The Art and Science of Calling Square Dances
Compiled by Bob Osgood
Organized by Bill Peters
The CallerText (“Original” Set-In-Order Publication). 636 Pages in a heavy duty three-ring binder!
This is your workbook. It has been prepared to serve you for as long as you are involved in calling square dances. Just starting out? What decisions need to be made? Have a desire to be more productive, to improve your calling in order to attract more dancers? Whatever your needs, you’ll find sections in the CallerText that will answer them. Unlike a book written by a single author, the CallerText reflects the thinking and expertise of almost 150 individuals – callers, teachers, and leaders – whose thoughts and experiences are reflected in articles they wrote and which have appeared over a period of 37 years in Sets in Order (SQUARE DANCING) Magazine. Because of the specialized background of each of the authors, the CallerText becomes a reservoir of knowledge designed to guide and inspire the brand new caller and to reinforce and support the veteran. A certain amount of continuity has been accomplished by grouping articles according to subject matter and arranging them in a logical order. At the same time every effort has been made to insure that the book includes all the topics contained in the Callerlab callers school curriculum.
The CallerText is a book of ideas; it is not a book of calls although it does include some drills to illustrate certain chapters. Calls continue to change; concerns, responsibilities, ethics, history, teaching techniques, leadership skills, etc.,do not change. That is what this book is all about.
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