Welcome to the CALLERLAB Square Dance KnowledgeBase
Click on a heading in the menu bar above to navigate a major category, or click on a word in the Tag Cloud to the right to see all articles with that tag, or enter search words in the search bar at the top right for full-text search.
This repository collects information useful to Modern Western Square Dance leaders and callers. If you’re trying to recruit new dancers, train callers, or promote MWSD in general, you will find valuable information here. It contains 264 articles grouped into 26 categories and described with 46 different information tags. If you have questions or suggestions for content, or if you are unable to find what you’re looking for, please contact us by clicking here to send an email.
Please click a button below for further information on how to navigate this material.
About This KnowledgeBase
Perhaps the easiest way to understand what is here is to think of it as a collection of newspaper clippings, stories, and scrap book items. Each item is called an “article”. Some articles contain all the information within their body, while others will provide a description and links to complete information elsewhere. Each article bears on some aspect of MWSD but they come from all over the place. They may contain thoughts, opinions, ideas, anecdotes, histories, references, insights, resources, and much more. They all represent something somebody somewhere thought was valuable enough to write down, record, present, or otherwise share.
They are not tested for quality or judged for value. That assessment is up to you, the reader. While CALLERLAB is providing the place to collect this material, inclusion in this knowledgebase does not imply endorsement or promotion by CALLERLAB of the thoughts presented. We are reporting on things that are happening, not promoting specific ideas.
The section below titled “How To Use This KnowledgeBase” contains details on how to navigate the material and find articles on specific topics.
How To Use This KnowledgeBase
The easiest way to gain insight into how this information is organized is to look at the menu of headings that appears under the main masthead on every page. No matter where you are you can click on one of those headings to go to the associated articles. You can also look for a tag in the tag cloud or do a full-text search.
The information behind these headings is described below:
Searching and Navigating
You can look for information in several different ways.
This shows the full hierarchy of categories. Click on the category name to see all articles in that category. The number of articles in the category is shown in parentheses after the category name.
Articles in the knowledgebase are “tagged” with keywords indicating their subject matter. The index display below shows in alphabetical order all the tags in current use. Each tag entry shows the name of the tag and a brief description of the nature of the content it describes. You can click on the tag name to see a list of all the articles that are coded with the tag. The number beside the tag name indicates how many articles have the tag. The tag cloud displayed on the right side of the page lists all the same tags and is available on every page in the KnowledgeBase.
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