Mike & D’ Bramlett, Garland, Texas
Mike was introduced to square dancing in 1975 in the little East Texas town of Greenville, TX. Mike called his first dance in Greenville, TX April 29, 1976 for the Greenville Swinging Squares. Mike graduated high school from Greenville in 1978 and attended college at East Texas A&M in Commerce, TX graduating with a degree in business. In June of 2013 Mike was inducted into the Texas Callers Hall of Fame. Mike said, “This is a humbling honor that makes the many hours of practice, donated time, meetings, lessons and personal time dedicated to this activity worthwhile.”
Mike has recorded with several square dance record labels, Longhorn, Circle D, Rockin’ “M” and Rhythm and Global. Mike and his son Drew are currently producing their own square dance music. They have dedicated their time and energy to bring square dancing into a new age with better music.
Mike and his wife D’ were married in January of 1982, and their son Drew was born in December of 1987. Mike served on the board of the Texas Callers Association since 1978 and served as Chairman of the Hall of Fame committee as well. Mike has also been a member of the North Texas Callers Association since he started calling in 1976 where he has served in all capacities of the board as well as training coordinator and chaired numerous committees. Mike is currently the only member of the NTCA to have served as president 4 times.
Mike has also traveled extensively through Europe calling in London, Paris, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Canada and Saudi Arabia. Mike has also called on staff for several square dance resorts such as Fun Valley, Milestone Lodge, and Kirkwood Lodge. Mike still has a busy traveling schedule today calling in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Colorado to name a few. Mike still maintains a strong very strong home program. Mike teaches two beginner classes each year and a plus class. Mike has Mike currently calls for 3 clubs in Dallas area. Rebel Rousers, Friendship Plus, ADD+, and Mike also drive’s once a month to Wichita Falls to call for the Wichita Wranglers. Mikes calls over 200 dances a year and still maintains a full time job.Mike calls Basic through A2, Mike likes to push the envelope when calling using interesting and different danceable choreography that will keep you on your toes as a dancer. Mike also utilizes a plethora of different styles of music, mainstream country, Big Band, Swing, Jazz, R&B and even Disco.