Behind The Mike Newsletter

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Barry Wonson (bjwonson@gmail.com)
Last Update
2021-09-16 16:40:34
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Barry Wonson edits an Australian caller newsletter called Behind The Mike. It consistently presents a wealth of useful information for callers and dance leaders. You can subscribe to have editions emailed to you, or you can view past editions on their website at the link shown above.

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July 2016
OUR QUEENSLAND ADVENTURE
THE ACF CONFERENCE
NATIONAL CONVENTION
DISASTER TIME (or A Great Way to Cue a Round Dance)
2016 EVENTS to COME
SOUND ARCHIVE UPDATE
CHOREO TIME – COUPLES HINGE
ROUND DANCE - GENERAL INFORMATION (by Ed Coleman)
HISTORY TIME
GENERAL CHOREOGRAPHY
BREAKDOWN
BARRY'S PET PEEVES
COMMITMENT
SARDANSW
ASK Dr. Al LeMANDER
I STILL CALL AUSTRALIA HOME Cue Sheet
August 2016
EDITORIAL COMMENTS
REPORTS
DATE CLAIMS
2016 EVENTS to COME
SOUND ARCHIVE UPDATE
CHOREO TIME – CROSSFIRE from a 3/4 Tag - legal or not
MORE THAN JUST WORDS by Mel Wilkerson
QUOTABLE QUOTES
GENERAL CHOREOGRAPHY
SPOTLIGHT ON MAINSTREAM Split & Box Circulate
ROUND DANCE NOTES & COMMENTS
SARDANSW
ASK Dr. AL LeMANDER
WORDS OF WISDOM
September 2016
WELCOME            
STATE CONVENTION REPORT      
COMMENTS & CORRECTIONS      
DATES TO REMEMBER        
SOUND ARCHIVE UPDATE       
SARDANSW CALLER ASSESSMENTS     
PROGRAM COMMITTEE REPORT      
MAINSTREAM CHOREO SPOTLIGHT: Split & Box Circulates 
BUILDING CHOREOGRAPHY by Mel Wilkerson    
QUOTABLE QUOTES        
LESS IS MORE by Gary Petersen      
FUN WITH NUMBERS        
SARDANSW          
October 2016
CALLER’S CO-OPERATIVE Cover page          
2016 EVENTS STILL TO COME                  
SOUND ARCHIVE                             
TOOLS AND HOW TO USE THEM CORRECTLY  
BEHIND THE MIC: MEL'S MEANDERINGS        
QUOTABLE QUOTES (well, sort of)             
ON PROGRAMMING                          
FUN WITH NUMBERS                         
ALL THINGS CONSIDERED (by Ed Foote)
November 2016
CALLER’S CO-OPERATIVE Cover Page .
WHAT'S INSIDE THIS MONTH Table of contents.
2017 EVENTS STILL TO COME.
SOUND ARCHIVE.
THE STEVE TURNER CLINIC.
CHOREO TIME with Mel Wilkerson.
MEL'S MEANDERINGS.
QUOTABLE QUOTES …well, sort of.
PRINCIPLES INVOLVED in the TEACHING/LEARNING PROCESS .
THE OPEN FIREPLACE SAVINGS PLAN.
January 28-29 2017 SARDANSW Callers Weekend - Registration Information.
Editor’s Final Words … well at least for now .
December 2016
COMMENTS regarding the November Issue:
SOUND ARCHIVE The library of Sound Recordings is as follows: 
2017 EVENTS STILL TO COME
PROGRAMMING GENERAL OVERVIEW – Why Is It So Important?
QUOTABLE QUOTES (well, sort of)
Mel's Meanderings – The mighty module – making of a focus movement module
On Caller Leadership…
SHORTHAND IDEAS
ALL THINGS CONSIDERED…
Ask Dr
CHOREO CORNER 
Closing Comments 
December 2016 Part 2
CALLER’S CO-OPERATIVE 
WHAT'S INSIDE THIS MONTH 
Editorial Comment from Barry Wonson
2017 EVENTS STILL TO COME 
SARDA President’s Report 
QUOTABLE QUOTES …well, sort of 
January 28-29 2017 S
Editor's final words … well at least for 2016
January 2017
CALLER’S CO-OPERATIVE 
WHAT'S INSIDE THIS MONTH 
CHANGE - The Administrative Side 
CHANGE – Communication 
THE LEARNERS CLASS 
2017 EVENTS STILL TO COME 
SOUND ARCHIVE -Library of Sound Recordings 
Mel's Meanderings – Presentation is an Art 
QUOTABLE QUOTES (well, sort of) 
CHOREO CORNER – Walk and Dodge 
All Things Considered….by Ed Foote 
CHANGE - The MUSIC We Use 
ASK DR. ALLEMANDER 
February 2017
WELCOME 
WHAT'S BEEN A-HAPPENING HERE 
Mel's Meanderings - Presentation is an Art (part 2) 
POET’S CORNER 
ONCE UPON A TIME  – by Bill Peters 
SOUND ARCHIVE 
4 callers - it is 2:00 AM - what else - More Choreographic ideas
Caller Education Workshop – Choreographic ideas by "New Callers"
QUOTABLE QUOTES (well, sort of) 
GENERAL CHOREOGRAPHY: (Plus) - Working with Acey Deucey 
COURTESY 
All Things Considered….by Ed Foote
March 2017
WHAT'S INSIDE THIS MONTH 
WELCOME 
COMMENTS FROM THE READERSHIP 
2017 EVENTS STILL TO COME 
SOUND ARCHIVE 
MEL'S MEANDERINGS 
QUOTABLE QUOTES (WELL, SORT OF) 
KEEP YOUR ORGANIZING COMMITTEE FRESH 
ASK DR. ALLEMANDER 
ROUND DANCING - WE PROTEST!!! 
THINK BIG: STEP SMALL (FROM NEBRASKA REPORTER) 
THINGS ARE CHANGING 
CHOREO CORNER 
POETS CORNER 
IT’S A SEX THING – LOOKING AT SLIDE THRU 
ADVANCED MODULES 
MAKING ADVANCES 
CHOREO WITH A TWIST 
EDITOR'S FINAL WORDS … well at least for now
March 2017 Part 2
Caller Schools vs Caller Workshops -- Mel Wilkerson
April 2017
CALLER’S COOPERATIVE NEWSLETTER COVER PAGE 
ON THE INSIDE TRACK - Table of contents 
WELCOME 
2017 SPECIAL EVENT 
SOUND ARCHIVE 
MEL'S MEANDERINGS…by Mel Wilkerson 
QUOTABLE QUOTES (WELL, SORT OF) 
ASK DR. ALLEMANDER 
CHOREO CORNER: RESOLVES TO HOME 
THE TOOLS OF THE TRADE… by Mike R. O’phone 
SLIDE THRU: 9 TIMES 
POET'S CORNER 
CHOREO CORNER : ADVANCED 
ALL THINGS CONSIDERED…by Ed Foote 
HINTS AND TECHNIQUES FOR SQUARE DANCE CALLERS – Chinook Records 
THOROUGHLY PLUSSED 
WHICH CAME FIRST? … bt Ken Ritucci 
FOOD FOR THOUGHT – Use it but don’t abuse it….by Mel Wilkerson 
EDITOR'S FINAL WORDS … WELL AT LEAST FOR NOW
May 2017
WHAT'S INSIDE THIS MONTH
WELCOME by Barry Wonson 
2017 SPECIAL EVENT
Mel's Meanderings Understanding the Singing Call 
QUOTABLE QUOTES (well, sort of)
Ask Dr. Allemander 
CHOREO CORNER: General Mainstream by new callers 
FOR NEW DANCERS: THE FINAL EXAM
WE NEED EACH OTHER By Ken Ritucci 
DEFINITIONS 
POSITIVE PLUS. – PEEL OFF. by Mel Wilkerson 
All Things Considered…. by Ed Foote 
LITTLE WHEELS & BIG WHEELS By Barry Wonson 
POET'S CORNER
CHOREO CORNER : ADVANCED Fun Modules and different Concepts 
THOROUGHLY PLUSSED General choreography for variety 
Editor's final words … well at least for now
June 2017
WHAT'S INSIDE THIS MONTH 
WELCOME 
Australian Callers Federation Updates 
2017 SPECIAL EVENT 
SOUND ARCHIVE 
GETTING BY WITH TRADE BY? By Mel Wilkerson 
HOW TO BE A WELL-KNOWN SQUARE DANCER (AND CALLER) by George Pollock and Barry Wonson 
MEL'S MEANDERINGS Tools of the Trade by Mel Wilkerson 
Wit AND Wisdom with Jeff Garbutt 
THE SQUARE DANCER'S CLOSET by Clifford Schartzer 
QUOTABLE QUOTES 
THE CALLER'S REWARD by Dick and Carol Mannin g 
CHOREO CORNER: General Mainstream 
DEFINITIONS 
Positive Plus 
Timing is everything by Jim Mayo 
All Things Considered by Ed Foot e 
THOROUGHLY PLUSSED 
Editor's final words … well at least for now
July 2017
On the Inside Track 
2017 SPECIAL EVENT – Red Barons TRIPPLE EVENT 
SOUND ARCHIVE 
MID-YEAR RESOLUTION TIME by Andy Finch via Nick Turner 
DOING IT DIXIE STYLE by Mel Wilkerson 
Three Types of Calls and their Combinations by Paul Adams 
NON DESTRUCTIVE TESTING by Don Beck
Mel's Meanderings ½ SASHAYED OR REVERSED – JUST WHAT IS A REVERSED CALL? 
