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!



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.