History Of Computer Choreography Programs

Newbie Callers Zoom Discussion Series
2020 to ????
Clark Baker
Video || Handout || Spreadsheet

During the pandemic a number of Zoom discussion groups emerged dealing with a variety of square dance topics. One was aimed at new callers and was hosted by Don Beck and Dan Lyke. On October 31, 2020 their guest speaker was Clark Baker who delivered a fascinating presentation on the history of computer programs designed to assist callers in creating choreography. As a person who developed one of the first - if not the actual first - such programs, Clark brings a unique, well informed insight to this piece of square dance history.

The links above provide access to a video of the virtual session, Clark's handout material, and a spreadsheet that shows in tabular format a lot of the attributes and dates of the programs he discusses.