Square is dancing is good for the heart, mind, body, and soul.
Shane ‘Little Bear’ Perez is a professional square dance caller and square dance instructor. He has over 30 years of experience as he has been square dancing, calling, and assisting his father Ken ‘Silver Fox’ Perez since the tender young age of 5 years old.
Together they have danced and called for several clubs in Florida such as the Silver Foxes, Plus Foxes, Silver Stars, Celebrity Squares, Prestige 55, Sunset Squares, Clay Allemanders, Mandarin Marauders, and various other clubs in the area. They are the only Father/Son duo that we currently know of.
Shane is a very family oriented individual and he often has at least one of his children come along with him to his dances. His youngest son seems to be following in his dad’s footsteps and enjoys ‘calling’ to his family and friends at home as well as ‘teaching’ everyone how to square dance.
When Shane is not calling or dancing he can be found spending time with his family or working on some project around the house. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, four wheeling, and a variety of other hobbies.
Shane is currently the co-caller and instructor at the Silver Fox Squares in Starke, Silver Stars in Ft. White, and at the Mandarin Marauders in Jacksonville, Florida. He has done numerous one-nighters, parties, fundraisers, and special events for other clubs and organizations in the local area as well.
Shane is also available for hire as a caller or instructor for ‘first nighters’, parties, fundraisers, and other special events.
In the past Shane has joined his father on many special square dance adventures such as cruises and even dancing on a paddle boat. They have also danced at campgrounds, fairs, parades, shopping malls, and even a backyard BBQ or two.
Shane ‘Little Bear’ Perez with callers: John Robbins, Ken ‘Silver Fox’ Perez, Ellis Lindsey, Matt Worley Sheila Terhune, Charles Pergrossi, and caller Ed Hauck.
Shane and his father regularly guest at other clubs and events in the area. Shane enjoys dancing to his father and various other callers as well. Shane has attended several National and State conventions and has had the opportunity to call with some National Callers such as Tony Oxendine.
He has also attended many local and regional events to show his support for local and regional callers. He has also helped to organize many events to promote square dancing in general.
(Shane and Susie at The Whirl and Twirls Square Dance Club in Orlando, FL in April 2018.)
(The Big Barn Dance in December of 2017.)
(Shane ‘Little Bear’ Perez, Susie Kirby, Matt Worley — National Caller,
and Evan Perez in November 2017.)
(NEFSARDA Fall Festival Carnival Dance in November 2017.)
(Joan Perez, Susie Kirby, Evan Perez, Shane ‘Little Bear’ Perez, Becki Holcomb, Bobby White aka ‘The Basketball Cop’, and in the back is Ken ‘Silver Fox’ Perez in October 2017.)
In April 2018 Shane had the opportunity to call for a private event at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge in Orlando, FL. He instructed a group dancers who performed for a crowd of over 600 guests. Everyone had a wonderful time!
In September 2017 Shane and his father were callers at a NEFSARDA 5th Saturday Dance where the dancers helped to collect toys for the Basketball Cop Foundation. The toys and donations were later presented to Officer Bobby White, aka The Basketball Cop, at a dance held by the Silver Fox Squares club in Starke, FL.
In August 2017 Shane and his father helped to organize the Silver Stars Square Dance Club in Ft. White, FL. They had been holding classes in the area for over a year before making the club ‘official’.
Shane ‘Little Bear’ Perez and Ken ‘Silver Fox’ Perez at the Clay Allemanders in 2017
From March 2017 to August 2017 Shane and his father were callers at the Clay Allemanders Square Dance Club in Middleburg, FL.
- Member of CALLERLAB
- Member of Rural Callers Association
- Member of Gateway Callers Association
- Member of Florida Callers Association
- Insured with ASCAP and BMI
- Shane is professional, patient, kind, and attentive to new dancers and assists them in any way he can to help them achieve their goals.
- Shane is not afraid of hard work or challenges and will strive to overcome any obstacle.
- Shane is dependable, respectful, honest, detailed oriented, and he works well with others.
- Shane enjoys square dancing, calling, and teaching and he makes it a fun and enjoyable experience for all those around him.
- Shane is very friendly, outgoing, and enjoys meeting others and strangers soon become friends.
You can find out more about Shane ‘Little Bear’ Perez by liking and following him on Instagram and Facebook. You can also learn more about the clubs by following and liking their pages on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter as well as checking out the club events on wheresthedance.com.
We look forward to meeting you in a square soon!