Ray began calling western style square dancing in 1965. He has called in Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and of course, Vermont. Between 1988 and 1994 he called one night dances, contras, two step and old fashioned squares. Since 1998 Ray has been the "impeccably perfect" caller of the Lake Champlain Squares. In January 2002 he also began to call for North Country Swingers in Newport, Vermont.