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Articles in this knowledgebase are classified into several “types”. A type of “Document” indicates that the article describes a stand-alone document such as a reference manual, book, or tutorial. Type “Idea” is a short description of a raw idea, many of which have been abstracted out of a larger article such as a Winning Ways Story, but which are deemed interesting enough that they should be independently searchable. Type “Presentation” designates an article that describes a presentation, such as a session at a CALLERLAB convention, which may include pointers to handouts, an audio recording, or occasionally video. The “Resource” type refers to descriptions of resources such as websites, blogs, vendor sites, etc. that aggregate information and pointers, or to tools such as computer programs that provide functions specific to calling or dancing. “Summary” articles are compilations that discuss a topic area and point to other articles and resources relevant to the topic.
 
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“Selling” Square Dancing To New People

Article Type Author Publication Date Links Description Document Bernie Coulthurst 2018-04-01 Selling Square Dance To New People This article describes some dos and don'ts when talking to new people about ...
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2018 Caller Schools

Article Type Author Publication Date Links Description Document CALLERLAB Home Office 2018-03-09 List of 2018 Schools This document contains a listing of Caller Schools sponsored and staffed by CALLERLAB members ...
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A Step in Time – The American Square Dance (book)

Article Type Author Publication Date Links Description Document Dick Severance 2018-06-01 Purchase Book Judy and Dick have been involved in the square dance activity for some 45+ years during which ...
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Advertising Brochure Stressing Health Benefits

Article Type Submitter Date Links Description Idea Jean Lander (hjlander@gmail.com) April 2015 2015-04-20 Ottonobee Brochure re Health Benefits (pdf file) 2015-04-20 Ottonobee Brochure re Health Benefits (docx file) It is ...
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All About Modules (book)

Article Type Author Publication Date Links Description Document Resource Cal Campbell (calcampbl@gmail.com) 2014 Book This book covers all the bases starting with the new caller just learning how to call ...
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Alternate Lessons Systems Brochure

Article Type Author Publication Date Links Description Document Arnold Gladson (agladson@austin.rr.com) 2001 Brochure This brochure was produced by a CALLERLAB Ad Hoc committee. It explains and contrasts traditional lesson structures ...
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ARTS Letter Containing Promotional Materials (Aug 2017)

Article Type Author Publication Date Links Description Document The ARTS (directorarts@aol.com) 2017-08-06 Class Promotional Materials This letter from the ARTS organization contains promotional materials and plans useful to clubs planning ...
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As I Saw It – Bob Osgood (book)

Article Type Author Publication Date Links Description Document Paul Moore (paulmoore@wildblue.net) 2017-02-05 Purchase At Amazon This book was compiled and edited by Paul Moore. It describes the life and career ...
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BC Westsyde Squares Recruits 29 New Dancers

Article Type Submitter Date Story Abstract Winning Ways Story Alberta Chatter Newsletter (claudia.littlefair@gmail.com) 2017-12-20 This story describes how Westsyde Squares in British Columbia used marketing savvy and well targeted advertising ...
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Call Me Crazy (Book)

Article Type Author Publication Date Links Description Document Kip Garvey (kip@kipgarvey.com) 10 October, 2017 Book This 178 page book presents a Step By Step Process For Calling And Teaching Modern ...
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Caller Mentoring Guidelines

Article Type Author Publication Date Links Description Document CALLERLAB Caller Training Committee (callertraining@callerlab.org) 2013-01-06 Full Document This document was prepared by the Caller Training Committee to assist those callers who ...
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CALLERLAB Program Documents

Article Type Author Last Update Description Summary Barry Clasper (barry@clasper.ca) 2018-03-22 This summary points to the primary program-related documents that have been officially published by CALLERLAB. This includes program lists, ...
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174 Prospecting Ideas

Article Type Submitter Date Links Description Idea Jim Langdon (mntndncr@gmail.com) March 2016 174 Prospecting Ideas Timberline Toppers' Recruiting Plan Timberline Toppers is a club that has dramatically grown their membership ...
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Advertising Brochure Stressing Health Benefits

