Gerry & Gerry & Chuck Hardy, Square Dance Callers
Gerry and Chuck Hardy have been exposed to the square dance activity from their youth, since
each of their parents were long time square dancers. They both learned to western style square
dance in 1965 while they were both in college. In 1968 they married and raised a family of three
Children. They just this year have become proud grandparents of Joey Cartin, their oldest
daughters first child.
After square dancing for many years, Gerry and then Chuck entered the calling profession and
both have been enjoying that aspect of square dancing for several years now. They call in the
Northeastern United States and are usually calling 4-5 nights per week. In addition to calling
during the week, Chuck and Gerry have called several weekends of square dancing and have
attended both the New Jersey and Vermont State conventions for the past several years. Their
calling careers took them to two National Square Dance conventions where more than 10,000
dancers attended from around the world. Those two conventions were held in Orlando, Florida
and Charlotte, North Carolina. In 1997 they called at the USAWest Square Dance convention in
Calling at Western Style square-dancing functions in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, New
Hampshire Delaware and Vermont has included both single engagements and many weekend
calling activities, which include square dance camping in the summer months. Last July they were
calling squares on a Hudson River cruise out of Kingston New York.
In addition to the Western Square Dance activity, the Hardy's's call many "Fun Nights" of square
dancing for beginner or novice dancers. It's for these "FUN NIGHT" events that Chuck & Gerry
provide a wide variety of dance forms, which include square dancing, contras, running sets,
mixers, line dances, as well as several children's dances. These Fun Night events are often
provided for Reunions, Wedding Receptions, Hotel Retreats, and Father/daughter Girl Scout
dances as well as church family night square dances.
They are recording artists for
Sounds Records and recently brought out their first cassette
tape produced by Silver Sounds.
Much of this square dance information is available on the Internet on either chuckandgerry.com or chuckandgerry.com/clubhouse They have recently open an Internet webstore for square dance items. chuckandgerry's store