Modern Western Square Dance: Expanding On Singing Call Choreography (Revisited)

Awhile back I put together a post about increasing variety in a night’s square dance by using singing call choreography and hoedown choreographic modules together in the same tip that match in similarity, thereby make dancing much more interesting and your overall dancing program more entertaining. You can see it below.

Related:  Building Variety In Singing Call Choreography

The primary idea is to strengthen dancer’s abilities by introducing a call or a position/formation that is not used enough throughout the typical dance program and then slot that choreographic idea a few times in a hoedown/patter and then follow that up with a singing call figure using a very similar basic choreographic rendition. This is all immediate and within the singing call portion of the tip.

I have written examples for each singing call break below that has a corresponding zero module choreographic idea. These can be used as an appealing and unique “warm-up” used in the hoedown or patter portion of the tip. Using simple zero modules that bring the dancers back in sequence allow for very quick resolution of the dancers and helps in making a successful roundabout for everyone to keep moving. Repeat the module a few times as you need to so that the dancers “get it.”

This way they are then ready for the singing call figure that utilizes the same unique idea presented in the hoedown/patter. Work this approach throughout the later tips of your evening program and you should put some effort into writing some more sequences that modulate back to a zero ending for each of the four figures and their corresponding zero modules below. These are not all perfect zeroes, but they will end in an in sequence, in order resolution of the dancers:

 

CALLING TIP! 
Ask the club president if there are any new dancers and what they would like to have reviewed in terms of calls that they could use some review and voila! you have your workshop tip set in place for all to learn from!

ZERO – 1p2p Lines:
Pass the Ocean
Spin Chain Thru
Girls Circulate
Boys Run
Bend the Line
Right & Left Thru

Heads (Sides) Promenade Halfway
Sides (Heads) Right & Left Thru
Touch a Quarter
Those Boys Run
Spin Chain Thru
Girls Circulate Once
Swing Corner & Promenade

ZERO – Box 1-4:
Swing Thru
Spin the Top
Recycle
Sweep a Quarter
Touch a Quarter
Scoot Back
Boys Run
Slide Thru

Heads (Sides) Lead Right
Swing Thru
Spin the Top
Recycle
Sweep a Quarter
Veer Left
Boys Circulate
Girls Turn Around
Swing Corner & Promenade

ZERO – Box 1-4:
Touch a Quarter
Split Circulate
Boys Run
Reverse Flutterwheel
Sweep a Quarter
Step to a Wave – Recycle

Heads (Sides) Right and Left Thru
Lead Left
Touch a Quarter
Split Circulate
Boys Run
Reverse Flutterwheel
Sweep a Quarter
Pass Thru
Trade By
Left Allemande & Promenade Home

ZERO – Box 1-4:
Right & Left Thru
Swing Thru
Boys Run
Half Tag (the Line)
Walk & Dodge
Partner Trade
Reverse Flutterwheel
Slide Thru

Heads (Sides) Touch a Quarter
Walk & Dodge
Swing Thru
Boys Run
Half Tag (the Line)
Walk & Dodge
Partner Trade
Pass the Ocean
Boys Circulate
Swing Thru
Boys Trade
Girls Turn Back & Promenade

If you do call a workshop tip within your night’s program, working in a couple of reinforcing singing call figures that apply the choreographic material that was taught is a superb approach to rounding off the workshop!

Best Regards,
Shaun Werkele
303-250-4735

 

 

 

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 coaching information provided here serves as a source for square dance caller education training 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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Ridiculously Obvious Game-Changing Singing Call Figures

Game-changing decisions can truly alter the overall outcome and change the potential for positive changes in anything. Think about a game that had an game-changing call by an umpire or referee and how that affected the fans watching, the players playing, even the sponsors and their motivations!

Last time I checked, square dance callers were still always looking for easier ways to call a dance. I cannot blame anyone for pursuing the easy way around things. Just keep this one thing in mind, though: What you choose to call is a game-changer for everyone just like the officials in a sports game.

