Welcome to the CALLERLAB Online Teaching Resource.
Here you will find material to assist a modern square dance caller who is teaching new calls to dancers, or teaching new applications of a call to dancers.
There are seven pages associated with each call. Click on the blue word for the type of information desired.
This resource is being developed. We are adding pages on a regular basis and still proofing choreography, text, and links. Please let us know if you find errors. (Email CAC Chair: email@example.com)
Note: In accordance with the 2018 Basic Triennial Review, the Thar Family and associated calls have been moved to Mainstream. Also Double Pass Thru and First Left Next Right have been moved to Basic Part 1.
Basic Part 2:
Define links to the Definition of the call with Command examples, Timing, Styling, and Comments (quoted from the Definitions Document). This page also has some background information about the call and a link to the animated diagrams of the call on Taminations.
Standard links to descriptions of the formation and arrangements considered to be Standard Applications of the call.
Analyze links to Call Analysis comments about hand usage, body flow, good preceding and following calls, and ending formations for standard applications and a few extended applications. Also any ARC Rulings on the call are listed here.
Module links to Equivalents, Zeros, Get-Ins, and Get-Outs that use the call.
Teach links to Teaching Tips and sample choreography for patter and singing calls. This choreography is designed to fit into the CALLERLAB suggested teaching order and focuses on the Standard Applications.
Other links to Traditional Squares, Mixers, Sicilian Circles, or Contra dances that use the call.
Extend links to choreography for workshops on Extended Applications. This choreography begins with applications that could be taught as part of the teaching order. In some cases it also includes applications that assume the dancers have learned the Standard Applications of the calls in the Basic Part 2, or Mainstream programs.
BASIC PART 2
31. Wheel Around / Reverse Wheel Around
32. Thar Family (moved to Mainstream in 2018)
33. Slip the Clutch (moved to Mainstream in 2018)
34. Shoot the Star (moved to Mainstream in 2018)
35. Box the Gnat
*8 c. Wrong Way Grand
36. Trade Family
— a. (Named Dancers) Trade
— b. Couples Trade
— c. Partner Trade
37. Ocean Wave Family
— a. Step to a Wave
— b. Balance
*21 c. All Eight Circulate
38. Alamo Style
39. Swing Thru / Left Swing Thru
40. Run / Cross Run
41. Pass the Ocean
42. Extend (From 1/4 Tag Only)
43. Wheel and Deal
44. Double Pass Thru (moved to Basic Part 1 in 2018)
45. First Couple Left … (moved to Basic Part 1 in 2018)
47. Flutterwheel / Reverse Flutterwheel
48. Sweep a Quarter
49. Trade By
50. Touch 1/4
*21 d. Single File Circulate
*21 e. Split/Box Circulate
51. Ferris Wheel