CLASS TIME by Barry Wonson 
QUOTABLE QUOTES (well, sort of) 
MOVIN' DOWN THE MAINSTREAM 
POSITIVE PLUS 
THINKING SKILLS Proactive vs reactive thinking: How to be proactive 
DEFINITIONS 
ALL THINGS CONSIDERED by Ed Foote HINTS FOR DANCING: SPIN CHAIN AND EXCHANGE THE GEARS 
CHOREO CORNER : ADVANCED
THOROUGHLY PLUSSED 
Editor's final words … well at least for now
August 2017
WHAT'S INSIDE THIS MONTH…
On the Inside Track 
AUSTRALIAN CALLERS’ FEDERATION UPDATE …
GENERAL NEWS …
Reader Feedback 
2017 SPECIAL EVENT …
SOUND ARCHIVE 
A CALLER'S VIEW: TOUCHING HANDS By Skip Brown 
WHAT'S IN A NAME? New Formation /position naming conventions …
Square Recovery by Tim Marriner
NUTS AND BOLTS by Kip Garvey 
LOOKING AT CROSS FOLD by Mel Wilkerson
Letter to Barry from one of his dancers 
Mel's Meanderings – The caller’s toolbox – Mechanics of Choreography THE CALLERS TOOLBOX: 
LAMENT OF A SQUARE DANCER 
QUOTABLE QUOTES (well, sort of) 
MOVIN' DOWN THE MAINSTREAM 
Bowling Alone A book report by Jim Mayo
THROUGHLY PLUSSED 
Editor’s final words – well at least for now
September 2017
WHAT'S INSIDE THIS MONTH 
On the Inside Track 
2017 SPECIAL EVENT 
SOUND ARCHIVE 
Modules - Creating Interesting Square Dance Choreography by Shaun Werkele 
HEADS WILL ROLL – HALF SASHAY DOESN’T by Mel Wilkerson 
The Voice By Barry Wonson 
Controlled Resolution and Manipulation System (CRaMS) an overview by Jerry Story 
QUOTABLE QUOTES (well, sort of) 
MOVIN' DOWN THE MAINSTREAM 
THOROUGHLY PLUSSED (a focus on Grand Swing thru) 
Editor's final words … well at least for now
September 2017 Supplement
On the Inside Track 
Understanding the movements 
New Caller Training - ANALYSING A CALL 
What the heck is F.A.S.R and why is it important? 
Methods of Choreographic Management 
editor's final words (well at least for this issue)
October / November 2017
WHAT'S INSIDE THIS MONTH 
ON THE INSIDE TRACK 
QUESTIONS FROM OUR READERS 
- 2018 Australian National Convention - Update 
- Australian Caller Federation (ACF) Update 
- Red Barons Triple Celebration Weekend Update 
- SARDANSW Caller Training Weekend Update 
- 2020 National Convention & ACF Caller Conference Update 
COURTESY TURNS By John Goodwin (from New England Dancer Magazine - 1990's) …
SOUND ARCHIVE 
THE WORKSHOP: Belligerent but Beautiful Basic 
MEL’S MEANDERINGS: Preparing And Practicing The Patter Premiere 
A BIT OF HISTORY by Merv Sharpe 
SINGING CALLS By Paul Adams 
THE RIGHT LADY by Steve Turner 
THE SQUARE DANCE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES by Ken Ritucci 
QUOTABLE QUOTES 
MOVIN' DOWN TO MAINSTREAM with Barry Wonson 
THOROUGHLY PLUSSED with Barry Wonson 
EDITOR'S FINAL WORDS
December 2017 / January 2018
WHAT'S INSIDE THIS MONTH 
ON THE INSIDE TRACK 
QUESTIONS FROM OUR READERS 
2018 Australian National Convention - Update 
SARDANSW Caller Training Weekend - Update 
Australian Caller Federation (ACF) - Update 
2020 National Convention & ACF Caller Conference 
TYPOS – More pleasing Poetry 
MORE ON CIRCULATES 
What Makes Choreography Difficult and Why Should We Care by Don Beck 
ASK Dr. ALLEMANDER 
QUOTABLE QUOTES 
REFLECTIONS OF A BEGINNER or ROUND DANCING IS FUN? 
Movin Down to Mainstream by Barry Wonson…
ON RECORDING YOURSELF by Barry Wonson 
How old is New – Choreographic Aiglets from the archives of Don Beck…
THOROUGHLY PLUSSED 
Buliding Blocks for the PLUS PROGRAM 
JIM'S JOTTINGS by Jim Mayo 
Editor's Final Words
February 2018
WHAT'S INSIDE THIS MONTH 
On the Inside Track 
A Special Present for Subscribers 
Event and Activities Updates 
Update 
ACF Conference 2020 
BTM Website Update 
From Our Readers 
For The Dancers: Your attitude is showing 
2018 SARDA NSW Education Clinic 
Commandments For Square Dancers 
Sound Archive 
Nuts and Bolts by Kip Garvey 
Breaking the Circle 
Circle 4 VS Circle to a Line 
Mel's Meanderings – An Unpopular Opinion 
ASK Dr. Allemander by Glenn Ickler (with Barry Wonson) 
JIM’S JOTTINGS: Jim Mayo Speaks Out – The Chicken Plucker 
Throughly Plussed with Barry Wonson 
Editor's final words …well at least for now
March 2018
On the Inside Track 
Event and Activities Updates 
? ACF Update 
? ACF CONFERENCE 2020 
? BTM WEBSITE UPDATE 
Sound Archive 
Comments from our Readers 
For The Dancers: Callers Are Human Too…. 
Poetry Corner – Ode To The Square Dance Caller 
A BASIC OVERVIEW OF TECHNICAL ZEROS - by Paul Bristow (UK) 
Quotable Quotes (well, sort of) 
What is Success – Square Dance “The Movie” vs Square Dance the Board game 
FOOD FOR THOUGHT 
EMPHASIS CALLS 
? B/MS: Emphasis Call(s): PASS THE OCEAN and PASS TO THE CENTRE 
? PLUS - Emphasis Call: – ANYTHING AND ROLL 
? A1 – emphasis call: RIGHT/ LEFT ROLL TO A WAVE 
JIM’S JOTTINGS: Jim Mayo Speaks Out 
MOVIN’ DOWN THE MAINSTREAM with Barry 
2018 SARDA NSW EDUCATION CLINIC 
Editor's final words …well at least for now 
April 2018
WHAT'S INSIDE THIS MONTH 
On the Inside Track 
Event and Activities Updates 
2018 59 th NATIONAL CONVENTION UPDATE 
ACF Update 
ACF CONFERENCE 2020 
BTM WEBSITE UPDATE 
Sound Archive 
Comments from our Readers 
ASYMMETRICAL CONCEPTS 
UNSYMMETRICAL SIGHT CALLING by Keith Lethbridge 
INTO THE UNKNOWN AND RETURN - ASYMMETRIC Steve Turner 
ASYMMETRIC PRIMER FOR CALLERS by Vic Ceder 
Quotable Quotes (well, sort of) 
Teaching Round Dancing for Square Dancers! 
