Bob Dalsemer has been calling square and contra dances for more than 40 years. He has called dances in more than 30 states, Canada, the Czech Republic, Britain, Belgium, Denmark and Russia, and wrote the book West Virginia Square Dances (CDSS, 1982) and Folk Dance Fun for Schools and Families (John C. Campbell Folk School, 1995). He has also compiled the following cassette/book compilations: Smoke On the Water: Square Dance Classics and When The Work's All Done: A Square Dance Party For Beginners and Old Hands.
From 1990 to 1996 Bob Dalsemer served as President of the Country Dance and Song Society.
He served as the Music and Dance Coordinator at the John C. Campbell Folk School for 22 years, retiring in April 2013.