Even though he was born into the activity in 1970, Bobby has been active in the square dance community since learning to dance in September 1978. In June 1982, he began his calling career with help from his father, Bob Poyner, along with many other local and national callers. Starting in late 1992, he taught his first beginner's class and has maintained at least one class every year since. Throughout his career as a caller, Bobby has traveled to many states as well as overseas to do square dances. He maintains a full-time calling program at home while traveling part time throughout the Midwest region and nationally doing dances, weekends, festivals and conventions. Bobby currently calls Basic through A2 and is available for private parties, one-niters, lessons, workshops, dances, weekends, festivals and conventions.