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This repository collects information useful to Modern Western Square Dance leaders and callers. If you’re trying to recruit new dancers, train callers, or promote MWSD in general, you will find valuable information here. Articles are gleaned from a wide array of sources and do not represent any particular organization or point of view. If you have questions or suggestions for content please contact Barry Clasper (

Perhaps the easiest way to understand what is here is to think of it as a collection of newspaper clippings, stories, and scrap book items. Each item is called an “article”. Some articles contain all the information within their body, while others will provide a description and links to complete information elsewhere. Each article bears on some aspect of MWSD but they come from all over the place. They may contain thoughts, opinions, ideas, anecdotes, histories, references, insights, resources, and much more. They all represent something somebody somewhere thought was valuable enough to write down, record, present, or otherwise share.