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A Guide to Learning Western Square Dancing for Traditional Dancers  www.dosado.com   by William B. Ackerman
A Prayer for New Graduates  www.squaredance.bc.ca 
About Festivals  www.mixed-up.com   by Charleen Bunjiovianna
You might want to try a weekend festival!
Advice for Angels  www.mixed-up.com   by Bill van Melle
The success of the class depends as much on the attitude of the club as on the talent of the students.
Club Duties and Responsibilities  www.penrod-sq-dancing.com 
Dancing and Studying Hints  www.ceder.net   by Vic Ceder  reprinted from The Ceder Chest of A1 and A2, C1 and C2, and C3A and C3B Square Dance Definitions books.
A list of dancing and studying hints made available through Vic & Debbie's published definition book series, the Ceder Chest of Square Dance Definitions. This material is copyrighted.
Don't cry over broken squares...fix them!  www.danceinfo.org   by Allan Hurst
Ever danced in a square that suddenly broke down? Ever wish there was a way to fix things and keep on dancing with the rest of the hall? Take heart - this article illustrates several different ways to keep on dancing!
Everything About Dancing That Nobody Ever Talks About  www.prismnet.com   by Dave Goldman
Good Contra and Square Dancing Defined  www.io.com   by Paul Tyler
Ground Rules for Square Dancing  www.penrod-sq-dancing.com 
Ten rules to help enjoy dancing.
Hand Positioning  www.mixed-up.com   by Bill van Melle
Handholds - Why and How  www.dosado.com   by Orlo Hoadley
Helpful Dancing Tips  by Debi Bliss
A few tips on improving dancing.
Helping in a square  www.tiac.net   by Clark Baker
The issue of unsolicited helping while square dancing is very complex. The net gain from helping a square (the gains from getting more material minus the loss due to ill will and bad feelings) may not be as large as you think.
Rules of Square Dancing  by Tom Gray
Square Dancing made easy with 13 rules.
Some Square Dance Jargon  www.mixed-up.com   by Bill van Melle
Square Dance Angels  www.penrod-sq-dancing.com   reprinted from NSDCA, Minnesota
Simple rules for class angels.
Square Dance Attire  www.mixed-up.com   by Bill van Melle
Square Dance Etiquette  www.mixed-up.com   by Bill van Melle
Here are a few tips on square dance behavior--customs peculiar to square dancing, as well as common sense reminders to respect your fellow dancers.
Square Dancing Etiquette Revisited  coyoungjr.home.att.net   by Charles Young
When we were introduced to BASIC level square dancing, we were presented with a list of the "10 Basic Rules of Square Dancing Etiquette" which included items like "Always use a deodorant" and "Don't drink before attending a dance." After many years of dancing, we have additional items to add to the list, based on observations of behavior that is questionable.
Suggestions for Square Dancers  www.penrod-sq-dancing.com 
Square dancing etiquette, expectations, and recommendations.
Swinging Tips  www.mixed-up.com   by Bill van Melle
How to "Swing your Partner".
Ten Commandments for Square Dancing  www.penrod-sq-dancing.com 
The Joy of Angelling  www.danceinfo.org   by Allan Hurst
Being a club angel: what's in it for you? Some of the answers in this article may surprise you. (Keep in mind that even students with only a couple of months under their belts, can benefit from angelling a new Basic class.) There have been excellent articles on how to angel, and on appropriate behavior for both angels and students in a square dance class. Rather than discuss how to angel, let’s examine why it’s important for dancers to angel.
The Pleasure Principle  www.squaredance.bc.ca   by F. William Chickering
A Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Square Dance Behavior.
What Makes a Good Dancer  www.mixed-up.com   by Bill van Melle
There is more to square dancing than just knowing the calls.
"Lost Squares"  www.dosado.com   reprinted from Callerlab press release March 2002
A recommended procedure for returning to dancing once a square has broken down.

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