Ballard White is a retired teacher, instructor, counselor, and administrator at the high school and college level in Arizona and American Samoa. He started square dancing in 1987 and round dancing in 2013. He is a Korean War veteran, a father, grandfather, and great grandfather. His current hobbies, other than dancing, is doing family history research and spending time with family members. Past hobbies include singing and performing in musical and dramatic stage production. He is looking forward to an exciting and profitable year as President of Valley Single Squares.