From Our Members

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Member-Submitted Articles

Angels Letter

February 7, 2021 63.48 KB 15 downloads

Tim Marriner

Business Side of Calling

February 7, 2021 38.87 KB 10 downloads

Tim Marriner

Callers Partner

February 7, 2021 69.43 KB 9 downloads

Tim Marriner

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

December 22, 2010 26.52 KB 12 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 10 downloads

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

Chicken Plucker Evolution

February 7, 2021 58.49 KB 9 downloads

Tim Marriner

Choreo Nightmares

February 7, 2021 35.31 KB 9 downloads

Tim Marriner

Class Recruitment and Retention by Darryl McMillan

January 7, 2012 52.80 KB 9 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 8 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 8 downloads

Tim Marriner

Dancer Etiquette

February 7, 2021 47.64 KB 11 downloads

Daryl Clendenin article on dancers etiquettes.

Do Not Call List

February 7, 2021 154.93 KB 12 downloads

Tim Marriner

Easy Party Dance Choreography

February 7, 2021 49.83 KB 9 downloads

Tim Marriner

Ethics

February 7, 2021 167.09 KB 11 downloads

Evolution of Chicken Plucker

February 7, 2021 56.61 KB 25 downloads

Tim Marriner

Evolution of Chicken Plucker (2)

February 7, 2021 31.50 KB 13 downloads

Tim Marriner

Glossary of Common Caller Jargon

February 7, 2021 106.89 KB 11 downloads

Tim Marriner

Harmony

February 7, 2021 126.77 KB 9 downloads

Tim Marriner

History and Heritage

February 7, 2021 83.83 KB 8 downloads

Tim Marriner

How I Started Calling

February 7, 2021 184.51 KB 9 downloads

Tim Marriner

Leadership

February 7, 2021 65.65 KB 7 downloads

Tim Marriner

Mainstream Get-outs

February 7, 2021 107.59 KB 12 downloads

Tim Marriner

Master of Ceremonies

February 7, 2021 71.71 KB 9 downloads

Tim Marriner

Mechanic of Choreography

February 7, 2021 39.95 KB 8 downloads

Tim Marriner

Memory For Callers by Daryl Clendenin (May 2011)

May 7, 2011 22.13 KB 9 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 8 downloads

Tim Marriner

Microphone Techniques

February 7, 2021 76.12 KB 9 downloads

Tim Marriner

Modular Basics

February 7, 2021 51.13 KB 20 downloads

Tim Marriner

Modular Calling

February 7, 2021 95.96 KB 24 downloads

Tim Marriner

Music Alternatives

February 7, 2021 72.70 KB 10 downloads

Tim Marriner

Music Management

February 7, 2021 76.89 KB 7 downloads

Tim Marriner

Music Structure

February 7, 2021 46.10 KB 7 downloads

Tim Marriner

New Callers By Daryl Clendenin (December 23, 2010)

December 7, 2010 54.41 KB 11 downloads

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

New Dancer Coordinator

February 7, 2021 118.41 KB 11 downloads

Tim Marriner

New Dancer Letter

February 7, 2021 38.46 KB 7 downloads

Tim Marriner

No! B-51 IS NOT A BOMBER

February 7, 2021 78.94 KB 8 downloads

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

Plus Get-Outs

February 7, 2021 105.42 KB 9 downloads

Tim Marriner

Program Outline

February 7, 2021 5.42 KB 9 downloads

Tim Marriner

Programming

February 7, 2021 68.43 KB 10 downloads

Tim Marriner

Promotion

February 7, 2021 77.12 KB 8 downloads

Tim Marriner

Recruitment

February 7, 2021 144.13 KB 15 downloads

Tim Marriner

Self Improvement

February 7, 2021 75.35 KB 9 downloads

Showmanship

February 7, 2021 85.54 KB 23 downloads

Tim Marriner

Showmanship Approaches

February 7, 2021 23.53 KB 17 downloads

Tim Marriner

Sight Calling

February 7, 2021 73.42 KB 11 downloads

Tim Mariner

Sight Resolution

February 7, 2021 69.22 KB 11 downloads

Tim Marriner

Simple Sight

February 7, 2021 39.69 KB 13 downloads

Tim Marriner

Singing Call Adaptation

February 7, 2021 152.41 KB 21 downloads

Tim Marriner

Singing Call Techniques

February 7, 2021 135.88 KB 7 downloads

Tim Marriner

Smooth Dancing, Body Flow and Timing

February 7, 2021 70.22 KB 28 downloads

Tim Marriner

Square Dance History Project

February 7, 2021 55.67 KB 9 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 10 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 9 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 10 downloads

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