Toby Thomason

Toby Thomason, Triangle Squares Original and Current Caller/Cuer, and wife Judy

May 2018–Pre-game Entertainment at Texas RoughRiders

January 2008

with Granddaughter
January 2010


Voted Caller of the Year – 2009 and 2011

Toby’s Installation into the Texas Callers’ Hall of Fame
Toby and Judy took square dance lessons in 1971, while serving in the United States Air Force in Wichita Falls, Texas. About a year later, he tried a singing call at a square dance weekend and he was hooked on calling. He and Judy attended Frank Lane’s Callers School in the summer of 1973, and twice more a few years later. In late 1974, several people decided to start the Triangle Squares of Denton and they asked Toby to be their caller. Their first dance was in January of 1975, and he has been their caller ever since. He has been club caller to several NORTEX clubs over the years.
Toby has been a member of the North Texas Callers Association since 1974, and has served that organization as President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Chairman of the Membership Committee, and Chairman of Cavalcade. He has been a member of the Texas State Callers Association since 1974 and has served as Trustee, Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President, and President. He is also a member of Callerlab.
Toby has called at numerous State Festivals, State Conclaves, and several National Conventions. In the summers, he has called at Red River, New Mexico, Fun Valley, Colorado, and at Parrish Ranch, Colorado. He teaches a beginner square dance class each year and also either a plus class or a beginner round dance class.
Toby works as a construction project manager for a company in Dallas that builds large buildings and schools. He and Judy have three children and four grandchildren. Toby is very active in his church, teaching an adult class, singing in the choir, and serving as an elder. He has also enjoyed singing, recording, and traveling in a gospel quartet.
Toby’s definition of square dancing is Fun, Friendship, and Fellowship set to music.