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 TitleModified DateSize Description
Calling In Schools (In The Long Run) By Corben Geis (December 22, 201012/24/201026.52 KBDownloadIn ths article Corben provides his thoughts regarding the benefits of square dancing in schools. He and others believe this will help future recruiting of new dancers.
Change12/28/201274.16 KBDownloadAn article by Paul Walker presenting "Change" to square dancing.
Class Recruitment and Retention by Darryl McMillan1/10/201352.80 KBDownloadDarryl presents several theories and facts regarding recruitment and retention of new dancers. This article was published in the Jan/Feb 2012 DIRECTION.
CRaMS "Starting CRaMS" by Barry Johnson8/1/2011247.97 KBDownloadCRaMS is a system of calling that encourages the use of modules or extemporaneous calling while working within a framework of known dancer relationships. The fundamental tenet of CRaMS is this: If you know the relationships between the dancers, then resol
Dancer Etiquette12/28/201247.64 KBDownloadDaryl Clendenin article on dancers etiquettes.
Memory For Callers by Daryl Clendenin (May 2011)6/1/201122.13 KBDownloadBrief description of how our memory works, how important it is to our calling, and a reminder to pay attention to help our memory.
New Callers By Daryl Clendenin (December 23, 2010)12/24/201054.41 KBDownloadIncludes Daryl's thoughts on how to find and recruit new callers.
No! B-51 IS NOT A BOMBER5/22/201378.94 KBDownloadDaryl Clendenin presents an article on Basic as an Entry Program.
Square Dance History Project12/21/201255.67 KBDownloadBy David Millstone--A group of square dance enthusiasts has launched a digital library and website.
Teaching Techniques By Jerry Reed (December 23, 2010)12/29/201083.66 KBDownloadJerry has written an outstanding teaching aid. This document includes the following general topics: 1) BASICS OF TEACHING/LEARNING and 2) TEACHING METHODS. This document is also available under Teaching Resources.
Where are the women 12/28/201257.41 KBDownloadAn informative article by Daryl Clendenin regarding single men and dancing.