Don started dancing in October 1974 and called his first tip 2 months later. His calling career began teaching teens in 1975.
Don and Avena live in Montreal and call for clubs that dance from Basic to C2. In addition to his club activities, calling engagements have taken him throughout Canada, 31 states in the U.S, and also, England, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, France, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands Norway and the Czech Republic.
His ability to challenge and bring out the best in dancers at all levels is attested to by the zealous enthusiasm displayed by all who attend his dances.