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Two Three Hand Stars (clip) - Frank Kaltman

The tune is Big John McNeil.

Frank Kaltman founded the influential magazine American Squares and (with Dan Wolfert) created the Folkraft record label after World War II.

Patter Calling - Frank Lane

This is a short clip from a dance called in 1969 by Frank Lane at the Newton Pavillion in Newton, New Hampshire

Gloria Rios Roth - patter

Gloria Rios Roth calling the patter half of a tip at a dance in New England in 1960.

Maria - Gloria Rios Roth

Gloria Rios Roth calling a singing call at a dance in New England in 1960.

50 Years of Square Dancing in Germany

The first square dance was held in Bremen on July 16, 1949, called by Paul Hartman and attended by five squares, mostly American servicemen and their guests. The event was a success and Hartman began calling dances on a regular basis; he also traveled to other locations to organize square dance clubs. This site also includes information about the…

Heiner Fischle's website

Heiner Fischle is a German caller, choreographer, and organizer. He has compiled a detailed website including some material of general interest.

Chain Down the Line (clip) - Herb Greggerson

Herb Greggerson is one of the most important names in southwestern U.S. square dance calling. This routine is also known as The Route.This site contains video footage of The Route called by Tony Parkes in 1992 and by Bob Dalsemer in 2009.

Herb Greggerson - Herb's Blue Bonnet Calls

Greggerson's book, originally published in 1937, contains more than 50 dances, supplemented with photographs and diagrams.

After a brief foreward with acknowledgments, the book begins with these words:

How To Square Dance
There is one important thing in square dancing. That is, listening to the Caller. Most, if not all, of the mistakes made…

Royal Square

This demonstration number is for eight couples forming a double square, one inside the other. The choreography was created by Kira Heartsong for Calico and Boots.

The High Country Squares club hails from the Denver area. The caller here is Todd Albright. Much of the group's repertoire comes from Calico & Boots; many of the High Country Dancers,…

Patter Call - Jack Jackson

This is a short clip of patter calling by Jack Jackson at a dance in New England in 1962.

Baby Face - Jack Jackson

This is a short clip of Jack Jackson calling the singing call Baby Face (Windsor Records #4877 by Al Brundage) at a dance in New England in 1962.

Jack Lasry - Patter, 1970

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Jeanne Moody - patter

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Patter Call - Jerry Haag

This is a short clip from a dance called by Jerry Haag 1n 1971 at the Bay Path Barn in Boylston, MA

Dusty Roads (clip) - Jerry Helt

Categorized here as Mainstream, at the time this recording was released the calls were considered part of CALLERLAB's Basic program.This excerpt, included here for educational purposes, comes from a compilation album (LP 1980-A) released by the Sets in Order American Square Dance Society. The albums featured callers from the Square Dance Hall of…

SDFNE 1960's Era Recordings

Jim Mayo undertook a project to use the Square Dance Foundation of New England's audio archives and locate representative samples of square dance calling from the time period when Modern Western square dancing was taking off, but before the call Swing Thru was invented.

For each caller he has collected a representative patter tip and singing…

Old Grey Bonnet - Jim Mayo

Listen to Charley Thomas calling this song.

Best Things in Life Are Free - Jim Mayo

This song was used by Jim Mayo for his first recording which was on Mac Gregor Records (#2055) in 1963. The figure used here was created for this group of dancers to show how MWSD singing calls are adapted choreographically.For another version of this dance, aimed at people who are not experienced modern square dancers, watch this version by caller…