Howard and wife Brenda started Crossroad Squares on 8th July 1982.
The club has run continuously ever since, to become the longest running club in Victoria with the original caller. Crossroad Squares celebrated its 34th birthday in July 2016. Crossroad Squares cater for beginners to mainstream & plus dancers, and has hosted dancers and callers from all states of Australia and overseas. Howard has lost count of the number of people that have learnt or danced on a regular basis at Crossroad Squares. Howard and Brenda hope to meet you on a dance floor soon.
Howard and Brenda also runs Southern Cross Plus (est. 1990) for plus dancers. In 2016 Southern Cross Plus will celebrate 26 years at SCP. Southern Cross Plus attracts dancers from all parts of Melbourne. Another club Howard & Brenda run is Southern Cross A (est. 1998) for dancers wanting to dance at the Advanced level. These clubs operate in Albert Park.
A caller since 1980, Howard has travelled extensively across Australia and New Zealand as a guest caller. He is the author of two square dance books: "The Travelling Callers Complete Guide" and the "Callers Guide To Teaching The Plus Program". He has also recorded square dance cassettes, including a live tribute to Elvis Presley. He has also cut his first CD called "A Little Bit More - Plus". In 2006 Howard was awarded the National Square Dance Society "Roll of Honour" for his work in square dancing. In 2008 Howard was presented with a 25 year award from the Victorian Callers Association. Howard has also received the Australian Callers Federation Silver Microphone Award for 25 years of calling. Recently Howard is a Life Membership of the Victorian Callers Association.