Article Type Submitter Date Links Description Idea Jean Lander (hjlander@gmail.com) April 2015 2015-04-20 Ottonobee Brochure re Health Benefits (pdf file) 2015-04-20 Ottonobee Brochure re Health Benefits (docx file) It is ...
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Amateur Caller Night

Article Type Submitter Date Links Description Idea Mike Callahan 2015-03-29 (none) Recruiting new callers: Once a year in our area, a club in our area has an "amateur callers night" ...
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Approaching Malls With Vacant Storefronts for Demo Spaces

Article Type Submitter Date Links Description Idea Janice Cha (Janice.cha@sbcglobal.net) Sep 18, 2016 Chicago Tribune article Check out this article in today's Chicago Tribune. Our club reached out to a ...
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Caller Drill Program

Article Type Submitter Date Links Description Idea Barry Clasper (barry@clasper.ca) 2015-05-29 Callarama Program One of the most difficult parts of learning to call is finding opportunities to practice with live ...
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CALLERLAB 2015 Brainstorming Session

Article Type Submitter Date Links Description Idea Barry Clasper (barry@clasper.ca) 2015-07-12 Brainstorming Ideas Spreadsheet (CALLERLAB 2015) A "brainstorming" session was held during the opening session of the CALLERLAB Convention in ...
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Collection Of Marketing and Recruiting Articles

Article Type Author Last Update Description Summary Claudia Littlefair (claudia.littlefair@gmail.com) 2017-05-25 Claudia Littlefair is the editor of the Alberta Chatter newsletter. This edition provides a wonderful compilation of a number ...
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How Rounds Are Scheduled Can Be Important

Article Type Submitter Date Links Description Idea Jerry Junck (junck@aol.com) 2018-04-23 N/A Jerry Junck reports on an observation from a club on Vancouver Island. Their format involved having a round ...
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Include Non-Dancer Events At Festivals and Conventions

Article Type Submitter Date Links Description Idea Barry Clasper (barry@clasper.ca) 2015-07-28 (none) We used to go to an annual 1-day festival. In the evening they had a non-dancer hall. We ...
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Marketing On A Shoestring Budget

Article Type Event Date Presenter Links Description Presentation CALLERLAB Convention March 2014 Patrick Schwerdtfeger Video This video shows the keynote address at the 2014 CALLERLAB convention in Reno, Nevada. It ...
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Multi-Cycle Program X Plan from Gardner Patton

Article Type Author Publication Date Links Description Document Idea Gardner Patton (gcp6@optonline.net) 2012 Webpage If you read any of the square dance publications today you will note that many articles ...
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Operation Frontier – 2015, Milford, OH

Article Type Submitter Date Story Abstract Winning Ways Story Dale and Cindy Bennett (dale@the-nest.us) 2015 If you think it’s inevitable that square dancing is destined to decline, ask any member ...
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66th US National Keynote by Eric Henerlau

Article Type Author Last Update Description Summary Eric Henerlau (eric@erichenerlau.com) 2017-06-28 On June 23rd, 2017 Eric Henerlau delivered an exciting keynote address at the 66th US National in Cincinnati. His ...
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Beginner Dance Party Leaders Seminar – Presentations from 2014

Article Type Author Last Update Description Summary Presentation Barry Clasper (barry@clasper.ca) January 2016 For many years, as a lead-in to the main convention, CALLERLAB has hosted a 1-1/2 day seminar ...
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CALLERLAB Convention Audio Recordings (as of Sep 30, 2018)

Article Type Owner Links Description Resource CALLERLAB (callerlab@aol.org) Click here to see the index page for the audio recordings. Each year the CALLERLAB Convention provides two full days of education ...
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CALLERLAB Convention Video Recordings (as of Sep 4, 2018)

