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An Easy "At Home" Resolve Technique  www.all8.com   by Rich Reel
Return-to-home techniques.
 
Asymmetric Primer for Callers  www.ceder.net   by Vic Ceder
This paper presents asymmetric (or non-symmetric) choreography: what it is, how to get into it, how to resolve from it and how, when and why to use it. It gives lots of examples and hints on how to keep it simple. This paper was originally written for Advanced and Challenge callers, and contains some references to calls on these programs. Presented at Callerlab 2010 and 2011.
 
Asymmetric Resolve Techniques  www.all8.com   by Rich Reel
Techniques are really only useful for writing cards or for sight resolving a very small number of squares.
 
Calling Through Scoot Back Waves  www.all8.com   by Rich Reel
How to track arrangement through #1 and #2 arrangements in waves.
 
Controlling Choreography With Relationships  by Barry Johnson
For decades, many callers have focused on Formation, Arrangement and Sequence while tracking dancers as they move through a sequence. But it turns out that the Relationships of the dancers can actually be easier for many callers to understand and see while a square is in motion, and the principles of using relationships while calling can be learned in just a few minutes. Once relationships are recognizable, the state of the square is easily identified in almost any FASR at all.
 
Directional Characteristics of Column Loudspeakers  www.tiac.net   by Ervin E. Gross
A brief description of the useful characteristics of a sound column will be presented here and the successful application of these characteristics will be described.
 
Easy To Call Asymmetric Tricks  www.all8.com   by Rich Reel
Easy to call asymmetric gimmicks.
 
Formation Management  gero-teufert.de   by Jens Harms
 
Hexagon Choreography  by Judy Obee
Also known as Rectangle Choreography or 6-couple Square Dancing.
 
Hexagon Dancing  www.billeyler.com   by Bill Eyler
Hexagons are a method of having six couples dance from a six-sided "at home" formation. Clark Baker independently found that it was possible to have a Hexagon dancing in the back of the hall while the caller was calling to standard squares. There are several key differences in Clark's method versus my method. Because of that, I've started calling his version "East Coast" and this method "West Coast."
 
Hexagon Squares  www.tiac.net   by Clark Baker
Square dancing is usually danced by 4 couples who start each sequence in a square formation. This paper describes how 6 couples can start each sequence in a hexagon formation, and dance the same choreography with the same timing as the usual square. Certain dancers will enjoy this twist on square dancing.
 
How "Unresolved" can a Square Be?  www.all8.com   by Rich Reel
A look at the math behind FASR and resolving the square.
 
Keep Order / Change Order Modules  www.all8.com   by Rich Reel
Simple mental image method and sight calling aid.
 
Mainstream Teaching Order Design  www.tiac.net   by Clark Baker
In April 2004 I was asked to join a sub-committee of the Mainstream committee tasked with creating a new teaching order for the Mainstream dance program. Here are my thoughts on the subject.
 
Musings on Definitions  www.tiac.net   by Clark Baker
Recently the definitions committee has been faced with updating the definition of Shakedown. Looking at some of the issues and decisions faced while changing Shakedown will give you some insight into the definitions business in general. In writing definitions we generally want to document how the call works today without allowing applications which violate the "sense" or "essence" of the call.
 
Ocean Wave Resolution  www.tiac.net   by Dave Wilson
This paper describes a symmetric sight calling resolution based on ocean waves. It was developed and explained to us by Dave Wilson at a callers school in 2007.
 
Pairing Two Dancers For Resolve  www.all8.com   by Rich Reel
One of the first steps of resolving the square.
 
Resolving a completely messed up floor  web.archive.org   by Dave Wilson
 
Resolving a Square
A flowchart on how to resolve a square.
 
Selecting Key Couples  www.all8.com   by Rich Reel
Different ways of memorizing the square for sight resolve.
 
Sight and Module Resolution Systems  callerlab.org   reprinted from Callerlab
Written by the Choreographic Applications Committee (CAC), Caller Training Committee, and Caller Coach Committee.
 
Sight Resolution From Ocean Waves  gero-teufert.de   by Gero Teufert
 
Square Dance Callers Instruction Course  www.dosado.com   by Ed Gilmore  reprinted from Dosado.com
Ed Gilmore's 1949 Square Dance Callers Instruction Course, sponsored by the Redlands (California) Recreation Department. Originally 52 type-written pages, this course includes chapters on:

WHAT IS SQUARE DANCING?
STYLE
WHY SQUARE DANCE
WHAT PART DOES THE CALLER PLAY
CLASS NOTES - NUMBER I
CLASS NOTES - NUMBER II
CALLS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR BASIC FIGURES
CLASS NOTES - NUMBER 3
CLASS NOTES - NUMBER IV
CLASS NOTES - NUMBER V
CLASS NOTES - NUMBER VI

Specific basic movements, dance routines, and music are discussed, as well as round dances and styling. Ed also teaches callers to focus on the entire dance experience for the participant, and cautions that this course will not make you a caller...for that you need time and experience.
 

Technical Page, I love it!  www.kuhlee.de   by Lorenz Kuhlee
 
Technical Zeros in Plain English  gero-teufert.de   by Mike Liston
 
Techniques for Discovering Arrangement  www.all8.com   by Rich Reel
Sight calling to groups with mostly same-sex or mixed-sex couples.
 
The 16 Possible Partner Pairings with Standard Arrangement  www.all8.com   by Rich Reel
 
The Limits Of FASR  gero-teufert.de   by Gero Teufert
 
The Square Resolution Process  www.all8.com   by Rich Reel
The secret is to significantly reduce the number of combinations with a resolve process.
 
The Total FASR (FASROO)  gero-teufert.de   by Gero Teufert
 
Two Couple Primer  www.ceder.net   by Vic Ceder
There are times when we want to use Two Couple Calling as a programming or showmanship tool. There are other times when we may have less than two full squares and we want to get as many dancing as we can. This paper provides insight on how to effectively utilize this type of calling and includes some of the pitfalls as well.
 
Zeros and Equivalents  by Orlo Hoadley
A zero is a call or sequence of calls that ends with the same setup it started from; in other words, an equivalent to no call at all, formation-wise. Equivalents are two calls or sequences of calls that start with the same setup and end with the same setup. Orlo gives us some examples in this article.
 
"FASR" and other Caller Terminology  www.all8.com   by Rich Reel
An explanation of Formation, Arrangement, Sequence, and Relationship.
 

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