CHOREO CORNER 
EMPHASIS CALLS OF THE MONTH 
Playing with Circulates 
Playing with Cross fire 
Playing with ¼ THRU AND ¾ THRU 
JIM’S JOTTINGS: Jim Mayo Speaks Out 
MOVIN’ DOWN THE MAINSTREAM with Barry 
2018 SARDA NSW EDUCATION CLINIC 
Editor's final words …well at least for now
May 2018
WHAT'S INSIDE THIS MONTH 
On the Inside Track 
Event and Activities Updates 
ustralian National Convention WENTWORTH FALLS 2020 Update 
? BTM WEBSITE UPDATE 
New Music Update 
Sound Archive 
Stretching The Friendship (Definition) – Steve Turner 
Quotable Quotes (well, sort of) 
What The Heck Is FASR? – Paul Bristow 
? Analysing A Call Worksheet 
Emphasis Calls Of The Month Mel Wilkerson 
? Eight Chain Family…
? Peel the Top…
JIM’S JOTTINGS: Jim Mayo Speaks Out on MICRO-PROGRAMMING 
Ten Ways for Dancers and Callers to Keep Dancers Square Dancing – Patrick Demerath …
Reverse Engineering Resolutions –- Mel Wilkerson 
Movin’ Down The Mainstream – Barry Wonson 
2018 SARDA NSW EDUCATION CLINIC
May 2018 Supplement
WHAT'S INSIDE THIS MONTH 
On the Inside Track 
ON TEACHING 
New caller training - I See The Light!!! 
o EXTEMPORANEOUS SIGHT 
New Caller Training - Second Sight 
o EXTEMPORANEOUS SIGHT FROM START TO RESOLUTION 
o THE TWO SIMPLEST AND BASIC RESOLUTION TECHNIQUES 
o Centre Box Resolution Technique - REFERENCE SHEET 
o 2 Face LinelResolution Technique - REFERENCE SHEET 
New Caller Training - Modular Living 
o THE EVER SO MIGHTY MODULE 
o The SINGING CALL Module 
o UNDERSTANDING THE MODULE CONCEPT – Practical Example 
o PREPARED AND PRACTICED PATTER PERFORMANCE 
NEWS AND NOTES – AUSTRALIAN FOCUS 
2018 SARDA NSW EDUCATION CLINIC with Betsy Gotta 
Editor's final words …well at least for now
June 2018
Thoughts On the Division of Time Devoted To Studying Patter Choreo vs Singing Calls
July / August 2018
WHAT'S INSIDE THIS MONTH 
On the Inside Track 
Event and Activities Updates 
Australian National Convention 2020 
ACF Update 
ACF CONFERENCE 2020 
BTM WEBSITE UPDATE 
Comments: Jun Special Soapbox Edition 
Sound Archive 
Separating the Fly Poop from the Pepper 
Importance of Vocal Warm Ups for Square Dance Callers by Lisa Lincoln
Good Things about Square Dancing By Betsy and Roy Gotta 
Encouraging new dancers to join. By Betsy and Roy Gotta 
They’re in the door, now what? by Roy Gotta 
Working as a Duet by Steve Turner 
Movin' Down The Mainstream 
Playing with Wheel and Deal – Workshopping extended variants 
Quotable Quotes
The Right Lady By Steve Turner 
Jim’s Jottings: Jim Mayo Speaks Out 
From Our Side Of The Mike (Denver Caller Association Presentation)By Herb Egender 
Footenotes: The 11th Commandment By Foote 
You Have Never Thought About This – The caller thought process from Ed Foote 
Mel's Meanderings A commentary on “Star Thru, Veer Left” 
Throughly Plussed - Story Time With Barry Wonson 
Plus focus of the month – Chase Right / Left 
2018 SARDA NSW Education Clinic 
Editor's final words …well at least for now
September 2018
What's Inside This Month 
On The Inside Track 
Music This Month 
Event And Activities Updates 
-- Acf Update 
-- Acf Conference 2020 
-- Btm Website Update 
Sound Archive 
Square Dance History 
Callerlab - Changes To The Mainstream Program 
Comments From Our Readers
Talking Up Square Dancing By Roy Gotta 
Easier Square Dancing (various) 
Mel's Meanderings – Focus Modules and Sight Calling 
Quotable Quotes 
Well Grounded By Jim Mayo 
Moving Down The Mainstream By Barry Wonson 
Positive Plus – Using ¾ Tag The Line 
Is The Beat The Enemy Of The Phrasing – By Hal Rice 
Using Music Well by Jim Mayo
Choreo Corner - Just A Little Bit More – Using Once And A Half 
Editor's Final Words …Well At Least For Now
October 2018 
WHAT'S INSIDE THIS MONTH 
On the Inside Track 
Event and Activities Updates 
-- Australian National Convention WENTWORTH FALLS 2020 
-- ACF Update 
-- SARDANSW 
-- ACF CONFERENCE 2020 
BTM WEBSITE UPDATE 
Sound Archive 
1958: Just what were they dancing way back then? 
Mel's Meanderings – Diamonds in the Rough by Mel Wilkerson 
The Man With The Mike (Author Unknown) 
Jim’s Jottings: Jim Mayo Speaks Out – Micro-programming 
Not The Same Old Tag Line – ¼ And ¾ Tag The Line At Mainstream 
Smooth Dancing By Paul Bristow 
-- TIMING AND BODY FLOW Part 1 – Overview and Timing (1) 
-- TIMING AND BODY FLOW Part 2 –Timing (2) 
Body Flow by Brian Hotchkies 
Movin' Down The Mainstream – Out of Left Field by Barry Wonson 
Ask Dr. Allemander By Barry Wonson 
Micro-Tips For Dancers By Allen Conroy 
Editor's final words
October 2018 Supplement
What's Inside This Month 
On The Inside Track 
Btm Website Update 
Share And We All Succeed – A Caller’s Edict 
Workshop Choreography. 
Teaching Techniques By Jerry Reed . 
Music, Beat Tempo By Paul Adams 
Tools Of The Trade: Compilation Article - Various 
Starter Tool Kit Zeros And Equivalents 
-- A. Simple Starting Zeros From Facing Lines Of Four: 
-- B. Zeros From Box: 
-- C. Zeros From Waves: 
Starter Tool Kit Simple Equivalents 
-- A. Partners Trade Equivalents: 
-- B. Pass Thru (Pass By, Pull By) Equivalents: 
-- C. Right And Left Thru Equivalents: 
-- D. Star Thru Equivalents: 
-- E. Square Thru Two Equivalents: 
-- F. Square Thru Four Equivalents: 
-- G. Lead To The Right Equivalents: 
-- H. Lead To The Left Equivalents:
-- I. Some Other Useful Equivalents: 
Line Zeros 
Box Zeros 
Editor's Final Words …Well At Least For Now
November / December 2018 
WHAT'S INSIDE THIS MONTH 
On the Inside Track 
Event and Activities Updates 
-- ACF Update 
-- ACF Conference 2020 – Feature Caller/Presenter – Randy Doherty 
-- Special Update – Voice Coach for 2020 Conference – Arden Hopkin 
-- BTM Website Update 
Sound Archive 
Smooth Dancing – Caller Education Series by Paul Bristow 
-- Timing and Body Flow part 3 – Body Flow 
-- Timing and Body Flow Part 4 – Final Thoughts 
Disposable Calls – A Commentary by Barry Wonson 
-- Cross the Ocean by Larry Letson 
Movin' Down The Mainstream 
-- Scoot Back Once & a Half by Barry Wonson 
-- Workshop Teaching – Dixie Style to a Wave / Uusing Left Hand Waves by Gary Dodds 
Ask Dr. Allemander By Glenn Ickler 
Jim’s Jottings: Jim Mayo Speaks Out – Square Dance History
Walk, Stretch or Dance? Dancing May Be Best for the Brain By Gretchen Reynolds 
BTM Focus Move of the Month - Eight Chain Family 
Showmanship by Paul Bristow 
POSITIVE PLUS: Rolling Around by Barry Wonson 
UNDERSTANDING BOXES by Ed Foote 
WORDS OF WISDOM from Jeffrey Garbutt 
MOVIN' DOWN THE MAINSTREAM by Barry Wonson 
Spinning the Top or Spinning Your Wheels? by Mel Wilkerson 
POETS CORNER - THE POOR BEGINNER (author Unknown) 
CALLING DUETS by Chris Froggatt 
Editor's final words …well at least for now
November / December 2018 Supplement 
WHAT'S INSIDE THIS MONTH 
ON THE INSIDE TRACK
SOUND ARCHIVE 
Mel's Meanderings – Preparing for the Polished Performance 
The Five Keys to Success by Mr Self Development 
The Odd Couple – 7 couples – No Problem 
Editor's final words …well at least for now
January 2019 
On the Inside Track by Barry Wonson 
Event And Activities Updates 
-- ACF Update January 2019 
-- ACF CONFERENCE 2020 – 
--  • ACF 2020 Special guest profiles - Randy Doherty and Arden Hopkin 
--  • Why would you want to come? 