Article Type Owner Links Description Resource CALLERLAB (callerlab@aol.com) Click here to go to the index page showing all the video files posted to date. Each year the CALLERLAB Convention provides ...
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Digital Music Presentation (CALLERLAB 2018)

Article Type Author Publication Date Links Description Document Richard Manning (rickmanning_sdcaller@yahoo.com) 2016-03-30 Digital Music 101 Digital Music 102 These handouts (Digital Music 101 and 102) were created for a presentation ...
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Extended But Not Extreme – Plus

Article Type Event Date Presenter Links Description Presentation CALLERLAB Convention 2015 Barry Clasper, John Marshall Extended But Not Extreme - Plus (Clasper Handout) There are many calls for which we ...
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Introduction To Mental Image Choreography

Article Type Event Date Presenter Links Description The following two entries show two versions of a presentation by Don Beck on his system for Mental Image choreographic management. The first ...
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Large Event Planning

Article Type Event Date Presenter Links Description Presentation CALLERLAB Convention March 2014 Lee & Barbi Ashwill, Walt Burr, Dottie Welch Audio Recording Ashwill Handout Burr Handout Welch Handout This presentation ...
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Marketing On A Shoestring Budget

Article Type Event Date Presenter Links Description Presentation CALLERLAB Convention March 2014 Patrick Schwerdtfeger Video This video shows the keynote address at the 2014 CALLERLAB convention in Reno, Nevada. It ...
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NNJSDA Keynote Addresses From Roy and Betsy Gotta

Article Type Event Date Presenter Links Description Presentation Northern New Jersey Square Dance Association Convention April 2018 Betsy and Roy Gotta (separate presentations) DREAM (Betsy's Keynote) They're in the Door ...
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Small Town Club Has 5 Squares of Beginners

Article Type Submitter Date Story Abstract Winning Ways Story Tom Kahnert (tom@teamtomandjo.com) 2018-08-21 The Town of Strathroy has a population base of about 8,500, located about 35 km west of ...
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Teaching Styling

Article Type Event Date Presenter Links Description Presentation CALLERLAB Convention 2014 Jon Jones and Tim Marriner Video File (part 1) Video File (part 2) Handout Files (zipped) Presentation on the ...
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2018 Caller Schools

Article Type Author Publication Date Links Description Document CALLERLAB Home Office 2018-03-09 List of 2018 Schools This document contains a listing of Caller Schools sponsored and staffed by CALLERLAB members ...
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A Step in Time – The American Square Dance (book)

Article Type Author Publication Date Links Description Document Dick Severance 2018-06-01 Purchase Book Judy and Dick have been involved in the square dance activity for some 45+ years during which ...
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All About Modules (book)

Article Type Author Publication Date Links Description Document Resource Cal Campbell (calcampbl@gmail.com) 2014 Book This book covers all the bases starting with the new caller just learning how to call ...
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Audacity Audio Editor and Recorder Program

Article Type Owner Links Description Resource Audacity Team Website Audacity is a free multi-track audio editing program that runs on several platforms including Windows, Linux, and MAC OS. It permits ...
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Callarama

Article Type Owner Links Description Resource Reinhold Roedig (support@callarama.com) Website Callarama is a “checker mover” program to help callers work out choreography by showing animated figures moving in response to ...
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Caller’s Service and Supply

Article Type Owner Links Description Resource Gary Coon (callersser@hotmail.com) Website The name says it all. Specializing in the repair of all models of Hilton Audio equipment. Also specializing in the ...
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CALLERLAB Community Dance Resources

Article Type Owner Links Description Resource Dottie Welch Website This Dance Resource is a compilation of Beginner Party Dances, Community Dances, Contra Dances, and Traditional Square Dances. Dances are grouped ...
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CALLERLAB Online Teaching Resource

Article Type Owner Links Description Resource CALLERLAB Choreographic Applications Committee (dwelch@eastlink.ca) CALLERLAB Online Teaching Resource The Choreographic Applications Committee has created this resource site to assist those who are teaching ...
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CALLERLAB Program Documents

