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Join in 2020: Studenparty in January, Skiweek, Spring Jamboree - canceled due to Corona, Turtle Run in March - canceled due to Corona, Candlelight in May - canceled due to Corona, Gipfeltreffen on the Zugspitze in July, Callerschool in August, 40 years Tölzer Twilers together with Tony Oxendine, Jerry Story and Tom Crisp in September, Ritterdance in October, Almabtrieb together with Ted Lizotte in November, Swing in, Swing Out in December ... Hold on, stay safe, hope to see you soon..

Michael Braithwaite among square dancers known as MICKEY lives in Augsburg, Germany. 

He started square dancing  in 1980 and took his first steps in calling in 1985. In 1990 he started calling on a regular base. Soon he found himself calling at festivals and jamborees in many European countries and was a requested caller for clubs and classes.

 In 1995 he made the decision to become a full time caller, one of very few in Europe. He was the first caller to call in Croatia and the first European caller to be featured on a festival in Japan.

Today, Mickey serves on the staff of some festivals and a ski week and calls for about 10 clubs in southern Bavaria, mainly Munich. His special effort is put into his project “ Square Dance for the senior generation” an extension of the square dance activity in Europe, which was founded by him in 1994. All together that adds up to about 300 dances per year calling beginners lessons through C2.

Mickey as a recording artist has made some records at sting productions and also belongs to the staff of Unicorn Records. He is well known for his showmanship and pleasant singing voice. He has been an active member in ECTA since 1986 and in CALLERLAB since 1993.

Mickey believes in Square Dance and Caller Education. He currently runs the Bavarian Caller School as the leading Caller Coach.

Not calling Mickey spends his free time with his family and horse back riding in the wonderful Taunus area and if there is time he plays golf.


Sting Productions
  • Mama said, SIR 21708
  • Just like Belgium, SIR 21611
  • You're more than a number in my little red book, SIR 21415
Unicorn Records
  • Beg Steal or Borrow, UR 202
  • The same old song , UR 201
  • Heaven must be missing an angel, UR 601
Gramophone Productions
  • Take me back to New Orleans, GP 300
  • The Spirit of Square Dance, LMP 109 C - 15 Mainstream Singing Calls