--  • The ACF 2020 Caller Conference Program 
--  • Administration 
--  • The post-conference wrap-up dinner cruise special 
--  • New ACF Conference Newsletter 
-- BTM WEBSITE UPDATE 
Sound Archive 
Learning the Tricks of The Trade: Good Timing by Chris Froggatt 
Scooting Around The Issues by Mel Wilkerson 
BTM - Focus Movement of the Month – Circle to a Line by the BTM Staff
Ask Dr. Allemander by Barry Wonson and Glenn Ickler 
Movin' Down The Mainstream By Barry Wonson 
On Programming - Programming A Square Dance Convention by Jim Mayo 
Positively Plussed by Barry Wonson 
Understanding Leaders & Trailers By Ed Foote 
An Oddity: for those who remember Pounds & Ounces by Tony Instone 
A1 Fun - A Chain of Reactions – from our readers 
Special Presentation: Music-Beat-Tempo. Calling & dancing by Paul Adams 
Poets Corner - Dare to Be Square by Gershon Hepner 
Quotable Quotes - Well…sort of anyway 
Editor’s Final Words….At Least For Now
January 2019 Supplement 
What's Inside This Month 
On The Inside Track 
The Interview – Jack Luby Interviews Ed Gilmore 1961 
Square Dancing Paradoxes By Jeff Garbutt 
Editor’s Final Words….At Least For Now
February 2019 
On the Inside Track with Barry Wonson 
From our readers 
Event and Activities Updates 
-- ACF Update 
-- ACF CONFERENCE 2020 – Feature Caller/Presenter 
-- Voice coach for 2020 Conference 
-- The Post-Conference Wrap-Up Dinner Cruise Special 
-- BTM Website Update 
Sound Archive 
-- Educational Programs 
-- Dance Recordings 
Body-flow in Square Dancing by Doren McBroom 
Sight Resolution Logic Path unkown
Mel’s Meanderings: What is a gimmick? by Mel Wilkerson …
BTM – Focus Movement of the Month by Mel Wilkerson …
Ask Dr. Allemander by Glenn Ickler and Barry Wonson 
Square Dance – Etiquette ?? from ASD Magazine circa 1970 (ish) 
Movin’ Down The Mainstream with Barry Wonson and Jaden Frigo 
DIXIE GRAND Part 1 by Ed Foote 
Caller Resources – CALLERAMA from Kip Garvey 
Being Creative with Scoot Back by Guido Haas 
Positively Plus: EXPLODE & (anything) with Barry Wonson and Jaden Frigo 
The Technical “I KNOW BETTER’ Caller an opinion by Mel Wilkerson 
Dancing by Definition edited document by Joe Pryluck and the Unconventional Squares 
A1 Fun - Moving up to Advanced or Challenge an opinioin by Allan Hurst 
The Future of Square Dancing by Jim Mayo 
Poets Corner 
-- Square dance Poem - Author unknown 
-- At a Cowboy Dance - from an 1898 collection by James Barton Adams 
Where is my Corner?? By Susie Kelly 
Editor's Final Words -- At Least For Now 
March 2019 
On the Inside Track
Event and Activities Updates 
-- ACF Update 
-- ACF CONFERENCE 2020 – Feature Caller/Presenter 
-- BTM Website Update 
Sound Archive 
-- Educational Programs 
-- Dance Recordings 
Points for Better Calling by Rich Reel 
Mainstream Resolutions – “Tag, You’re It” with Mel Wilkerson 
Tourist Guide to Aussie English 
Positively Plussed – more resolutions with Mel Wilkerson 
1/2 SASHAY by Bill Peters 
A Rose By Any Other Name: A question of Language by Mel Wilkerson 
BTM – Focus Movement of the Month 
Ask Dr. Allemander by Glenn Ickler and Barry Wonson 
Positive Plus with Barry Wonson and Jaden Frigo 
Square Dance Troubles 1995-1998 by Jim Mayo 
A1 Fun with Mel Wilkerson 
Dixie Grand (Continued) by Ed Foote – Addendum by Brian Hotchkies 
Thoughts by Alan Eades 
Hypocrisy Of The Roundalab Phase System by Ed Foote 
You’re Starting a What? by Glenn Rogerson 
Movin' Down The Mainstream with Barry Wonson 
Poets Corner – FRIENDS by Norm Gifford 
Mainstream: SIMPLY SINGING CALLS – by Chris Froggatt 
Editor’s Final Words….At Least For Now from Barry Wonson
April 2019 
What's Inside This Month 
On The Inside Track with Barry Wonson 
Event And Activities Updates
-- Acf Update 
-- Acf Conference 2020 – Feature Caller/Presenter 
-- Voice Coach For 2020 Conference 
-- The Post-Conference Wrap-Up Dinner Cruise Special 
-- Btm Website Update 
Sound Archive 
-- Educational Programs 
-- Dance Recordings 
The Ear, The Mic, And The Music by Glenn Rogerson 
Finding The Right Caller For Your Club by Debi Bliss 
Finished Basic – What Happens Now? By Barry Wonson and Mel Wilkerson 
Paul's Five Call Guarantee by Paul Cote 
Btm – Focus Movement Of The Month – Split Circulate 
Movin' Down The Mainstream with Barry Wonson 
Rollin, Rollin, Rollin – Plus Stuff by Mel Wilkerson 
Ask Dr. Allemander by Glenn Ickler and Barry Wonson 
Pushing The Definitions – Working Offsets by Barry Wonson and Jeff Seidel 
Death By Committee by Barry Wonson 
Flow Sequencing by Mel Wilkerson 
Improvising Singing Calls By Jim Mayo 
Editor’s Final Words….At Least For Now 
May 2019 
WHAT'S INSIDE THIS MONTH 
On the Inside Track
Event and Activities Updates 
-- 2020 ACF Caller Conference 
Behind the Mike – Caller Resources 
-- BTM Website Update 
-- Sound Archive – Caller Material Available From SARDANSW 
--   o Educational Programs 
--   o Dance Recordings 
--   o Our Music 
RE-VISIT - Working Off-sets from Apr 2019 – Response to readers 
BTM – Focus Movement of the Month – Basic and Mainstream “Bend the Line” 
BTM – Focus Movement of the Month – Plus “Fan the Top” 
Poets Corner 
-- Square Dance Basic by Mary F. Halsey 
-- swing Your Partner by Dorothy Zimmerman 
Finished basic – what happens now? – by Mel Wilkerson 
Ask Dr. Allemander - with Glenn Ickler and Barry Wonson 
Square Dance Patter Sequences – by Mel Wilkerson – inspired by Glenn Rogerson 
Planning Your Dance (Night) - by Geoff Clarke 
Changing Times: The Future of Yellow Rock – by Ed Foote 
That’s Not My Corner – by Mel Wilkerson (various) a compillation article 
Dancing with Fractions – inspired by a workshop by Wendy Vandermeulen 
Calling A Dance Using "SKYPE" – information provided by Jerry Reed 
Angeling for Tech Squares – with permission of Tech Squares 
Circulated between friends – by Mel Wilkerson (various) a complillation article 
Let them dance!! – Atricle inspired and approved by Deborah Carroll-Jones 
Editor’s Final Words….At Least For Now - from Barry Wonson
June / July 2019
On the Inside Track by Barry Wonson 
Event and Activities Updates 
-- 2020 ACF Caller Conference 
Behind the Mike – Caller Resources 
-- BTM Website Update 
-- Sound Archive – Caller Material Available From SARDANSW 
--   • Educational Programs 
--   • Dance Recordings 
--   • Our Music 
Dancing Movement versus Spatial Orientation by Kip Garvey 
Poet’s Corner – Friends by Norm Zech 
Every Argument About Square Dancing Ever by Shaney Crawford 
Focus Movement of the Month by Mel Wilkerson 
The Technical “I Know Better” Caller by Mel Wilkerson and others – collated discussion article 
POSITIVE PLUS with Barry Wonson and Jaden Frigo 
Quality of Dancing by Jim Mayo 
Why can’t they move to the beat? By Mel Wilkerson – inspired by Lee Meador 
Ask Dr. Allemander by Glen Ickler and Barry Wonson 
Gimmick Time from Barry Wonson 
Promotion/Communication by Paul Bristow 
T-Bones To Diamonds by Jeff Seidel 
NOT THE SAME OLD TAG LINE By Mel Wilkerson and others ¼ and ¾ tag revisited 
Editor’s Final Words….At Least For Now by Barry Wonson
August 2019 
What's Inside This Month
On the Inside Track
Event and Activities Updates
-     ACF Caller Conference
Behind the Mike –Caller Resources
-     BTM Website Update
-     Sound Archive –Caller Material Available From SARDANSW
-       ?Educational Programs
-       ?Dance Recordings
-       ?Our Music
Response to readers: from Mel & Barry
Poet’s Corner
How Long is Too Long
Focus Movement of the Month
Ask Dr Allemander
The Turn Of A Phrase
How "Unresolved" Can a Square Be?