Article Type Author Last Update Description Summary Barry Clasper (barry@clasper.ca) 2018-03-22 This summary points to the primary program-related documents that have been officially published by CALLERLAB. This includes program lists, ...
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CALLERLAB Square Dance Marketing Manual

Article Type Author Publication Date Links Description Document CALLERLAB Marketing Committee 2018-02-10 CALLERLAB Square Dance Marketing Manual This square dance marketing plan has been developed by CALLERLAB members in support ...
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Ceder Square Dance System (CSDS)

Article Type Owner Links Description Resource Vic Ceder (vic@ceder.net) Website Flyer CSDS (Ceder Square Dance System) is a comprehensive program that incorporates under one roof all the facilities needed by ...
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ceder.net

Article Type Owner Links Description Resource Vic & Debbie Ceder (debbie@ceder.net) Website Ceder.net is a comprehensive collection of resources related to square dancing. It includes a number of sections: A ...
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66th US National Keynote by Eric Henerlau

Article Type Author Last Update Description Summary Eric Henerlau (eric@erichenerlau.com) 2017-06-28 On June 23rd, 2017 Eric Henerlau delivered an exciting keynote address at the 66th US National in Cincinnati. His ...
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Beginner Dance Party Leaders Seminar – Presentations from 2014

Article Type Author Last Update Description Summary Presentation Barry Clasper (barry@clasper.ca) January 2016 For many years, as a lead-in to the main convention, CALLERLAB has hosted a 1-1/2 day seminar ...
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Bob Brundage Interviews

Article Type Author Last Update Description Summary Barry Clasper 2017-04-14 This summary article contains a table (see below) that contains links to the interviews that Bob Brundage did with a ...
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CALLERLAB Convention Audio Recordings (as of Sep 30, 2018)

Article Type Owner Links Description Resource CALLERLAB (callerlab@aol.org) Click here to see the index page for the audio recordings. Each year the CALLERLAB Convention provides two full days of education ...
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CALLERLAB Convention Video Recordings (as of Sep 4, 2018)

Article Type Owner Links Description Resource CALLERLAB (callerlab@aol.com) Click here to go to the index page showing all the video files posted to date. Each year the CALLERLAB Convention provides ...
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CALLERLAB Program Documents

Article Type Author Last Update Description Summary Barry Clasper (barry@clasper.ca) 2018-03-22 This summary points to the primary program-related documents that have been officially published by CALLERLAB. This includes program lists, ...
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Collection Of Marketing and Recruiting Articles

Article Type Author Last Update Description Summary Claudia Littlefair (claudia.littlefair@gmail.com) 2017-05-25 Claudia Littlefair is the editor of the Alberta Chatter newsletter. This edition provides a wonderful compilation of a number ...
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Community Dance / Party Night Resources

Article Type Author Last Update Description Summary Barry Clasper (barry@clasper.ca) 2015-08-21 This summary page points to material useful for doing single party nights or other dances aimed at people with ...
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Digital Music Information (from Barry Johnson)

Article Type Summary Author Last Update Description Summary / Document Barry Clasper (barry@clasper.ca) 2018-06-27 In 2008 Barry Johnson wrote a suite of documents that take you through the ins and ...
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Experimental Lesson Systems

Article Type Author Last Update Description Summary Barry Clasper 2018-03-22 This article summarizes several experimental approaches to teaching new dancers known to be in use at the time of writing ...
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Finding Music

Article Type Author Last Update Description Summary Barry Clasper 2015-11-12 This article aggregates a number of sources for obtaining music suitable for square dancing. It includes both music specially produced ...
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Learning To Dance Without a Caller

Article Type Author Last Update Description Summary Julian Pritchard (julian.pritchard@orange.fr) 2017-06-11 We dance in two clubs which have no caller (actually, most of the clubs in France have no caller) ...
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