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Wakamono Tachi - Masaru Wada

Excerpt from recording by caller Masaru Wada, with calls in English but with additional lyrics in Japanese

Riverside-Sendai: intercontinental square dance partners

Square dancers in Sendai C "ity, Japan (with caller Mac Ojima) and in Riverside, California (with caller Paul Moore), both dancing to each other's callers, an intercontinental square dance made possible by a satellite link (1:15).We have included most of the introductory remarks, from the Japanese broadcast.03:00 Mac Ojima calls patter05:10…

God Bless America - CALLERLAB chairmen, 2009

In 2009 the CALLERLAB Convention in Kansas City included a dance following the Banquet called by all the past chairmen of CALLERLAB who were in attendance that year. This recording is the final singing call at that dance and included each of the participating callers joined in calling to the Gold Star record #712, God Bless America.

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Bill Peters & Jim Mayo - Australia, 1986

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Jim Mayo - 1994

This is a series of excerpts from a program called by Jim Mayo, November 5, 1994, in Marlboro, CT, recorded by Paul Trowbridge. This compilation contains portions of three patter and three singing squares, including calls from the CALLERLAB Mainstream and Plus programs.

Square Dance Video collections

There are thousands of videos on sites such as YouTube that show modern square dancing. Several individuals have done their own collecting, presenting many videos on one location. Andy Abeles is based in southern California. His own videos frequently start with an interview with the club president and the callr for the event, as well as showing…

It's a Small World - Dee Dee Dougherty-Lottie

Dee Dee Dougherty-Lottie calling a singing call from a live-recording tape made at a dance in the early years of the 21st Century.

Betsy Gotta - patter

Betsey Gotta Callng a MWSD Mainstream Patter call.

Jean Alve

Jean Alve has been calling squares for more than 50 years. She lives in upstate New York and now calls a weekly two-hour session of "Square, Round, Line & Polka Dancing" at a local senior center. This footage shows her calling a Virginia Reel square and a singing square, "Bye, Bye, Blues." It was recorded by Earl Kaiser in 2003. More…

Southside Squares and Swersie Norris

This was a feature story on television feature-- with the video now no longer available-- about the Southside Squares, Chicago's last remaining black MWSD group and the pioneering work of caller Swersie Dumetz Norris. The Southside Squares were among the dancers invited to participate on a special edition of the Phil Donohue Show, where Swersie…

New Zealand Square Dance Convention, 1977

Television news story about modern square dance weekend in Christchurch, New Zealand, featuring Chicago caller Dave Taylor.

Reach for the Stars - British callers

This singing call was made for promotional purposes by the British Association of American Square Dancing Clubs (BAASDC) in 2001. It features seven top British callers calling to two squares. The Association counts American Mildred Buhler as its "original patron," back in the early 1950s. Further information about the British Association is here…

Deborah Carroll-Jones Calling for Canyon Lake Twirlers

This video starts with an interview with the club president and then, at 1:17 continues with an interview with Deborah Carroll-Jones. At 2:30 Deborah begins a description of the singing call she is about to present. The dancing of two Mainstream singing calls begins at 3:19. At 8:36 a Plus program patter call starts with a view of a square with 8…

Rich Sbardella - MWSD Early – Basic Program

The recording is One Horse Reel on Top/Grenn label. Patter called by Rich Sbardella. This set is called to a more traditional style of music, which is strongly phrased, and the caller is calling well timed prompted modules, not sight calling.

Rich Sbardella writes: "The MWSD calls are all prompted in Dick Leger's method, and the live music calls…

Hash with Allemande Thar - Jim Mayo

Jim Mayo calls at the Dare To Be Square weekend held November 18-20, 2011, at the John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC. Jim was the first caller on Sunday morning, working with a roomful of dancers who were getting their first taste of modern square dance-- no walkthroughs!--that weekend. In this dance, he incorporate allemande thar, slip…

TAMinations - animated MWSD diagrams

This website offers animated diagrams illustrating all the calls in the various CALLERLAB programs from Mainstream through C-3A. If you're a traditional or MWSD dancer encountering an unfamiliar term, you can see it unfold here step-by-step. Each animation is accompanied by the CALLERLAB definition and notes on styling. The example linked here is…

Brian Hotchkies - MWSD Australia 2010 – Mainstream

Brian Hotchkies calling to six squares at the double trouble dance weekend 20-22 August 2010 run by Waggon Wheel square and round dance club of Dunedin, New Zealand.The choreography is Progressive Squares where dancers move from one square to another during the dance. The calls are from the CALLERLAB Mainstream Program.

Brian Hotchkies - MWSD Australia 2010 – Progressive Squares

Brian Hotchkies calling a singing call to six squares at the Double Trouble dance weekend 20-22 August 2010 run by Wagon Wheel square and round dance club of Dunedin, New Zealand. The choreography is Progressive Squares where dancers move from one square to another during the dance. The calls are from the CALLERLAB Mainstream Program.A search for…

MWSD Progressive Squares - Mainstream

Nasser Shukayr calling and explaining Progressive Squares, starting at about :42 into the video. The dance was a club dance for the Canyon Twirlers of Canyon Lake, CA on October 11, 2009. The choreography is Progressive Squares where dancers move from one square to another during the dance. The calls are from the CALLERLAB Mainstream Program.A…