The All Important First Tip
Movin' Down The Mainstream
Are They Coordinated?
I Went To A Halfway Dance
Is “CLUB 5O” the Future? An Objective Analysis
A Square Dance Riddle Sequence
Smoothness and Dance Mechanics
A Square Dance Riddle Sequence -Answers
Editor’s Final Words
September 2019 
What's Inside This Month
On the Inside Trackwith Barry Wonson
AN INTERESTING IDEA –Converting from vinyl to MP3
FROM THE EDITORIAL STAFF AT BTM
Event and Activities Updates
-     2020 ACF Caller Conference
-     2020 ACF CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
-     THE ACF CALLER CONFERENCE PROGRAM DYNAMIC
-     CONFERENCE TOPICS –OVERVIEW
-     2020 ACF CALLER CONFERENCE PROGRAM SCHEDULE
Behind the Mike –Caller Resources
-     BTM Website Update
-     Sound Archive –Caller Material Available From SARDANSW
-     Educational Programs
-     Dance Recordings
Our Music
Fighting the Dancer Spread by Mel Wilkerson
From Our Readers–Asymmetrical Choreo Ideas by Marcel Koneth (Ger)
Focus of the Month September 2019.Extended Application Singing Calls
Dancing Movement versus Spatial Orientation by Kip Garvey
Image Is Everything by Calvin Campbell
Variety –Dancing Versus Forcing By Mel Wilkerson and various participants
Movin' Down The Mainstream with Barry Wonson and Jaden Frigo
The Odd Couple–using the Sicilian Circle by Mel Wilkerson
Ask Dr AllemanderBy Glen Ickler and Barry Wonson
In Conversations – with Don Beck and Mel Wilkerson
But Why Would You? by Barry Wonson and Mel Wilkerson
The 61stANSDC –10-14 Apr 2020-Update
Editor’s Final Words
October 2019 
What's Inside This Month
On the Inside Track
Event and Activities Updates
-     •2020 ACF Caller Conference
Behind the Mike –Caller Resources
-     BTM Website Update
-     Sound Archive –Caller Material Available From SARDANSW
---     •Educational Programs
---     •Dance Recordings
“HANDS” by Mel Wilkerson
MAN RULES – How to live dangerously
Advice for Angels by Bill Van Mellee
From Our Readers- Choreo submissions from Marcel Konath (Ger) and Jeff Seidel (Aus)
Mainstream Focus of the Month – Oct 2019 by Mel Wilkerson
Choreo Commentary by Deuce Williams and Steve Noseck
Our Customers by Jim Mayo
Advanced Dancing: Tips For Callers by Ed Foote
In Conversation – With Don Beck by Mel Wilkerson and Don Beck
Movin’ Down The Mainstream by Barry Wonson
OOPS!  I made a mistake – Dealing With Anxiety by Mel Wilkerson
Positive Plus by Barry Wonson
Ask Dr Allemander by Glenn Ickler and Barry Wonson
Daffynitions by John Dromey (and others)
Community Dances in the 80s: Dare To Be Square! By  Phil Jmison
Old-Time Square Dancing  in the 21st Century:15 years later by Phil Jamison
The 61st ANSDC –10-14 Apr 2020–Update from Susanne Horvat
The Final Word –At Least For Now from Barry Wonson
November 2019 
What's Inside This Month
On the Inside Track by Barry Wonson
Event and Activities Updates–2020 ACF Conference update from Jaden Frigo
Behind the Mike –Caller Resources
-     BTM Website Update
-     Sound Archive –Caller Material Available From SARDANSW
---     •Educational Programs
---     •Dance Recordings
Memory is the Key. Now where was that lock? by Mel Wilkerson 
Humour –Reflecting on Male Caller Banter–stolen from male callers everywhere
Straight Talk –Dancers, Dare to be Presumptuous by Bobby Anderson
IN-DEPTH : Just Let Them Dance -A Deeper Look by Deborah Carroll-Jones
Reader Comments –Just Let Them Dance from Cal Campbell
Mainstream Focus of the Month –Nov 2019 by Mel Wilkerson
Square Dancing –Social Aspects by Dan Martin
Reverse Engineering Resolutions –Revisited with Mel Wilkerson
The Calling evidence –Dancers are Judge and Jury -ASD article and response
Remembering the Fallen -A square Dance– by Roger McGough
Mainstream Get-Outsfrom Barry Wonson
Getting There Is Less Than Half The Fun by Mel Wilkerson
“Be your own” by Al Stevens
Round Dance Graduation –to the tune of “MY WAY” by Rosella Bosley
Calling A Guest Tip –notes from the Alabama Callers’ Association
Positive Plus from Barry Wonson
Experience by Barry Wonson
Modern Square dance –What is traditional? by Shaun Werkele
Basic Principles Of Sound Equipment (Part 1)– from notes by Paul Bristow
Rewarding The Team by Calvin Campbell
Ask Dr Allemander with Glenn Ickler and Barry Wonson
Daffynitions-humour
The 61st Australian National Square Dance Convention 10-14 Apr,2020
The Final Word –At Least For Now from Barry Wonson
December 2019 
On the Inside Track with Barry Wonson
Event and Activities Updates
-     2020ACF Caller Conference
Behind the Mike –Caller Resources
-     BTM Website Update
-     Sound Archive –Caller Material Available From SARDANSW
---     •Educational Programs
---     •Dance Recordings
The Power of Participation by Mel Wilkerson
Mapping a Singing Call by Cal Campbell
Daffynitions – a touch of humour for everyone
Hello Dolly –Square Dance Doll(checker) shortcuts by Don Beck
Experiences from the use of The Condensed Teaching Order by Kevin Lovell
Mainstream Focus of the Month –Dec 2019-SEPARATE
Notes on Progressive Squares by Cal Campbell
Interesting Plus notes by John Charman
Ask Dr Allemander with Glenn Ickler and Barry Wonson
Poetry Corner: Is it Square –Or Is It Round? By Lorraine Standish
Leadership Today by Barry Wonson
Mainstream Choreography from Mikeside Management 2001
Showmanship by Cal Golden
The Do Not Call List by Tim Marriner
Gimmick Time –outsides Square Thru by Barry Wonson
Dancing In Sicilian Circles by Calvin Campbell
The Sicilian Circle –Follow Up by Daryl Clendenin
Separating the Fly Poop from the Pepper by Mel Wilkerson
English Teachers a little humour from Joni Micals
Positive Plus:  Back in the CROSSFIRE: an analytical look at Crossfire from Barry and Mel
Square Dancing –Social Aspects by Dan Martin
What do you think? –Questions For The Callers from a new caller
Advanced Dancing Tips For Callers by Ed Foote
61st Australian National Square Dance Convention 10-14 Apr2020update by Susan Horvat
The Final Word –At Least For Now from Barry Wonson
January 2020 
On the Inside Track with Barry Wonson
Event and Activities Updates
-     2020 ACF Caller Conferencefrom Jaden Frigo
Behind the Mike –Caller Resources
-     BTM Website Update
-     Sound Archive –Caller Material Available From SARDANSW
---     •Educational Programs
---     •Dance Recordings
Choreography –Adding Interest, Not Complexity by Mel Wilkerson
Dave Wilson’s Ocean Wave Resolution written up by Clark Baker
25 Awesome Australian Slang Terms by Helena Heldegaard Holmgren
