August 9, 1933 - November 13, 2018
Lee Kopman is known as The King of Square Dancing. In his 60+ years as a Square Dance Caller, he wrote over 500 calls and helped pioneer Challenge level of dancing. Lee loved calling more than anything, except for his wife Lilith and his children Steve and Phyllis, of course. He changed the lives of scores of dancers and callers. When Lee passed away on November 13th at the age of 85, there were countless numbers of people who wrote cards and letters remembering the impact he made on their lives and the joy he brought with every encounter. Lee mentored so many callers simply out of service to the advancement of the activity, and well, because he couldn’t get enough of it. The stories of his generous spirit continue to emerge. When a GoFundMe account was set up by Marty Northrup to raise money for medical expenses for Lee and Lilith, Lee would have none of that. He wanted to use the funds for scholarships for eager callers to attend Caller Lab or a caller’s school. So, in honor of Lee and his contribution to Square Dancing, we invite you to consider a donation to help advance the activity he loved so much. Just click the link to the right to donate. Thank you in advance for continuing Lee’s legacy and the advancement of Square Dancing.