Tutorials and Links


The official website for square dance definitions is Callerlab.  At the Callerlab site, use the menu on the left, click on Dance Programs and then on Basic/Mainstream Documents.  Later you'll link to Plus Documents.  You'll find the Checklists that our callers use--the calls are listed in the order that Callerlab recommends they be taught.  You'll also find the DEFINITIONS of each call--you will never regret learning the words that control your execution of the call!

http://www.saddlebrookesquares.com/ contains animations of most of the Basic, Mainstream, and Plus calls.  Let experienced dancers perform a call for you as many times as you desire!

http://www.dosado.com/ has wonderful links!  Check out “Resources”—among other things, you’ll find a link to more animations, created by Hiroshi Yaoko, a member of Tokyo Square Dance Club. 

Another animated site can be found by going to http://www.daveswebplace.net/ Click on Dancing Links and then on “Have Fun Square dancing.”  You’ll enjoy Noriko Takahashi’s animations—she’s also from Japan!

However, the mother of all sites belongs to The Santa Clara Valley Callers Association.  The website has links to ALL of the aforementioned sites!!! Talk about quick n easy!  Find Learning to Dance in the left-hand box; then scroll down and click on Learning Resources. Voila!  Links to all the major websites!

Mainstream and Plus Lessons On Line                             http://www.videosquaredancelessons.com/lessons/index.htm#mainstream