So give some serious thought to what you choose to reduce the work of sitting down and creating square dance choreography for your program.  Rely on past figures as you need to, that is OK. It takes experience to write effective and intriguing square dance choreography. Figures that have been composed by other callers and have proven themselves as being interesting and they still provide a captivating shortcut to delivering choreographic variety for all dancers. Incorporate as much as you wish. But please also focus on good variety and offer as many calls as you can in your night’s dance.

Generally, a caller should pair easy songs in melody with easy choreography figures and along with that step the choreography up in complexity as the dance progresses. Make it possible for the dancers to improve their personal dancing ability with more difficult figures throughout the dance.

You can instill this progression in choreography by programming both the hoedown portions and singing call figures throughout the night. Introduce creative combinations of calls that you want to call and then put those ideas back into a singing call figure or two to create more excitement for the dancers and expand their potential in dance.

Here are four different and unique Mainstream singing call figures for some unique choreographic twists that can be used in a game-changing program, if you choose to focus on putting one together.

Make sure you run through a few different routines with several different singing call songs thereby presenting great timing and delivery in your presentation of the choreography:

 

CALLING TIP! Highly experienced callers know and “see” visualizations of the dancers and their positional relation choreographically to one another in a square.  This will set up a confident air that carries the overall energy throughout the night. Understand the positioning and end result of all calls you want to present for this reason.

Heads (Sides) Square Thru
Right & Left Thru
Swing Thru
Boys Run
Ferris Wheel
Centers Veer Left & Veer Right
Everybody Veer Right
Wheel & Deal  Swing Corner & Promenade

Heads (Sides) Promenade Halfway
Walk in Square Thru
Circle 4 Halfway
Veer Left
Couples Circulate
Girls Trade
Wheel & Deal
Sweep a Quarter
Pass thru
Swing Corner & Promenade

Heads (Sides) Lead Right
Circle Four Halfway
Veer Left
Half Tag (the Line)
Walk & Dodge
Partner Trade
Pass the Ocean
Boys Circulate
Swing Corner & Promenade

Heads (Sides) Lead Right
Swing Thru
Spin the Top
Recycle
Pass the Ocean
Boys Circulate
Swing Thru
Boys Trade
Swing Corner & Promenade

 

This last figure lends the nice change of a Recycle after the Spin the Top. Consider using it in your square dance calling program. Think about your choreographic program. Instill some bold moments. You owe it to the dancers!

 

Best Regards,
Shaun Werkele
303-250-4735

 

 

 

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 caller education training 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.

Singing Call Figures For Square Dance Calling the PLUS Level

PLUS level dancers always seem to have the most enthusiasm. I do not know why, but they always do. Perhaps it is the Load the Boats. No, wait, it’s the Relay the Deuceys. No, it’s the Chase Rights, it’s gotta be the Chase Rights! Well, anyway, all square dance callers can always use a few more singing call figures. After all, many different figures lead to better dancing capabilities for everyone, and good attention and high interest (not to be confused with high yield interest bank accounts) creates better engagement, as well.

For many callers, one of the trickiest parts of programming a square dance is hitting the right sweet spot in terms of choreographic difficulty and not leave all sorts of people on the dance floor scratching their heads as they wait for a chance to get moving again. Taking the time to find sequences that work well and spending time becoming educated in how to effectively command those sequences to a dance floor is one of the core elements to success for all square dance callers.

Here are a foursome of Plus level square dance singing call figures that will make club dancing interesting and engaging. Changing the choreography is kind of expected at the PLUS level of square dancing, so as you do a singing call make those bids for greater variety throughout all of your tips that you call.

Practice these with a couple of different singing call songs so you can help yourself to build up an interesting and a highly effective presentation of the calls. You should be able to change these out and call them in any singing call music that you choose to present:

 

CALLING TIP! If you plan to call a workshop tip try applying  a couple of singing call figures that use the figures taught and reinforce the calls. By taking this combined approach it is almost like a chef preparing an appetizer that compliments the newly learned choreography in the “main course,” the singing call.

