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is an on-line 2-couple square dancing course for teaching both dancers and square dance callers at home.  

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 TABLE OF CONTENTS


PREFACE

  INTRODUCTION

  LESSON 1 - THE BASICS

SIDE BY SIDE COUPLE
OPPOSITE-FACING COUPLE
BEAU AND BELLE POSITIONS
HAND POSITIONS
IN-FACING BOX FORMATION

LESSON 2 - SIMPLE PARTNER & CORNER CALLS
   
******* Mainstream Calls *******
SQUARE YOUR SETS
CIRCLE LEFT 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 OR HOME (002) *
UP TO THE MIDDLE AND BACK (003)
DOSADO YOUR PARTNER (004)
SWING YOUR PARTNER (005)
PROMENADE 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 OR HOME (006)
STAR 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 OR TO ORIGINAL PARTNER (010)


LESSON 3 - BOX CALLS WITH YOUR PARTNER
   
IN-FACING BOX FORMATION
OUT-FACING BOX FORMATION
IN-FACING RIGHT HAND BOX FORMATION
OUT-FACING RIGHT HAND BOX FORMATION
******* Mainstream Calls *******

FORMATION POINT OF VIEW
PASS THRU (012)
LADIES U-TURN BACK (015)
COURTESY TURN (017)
LEAD RIGHT (LEFT) (020)
RIGHT AND LEFT THRU (021)
CALIFORNIA TWIRL (029)
MEN RUN (041)
PARTNER TRADE (042)
ZOOM (046)
SCOOT BACK (067)


LESSON 4 - BOX CALLS THAT CHANGE PARTNERS (Part 1 of 2)

IN-FACING BOX, OTHER LADY FORMATION
OUT-FACING BOX, OTHER LADY FORMATION
IN-FACING RIGHT HAND BOX, OTHER LADY FORMATION
OUT-FACING RIGHT HAND BOX, OTHER LADY FORMATION

******* Mainstream Calls *******
MEN IN, LADIES SASHAY (014)
STAR THRU (023)
SQUARE THRU (028)
TOUCH A QUARTER (051)
CIRCULATE (052)  
WALK AND DODGE (061)
SLIDE THRU (062)


LESSON 5 - BOX CALLS THAT CHANGE PARTNERS (Part 2 of 2)

******* Mainstream Calls *******
LADIES CHAIN (018)
FLUTTER WHEEL (047)
REVERSE FLUTTER WHEEL (047)
CLOVER LEAF (054)
******* Plus Calls *******
CHASE RIGHT (074)

LESSON 6 - BOX CALLS WITH MEN IN THE BELLE POSITION

******* Mainstream Calls *******
FACE IN and FACE OUT
FACE LEFT and FACE RIGHT
ALLEMANDE LEFT (007)
LEFT (RIGHT) ARM TURN  (007)
HALF SASHAY (014)
U-TURN BACK  (015)
ALL AROUND THE CORNER (026)
SEE SAW (027)
BOX THE GNAT (035)


LESSON 7 - LINE CALLS

******* Mainstream Calls *******
CHAIN DOWN THE LINE (018)
BEND THE LINE (025)
WHEEL AROUND (031)
WHEEL AND DEAL (043)
VEER LEFT (RIGHT) (049)
TAG THE LINE (065)
HALF TAG THE LINE (066)
******* Plus Calls *******
ACEY DEUcCEY (070)
CROSSFIRE (076)
FAN THE TOP (0
IN-FACING BOX:83)
PEEL OFF (089)


LESSON 8 - WAVE CALLS (Part 1 of 3)

******* Mainstream Calls *******
LADIES U-TURN BACK (015)
STEP TO A WAVE (036)
PASS THE OCEAN (038)
MEN RUN (041)
HINGE (068)
******* Plus Calls *******
SINGLE CIRCLE TO A WAVE (093)

LESSON 9 - WAVE CALLS (Part 2 of 3)
IN-FACING BOX:
******* Mainstream Calls *******
SWING THRU (040)
SPIN THE TOP (058)
FAN THE TOP (083)
ENDS FOLD (063)
******* Plus Calls *******
ACEY DEUCEY (070)
PEEL THE TOP ((090)

LESSON 10 - WAVE CALLS (Part 3 of 3)

******* Mainstream Calls *******
LADIES U-TURN BACK (15)
CHAIN DOWN THE LINE (18)
MEN RUN (041)

CAST OFF 3/4 (060)
HINGE (068)
RECYCLE (069)
******* Plus Calls *******
EXPLODE AND (080)
EXPLODE THE WAVE (081)
EXTEND (039)
LINEAR CYCLE (087)


LESSON 11 - DIAMOND CALLS

******* Mainstream Calls *******
CENTERS CAST OFF 3/4 (060)
CENTERS HINGE (068)
******* Plus Calls *******
CUT THE DIAMOND ((077)
DIAMOND CIRCULATE (078)
FLIP THE DIAMOND (084)


LESSON 12 - LEFT-HANDED WAVE CALLS

******* Mainstream Calls *******
U-TURN BACK (015)
MEN U-TURN BACK (015)
CHAIN DOWN THE LINE (018)
LADIES RUN (041)
CENTERS CROSS- RUN (041)
DIXIE STYLE TO A WAVE (064)
******* Plus Calls *******
AND SPREAD (073)
EXPLODE (80)
FOLLOW YOUR NEIGHBOR (085)
TRADE THE WAVE (100)


* The numbers after the calls refer to the call number in the CALLER LAB call list dated August 19, 2006


REFERENCE MATERIAL


 1.  PAIR DANCING, book in PDF  (Click Here)

 2.  RLUDIMENTS OF SQUARE DNACE CALLING (Click Here)

 3.  VIC CEDER'S 2-COUPLE SQUARE DANCE PAGE  (Click Here)

 4  Animations by Brad Christie (with JAVA Installation Link)  (Click Here)

 5.  SqView - Free Variable Speed/Pitch Media Player w/ Jump-Back (Click Here)

 6.  SD - Free Checker Moving Program for Callers  (Click Here)




Last updated February 17 2012
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