2022 Oregon Summer Festival -- Salem, OR

Ricki Lobato -- Featured Cuers

I began square and round dancing in the Fall of 2011. I grew up watching my grandparents dance, but always resisted joining them. I so wish I could have had the chance to dance with Grandma and Grandpa Jones, as I definitely caught the dance fever once I began, and find nothing but joy when I am dancing and cueing!!! However, there is no doubt that they are dancing beside me now!

In 2017, some dancers asked me to help them with their round dancing and so I obtained my RoundALab license, with the intention to “just help them.” That plan soon included an Amateur nite and before I knew it I was cueing my first dance and teaching my first class in the Fall of 2017. I have been incredibly blessed to cue with some of my favorite callers, and lucky enough to call them all friends. I also have an amazing group of mentors and cuers that are friends and who I can always go to with questions!! The square and round dance community includes some of the most generous people I know. I am so grateful for all the support I’ve been given by callers, cuers, dancers, friends and family.

I currently teach in Roseburg for Dancing Friends and have my own round dance group Rikki’s Rounds in Grants Pass. I have started writing some choreography and have published 4 dances so far.

You can find out where I am cueing or information on classes etc. at my website www.rikkisrounds.com.

I love traveling/dancing and cueing as often as I can and always look forward to seeing the many friends I’ve made!


Cherie Cox
Sandy Harris
MaryAnn Callahan
Dave Cooper
Sarge Glidewell
Cathy Houston
Neil Koozer
Rikki Lobato
Stephanie Lozano
Sherri Milling
Judy Russell
Julie Stiers