Mainstream

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. Descriptions of each type of page are below the table.

This resource is being developed. We are still proofing choreography, text, and links. Please let us know if you find errors. (Email CAC Chair: dwelch@eastlink.ca)

Mainstream

Cloverleaf Define Standard Analyze Module Teach Other Extend
Turn Thru Define Standard Analyze Module Teach Other Extend
Eight Chain Thru Define Standard Analyze Module Teach Other Extend
Pass to the Center Define Standard Analyze Module Teach Other Extend
Allemande Thar Define Standard Analyze Module Teach Other Extend
Allemande Thar – Left To Define Standard Analyze Module Teach Other Extend
Allemande Thar – Wrong Way Define Standard Analyze Module Teach Other Extend
Slip the Clutch Define Standard Analyze Module Teach Other Extend
Shoot the Star Define Standard Analyze Module Teach Other Extend
Hinge – Single Define Standard Analyze Module Teach Other Extend
Hinge – Couples Define Standard Analyze Module Teach Other Extend
Centers In Define Standard Analyze Module Teach Other Extend
Cast Off Define Standard Analyze Module Teach Other Extend
Spin the Top Define Standard Analyze Module Teach Other Extend
Walk and Dodge Define Standard Analyze Module Teach Other Extend
Slide Thru Define Standard Analyze Module Teach Other Extend
Fold – Cross Fold Define Standard Analyze Module Teach Other Extend
Dixie Style to Wave Define Standard Analyze Module Teach Other Extend
Spin Chain Thru Define Standard Analyze Module Teach Other Extend
Tag The Line Define Standard Analyze Module Teach Other Extend

Tag – Fraction Define Standard Analyze Module Teach Other Extend
Scoot Back Define Standard Analyze Module Teach Other Extend
Recycle Define Standard Analyze Module Teach Other Extend

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 Mainstream program.

MAINSTREAM PROGRAM

1. Cloverleaf
2. Turn Thru
3. Eight Chain Thru / Eight Chain 1, 2, 3, Etc.
4. Pass to the Center
5. Thar Family
— a. Allemande Thar
— b. Allemande Left to an Allemande Thar
— c. Wrong Way Thar
6. Slip the Clutch
7. Shoot the Star / Shoot the Star Full Around
8. Single Hinge / Couples Hinge
9. Centers In
10. Cast Off 3/4
11. Spin the Top
12. Walk and Dodge
13. Slide Thru
14. Fold / Cross Fold
15. Dixie Style to an Ocean Wave
16. Spin Chain Thru
17. Tag the Line Family
— a. Tag the Line (In/Out/Left/Right)
— b. Fraction (1/4, 1/2, 3/4) Tag
18. Scoot Back
19. Recycle (From a Wave Only)