CALLERLAB Affiliated Association Members
CALLERLAB has established a means by which Caller Associations may join as an Affiliated Association Member. These Affiliated Associations are closely related to CALLERLAB, pay dues, and share the goals, mission, and objectives of CALLERLAB.
Listed below are those Affiliated Association Members which have provided the Home Office with information regarding the association’s web site. To add your association to the list, contact the CALLERLAB office – Phone (785) 783-3665 or Email – info@CALLERLAB.org.
Alberta Square & Round Dance Instructors
Contact: Barrie McCombs, firstname.lastname@example.org
Assn of Nova Scotia Sq & Rd Dance Teachers
Contact: Dottie Welch, email@example.com
Caller Society of Denmark (CSD)
Contact: Mads Nielsen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Callers Council of New Jersey
Contact: Don Coy, email@example.com
CzechoSlovak Callers & Teachers Assn
Contact: Tomas Machalik, firstname.lastname@example.org
Delaware Valley Callers Association
Contact: Ginny Reaske, email@example.com
Denver Area Callers & Cuers Assn
Contact: Ginny Reaske, firstname.lastname@example.org
East Texas Callers Assn
Contact: Skip Gates, email@example.com
European Callers & Teachers Assn (ECTA)
Contact: Michael Franz, Michael.Franz@ecta.de
Florida Callers Association
Contact: Jack Lewis, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gay Callers Association
Contact: Rusty Johnson, email@example.com
Grand Squares International
Contact: Kim Curlee, kim@GsiInternational.org
Indiana Dance Leaders Assn. Inc.
Contact: Larry Cole, LColeSDC@aol.com
Japan Square Dance Assn
Contact: Keiji Handa, firstname.lastname@example.org
KAMO Callers, Cuers & Partners
Contact: Billy Reynolds, email@example.com
Lloyd Shaw Foundation
Contact: Lew Cocke, firstname.lastname@example.org
Metrolina Callers and Cuers Assn
Contact: Theresa Rutz, email@example.com
Miami Valley Caller Assn
Contact: Tom Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mississippi Square Dance Callers Assn
Contact: Carol Hosch, Carolhosch@yahoo.com
Nagoya Callers Association
Contact: Takao Katsumata, email@example.com
Nebraska Callers & Cuers Assn
Contact: Carol Weaklend, firstname.lastname@example.org
National Capital Area Square Dance Leaders Assn
Contact: Albion Taylor, email@example.com
New England Council Of Callers Assn (NECCA)
Contact: Johnny Wedge, firstname.lastname@example.org
North Carolina Callers Association
Contact: Monk Moore, email@example.com
North Texas Callers Association
Contact: Charles Crockett, firstname.lastname@example.org
Northeast Colorado Callers Assn
Contact: Mike Olivieri, email@example.com
Northeast Kansas Square Dance Callers Assn
Contact: Pamela Young, Q45ilterpjy@aol.com
Northwest Callers Association
Contact: Brett Kappenman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Old Colony Callers Association
Contact: Dave Perrault, email@example.com
Orange County Callers Association
Contact: Teresa Sherrer, TerriSherrer2017@gmail.com
Santa Clara Valley Callers Assn, Inc
Contact: Diana Hilliard, firstname.lastname@example.org
South Carolina Callers Assn
Contact: Genie Whetsell, email@example.com
Southern Arizona Callers Association
Contact: Juanita Portz, firstname.lastname@example.org
Square Dance Callers Assn of Northern California
Contact: Alanna Yoshimura, email@example.com
Square Dance Callers Club of Great Britain
Contact: Susie Kelly, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Robert Maiden, email@example.com
Texas State Callers Assn
Contact: John Kephart, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tokyo Callers Association
Contact: Takako Suzuki, GFB03202@nifty.com
Toledo Area Western Dance Leaders Assn
Contact: Anita Eckley, email@example.com
Victoria & District Caller Teachers Assn
Contact: Connie Ritchie, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tri-State Callers Association
Contact: Darrell Sprague, email@example.com
CALLERLAB Foundation for the Preservation and Promotion of Square Dancing
The CALLERLAB Foundation’s purpose is to support the funding of projects that will preserve and promote square dancing and other associated dance forms. The projects will protect the heritage of the activity and contribute to its growth, emphasizing the social, physical, and mental benefits of square dancing. The CALLERLAB Foundation will also increase public awareness of the activity by showing the fun and fellowship that makes square dancing a popular recreation today. The CALLERLAB Foundation for the Preservation and Promotion of Square Dancing (The CALLERLAB Foundation) was formed in 1992 and is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation. Please visit their website at www.callerlabfoundation.com
Alliance for Round, Traditional and Square Dance (the ARTS)
The Alliance for Round, Traditional and Square Dance (the ARTS) is a gathering of different independent organizations for the purpose of achieving common goals. The independent organizations retain their individual identity, character, mission, and goals while supporting the common goals of the Alliance.