Heads (Sides) Right and Left Thru
Lead Left
Swing Thru
Girls Fold
Peel Off
Acey Ducey
Half Tag (the Line)
Follow Your Neighbor & Spread
Swing Corner & Promenade

 

Heads (Sides) Touch a Quarter
Those Boys Run
Circle Four Halfway
Touch a Quarter
Follow Your Neighbor
Trade the Wave
Explode the Wave
Chase Right
Swing Corner & Promenade

 

Heads (Sides) Touch a Quarter
Walk & Dodge
Swing Thru
Boys Run and Circulate Once
Girls Hinge
Diamond Circulate
Cut the Diamond
Wheel & Deal
Swing Corner & Promenade

 

Heads (Sides) Pass the Ocean
Ping Pong Circulate
Extend (the Tag)
All Eight Circulate
Explode and Star Thru
Veer Left
Ferris Wheel
Square Thru Three Quarters
Swing Corner & Promenade

 
All callers can use the figures in this article when exploring for ideas for a PLUS level dance and feel free to communicate with me if you have a different idea that might be incorporated into various square dance choreographic programs for any educational projects in the future.

I am available for training and private one-on-one coaching. Feel free to call me.

Shaun Werkele
303-250-4735

 

 

 

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 coaching information provided here serves as a source for square dance caller education training 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.

Great And Original Choreography For Square Dance Singing Calls

Modern western square dance callers begin every dance by testing the capabilities of every dancer in every square, for everyone who has come through the door at every dance has an established dancing level. The primary objective is to present choreography that “breaks the ice.”  Additionally, this beginning part of the dance sets the pace for the rest of the evening on a social level – to get everyone out and mix, mingle and commence the gathering of fun with others. The ultimate goal is to straddle a line between dancing fun and engagement and you are feeling the waters in terms of everyone’s dancing ability – all of this while still providing choreographic interest for all. More involved and unique modern square dance choreography is something that should be presented more into the second tip of the night and expanded further on through the night’s program.

Below is a nice foursome of original and interesting Mainstream square dance singing call sequences that you can start using after the first
tip of the evening.

Just a little different from the normal run-of-the-mill figures that are used by most callers. I encourage you to use figures that will put a little challenge into your dancing program and this will be a great move – to instill originality and improve the dance ability on the floor.

 

CALLING TIP! Be prepared to either increase or decrease the level of difficulty at any dance by studying many choreographic possibilities ahead of time. Having ideas ahead of time will make it easier to adapt your choreographic program as you need to.

Heads (Sides) Promenade Halfway
Star Thru
Pass Thru
Step to an Ocean Wave – Girls Trade
Girls Run
Half Tag (the Line)
Scootback
Split Circulate Twice
Swing Corner & Promenade Home

Heads (Sides) Right & Left Thru
Star Thru
Double Pass Thru
First Couple go Left
Next Couple go Right
Pass the Ocean
Recycle
Star Thru
Slide Thru
Swing Corner & Promenade Home

Heads (Sides) Lead Right
Touch a Quarter
Split Circulate
Scootback
Walk & Dodge
Partner Trade
Pass the Ocean
Boys Circulate & Girls Trade
Swing Corner & Promenade Home

Heads (Sides) Pass the Ocean
Those Girls Trade
Extend the Tag
Girls Trade
Recycle
Veer Left
Boys Circulate & Girls Trade
Half Tag the Line
Scootback
Swing Corner & Promenade Home

These figures are NOT difficult in positioning, however, they are NOT normal everyday singing call figures, either…and they are NOT predictable. These will strengthen any group of dancers in listening better and dancing more of the calls that do not get called as often as they should.

Try these out, they will come in handy when you have a dance with a bunch of really sharp dancers who are looking a little bored. You will also find that this choreography cannot be anticipated and therefore will be suitable for growth in all dancer’s capabilities long-term and that’s everywhere you might gig at any Mainstream level dance!

