Winning Ways (2003/2009/2018) Sage Swingers

In the various square dance magazines and web sites you can read how square dance clubs and national organizations have plans for advertising square dancing, for “improving” our public image, ... Read More

Lots Of Stuff About Modules

This summary article aggregates a great deal of material on the use of modules in square dance choreography. Modules provide a powerful mechanism for creating and presenting square dance choreography ... Read More

Caller Training Materials

Newer callers or people wondering what might be involved in learning to call are interested in what kind of educational material might be available. This article summarizes available caller training ... Read More

New Dancers – (Crosstrailers – Warren, OH)

We have enjoyed thirty-seven new dancers (students) for lessons this year ….. thirty-seven! Our lesson nights have ten to eleven squares, and yes, they are a bit noisy with all ... Read More

Success Strategy – Brecksville Squares (Ohio)

A report from Dennis H. Deluga about what can be done to help a club become successful. It deals with a number of areas including leadership, communication, and outreach, that ... Read More

Saturday Classes (Martinez, CA)

What?...a Saturday morning square dance class? Why not! People take walks, run, ride a bike, walk the dog, or go to a gym for exercise on Saturdays. Why not learn ... Read More

Interview Talking Points

Have you ever been asked to give an interview about square dancing? It can often catch you by surprise. This sheet of talking points from Eric Henerlau can help you ... Read More

New Dancer Coordinator

Does you club have an officer who has the job of organizing and catering to your new dancers? If not, you should think about it. This document describes what the ... Read More

Struggling Up The Cliff (on becoming a caller)

This newsletter article from a new caller describes what it's like trying to learn to call, and what support and resources would be useful to a new caller ... Read More

So You Want To Be A Caller

This article from Paul Cote provides an overview of what is involved in becoming a caller. If you're thinking about learning to call, this article will give you some insight ... Read More

BC Westsyde Squares Recruits 29 New Dancers

This story describes how Westsyde Squares in British Columbia used marketing savvy and well targeted advertising to recruit a large new contingent of dancers. It contains a lot of great ... Read More

Jeff Priest’s Singing Call Figures for Teaching

Jeff Priest has produced an outstanding set of books to assist callers teaching in the Basic through Plus programs. These books contain singing call figures which each feature only one ... Read More

Innovative Program For New Dancers Revives Dying Club

This is the second year that our Strathmore club, just east of Calgary, used ‘The Nest’ program for new dancers. What this method has meant for us in Strathmore is ... Read More

Technical Zeros

Ever wonder what a “technical zero” is exactly? Or what use they actually are? Are you afraid of using them because the results seem unpredictable? In this paper Barry Johnson ... Read More

2019 IAGSDC Survey Results

This document summarizes the results of a survey taken by the IAGSDC of their member clubs to understand what efforts were being made towards recruitment and retention of dancers and ... Read More

Promotional Video from Minnesota

This 4 minute promotional video features an interview with caller Dan Sahlstrom of Minnesota describing what MWSD is, what it's like, who can do it, and how to learn more ... Read More

Sample Radio Ads From Montana

Hunter Keller voiced four professional radio spots to advertise his beginner classes in Montana. Their first usage generated about 25 new dancers and a second round an additional 16. Each ... Read More

Welcoming Dance Environment Documentation

Square Dancing is an overwhelmingly social activity. Therefore, it is essential that square dance groups create a social environment that feels welcoming, engaging, and safe. Events in recent years have ... Read More

Two-Person (Minimal Phantoms) Square Dancing

Bob & Dorothy Simpson and Darby Love, in Nanaimo, BC created a whole series of videos they titled “Dancing In The Garage”. They are aimed at people who can't assemble ... Read More

The How & Why of New Basics

This paper by Paul Hartman appeared in American Square Dance magazine in 1974. It describes how square dancing evolved to become what we now call Modern Western Square Dancing during ... Read More

Sounding Like A Caller

Daryl Clendenin is well known caller and Accredited Caller Coach who has taught countless caller schools. Daryl has long felt that more emphasis should be placed on the skill of ... Read More

Long Distance Calling

Tom Kaiser tells the story of his summer in rural Michigan where he wound up teaching beginners for two different clubs in the area. When it was time for him ... Read More

TV Video Promoting Square Dancing

This six minute video was broadcast on an Ottawa community service channel to promote a new dance series being presented by Wendy VanderMeulen. While done in an interview format, it ... Read More