Rewarding The Team by Calvin Campbell
Thoughts from our readers –The opposite box response by Mel Wilkerson
Mainstream Focus of the Month -Anyone Walk –Others Dodge   from Mel Wilkerson
Unpunctuated –Righting Rules by everyone everywhere
Positively Plussed from Barry Wonson
Ask Dr Allemander by Glenn Ickler and Barry Wonson
Poetry Corner: Slow Dance by David Weatherford
MovingDown The Mainstream by Barry Wonson
Creative Choreography by Lee and Steve Kopman
Caller Run Clubs and Dancer Run Clubs by Burt/June Harvie and Ron/Barb Lowe
Smooth Dancing by Don Beck
Writing/Adapting Square Dance Singing Calls by Calvin Campbell
A few One Liners from Chuck Jordan
Square dance Limericks by Barbara Smith
A Little Practice Goes A Long Way by Mel Wilkerson
Your Voice by Jim Mayo
Dancing Positions For “Double Star Thru” by Ed Foote
A1 Modulesfrom Barry Wonson
61st Australian National Square Dance Convention 10-14 April 2020 by Susan Horvatt
The Final Word –At Least For Now from Barry Wonson
February 2020 
On the Inside Track with Barry Wonson 
Event and Activities Updates 
Behind the Mike Caller Resources 
-     BTM Website Update 
-     Sound Archive Caller Material from SARDANSW Education weekends and sessions 
---     • Educational Programs 
---     • Dance Recordings 
Truth in advertising What a concept by Mel Wilkerson 
Wisdom Has No Age Learning Is A Choice by C.D. Foster (commentry by Mel Wilkerson) 
Dancing & Society by Calvin Campbell 
Sight Calling Versus Image Calling by Don Williamson 
This Is Dancing by Jim Mayo 
The Hidden Singing Call. Response to questions by Mel Wilkerson 
Mainstream Focus of the Month Feb 2020 Wheel and Deal 
Reading The Floor by Tom Perry 
Adding One Half Is So Much More from various forum discussions and readers 
Creative Choreography Chase Right with Steve and Lee Kopman 
A Little Play with Slide Thru K.I.S.S by Steve Kopman 
Attitudes Yours And Mine by Ted Nation 
Beginner Dance Parties by Calvin Campbell 
Positively Plussed by Barry Wonson 
Ask Dr Allemander by Glenn Ickler and Barry Wonson 
Poetry Corner from Don Schlesinger 
Beads on a String by Calvin Campbell 
Equipment Part 2 (continued from Nov 2019) by Paul Bristow 
61st Australian National Square Dance Convention 10 14 April 2020 from Susanne Horvat 
The Final Word At Least For Now with Barry Wonson
March 2020 
On the Inside Track with Barry Wonson
CALLERS CONFERENCE 2020–Cancellation update
Keeping It Sharp by Steve Turner
Module Building Block Basics Part 2 – by Mel Wilkerson
Playing With Spin The Top by Beuford Evans
The Way to a Dancer’s Feet by Walt Cole
Calling Tips – Body Position and Flow” by Gene Turner
Dancing Tips – Thoughts On Event Programming by Harold and Lill Baush
Creative Choreography – “Just the Centres”by Ed Fraidenburg
A Comparison of Calling Methods by Don Beck
Leadership by Dan Hicks
The “New Caller Trap” – Response to BTM reader questions by Mel Wilkerson
Mainstream Focus of the Month Mar 2020 – Using Stars – inspired by Rick Hampton
A Good Start To Life by Cal Campbell
Less Obvious Aspects of Smooth Square Dancing by Thomas (Doug) Machalik
Scoot Back Once and a Half by Don Beck
Calling to the Music – Viewpoint by Al Stevens – Notes for Callers
Teach The Mechanic - Not The Toolbox – Lists by Al Stevens 
Ask Dr Allemander, by Glenn Ickler and Barry Wonson
Poetry Corner: Square angel and Who did it by Jim Roop
Random Ideas by Jeff Seidel
Movin Down The Mainstream - Choreography – various contibutors and reader submissions
30 Years Ago Today - A Profound Prologue by Stan Burdick
Great Dancing – One Step at a Time by Jo Jan Nunley
Team Pride by Cal Campbell
Asymmetric Stuff by Rich Reel
Humour-unkown
Limericks – Square dance call tips –Pt 2 Continued from Feb 2020 by Don Schlesinger
The Final Word – At Least For Now - from Barry Wonson
April 2020 
What's Inside This Month
On the Inside Track with Barry Wonson
Behind the Mike – Caller Resources
BTM Website Update
Sound Archive – Caller Material Available From SARDANSW
•Educational Programs
•Dance Recordings
Flow Sequence Combinations by Mel Wilkerson
Zoom from the Completed Double PassThru by Jack Lasry (preamble by Mel)
Calling Tips for April from Chinook Records
Teaching Class Level Mainstream Basics by Jack Lasry
What Do Callers Tell You About Themselves? By Ben Rubright
Veer Left / Veer Right by Don Beck
A1/A2 -Brace Thru by Don Beck
Simple Stuff Underused – Caller Workshops – Response to readers by Mel Wilkerson
Traditional Treasure – Filler Patter from Mikeside Management Jan 2000
Mainstream Focus of the Month – Apr 2020 – Turn Thru
Cueing and Clueing –What’s The Difference by Jerry Reed
Positively Plussed by Jerry Reed
What Happened To Teamwork? By Calvin Campbell
Ask Dr Allemander by Glenn Ickler and Barry Wonson
The Origin of Yellow Rock – By Yeeds
Calling Tips by Gene Trimmer
Thoughts – a Critique of Module Building Blocks BTM Mar 2020 by Cal Campbell
Movin Down The Mainstream - Choreography from Barry Wonson
Timing by Jim Mayo
Touching Hands – Food for Thought by ed Foote
The Final Word – At Least For Now from Barry Wonson
May / June 2020 
On the Inside Track with Barry Wonson
Therein Lies the Program Problem Today  - a compilation of responses (collated by Mel)
Singing Calls –Variety and Recycling the Zero by Shaun Werkele
Calling Tips – What List To Use? By Harold Bausch
This Is Our Music – BTM  from  Barry Wonson
One Persons Viewpoint by Doc Tirrell
Singing Call Adaptation by Tim Marriner (CallerLab Learning Documents)
Mainstream Focus of the Month  Singing call Choreography – a new start by Mel Wilkerson
Dancing Tips – Moving to the Music by Harold and Lil Bausch 
Why English Is So Difficult To Learn – and you thought square dance language was hard 
Choreographic Ideas by Marcel Konath
Bits and Pieces – Notes services – a commentary by Barry Wonson
A Good Start To Life by Cal Campbell
BTM Mailbag: Caller Lockdown Learning Letters and responses by Mel Wilkerson
Tim Tam Turner’s News Flash by Steve Turner
Is Sight Calling The Only Answer? By Unknown – Comments by Barry Wonson 
Lines of 3 from the Wonson Archives
Ask Dr. Allemander with Glenn Ickler and Barry Wonson
Square Dancing – A love & Passion excerpts from Jerrry Junck – 1998 CallerLab Convention
Poet’s Corner
Positive Plus by Mel Wilkerson
Looking Back – 60 years of Sound – a Blast from the Past
Lexophilia from Jeff Seidel
Caller - Club Relations by Jim Mayo
The Final Word – At Least For Now from Barry Wonson