Shaun Werkele

303-250-4735

 

 

 

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 coaching information provided here serves as a source for square dance caller 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.

Progressive Mainstream Singing Call Figures: All Eight Circulate

Advocate for some progress as a modern square dance caller who is expected to entertain your square dance! And make it a high priority to better connect your square dancers with vibrant progressive singing call figures! For a basic outlook on square dance calling, nationally most square dance callers have a tendency to get too comfortable calling the same sequences every time they call. This can create a repetitive problem if you only call locally, the dance program of singing call figures will sag in fresh and original ideas and the choreography can be all too predictable.

There has never been a better time to change things up with a new singing call sequence or two to make the interest high so that the dancers cannot anticipate what is coming next and it provides opportunities to spring new and creative ideas in choreography on all.

Here are four All Eight Circulate sequences that are not all that hard but since All Eight Circulate is not called nearly enough this is a great set of calls to incorporate into a singing call:

CALLING TIP! Hoedown calls offer the opportunity to introduce new and creative ideas in choreography for the dancers. Use this to chance to level the dance floor to the same plateau and strengthen dancers of all abilities at your dance!

Heads (Sides) Square Thru 4 Hands
Swing Thru
Boys Run
Couples Circulate
Wheel & Deal
DoSaDo to an Ocean Wave
All 8 Circulate
Swing Corner & Promenade Home

Heads (Sides) Square Thru 4 Hands
Swing Thru
Boys Run
Couples Circulate
Chain Down the Line
Pass the Ocean
All 8 Circulate
Swing Corner & Promenade

Heads (Sides) Promenade Halfway
Touch a Quarter
Those Boys Run
Touch a Quarter
Split Circulate
Single Hinge Girls Trade
All 8 Circulate
Swing Corner & Promenade

Heads (Sides) Promenade Halfway
Touch a Quarter
Those Boys Run
Right & Left Thru
Square Thru 2 Hands
Partner Trade
Pass the Ocean
All 8 Circulate
Swing Corner & Promenade

Enjoy using this with your square dancers!

 

Shaun Werkele

303-250-4735

 

 

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 coaching information provided here serves as a source for square dance caller education training 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.

Singing Calls: Making Minor Changes…

Modern western square dance callers will all make mistakes at their dances!….and dancers will make them too! Both calling and dancing can be challenging and amazingly hard at times due to the unexpected choreography of the caller. Throw in a collection of square dancers that have a varied range of abilities and everything can become jumbled… difficult for the dancers to complete all of the choreography and even harder for the caller to keep everyone moving, but the great thing about square dancing is recovering from those occasional mistakes is often part of the fun. In fact, making mistakes is proof that everyone is trying and learning!

When calling, a discrete judgment needs to be made about various square dance movements and how much the dance floor can handle as far as difficulty is concerned. Mistakes are OK, but if the dancers falter too much, the “dancing lesson” becomes almost miserable, and you have become the “funinator” and respect for you as a caller will become diminished. Since we are all very human in nature, we, as dancers, might simply blame the caller in our mistakes. And momentum and energy can be lost due to squares breaking down on the dance floor.

This is a very thin line to walk for a caller, providing great overall interest in the choreography that is presented while at the same time keeping everyone smiling and happy and dancing.

Singing calls, however, do not always permit the dancers much time to recover from involved choreography. Generally, basic and more simplistic choreography in singing call figures are the better ones to use in your square dance calling program. As a caller, you can encourage proficient dancing by offering different twists in your patter part of the hoedown and then follow that up with a themed quad of sequences in the singing call figures. What I am saying is you can improve your program with a stronger formula for calling and dancing success by working on new ideas first, in the hoedown part of the tip, and then following that up with those same choreographic ideas, or perhaps similar ones that are on the simpler side of things in the singing call figures.

