Justin Russell

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Justin Russell has been in the square dance activity for seven years. He took lessons with his grandmother, mom, dad, and brother in 2003. Friends from church got him to come to that first beginner dance, but no one knew it would become his passion. In June 2003, Justin attended his first Caller School in Tyler, TX with Jon & Deborah Carroll-Jones, Vernon Jones, and Jerry Story.

Justin has attended the last six National Square Dance Conventions (NSDC) and three CALLERLAB Conventions.
Justin currently calls for Top Spinners in Eads and Pacer Promenaders in Martin, TN. He travels during the summer calling both Modern Square Dances as well as Beginner (Party Night) Dances. Justin is passionate about teaching new dancers about this wonderful activity!
Currently, Justin is the Vice Chair of the Youth Committee for CALLERLAB. Because he offers a different, younger perspective, Justin has served on several panels and roundtables at the NSDC and CALLERLAB Conventions.
In 2006, Justin spent the summer in Denver, CO calling for the Colorado Rocky Mountain Dancers, an exhibition group representing the Llyod Shaw era of dancing. During this time, Justin learned the valued history and tradition of this activity. He stills performs with the group when possible.
In 2008, Tony Oxendine and Jerry Story asked him to recordĀ for Royal Records. In October 2008, Justin went to a Nashville studio to record "Free Ride".
Justin's goal is to blend the tradition of square dancing with the twenty-first century. He is a political science student at the University of Memphis where he currently lives.