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!