From Our Members

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Member-Submitted Articles

Angels Letter

February 7, 2021 63.48 KB 2457 downloads

Tim Marriner

Business Side of Calling

February 7, 2021 38.87 KB 2484 downloads

Tim Marriner

Callers Partner

February 7, 2021 69.43 KB 2351 downloads

Tim Marriner

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

December 22, 2010 26.52 KB 5376 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 1894 downloads

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

Chicken Plucker Evolution

February 7, 2021 58.49 KB 2807 downloads

Tim Marriner

Choreo Nightmares

February 7, 2021 35.31 KB 2498 downloads

Tim Marriner

Class Recruitment and Retention by Darryl McMillan

January 7, 2012 52.80 KB 2297 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 2176 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 2308 downloads

Tim Marriner

Dancer Etiquette

February 7, 2021 47.64 KB 2019 downloads

Daryl Clendenin article on dancers etiquettes.

Do Not Call List

February 7, 2021 154.93 KB 2816 downloads

Tim Marriner

Easy Party Dance Choreography

February 7, 2021 49.83 KB 2547 downloads

Tim Marriner

Ethics

February 7, 2021 167.09 KB 2098 downloads

Evolution of Chicken Plucker

February 7, 2021 56.61 KB 3035 downloads

Tim Marriner

Glossary of Common Caller Jargon

February 7, 2021 106.89 KB 3128 downloads

Tim Marriner

Harmony

February 7, 2021 126.77 KB 2116 downloads

Tim Marriner

History and Heritage

February 7, 2021 83.83 KB 2324 downloads

Tim Marriner

How I Started Calling

February 7, 2021 184.51 KB 2736 downloads

Tim Marriner

In The Long Run

December 22, 2010 26.52 KB 1897 downloads

Corben Gies

Leadership

February 7, 2021 65.65 KB 2078 downloads

Tim Marriner

Mainstream Get-outs

February 7, 2021 107.59 KB 2475 downloads

Tim Marriner

Master of Ceremonies

February 7, 2021 71.71 KB 2535 downloads

Tim Marriner

Mechanic of Choreography

February 7, 2021 39.95 KB 2281 downloads

Tim Marriner

Memory For Callers by Daryl Clendenin (May 2011)

May 7, 2011 22.13 KB 1950 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 2519 downloads

Tim Marriner

Microphone Techniques

February 7, 2021 76.12 KB 2489 downloads

Tim Marriner

Modular Basics

February 7, 2021 51.13 KB 2176 downloads

Tim Marriner

Modular Calling

February 7, 2021 95.96 KB 2716 downloads

Tim Marriner

Music Alternatives

February 7, 2021 72.70 KB 2383 downloads

Tim Marriner

Music Management

February 7, 2021 76.89 KB 2069 downloads

Tim Marriner

Music Structure

February 7, 2021 46.10 KB 2779 downloads

Tim Marriner

New Callers By Daryl Clendenin (December 23, 2010)

December 7, 2010 54.41 KB 1828 downloads

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

New Dancer Coordinator

February 7, 2021 118.41 KB 2053 downloads

Tim Marriner

New Dancer Letter

February 7, 2021 38.46 KB 2403 downloads

Tim Marriner

No! B-51 IS NOT A BOMBER

February 7, 2021 78.94 KB 2799 downloads

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

Plus Get-Outs

February 7, 2021 105.42 KB 2812 downloads

Tim Marriner

Program Outline

February 7, 2021 5.42 KB 2447 downloads

Tim Marriner

Programming

February 7, 2021 68.43 KB 1983 downloads

Tim Marriner

Promotion

February 7, 2021 77.12 KB 2026 downloads

Tim Marriner

Recruitment

February 7, 2021 144.13 KB 2256 downloads

Tim Marriner

Self Improvement

February 7, 2021 75.35 KB 2350 downloads

Showmanship

February 7, 2021 85.54 KB 2109 downloads

Tim Marriner

Showmanship Approaches

February 7, 2021 23.53 KB 2331 downloads

Tim Marriner

Sight Calling

February 7, 2021 73.42 KB 2079 downloads

Tim Mariner

Sight Resolution

February 7, 2021 69.22 KB 2162 downloads

Tim Marriner

Simple Sight

February 7, 2021 39.69 KB 2064 downloads

Tim Marriner

Singing Call Adaptation

February 7, 2021 152.41 KB 2438 downloads

Tim Marriner

Singing Call Techniques

February 7, 2021 135.88 KB 2437 downloads

Tim Marriner

Smooth Dancing, Body Flow and Timing

February 7, 2021 70.22 KB 2868 downloads

Tim Marriner

Square Dance History Project

February 7, 2021 55.67 KB 2485 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)
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December 7, 2010 83.66 KB 2484 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 2354 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 2235 downloads

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