very caller who first taught Adam to square dance all those years ago), we were selected because of our dynamic as a married couple doing this together 👩‍❤️‍💋‍👨, as well as our versatility beyond only square dancing.

With assurances that we would only play kid and family friendly country music, we started off with a line dance for the early arrivals. As more showed, we launched into a contra and then right into a big circle for the basics of square dancing. Of course, a circle is the wrong shape, so soon they were in squares and leaning more calls until the concluding choreography to Take Me Home Country Roads. A quick hip-hop break with cha-cha slide (a line dance) led to another contra with even more kids participating, and finally a goodnight grand to close out the dance.

Great with groups of beginners

Diana and Adam arrived early, were flexible and made the event fun for 50 – 60 teen and pre-teen youth. If you can get them both like we did it is a special treat indeed. It was everything we had hoped for and more.

– Robert T.

Thank you for the nice review Robert. We had a great time dancing with the kids and hope to see you all again! 🤠

Adam ❤️ Diana Fanello
Barn Dance Party