Welcome to TOTL Recordings


In May 2022 we gathered with 8 terrific callers in Nashville, TN for five days of classroom and studio time.  We focused on music, creative choreography, singing call presentation, and showmanship.

Those 8 terrific callers . . . got even better.

At the end of the course, we headed back into the famous Hilltop Recording Studio

Once a month we’ll feature one of those callers’ hard work and successful recordings.  We hope you’ll add them to your music collection.

Tony Oxendine

Ted Lizotte

Artist of the Month


Dale Smith began calling in 1976 while stationed in Okinawa, Japan with the United States Army. In addition to Japan, Dale has called dances in five European countries along with Hawaii, Alabama, South Carolina and his home state, Texas.

He moved to the heart of Texas area in 1983 and started calling for the Central Texas Lone Stars. In the summer of 2002, Dale suspended his square dance activities due to deployments to the Middle East with the 1 st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. He resumed calling after retiring from the Department of the Army in December 2012.

Dale is a member of CALLERLAB, Texas Callers Association, H.O.T. Callers Association, and East Texas Callers Association. Presently, Dale serves as Treasurer for the Texas State Callers Association. He calls for the Texas Independent Plus Squares (TIPS), and H.O.T. Camping Squares and the Underground A39s.

Dale has been a guest caller for several events with the Texas State Federation of Square and Round Dancers Festivals and Texas Association of Single Square Dancers.

Dale currently resides in Gholson, Texas with his wife, Pamela, whom he taught to square dance in 1995.

Dale and Pamela attend Gholson First Baptist Church where he enjoys singing tenor in the choir. One of Dale Smith’s great joys is helping folks enjoy square dancing. He uses his talents to teach new students to dance and works with experienced dancers to fine tune their square dance skills. His friendliness, energy and love of the square dance abounds at every dance he calls.

Previous Artists of the Month

Click on any photo below to hear music previews and watch the callers’ videos.