Computer sq dance cards I c the cards but where is the information on how to use?
What you want can be found here:
Follow the instructions under How To Use
to print off the set of cards that will be
useful to you. For instance, if you think
you will only need cards for up to 25 couples
and you will only need to rotate them through
8 tips in an evening, print off the first link:
5 to 25 couples, 8 tips.
Once you have them printed, cut the paper so
that each card is separate (one for Couple #1,
one for Couple #2, etc.). In the upper left hand
corner of each card is the couple number (e.g., 1)
and then a separator character ( | ) and then a
series of numbers across the top (in this example,
5 through 25). These numbers across the top
indicate the number of couples at the dance.
Along the left-hand side are a series of letters,
A through D and then E through H. These letters
represent the tips (8 tips total, designated by A-H).
At the dance, you hand out the cards in order to
the couples who are there (in other words, don't
hand out the cards for Couple #2, Couple #6, Couple
#13 randomly), Couple #1 to the first, Couple #2 to
the second, etc. If you have singles, you will need
to have them pair up in some fashion and hand a
card to only one person representing a couple.
Each tip will be assigned a number and a letter. This
combination of number and letter should be announced
to the dancers prior to squaring up. The first tip will be
A and the number will be the number of couples at the
dance. So, if you have 18 couples at the dance, the
first tip will be 18A. Each dancer now looks at his/her
card under the 18 column and the A row. At the
intersection of 18 and A on each card is either a number
or a dash (-). A dash indicates that the couple is to
sit out that tip. A number indicates the number of
the square in which they should square up. Typically,
squares are numbered starting from the caller's left
as they view the squares. Each tip progresses in this
way, with the next tip being 18B, 18C, etc.
Dancers are to keep the card for the duration of the time
they are at the dance. If a couple chooses to leave a dance
early, they are to turn in their card to the organizer of the
dance, who then will need to announce a change in the
number of couples at the dance. Say, for example, that
the couple holding the Couple #4 card decides to leave
early. They turn in their card to the organizer, who then
will call for the couple who is holding the highest number
card (in this example, Couple #18) to come forth and trade
cards. Couple #18 now turns in their card, receives the
Couple #4 card in exchange, and the number of the tips
will now be 17, rather than 18. At the conclusion of the
dance, the organizer collects all cards from all dancers.
Some clubs laminate a set of cards so that they are easy
to keep nice and reuse time and time again.
This is one way to rotate dances through squares manually.
There are other methods as well. In addition, square
rotation programs have been written by a number of
different people to do the same thing dynamically using
a computer at the dance. One of the programs that is
in use was written by Vic Ceder and can be purchased here:
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Where do buy computer cards
I am looking for couples computer cards for 25 squares or more would appreciate if you would let me know if you have these for sale etc.
I sell a program, the Square Rotation Program (SQROT), that can generate computer cards. The price is $25.
More information is available at http://www.ceder.net/sqrot.php