From Our Members

In our continuing effort to provide service to CALLERLAB Members we are offering this section of the web site for comments, thoughts, and other input from our Members.The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of CALLERLAB.

If you have information you would like to share, please contact the CALLERLAB office by submitting your input in an e-mail addressed to: CALLERLAB@aol.com. The CALLERLAB Executive Director reserves the right to edit and revise any material submitted for publication.

This page also contains documents from the archives of Tim Marriner. We thank Donna Marriner for allowing CALLERLAB to post these documents:

For additional information, contact the office at 1-800-331-2577 or CALLERLAB@aol.com

Member-Submitted Articles

Angels Letter

February 7, 2021 63.48 KB 1571 downloads

Tim Marriner

Business Side of Calling

February 7, 2021 38.87 KB 1629 downloads

Tim Marriner

Callers Partner

February 7, 2021 69.43 KB 1602 downloads

Tim Marriner

Calling In Schools (In The Long Run) By Corben Geis

December 22, 2010 26.52 KB 2871 downloads

In this 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.

Change

February 7, 2021 74.16 KB 1330 downloads

An article by Paul Walker presenting "Change" to square dancing.

Chicken Plucker Evolution

February 7, 2021 58.49 KB 1809 downloads

Tim Marriner

Choreo Nightmares

February 7, 2021 35.31 KB 1706 downloads

Tim Marriner

Class Recruitment and Retention by Darryl McMillan

January 7, 2012 52.80 KB 1638 downloads

Darryl 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 Johnson

May 21, 2011 247.97 KB 1523 downloads

CRaMS is a system of calling that encourages the use of modules or extemporaneous calling while working within a framework of known dancer relationships.

Dance Parties

February 7, 2021 32.87 KB 1559 downloads

Tim Marriner

Dancer Etiquette

February 7, 2021 47.64 KB 1411 downloads

Daryl Clendenin article on dancers etiquettes.

Do Not Call List

February 7, 2021 154.93 KB 1764 downloads

Tim Marriner

Easy Party Dance Choreography

February 7, 2021 49.83 KB 1743 downloads

Tim Marriner

Ethics

February 7, 2021 167.09 KB 1451 downloads

Evolution of Chicken Plucker

February 7, 2021 56.61 KB 1941 downloads

Tim Marriner

Glossary of Common Caller Jargon

February 7, 2021 106.89 KB 1950 downloads

Tim Marriner

Harmony

February 7, 2021 126.77 KB 1439 downloads

Tim Marriner

History and Heritage

February 7, 2021 83.83 KB 1564 downloads

Tim Marriner

How I Started Calling

February 7, 2021 184.51 KB 1772 downloads

Tim Marriner

In The Long Run

December 22, 2010 26.52 KB 1300 downloads

Corben Gies

Leadership

February 7, 2021 65.65 KB 1470 downloads

Tim Marriner

Mainstream Get-outs

February 7, 2021 107.59 KB 1732 downloads

Tim Marriner

Master of Ceremonies

February 7, 2021 71.71 KB 1614 downloads

Tim Marriner

Mechanic of Choreography

February 7, 2021 39.95 KB 1533 downloads

Tim Marriner

Memory For Callers by Daryl Clendenin (May 2011)

May 7, 2011 22.13 KB 1410 downloads

Brief description of how our memory works, how important it is to our calling, and a reminder to pay attention to help our memory.

Method of Choreographic Management

February 7, 2021 245.15 KB 1712 downloads

Tim Marriner

Microphone Techniques

February 7, 2021 76.12 KB 1760 downloads

Tim Marriner

Modular Basics

February 7, 2021 51.13 KB 1555 downloads

Tim Marriner

Modular Calling

February 7, 2021 95.96 KB 1917 downloads

Tim Marriner

Music Alternatives

February 7, 2021 72.70 KB 1662 downloads

Tim Marriner

Music Management

February 7, 2021 76.89 KB 1440 downloads

Tim Marriner

Music Structure

February 7, 2021 46.10 KB 1776 downloads

Tim Marriner

New Callers By Daryl Clendenin (December 23, 2010)

December 7, 2010 54.41 KB 1270 downloads

Includes Daryl's thoughts on how to find and recruit new callers.

New Dancer Coordinator

February 7, 2021 118.41 KB 1476 downloads

Tim Marriner

New Dancer Letter

February 7, 2021 38.46 KB 1570 downloads

Tim Marriner

No! B-51 IS NOT A BOMBER

February 7, 2021 78.94 KB 1765 downloads

Daryl Clendenin presents an article on Basic as an Entry Program.

Plus Get-Outs

February 7, 2021 105.42 KB 1795 downloads

Tim Marriner

Program Outline

February 7, 2021 5.42 KB 1643 downloads

Tim Marriner

Programming

February 7, 2021 68.43 KB 1395 downloads

Tim Marriner

Promotion

February 7, 2021 77.12 KB 1437 downloads

Tim Marriner

Recruitment

February 7, 2021 144.13 KB 1602 downloads

Tim Marriner

Self Improvement

February 7, 2021 75.35 KB 1625 downloads

Showmanship

February 7, 2021 85.54 KB 1494 downloads

Tim Marriner

Showmanship Approaches

February 7, 2021 23.53 KB 1568 downloads

Tim Marriner

Sight Calling

February 7, 2021 73.42 KB 1416 downloads

Tim Mariner

Sight Resolution

February 7, 2021 69.22 KB 1489 downloads

Tim Marriner

Simple Sight

February 7, 2021 39.69 KB 1442 downloads

Tim Marriner

Singing Call Adaptation

February 7, 2021 152.41 KB 1687 downloads

Tim Marriner

Singing Call Techniques

February 7, 2021 135.88 KB 1660 downloads

Tim Marriner

Smooth Dancing, Body Flow and Timing

February 7, 2021 70.22 KB 1892 downloads

Tim Marriner

Square Dance History Project

February 7, 2021 55.67 KB 1662 downloads

By David Millstone--A group of square dance enthusiasts has launched a digital library and website.

Teaching Techniques By Jerry Reed (December 23, 2010)
,
December 7, 2010 83.66 KB 1603 downloads

Jerry 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.

The Downsizing of Square Dancing by George Smith

February 7, 2021 7.63 MB 1573 downloads

George Smith presents an article regarding his experience with square dancing and the current decline.

Where are the women

February 7, 2021 57.41 KB 1595 downloads

An informative article by Daryl Clendenin regarding single men and dancing.