Club Square Dance Caller – 2024

Starting with January 2024, Adam with Barn Dance Party is the official club caller for the Hand ‘n Hand Square Dance club!

We have been volunteering with this group for people with learning disabilities for several years, and am honored to be selected. Every week, Barn Dance Party calls and teaches square dance and other fun dances for this wonderful group.

Fundraiser at 3Faces Ranch – June 2023

Raji found us online while looking to add square dancing and music to “a private fundraiser for a non-profit that provides scholarships for high functioning mentally disabled adults and homeless veterans.” We were all in on this!

We overnighted in our travel trailer on the ranch, since it was a long drive for us (thanks!) and got set up early to play music for the setup crew.

As the guests arrived and had their fill for lunch, the dancing began! They learned to square dance, contra dance, and several line dances as the afternoon went on.

Great couple! Fun to work with!

Diane and Adam were awesome to work with. They are very sweet, professional, enjoyable to interact with and helped provide suggestions to make my square dance party a success. I highly recommend them!

Raji of Palmdale

Learn more about 3Faces Ranch here.

Community Chili Cook-off – September 2022

We were contacted by the event coordinator of a community HOA. She was planning a chili cook-off and thought it we be fun to do some square and line dancing while the votes were tallied. We thought that sounded fun too!

So much FUN!

Diana and Adam brought the PARTY to our party! The music was perfect, the set-up was professional, and the line dancing and square dancing lessons were a BLAST! Highly recommend!

– Michelle of Beaumont

She sent us some fantastic photos from the event too!

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! dc76

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. dd20dc83 Thank you again for sharing your daughter’s birthday with us!

Adam ❤️ Diana Fanello
Barn Dance Party

Simple Wedding – August 2019

A new groom dfa9 to be was looking for some background music for his wedding reception. No dancing, no speeches planned (although that didn’t stop the father of the bride dfa4), and no special requests. Just simple. Not a problem we assured him, we can just hide in the corner and play the tunes. dfb6 And so we did. dc4d

We had a very small wedding reception last month (about 80 people). We decided not to do the traditional reception, with dancing, loud music, etc. However, we realized we still needed some music to play in the background as people mingled. We put out a request for wedding DJs to play our little event. We specifically stated that we only needed a DJ for two hours to play low key (country) music in the background. We need some ambience while people mingled. We received a number of expensive quotes from DJ’s that wanted to charge us their “standard” wedding fee. This is when Diana and Adam Fanello swooped in to offer us a reasonable price. They read the description of our event and tailored a price that was within our budget. On the day of the wedding, they arrived on time, were professional, friendly and played exactly the type of music we requested. We are nothing but pleased with their services. I would recommend them to anyone…especially if they’re looking for country or barn dancing themed music. 🙂

– Michael P.

Thank you for the testimonial Michael. We were very happy to be able to “swoop in” and play our little part in your special day! dfb6 Congratulations once again.

Of course we aren’t limited to country, that’s simply what Michael wanted. If you want any pop, rock, new wave, standards, classical, soundtracks, children’s songs, Christmas tunes, blues, alternative, indie, western, or country from across the past eighty years of recorded music, our collection of over ten thousand songs are waiting to be played!

Adam ❤️ Diana Fanello
Barn Dance Party

School Fundraiser – April 2022

Highly recommend Barn Dance Party

We hired Barn Dance Party for a school fundraiser and they had everyone on their feet dancing! What a treat! Love this couple so much!

– Jenne of Orange

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

Surprise Birthday Party – July 2021

Not an uncommon event for us, this was a themed surprise 80th birthday party for “grandma”. We played some background music, a special song for grandma and grandpa, and then taught two squares of guests some square dancing! Despite the summer heat outside a community club house, some die hards stuck around for line dancing and party dances as well.

Adam and Diana were incredible. So gracious and go-with-the-flow! They made my grandma’s 80th surprise birthday party a huge hit!

– Alyssa

Thank you so much for your kind words, Alyssa. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience. We count ourselves lucky to share your grandma’s 80th birthday with you and your family.

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! df4adc34

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

Block Party – September 2019

A Santa Monica neighborhood wanted to add something special to their 49th annual Labor Day block party, and so the call went out for:

Outdoor block party, mixed ages including kids. Would like a mix of line dances, square dances, contra dances for beginners.

That’s right up our ally! A quote was sent and accepted, and details were worked out in the time leading up to the party.

It was a bit of a drive, so we arrived early and started playing music prior to dance time. dfb6 Then it was a simple line dance to get people’s attention and then about an hour of square dancing, We taught them the hot new country line dance and finished off with a couple of contras for the die-hards who were still going.

The next day, this testimonial arrived in our inbox:

Great dancing in the street at our block party

Adam and Diana were very professional (arrived early, were ready to go on time and brought all the equipment they promised), but also a lot of fun. They were flexible in dealing with our group of diverse ages and experience, and taught us a lot of fun moves and dances. They led us through line dances, square dances, and contra dances. We would hire them again.

– Lynn N.

Thank you Lynn! We had a blast dancing with you and your neighbors and look forward to the next time.

Adam ❤️ Diana Fanello
Barn Dance Party

Desert Wedding – December 2020

This was booked right before the pandemic began, as a Christmas themed western wedding ceremony and reception with square dancing! As dancers instructors, DJs, and volunteer Christmas elf & Santa’s helper, we jumped at his event tailer made to our passions!

The pandemic didn’t stop the wedding, but the close group contact of square dancing was dropped. It was still a beautiful event at a wonderful desert venue.

Outstanding entertainment

Adam and Diana were the perfect addition to our wedding! They were always available for planning and added valued suggestions! They are easy to talk to and both very friendly! Their years of experience were very apparent. Always easy to reach, to run through the any changes or additions of music.
They were prompt and well equipped to provide everything we were expecting for a wonderful wedding ceremony and fun reception.
We would highly recommend them!
Thank you Barn Dance party!

– Tammie

You are very welcome! Thank you so much for sharing your wedding day with us. We enjoyed meeting you and your family. Be safe and blessings in your new life together.

Adam ❤️ Diana Fanello
Barn Dance Party

Santa Luncheon – January 2020

After a joyous Christmas season, the Santas of Southern California gather for camaraderie and to share stories.

We were contacted by board member Santa Kevin for our huge collection of Christmas music and our wireless microphone to pass around to the Santas. (As you might imagine, not an introvert in the bunch!)

Adam and Diana arrived on time. Set up a spot and played lots if fun Christmas songs for our SoCal Santas annual luncheon. Everyone had a great time. It really would be fun to see if we could put on a Santa dance party. … We will for sure book again.

Many took Adams cards so hopefully more nice fun gigs in the future.
Thank you again from the SoCal Santas.

– Santa Kevin

Thank you Kevin! It sure is fun to entertain a room full of Santas and Mrs. Clauses! A Santa dance party would be a blast!

Adam ❤️ Diana Fanello
Barn Dance Party

Childrens’ Celebration – December 2021

Great DJ Team

Amazing DJ Team. We were extremely happy with their selection of songs and performance. They kept the kids and adults dancing all evening. Thank you so much.

– Mariam of Codo de Caza