Here are four figures that provide minor changes on the overused and cliched “Heads Promenade Halfway…Square Thru Four Hands” that will offer both strengthening dancer ability and some good variety in choreography at the same time:

 

CALLING TIP! Focus on using many different square dance calls throughout the entire night. This will make the interest high so that the dancers cannot anticipate what is next!

Heads (Sides) Promenade Halfway
Walk in Square Thru 4 Hands
Swing Thru
Boys Run
Ferris Wheel
Square Thru 3 Hands
Swing Corner & Promenade

 

Heads (Sides) Promenade Halfway
Walk in Square Thru 4 Hands
Swing Thru & Girls Turn Around
Wheel & Deal
DoSaDo
Pass Thru
Trade By
Swing Corner & Promenade

 

Heads (Sides) Promenade Halfway
Walk in Square Thru 4 Hands
Swing Thru
Boys Run
Ferris Wheel
Centers Touch a Quarter
Box Circulate
Box Circulate
Swing Corner & Promenade Home

 

Heads (Sides) Promenade Halfway
Walk in Square Thru 3 Hands
Separate & Walk Around 2
Eight & Back
Bend the Line
Touch a Quarter
Boys Run Right
Swing Corner & Promenade

 

The last sequence poses the most difficulty and it has a Bend the Line with Facing Lines that are Half Sashayed. This could be a little more difficult as this is not called very often in this choreographic position.

Give these a try in your evening’s dance and let the dancers learn a little and enjoy a lot!

Best Wishes,

Shaun Werkele

303-250-4735

 

 

 

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 caller education training 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.

Original Mainstream Singing Call Figures For Square Dance Callers

Learning to square dance call is like learning a foreign language. You can read every book on grammar and pronunciation and you still may not be able to speak the language until you spend time speaking with others in the real world. The very things that make square dance calling what it is – its social uniqueness combined with a background in heritage and history –  are the most difficult things to convey on paper.

Once you learn the language of square dance calling by listening, practicing and studying, you can start to feel more comfortable calling at dances that you are scheduled for. And this will be apparent on a conscious level for all of the dancers present at your dances.

Here are a couple of great simple modern western square dance singing call choreography figures using very standard positioning that makes for a nice change and they are a little different. The first break uses a “Lead Left” at the end which adds a little twist. The second combination has a “Boys Circulate Girls Trade” from a Two-faced Line. This is the hardest part of the second sequence and this kind of thing is not used enough in singing call figures when square dance calling.  Not super difficult but different and interesting. And this approach to calling will make the dancers stronger in their abilities.

Make it your responsibility to use all calls and figures in your Mainstream Basic programs when you call the dance. It is your responsibility to call as many of the calls as you can so that the dancers are proficient and the dance is interesting. I advise that you call the sequences, or at least the gist of the ideas in your patter portion of your tip, before you use the figures below to give the dancers practice :

CALLING TIP!
Square dance calling requires a deep dedication in order to help continue to take the activity as a whole to the next step in it’s evolution. Always treat the dancers with the highest respect and everything else will be easier at the square dance!

Heads (Sides) Promenade Halfway
Lead Right
Veer Left
Couples Trade
Ferris Wheel
Centers Star Thru
Back Away then Lead Left
Swing Corner & Promenade

Or try this one:

Heads (Sides) Touch a Quarter
Walk & Dodge
Right and Left Thru
Veer Left
Boys Circulate Girls Trade
Wheel & Deal
Star Thru  Slide Thru
Swing Corner & Promenade

As always, feel free to call if you have any questions!

Shaun Werkele

303-250-4735

 

 

 

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 caller training, 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.

Easy Singing Call Figures That Incorporate Half Sashays

Here is a great simple modern western square dance singing call choreography figure using a Half Sashayed Square Thru that makes a nice challenge and it’s different. This is the hardest part of the sequence and this kind of thing is not used enough in singing call figures when square dance calling , or even in normal Mainstream Basic programs when dancing the patter part of the tip. I advise that you call the half sashayed Square Thru in the patter portion of your tip before you use the figures below to give the dancers practice :

CALLING TIP!
Don’t use unfamiliar terms or descriptive language that you assume the dancers understand. Always treat the floor with respect and they will respect you!

