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Plus Program Square Dancing in Germany

This is a video of a square dance in Germany in 2008. The callers are Jerry Jestin from the USA and Joe Kromer from Germany. The video is of a singing call, Tiger By the Tail and the two callers join in harmony. The dance choreography uses the CALLERLAB Plus Program calls. The singing call is followed by a series of interrupted clips of Plus…

Paul Place - MWSD Traveling Hoedowners - Plus Program

The Traveling Hoedowners is a demonstration group associated with the Travelinghoedowners.com web site. This site offers training videos and other information about square dancing. This video was made during a trip by the group to a Whirl and Twirl square dance event in Orlando, FL probably in 2007. The calls are from the CALLERLAB Plus Program.…

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Bronc Wise - MWSD High Energy Plus Singing Call

This is a video of dancing in the High Energy Plus sessions at the Golden State Round Up, May 2011. This convention has been held annually for s everal decades in Northern California. The high energy hall gives callers and dancers a chance to "play with" the MWSD calls in sessions designed for experienced dancers. This is a singing call modified by…

Bronc Wise - MWSD Challenge-1 Dancing

This video is made up of short segments of dancing in the CALLERLAB Challenge-1 Program sessions at the Golden State Round Up, May 2011. This convention has been held annually for several decades in Northern California. The C-1 Program is intended for very experienced dancers who have learned more than 200 calls. In dances at this program the flow…

Vic Ceder - MWSD Challenge-2 Singing Call

This video is most of a singing call in the Challenge-2 hall at AACE (Academy of Advanced and Challenge Enthusiasts) before the scheduled start of a session on June 18, 2011 in Milwaukee. WI. The caller is Vic Ceder.

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Sandi Bryant - MWSD Challenge-3B Dancing

This video is several segments of dancing at the AACE (Academy of Advanced and Challenge Enthusiasts) event in Milwaukee, WI in June of 2011. The CALLERLAB dance program is Challenge 3B. The callers identified at the start of each clip are Sandie Bryant, Barry Clasper and Vic Ceder.

Mike DeSisto - Progressive Squares (MWSD)

Mike DeSisto calls a high energy "progressive squares" tip at the 26th annual IAGSDC square dance convention in Washington, DC on April 9, 2009. About 900 square dancers, their friends and families from all over the US, Canada and Japan were in attendance! This video features "progressive squares" where an even rectangular matrix of several dozens…

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…

Heart of My Heart - Rich Sbardella - MWSD Early – Basic Program

This video is of a dance at the Powder Mill Barn in Enfield CT. The barn is owned by Ralph Sweet. Callers are Rich & Lynn Sbardella. Rich is a disciple of Dick Leger and calls in Dick's style which, although this dance was in April of 2012, is representative of the early style of MWSD. The calls are from the CALLERLAB Basic Program.

Marina - Rich Sbardella - MWSD Early – Basic Program

This video is of a dance at the Powder Mill Barn in Enfield, CT. The barn is owned by Ralph Sweet. The caller is Rich Sbardella. Rich is a disciple of Dick Leger and calls in Dick's style which, although this dance was in April of 2012, is representative of the early style of MWSD. The calls are from the CALLERLAB Basic Program.

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MWSD Pacific Northwest Teens – Intermediate Preliminary

The Pacific Northwest Teen Square Dance Festival (PNTSDF) provides opportunities for young people up to and including 19 years of age to meet and enjoy competition in Square Dancing, Calling, Round Dancing and Cueing along with an Exhibition Dancing category for all club members and their advisors and family members. This Festival has been held…

MWSD Pacific Northwest Teens – Senior Final

The Pacific Northwest Teen Square Dance Festival (PNTSDF) provides opportunities for young people up to and including 19 years of age to meet and enjoy competition in Square Dancing, Calling, Round Dancing and Cueing along with an Exhibition Dancing category for all club members and their advisors and family members. This Festival has been held…

MWSD Pacific Northwest Teens – Senior Final – Part 1

The Pacific Northwest Teen Square Dance Festival (PNTSDF) provides opportunities for young people up to and including 19 years of age to meet and enjoy competition in Square Dancing, Calling, Round Dancing and Cueing along with an Exhibition Dancing category for all club members and their advisors and family members. This Festival has been held…

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MWSD Pacific Northwest Teens – Senior Final – Part 2

The Pacific Northwest Teen Square Dance Festival (PNTSDF) provides opportunities for young people up to and including 19 years of age to meet and enjoy competition in Square Dancing, Calling, Round Dancing and Cueing along with an Exhibition Dancing category for all club members and their advisors and family members. This Festival has been held…

MWSD Pacific Northwest Teens – Senior Final

The Pacific Northwest Teen Square Dance Festival (PNTSDF) provides opportunities for young people up to and including 19 years of age to meet and enjoy competition in Square Dancing, Calling, Round Dancing and Cueing along with an Exhibition Dancing category for all club members and their advisors and family members.
This Festival has been held…

How To Square Dance series

This square dance video teaches the following square dance calls on the mainstream list: Ocean Wave, Swing Thru, Run (Boys, Girls, Centers, Ends), Pass the Ocean, Trades (Boys, Girls, Ends, Centers), Dive Thru, Extend. Others in that series deal with Mainstream and Plus calls including: Fan the Top, Acey Deucey, Tea Cup Chain, Ping Pong…

Ed Gilmore - Ends Turn In, live recording. 1958

In this clip Ed Gilmore uses a shortened version of the original Ends Turn In figure that was published in 1951. At that time the Square Thru call that he uses here to set up the lines did not exist. In this clip he also does a full Alamo Style balance routine allowing four beats for each turn thus allowing each balance to be on the first beat of a…

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Square Dancing - Bob Osgood film, 1951

Film made by Bob Osgood / Sets in Order in 1951 to popularize square dancing. The accompanying flier was used to spur interest in rentals and sales.A discussion among square dance enthusiasts on the history of the film can be found here. As that discussion reveals, a copy of the film is available on DVD at a much higher resolution.