Appendix of upcoming events and Caller Resources
July 2020
What's Inside This Month
On the Inside –with Barry Wonson
Caller’s Toolbox –Methods of Chroegraphic Management by Paul Bristow
Part 1:  Module Calling
Part 2 Module Calling
This is Our Music –A&S Records
Do It Again And Again by Al Stevens
Zoom –Changing the perspective by Rod Shuping
From Our Readers –Warm up Lines
Square Dance History -A Look Back At Our Sound
Choreographic Ideas from Marcel Konath
Calling Tips for Newbies by Daryl Clendenin
Mainstream Focus of the Month –July 2020–WHEEL AROUND from Mel Wilkerson
Ideas & Knowledge From The Past Masters
Music And Sound - By Lee Helsel (1956)
Expression In Music by Leif Hetland
Ask Dr Allemander
Things I Have Learned In 50 Years Of Calling by Ed Foote
Back to Basics with Brian Hotchkies
Be Careful What You Call by Calvin Campbell
The Technical Side Of Calling by Calvin Campbel
Making A Meal Of It by Barry Wonson
Callerlab Square Dance Knowledge Database
A Coordinated Approach by Mike Callahan –A look at “Coordinate”
Attitude is Everything by Jerry Junck
Time to go home –by Mel Wilkerson
The Final Word –At Least For Now from Barry Wonson
August 2020 
On the Inside with Barry Wonson
Methods Of Choreographic Management by Paul Bristow
---Sight Calling Part 1
---Sight Calling Part 2
This is Our Music A&S Records
Dietary Tips For Square Dance Callers by all callers everywhere
The Square Dance Caller’s Stress Diet by all callers everywhere
Working 3x1 Lines with Jaden Frigo
Calling Tips for Newbies: Management of Dancers by Cal Campbell
Dance Inducing Delivery by Paul Preston
Positive Plus Trade the Wave 1 ½ by Barry Wonson 
On Yodelling Research by Barry Wonson
SWINGERS BEWARE by Mel Wilkerson
Some Basic Thoughts by Les Gotcher (1962)
Working With Six Couple Rectangle Sets by Calvin Campbell
Workshop: Choreographic Ideas by Marcel Konath
Ask Dr Allemander by Glenn Ickler and Barry Wonson
Presentation Techniques For Creative Choreography by Ed Foote
A Bit Of History not attributed
Poet’s Corner: Remember by Unknown and A Joyful Harvest by Mary Helsey
In Depth: Being Creative with Spin Chain Thru by Guido Haas
The Final Word At Least For Now with Barry Wonson
September 2020 
What's Inside This Month
On the Inside – with Barry Wonson
Methods Of Choreographic Management  -Conclusions by Paul Bristow
This is Our Music – A&S Records
The Monotony of Singing Calls By Paul Hartman
Shorter is Better by Jaden Frigo
Thank You For The Music by Paul Preston
Working waves of 3 with  Jaden Frigo
A Possible Plan to Restart and Sustain Square Dancing? By Gene Turner
Positive Plus – Explode The Wave by Barry Wonson
Asymmetric Resolution Techniques by Rich Reel
Zoom Session Topics by Barry Wonson
Working with six couple rectangle sets – Part 2 (conclusions) by Calvin Campbell
Workshop: Choreographic Ideas By Marcel Konath
Ask Dr Allemander by Glenn Ickler and Barry Wonson
As A Dancer, What I Look For In A Caller by Ed Foote
Quick Resolve idea Paired Couples in boxes
An open letter to all Callers by Bruce Smith
A Bit Of History from Bob Osgood
What Is This Right-Hand Lady Stuff?  By Mel Wilkerson
In Depth: Being Creative with Get-Ins to a Corner Box  by Guido Haas
The Final Word – At Least For Now from Barry Wonson
October 2020
On the Inside – with Barry Wonson
Smooth Dancing Part 1 (by Paul Bristow)
This is Our Music – A&S Records
Square Dancing Versus Square Running (by Curly Custer)
The Bronze Egg That Hatched a Tarnished Goose (by Stan Burdick)
Mainstream Theme time – Outsides in/Centres in and Cast Off ¾ (by Barry Wonson)
Thank You For The Music (by Paul Preston)
The Wisdom of Others (by Jim Mayo)
Positive Plus – General Plus Modules (by Barry Wonson)
Spotlight on Get Ins – Partner line and Corner Box (by Barry Wonson)
The Caller’s Colouring Book (from Paul Preston)
Working With Six Couple Rectangle Sets (Modules From Our Files)
Ask Dr. Allemander (by Glenn Ickler and Barry Wonson)
If You Want to – Dance Routines (by Calvin Campbell)
Fun In Square Dancing
Calling a Truce – Don’t Fight the Melody (by Mel Wilkerson)
The Final Word – At Least For Now
November / December 2020 
This is Our Music –A&S Records
Christmas Time Down Under(Barry Wonson)
Mainstream Theme –2-Face Line from an Offset Set-Up(Barry Wonson)
Positive Plus (Barry Wonson)
Social Square Dancing (SSD) –A commentary(Cal Campbell)
In the Spotlight –Asymmetric Routines (Barry Wonson)
Analysing A Call Basic –NorthWilliamette Callers and Cuers Association
The Caller’s Colouring Book (Paul Preston)
Ask Dr. Allemander (Glenn Ickler and Barry Wonson)
Resolving the Square Using Ocean Waves (Calvin Campbell)
Understanding Cycle and Wheel (Ed Foote)
Wheel Thru -What Dancers Do Not Realise (Ed Foote)
Modules: 7 Is A Magic Number(Cal Campbell)
Progressive Squares Facing Lines of 4 (Calvin Campbell)
Social Glue (Calvin Campbell)
Poet’s Corner –I Knew I Was Learning When…   (Karen Bigler)
Poet’s Corner –True LeadershipTreasure.   (Unknown Autho)r
Those Who Can Figures  (Calvin Campbell)
Mainstream Theme Ideas “Those Who Can”  (Barry Wonson)
Invert And Rotate Modules(Don Wood)
Six Couple (Rectangle) Theme Choreography(Barry Wonson)
I Just “Don’t Get That Square Dance Music”(Mel Wilkerson)
The Final Word –At least for now from Barry Wonson
January 2021 
Welcome to the January 2022issue of “Behind The Mike
Have a Sense of Humour (Barry Wonson)
ProgrammingPart 1(Paul Bristow)
Time for a Laugh
This is Our Music –A&S Records
Covid 19 Square Dancing(Cal Campbell)
Weave! Dot dot dot(Paul Preston)
The Learning Process(David Cox)
MS ThemeTime –8 Chain Thru Splits(Barry Wonson)
Positive Plus –Dixie Grand(Bob Elling)
Mainstream Spotlight –Get-outs (Barry Wonson)
Dancing the Square Formation(Cal Campbell))
Back To Basics(Barry Wonson)
Leadership Traits
Ask Dr. Allemander(Glen Ickler)
Square Dance Checkers(Barry Wonson)
FooteNotes –Hints for Peel Off(Ed Foote))
Poet’s Corner(Mary Halsey & Bill Knecht)
Kaleidoscope Squares(Calvin Campbell)
Music Matters–Music Reviews(Buddy weaver)
MS –Using a Quarter Tag formation(Barry Wonson)
The Evolution of Modern Calling(Cal Campbell)
Time for a Laugh
The Final Word –At least for now from Barry Wonson
February 2021 
Welcome to the February 2022 issue of “Behind The Mike"
Programming Part 2(Paul Bristow)
Time for a Laugh
This is Our Music –A&S Records
Thinking Fast and Slow Part 1 (Cal Campbell)
Thinking Fast and Slow For Callers Part 2 (Cal Cambell)
Atmosphere (Paul Preston)
