Jerry Story

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Jerry began calling in 1969 at the age of fourteen in Fairfield, IA. During the early 1970s he taught many classes and traveled throughout the Tri-State area of Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri.

In 1976, he married his high school sweetheart, Kristy, who was in his second beginner class. Two children, Joshua and Jacob, soon followed and his career picked up momentum. He found himself touring full time calling dances and festivals coast to coast and in a dozen different countries.

He traveled to Saudi Arabia ten consecutive years calling for many Western companies. One Swedish Telephone company known as Phillip Ericcson took the teaching tapes produced during these tours and distributed them throughout Europe. Due to this distribution Modern Western Square Dancing exploded in Sweden and other places around the world. Many young Swedish callers learned to call from Jerry’s tapes.

Jerry and Kristy raised their sons in Mission, Texas while operating a very exciting square dancing program at the Peppermint Palace in El Valle Del Sol RV Park since 1983. There he holds classes, workshops, and dances from beginners through C-1. In the spring of 2002, they opened Pride RV Resort and dance hall in Maggie Valley, NC.

He has been co-owner of Royal Records since 1985 and has numerous hit records to his credit. His gospel CD "Wings of a Dove," recorded in Nashville has sold thousands of copies worldwide.

Jerry is proud to be part of the McAllen Callers'’ Association and promoting McAllen, TX as the Square Dance Capital of the World by holding the "World’s Largest Beginner Classes" He has also served as a Board of Governors’ member in CALLERLAB and is dedicated to the preservation of Modern Western Square Dancing.

You can find Jerry and Kristy at many weekends and festivals around the World, or visit them November through March at the Peppermint Palace in Mission, Texas and April through October at Pride RV Resort in Maggie Valley, NC for the "Vacation of a Lifetime."