Novelties

Welcome to the Novelties Section of the CALLERLAB Online Teaching Resource.

This section contains a collection of ways to enhance the Square Dance experience through the use of choreographic ideas that are not directly related to program calls. Some of these ideas have been described as games, gimmicks, specialized square or crowd pleasers. Our thanks go to the callers who originally created and documented these ideas.

We have sorted these ideas into several categories and are making them available as downloadable pdf files. As with the other sections in this resource, this resource is being developed. We are still adding and proofing material and links. Please let us know if you find errors. (Email CAC Chair: dwelch@eastlink.ca)

GAMES
Bar Stool Dancing
Hands, Gender and Face Variations

GIMMICKS
Automatic Calls to be inserted at specific points
If You Can
If You Want To

INTERACTING SQUARES
Exploding Squares
Progressive Squares

SHAPES
Five Couples (Windmilling, Scatter Promenade, U-Shape)
Tandems or Couples
Triangles

TRADITIONAL SQUARES – Visiting Couples
Lazy H Square
Who’s On First