Below are links to some web sites we have grown to love.
www.dosado.com - This site provides links to almost all other square dance sites.
HANHURST'S Tape and Record Service - A site where you can buy square and round dance music, books, amplification equipment and more. You can find old and new music by title, caller or record label and hear samples of much of the music. There is also a list of the best selling music by month and year.
Square Dance History YouTube Channel - This channel showcases videos of historic square dances. The ones shot at the "Dare To Be Square" dance in November 2011, at the John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC provide great examples of traditional square dances that can be used at square dance partys. The callers are experts, the tunes used are usually specified, and in some cases the teaching of the dance has been videoed as well as the dance itself. The quality is very good with multiple cameras used in some cases. It is easy for a caller to learn a dance they have never done or one they have only read about in a book.
You 2 Can Dance A web site started in 2010 by ARTS Promoting Square, Round and Contra dancing. Helps people find dances and callers, cuers, and prompters in their area of the US.
San Diago Caller's Association Square Dance Music website. A list of square dance record producers with links to their web sites where you can hear music samples, buy music and buy bundles of music for reduced rates.
Perry's Place is a store in Kentucky which has many of the out-of-print records both square dance and round dance. They buy collections of records on Ebay and also sell bunches of records on Ebay. If you call or email them, however, they can search out records you need. Used records are $2.00 and new records $6.20 plus shipping as of Feb. 2007. Their email is .
United States Callers Associations - This is a page listing United States callers associations by state with their web sites where applicable. There is also a short list of umbrella callers organizations.
www.callerlab.org - The site of the international Association of Square Dance Callers which holds (among other things) the widely accepted lists of calls that are in the Mainstream, Plus, A-1, A-2, C-1, C-2 and C-3A square dance programs.
Jim Penrod's caller teaching tips for the Callerlab Mainstream and Plus programs.
www.ceder.net/ - Vic and Debbie Ceder's Square Dance Resource Net. This site has many valuable pages including lists of singing and patter calls, which callers and record companies recorded them, and cue sheets to replace those that have been lost.
www.americancallers.com - The web site of the American Callers Association which contains, among other things, the list of calls in their "1"floor program.
sdfne.org/ - The web site of Square Dance Foundation of New England, Inc. There is lots of interesting information on the site but in their "library" section there are a series of interviews Bob Brundage had with many famous callers which are quite interesting and provide a first hand look at the history of modern square dancing. Also there is a link to a page Jim Mayo and Clark Baker have created where you can listen to several famous callers actually calling patter and performing a singing call. These recordings were taken from tapes recorded in the 50s and 60s.
Lloyd Shaw Foundation - This site has a catalogue of Foundation music which contains contra dances, square dances, and folk dances. Kits for school can be ordered, individual records can be ordered and custom CDs containing multiple tunes you request can be ordered for $20. Also by clicking on the tunes you can see the cue sheets for most of the music.
The Square Dance History Project - This site, in a museum multimedia format, offers a detailed discussion of the development of the square dance. There are videos (modern and historic), audios, and pointers to historic square dance publications.
Kentucky Dance Fouondation - The Kentucky Dance Foundation no longer seems to have a web site and this link points to a 2009 copy of the website kept on the Wayback Machine. The foundation is the home of Michael and Mary Herman's Folk Dancer records of which there are 28,400 different tunes. Many of these appear on the 63 CDs in their catalog (of which this is a 2009 copy) and many are on sale individually when available. In some cases music not already on CD but in their archive can be made available on special CDs. If you want folk dance music or music for traditional square dances this is the site to visit. You may still be able to reach the Foundation at 6290 Olin Road, Brandenburg, Kentucky 40108 or by email at FDRC@aol.com.
http://www.d4bp.com/ - Dancing For Busy People, (authors Calvin Campbell - Ken Kernen - Bob Howell) This is the web site of the Country Dance Program. Site has lots of material for squares and other dances using the 25 basic calls of the Country Dance Program.
www.usda.org - United Square Dancers of America, the "only national dancer's association organized by dancers for dancers and operated by dancers".
www.rogerward.com/CueSheets/CueSheetIndex.htm - Roger Ward's site for round dance cue sheets.
www.rounddancing.net/dance - Harold Sears" site which describes the figures for each phase and rhythm of round dance.
www.round-dance.de - German round dance server containing cue sheets to many round dances.
www.kickit.to/ld/ - The KickIt line dance site. Contains line dance step sheets to a large number of line dances as well as surveys of popular line dances.
www.new-beat.net/ - A web site devoted to modern square dance music possibly good for teens. They also have a sister site Another-beat.
Old Songs - Music With Roots - A website about traditional dancing and old time songs for groups based in the Albany, NY area. Some performers provide live music and even old time calling for traditional square dancing.
Hear-2-Dance - This web site describes the components of a relatively inexpensive, off the shelf, system to help hearing impaired dancers hear callers and music at square dances. There is a video of the system in use.
Austrailian Square Dancing - This web site has information about the development of square dancing in Australia with some sound clips.
Sets In Order Magazines Index - This page is an index to the Sets In Order magazines in the digital archive of the University of Denver. (more issues being indexed soon)
Multi-Cycle Regional Plan to Provide a Dance Program Below Mainstream - This page describes how a club or a group of square dance clubs can increase their membership by supporting a dance Program below Mainstream using basically the same resources they now use to provide Mainstream classes. Dancers in this new Program become dancers in 3 weeks and a new class starts every 4 weeks so they can get their friends into a new class quickly. The dancers in this Program then become candidates for 8 week Mainstream classes.
Non Square dance links
DVD Wrting with a LaCie DVD burner - This page explains my trials and tribulations with Roxio software while trying to write large (1 hour) DVD's. If you have trouble writing DVDs this page may help.
Canon MP730 Printer Waste Ink Tank Full Resolution - This page explains what to do if your Canon MP730 Printer gets the dreaded Waste Ink Tank Full error message what happens if you ignore the message and provides a document on how to disassemble and assemble the printer to possibly fix the problem ignoring the message caused.
Magazine scanning with the Canon MP730 and Nuance software - This page walks you through how to scan a magazine using Nuance software and the Canon MP730 to get best results.
How to change headlights on a 2006 Ford Focus Wagon - There are apparently different headlight assemblies on the 2006 Ford Focus. On some the assembly is held in by tabs. On my wagon there is a screw you get to from the wheel well. I took 4 hours to change the 2 bulbs because I was looking for the tabs when my model had the wheel well screw. This procedure makes it easy.
Intrax/Academix Scam? Emergency helpful hints - Intrax is a student exchange program. This page may be of help to students on their Work Travel exchanges. It has helpful advice for emergency situations which may not be clear in their literature.
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