Shauna learned to clog in 1977 and taught her first clogging classes in 1980. Although she learned to square dance in high school (1979) she did not fully participate in the activity until nearly 20 years later when her clogging path crossed with square dancing at local and state festivals. In 1999 Shauna began teaching and cueing round dancing in addition to clogging classes.
Shauna attended her first Caller’s School in 2007 (taught by her husband, Vic) and was surprised to discover how much she enjoyed calling. Since then, she has settled in nicely teaching and calling for local clubs. She is also traveling to call and teach as much as her work schedule allows.
In August of 2015, Shauna launched Chic Recordings (a square dance music recording company.) Chic has broken new ground in the square dance music business, recording songs in two keys to meet the needs of both male and female callers. Shauna is currently the only female producer in the square dance music business.
In 2021, Shauna started on a caller coaching path with the goal of becoming a CALLERLAB accredited caller coach. She has been blessed to be on staff for the GSI Caller School, Women in Calling Institute, and partnering with Wade Driver on an Advanced Singing Call school.
Shauna is currently the chair of the Music Producers committee for CALLERLAB, and a member of the CALLERLAB Board of Governors. In the “real world,” Shauna is a Sales & Marketing Information Manager for The Toro Company’s Irrigation Division in Riverside, CA.
Shauna lives in Redlands, CA with her husband and favorite-caller-on-sabbatical, Vic Kaaria. Prior to his setting down the microphone in 2019, Vic had called and taught square dancing for nearly 50 years. Vic is her biggest fan and support mechanism and a goldmine of square dance information. They share their home with three very spoiled dogs.