Square Dance Calling: Using Unique Singing Call Figures On The Easy Side

I am always creating different square dance calls that keep the interest high so that the dancers do not know what to expect a good amount of the time. This is really important to me, being a local Colorado square dance caller, that I call an interesting and fun dance wherever I might be. Striving to call more interesting square dancing figure combinations allows for more fun for dancing and in the long run this makes everyone out there stronger and better square dancers on the floor by providing different “twists” on what they already know or are used to.

Here is a pair of simple sequences that put together a few “traditional” combinations but these are different enough that it is interesting for the dancers. Both provide a different twist on what is normal choreography:

CALLING TIP! Ask the president or contact of the club you are going to call for how strong the dancers abilities are at the time you book the dance and make a note of it well in advance in your planner.

Heads (Sides) Square Thru
Sides (Heads) Rollaway
Dosido
Swing Thru
Boys Run
Pass Thru
Wheel & Deal
Double Pass Thru
Leaders Partner Trade
Swing corner & Promenade Home

Or…you can try this sequence too:

Heads (Sides) Square Thru
Sides (Heads) Rollaway
Swing Thru
Boys Run
Right and Left Thru
Pass Thru
Wheel & Deal
Centers Square Thru Three Hands
Swing corner & Promenade Home

Both of these figures use “Rollaway a Half Sashay” and make for great practice in classes, as well. Try these with slower to medium tempo songs and they will work best for you.

Talk to you soon!

Consider square dancing at your company’s group events or parties and you can add a personal touch for everyone that is unique and fun. Make sure you schedule a modern western square dance caller who will provide a ton of fun and high energy entertainment that you will enjoy! Square dance as a party event can be a lot of fun for all and a different and a really memorable way to celebrate a gathering!

As an activity, square dancing is a fantastic and fun activity to participate in, and there are many great opportunities to establish really great social contacts once you are in a local square dance club! A social activity that you can get exercise and enjoy all types of music and meet all kinds of people!

Call for more information or if you have a question or you need to find out where you can go to a square dance class in your area, whether you are in the state of Colorado, or you are located elsewhere nationally!

 

 

Mission Statement: The purpose of this post is to create a greater visibility of the square dance activity for future dance population growth on a national and local level. The information provided here serves as a source for square dance calling education and perspectives on dance. Future articles will be developed to improve the programs of square dancing and how those learning to square dance call can help contribute to the preservation of both modern western square dancing and traditional square dancing and to aid in the growth of the square dance activity.

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For The Square Dance Caller: Singing Call Sequences With Variety

Here is a great basic modern western square dance call sequence bringing together two different elements that will provide a little more variety for a unique singing call figure. The Girls Trade and the Boys Trade at the same time in the sequence is a neat and unusual change and a bit of a surprise! The Couples Trade is a nice touch to give the dancers practice on a few different “Trade” calls, and the dancers all stay in a nice group of four before the Ferris Wheel to complete the figure.

 

CALLING TIP! If you are planning on flying to the National Square Dance Convention then keep in mind that packing light is the way to go! Take only a flash drive with your songs stored on it that you will use and a microphone. This will help you so that you won’t have to worry about exceeding the luggage restrictions at the airport! 

Heads (Sides) Square Thru
Swing Thru
Girls Trade
Boys Trade
Boys Run
Couples Trade
Ferris Wheel
Centers Pass Thru
Swing Corner & Promenade Home

 

 

Square Dancing is one of the few activities that an individual or a couple can participate in that is social, relaxing, entertaining, and is great exercise for the body and mind! Call for more information on square dance classes in the Colorado Front Range and anywhere else nationally, for that matter!

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Mission Statement: The purpose of this post is to create a greater visibility of the square dance activity for future dance population growth on a national and local level. The information provided here serves as a source for square dance calling education and perspectives on dance. Future articles will be developed to improve the programs of square dancing and how those learning to square dance call can help contribute to the preservation of both modern western square dancing and traditional square dancing and to aid in the growth of the square dance activity.