MS Theme Time –Spin The Top & Turn Thru (Barry Wonson)
Positive Plus –Peel The Top & Fan The Top (Bob Elling)
Mainstream Spotlight –Get-Ins (Barry Wonson)
Prompting Dances (Cal Campbell))
Back To Basics (Barry Wonson)
Ask Dr. Allemander (Glen Ickler)
FooteNotes -Tips for Advanced Dancing (Ed Foote)
Poets Corner
Who’s On First? (Cal Campbell)
MS Theme Ideas –Box The Gnat (Barry Wonson)
Conversions -Modules (Barry Wonson)
Positive Plus –Load The Boat variations (Barry Wonson)
Advanced (A2) Modules (Larry Marchese)
The Final Word –At least for now from Barry Wonson
March 2021  || Updated Callarama Article
On the Inside -March 2021 Issue of “Behind The Mike (Barry Wonson)
Programming Part 3  (Paul Bristow)
Management of Dancers (Cal Campbell)
This is Our Music –A&S Records
Learning with Callerama: Tutorial 1 (Reinhold Roedig)
Interesting Choreography with Basics (Bill Harrison)
Analysing a Call Worksheet
A Zero is a Zero (Cal Campbell)
Theme Time -Working with Cross Run (Bob Elling)
Tips for New Callers: Preparation (Mel Wilkerson, Barry Wonson)
Rewarding the Square Dancers (Cal Campbell)
Ask Dr. Allemander (Glen Ickler & Barry Wonson)
The Square Dance Step (Peter Hofelmeyer & Martin Kull)
Experimental Workshop: Spin The Net (Don Beck)
Creative Plus: Coordinate (Barry Wonson)
Music Reviews (Buddy Weaver)
Time For a Laugh
Letters To The Editor
The Final Word –At least for now from Barry Wonson
April 2021  
On the Inside - April 2021 Issue of “Behind The Mike(Barry Wonson)
Self-Improvement (Paul Bristow)
Looking After Your Voice -Vocal Warm-Ups (Barry Wonson & others)
The Big Push (David Cox)
Organizing Square Dance Modules (Cal Campbell)
Learning with Callerama-Tutorial #2 (Reinhold Roedig)
This is our Music(Barry Wonson)
Something Different (Don Schlesinger)
Mainstream Theme Time – Dixie Style To A Wave (Barry Wonson)
Difficult or Different (Cal Campbell)
Ask Dr. Allemander (Glen Ickler & Barry Wonson)
Special Request – An important message from Paul Cote
A Touch of Humour
Creative Plus: Point-to-Point Diamonds (Barry Wonson)
Classic Cartoons(Frank Grundeen)
Singing Call Diary (Barry Wonson)
Beautiful Relationships (Susie Kelly)
Advanced: As Called (Jaden Frigo)
The Final Word – At least for now from Barry Wonson

May/June 2021  
On the Inside –May/June 2021 Issue of “Behind The Mike(Barry Wonson)
Self-Improvement-Parts 3 and 4(Paul Bristow)
Formation Awareness (David Cox)
Calling For Senior Citizens (Cal Campbell)
This Is Our Music (Barry Wonson)
Virtual Reality (Kevin Lovell, UK)
Mainstream: Tip Starters (Barry Wonson)
The Caller As Entertainer Part 1 The Visual Impact (Barry Wonson)
The Caller As Entertainer Part 2 Choreographic and Vocal Impact (Barry Wonson)
Ask Dr. Allemander (Glen Ickler)
Positive Plus (Barry Wonson)
Classic Cartoons (Frank Grundeen)
Call Analysis Revisited (Guido Haas)
Singing Call Diary (Barry Wonson)
Suggestions for Starting a SSD Club (Cal Campbell)
Checker Moving Instead of Real Dancing (Jens-Erik Paul)
Positive Plus – Return to Home Routines (Barry Wonson)
Knowing your Gender Made Easy (David Cox)
A1Patter-2 Couple Choreography (Jeff Priest)
A1-Singing calls - Corner Progression (Jeff Priest)
CallerToolBox - What and Why (Gerhard Nanninga)
Traffic Patterns in Square Dancing (Cal Campbell)
Music Matters - New Music Reviews (Buddy Weaver)
The Final Word – At least for now from Barry Wonson


July 2021 
On the Inside – July 2021 Issue of “Behind The Mike (Barry Wonson) 
Self-Improvement - Part 5 Mechanics - Arrangements (Paul Bristow) 
Self-Improvement - Part 6 Mechanics - Sequence and Relationships (Paul Bristow) 
A Quantum Of Wisdom (David Cox) 
Different, Not Difficult (Cal Campbell) 
This Is Our Music (Barry Wonson) 
The Callerlab Foundation (Walt Burr) 
Module Management – Equivalents (Barry Wonson) 
Music For square Dancing (Cal Campbell) 
Ask Dr. Allemander (Glen Ickler) 
Positive Plus - Tip Starters (Barry Wonson) 
Classic Cartoons (Frank Grundeen) 
It’s Time For Some Balance In Our Choreography (Jaden Frigo) 
Singing Call Diary (Barry Wonson) 
Lloyd Shaw (Cal Campbell) 
Positive Plus – Partner Line Get-Outs (Barry Wonson) 
A2 Patter – 2-Couple Choreography (Jeff Priest) 
A2- Singing calls - Corner Progression (Jeff Priest) 
Music Matters - New Music Reviews (Buddy Weaver) 
Singing Call Fudge Factor (Mel Wilkerson) 
The Final Word – At least for now from Barry Wonson 

August 2021 
On the Inside – July 2021 Issue of “Behind The Mike (Barry Wonson) 
Self-Improvement - Part 7 Methods & Systems (Paul Bristow) 
Self-Improvement - Part 8 Modules Part One (Paul Bristow) 
Self-Improvement - Part 9 Modules Part Two (Paul Bristow) 
Levity (Paul Preston) 
Different, Not Difficult Part 3 (Cal Campbell) 
This Is Our Music (Barry Wonson) 
10 Things That Require Zero Talent (Mel Wilkerson) 
Inside the Toolbox - Equivalents II (Mel Wilkerson & others) 
Working with Conversion Modules (Cal Campbell) 
Humour 
Ask Dr. Allemander (Glenn Ickler) 
Plus Program – Fillers and Ideas (Barry Wonson) 
Classic Cartoons (Frank Grundeen) 
The Multi-Option Module (Cal Campbell) 
Singing Call Diary - The Skye Boat Song (Barry Wonson) 
Positive Plus – Return To Home resolves (Barry Wonson) 
Advanced 2 Patter – Right and Left Grand Get-Outs (Jeff Priest) 
Square Dance Singing Calls (Cal Campbell) 
Mainstream : Spin The Top & Turn Thru (Barry Wonson) 
Presentation is an Art (Mel Wilkerson) 
The Final Word – At least for now from Barry Wonson 


September 2021 
On the Inside – September 2021 Issue of “Behind The Mike (Barry Wonson) 
Self-Improvement - Part 10: Mechanics - Sight (Paul Bristow) 
Self-Improvement - Part 11: Mental Image (Paul Bristow) 
Self-Improvement - Part 12: More Choreographic Ideas (Paul Bristow) 
Levity – Part The Second (Paul Preston) 
Using Spread Sheets for Singing Calls (Cal Campbell) 
This Is Our Music (Barry Wonson) 
Modern Definitions (Mel Wilkerson & Barry Wonson) 
Inside the Toolbox - Equivalents II! (Barry Wonson) 
Tandem Squares (Cal Campbell) 
Humour 
Ask Dr. Allemander (Glenn Ickler) 
Plus Program – Get-Outs (Barry Wonson) 
Letters from our Readers 
Growth Mind-set in Recruitment (Tom Halpenny) 
Mirroring our Opposite (Tom Halpenny) 
Scottish Dancers and Square Dancers are Friends (Tom Halpenny) 
Singing Call Diary – Skye Boat Song (Barry Wonson) 
Positive Plus: Get-Outs (Ed Foote) 
Mainstream : Get-Outs Thru (Ed Foote) 
Newbie Corner: Too Much, Too Fast (Mel Wilkerson) 
The Final Word – At least for now from Barry Wonson