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CALLERLAB
International Association of Square Dance Callers

200 SW 30th Street, Suite 104 * Topeka, KS 66611
Phone (785) 783-3665  /  FAX (785) 783-3696
Email:  info@callerlab.org or callerlab@aol.com

 
 
 
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Welcome to the CALLERLAB Website! Minimize

As an organization of square dance callers, part of our mission is to provide education and guidance to callers.  CALLERLAB also maintains information (lists, definitions, and other information) on a variety of dance program from Basic through C-3A.

The CALLERLAB Mission Statement is:   To foster the art of square dance calling, and improve caller skills.

  
 
News Flash!
Published: 12/8/2014

New Membership forms for the 2015-2016 Membership year are now available.  Membership renewal; Retired Members; Youth Members; License Only; Japanese Renewal Application. Country Western Line Dance application.  Renewal Letters have been mailed and emailed as of 12-19-14.   

  

Published: 11/13/2014

CALLERLAB created an adhoc committee to develop an easier concept to help new dancers enter the dance clubs while still learning.  The Committee developed a twelve lesson plan that will emphasize teaching the most utilized calls from the Basic and Mainstream Programs allowing new dancers to begin dancing at their clubs.  Once the first twelve lessons are accomplished, dancers may start attending club dances while they continue their lessons to learn the remaining Basic and Mainstream calls. Condensed Teach Order Document

  

Published: 10/27/2014

Published: 10/24/2014

The History Committee converted many years of convention recordings from cassette tapes to MP3's.  The Home Office is in the process of downloading these recordings to You Tube for members historical information.  In addition, the Home Office is downloading various video recordings of convention sessions and events.  This is an ongoing process as there are several hundred files to download.  Please check back periodically to see what new files have been downloaded. If you are searching for a specific interest session topic within You Tube, we suggest you type "CALLERLAB" as the first word and then type what you are searching for second.

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxD2eoL1pxDWyU4U_CyR_zw/videos

  

Published: 9/12/2014

SightResolution14C-Reno-Final.pdfThe Choreographic Applications Committee has completed the Sight and Module Resolution Systems document describing the many systems used by square dance callers for resolving squares.  The following link will provide a sample of the final document which can be found in the Members Corner  SightResolution14C-Reno-Final.pdf

 
  

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CALLERLAB Foundation for the Preservation and Promotion of Square Dancing Minimize

In the late 1980's, the CALLERLAB Board Of Governors took action to create a foundation which would be dedicated to the preservation and promotion of square dancing. The plan was for this foundation to provide a way for those who wished to make a tax-deductible donation to help in this effort. The CALLERLAB Foundation for the Preservation and Promotion of Square Dancing was formed in 1992 and is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation.

The Foundation website (www.CALLERLABFoundation.org) includes history, mission, and goals of the Foundation. It provides information about the accomplishments and plans for future activities. Also included is information regarding the Foundation-sponsored Education Grants. Please take a look at: www.CALLERLABFoundation.org.

 

  
 
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The responsibility of having proper USA music licensing falls on each club as the sponsor of dance events.   See attached report to view a list of CALLERLAB members who have obtained BMI/ASCAP licensing to protect the clubs they call for.  If you club has contracted one of the listed callers, you will have proper licensing for events prior to April 1, 2015.  If your club has contracted a caller whose name does not appear on this list, you may wish to ask for a copy of their license or contact CALLERLAB's Home Office to help clarify the situation.

 
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