Heads (Sides) Half Sashay
Square Thru 3
Separate Around 1 To A Line
Forward & Back
Right & Left Thru
Pass the Ocean
Swing Thru Boys Trade
Girls Turn Back & Promenade

Or try this one. It uses the Half Sashay twice:

Heads (Sides) Half Sashay
Touch a Quarter
Those Boys Run
Pass Thru
Right & Left Thru
Star Thru
Everybody Half Sashay
Pass Thru  Swing Corner & Promenade

 

 

 

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 caller 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.

For Square Dance Callers: Singing Call Diamonds Revisited

All square dance movements are based on the steps and figures and sequences used in traditional folk dances and social dances from many countries. The changes in both dancing and square dance calling that occurred in the 1960’s and through the 1970’s brought about the creation of many unique formations. This developed into Hourglass, Diamond, Butterfly and “X” and “O” formations at the Advanced and Challenge levels. These formations open up all sorts of creative choreographic possibilities and we will take a look at those sometime soon.

This is a continuation of the prior post on using PLUS level singing call figures. Here is the link to the other post:

https://shaunwerkelesquaredancecalleraugustrecords.wordpress.com/2015/05/21/shining-diamonds-for-modern-western-square-dance-calling/

The formation that I like to use the most in singing PLUS call figures is the Diamond formation. It is easy to set up a diamond, and the Plus level offers this formation because of this simple accessibility.

Here is a PLUS level singing call figure that I devised that uses the Diamond:

CALLING TIP! One of the quickest ways to make the dancers uncomfortable is to present calls arrhythmically. Follow the rhythm of the band and stay on beat at all costs !

Heads (Sides) Lead Right
Veer Left
Ladies Hinge
Diamond Circulate
Boys Swing Thru
Ladies Face In
Extend (the Tag)
Scootback
Swing Corner & Promenade Home

Or Try This one:

Heads (Sides) Lead Right
Veer Left
Ladies Hinge
Diamond Circulate
Cut the Diamond
Half Tag
Scootback
Boys Run
Swing Corner & Promenade Home

 

 

 

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.

Square Dance Calling: Left Handed Scooting in Singing Call Figures

Modern Western square dancing is danced to a variety of music types, everything from pop to traditional country to Broadway musical to modern pop and even rock and techno-dance. What I like to do is use more involved and challenging figures when the music is not as “loaded” with high energy tempos and melodies that might distract. Being intricate with choreography accompanied by slower and smoother types of music works best. Which brings us to a more involved choreographic sequence.

This square dance singing call figure flows into a Left configuration. When I call this type of set-up, I call it a “Left Scootback,” even though there is not such a thing, technically. But the dancers understand this better and it helps to get them through the move.

Keep in mind that this type of square dance choreography (dancing by definition, or DBD) should generally be used with simpler and slower dancing tempos (120 bpm or less) and you should incorporate this more unusual and different choreography into you patter calling beforehand. Actually, you should make this “Left Scootback” sequence the theme of the patter portion prior to the use of the figure sequence in your singing call.

CALLING TIP! All of the factors that contribute to a successful dance are your responsibility, so be prepared!

Heads (Sides) Star Thru
And Square Thru Three
Left Touch a Quarter
Scootback  (Left)
Girls Run
Pass the Ocean
Swing Thru
Swing Thru
Swing Corner & Promenade Home

OR….

Heads (Sides) Star Thru
And Square Thru Three
Left Touch a Quarter
Scootback  (Left)
Girls Run
Flutterwheel
Sweep a Quarter
Pass Thru
U-Turn Back
Swing Corner & Promenade Home

 

Left hand figures are great for improving dance ability and add to variety in your program for the night!

Shaun Werkele

303-250-4735

 

 

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.