The ARTS mission is to generate public awareness and promote growth and acceptance of contemporary Square, Round, and Traditional Folk Dance by encouraging and assisting a coalition of allied dance groups. The ARTS will provide leadership and resources necessary to create an achievable marketing program. The Arts will encourage, promote and support healthy lifestyles through dance programs and events that provide fun and effective exercise for both mind and body, all within a unique system of social interactions.
The ARTS Governing Board consists of representatives from the following dance organizations:
- CALLERLAB – The International Association of Square Dance Callers
- CONTRALAB – The International Association of Contra Dance Leaders
- IAGSDC – International Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs
- NSDCA – National Square Dance Campers Association
- NEC – National Executive Committee of the National Square Dance Convention
- ROUNDALAB – The International Association of Round Dance Teachers
- SSDUSA – Single Square Dancers USA
- USA West – USA West Square Dance Convention Policy Board
- USDA – United Square Dancers of America
The ARTS has been incorporated in North Carolina and is an IRS 501(c)(3) Tax-exempt corporation. The initiatives of the organization include:
- Demographic surveys collecting valuable information to be used to support a marketing plan.
- Approval of a plan which can be adopted and modified by dance organizations to support recruiting efforts.
- Establishment of a toll free telephone number (1-866-445-ARTS) to provide information about dance activities.
Additional information is available through the ARTS website: http://www.arts-dance.org
The ARTS has also partnered with a travel company, YTB Travel, to provide online travel service to benefit the square activity. Additional information is available through the ARTS Travel site: http://www.arts-dancetravel.com/
U. S. Handicapable Association (USHA)
The Mission of the U.S. Handicapable Association is to provide a U.S. Handicapable Convention in even numbered years to bring the groups together in fun, fellowship and friendship!
Handicapable Dancers are dancers who may have developmental disabilities, may have autism, may have cerebral palsy or any other disability. Handicapable Square Dancers may be dancers in wheelchairs who do not have any developmental disabilities. These wonderful dancers love square dancing as much as we do, they just may need a little more time to dance the steps. Don’t get me wrong! Handicapable Square Dancers have MANY abilities!! There are dancers who can dance Basic, Mainstream, Plus, Advance and even Challenge!
The association is always looking for more Handicapable Square Dance Groups for which they do not have contact information for. If you are aware of any clubs out there, or would like to start a group, feel free to contact the association (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please contact the association for convention information, to find a Handicapable Square Dance group, to find a square dance callers for your group, or information on how to start a group.
Please visit the association web site for more information: http://www.ushandicapable.org/
Additional information may also be available through the CALLERLAB office.
The Square Dance Foundation Of New England (SDFNE)
It has a membership of individuals, clubs, and organizations who care about our dance heritage of the past, and want to see it continue on as a living legacy. Click here for additional Information.
- To establish a library, acquire books, periodicals, tapes, recordings, sheet music, and paraphernalia relating to dance, square and round dancing, the history of dances, and dancing.
- To acquire, catalog, print, or arrange for reproduction of any or all such information.
- To acquire, show and display memorabilia of dancing, and square and round dancing.
- To establish and maintain a historical registry of Callers, Cuers, and Clubs.
- To preserve the American Heritage of traditional, ethnic and social dance.
- To promote the preservation of dance history and memorabilia in a central archive, consisting of collections from personal clubs and organizations involved in social dance.
The existence of our Library and Museum is intended to create a greater visibility of the square dance activity for future dance population growth throughout New England. In serves as a center for dance education and research on dance. Future programs will be developed to transform our operations into a living dance heritage center.