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2004 Wednesday Teacher's Seminar DVD or VHS

ROUNDALAB

This 2 hour DVD of the June 2004 Wednesday Teachers Seminar in Denver, Colorado includes a presentation by Brent and Judy Moore on "Getting around the floor: Concepts on Turning and Pivoting" and a presentation by Al and Carol Lillefield on "Dancing and Teaching the Quickstep".

Brent and Judy's presentation covers: simple tums, left turns, maneuver, heel turns, telemark, impetus, pivots and spins. Al and Carors presentation covers: Dancing faster dances, closed position, banjo & sidecar, dancing your own weight, lower & rise, chasse's & locks, dancing quickstep dances, quarter turn progressive chasse, fishtail, collecting, reverse chasse turn, open impetus/wing, and running forward locks.

The DVD has been edited to capture only the information and tips on dancing and teaching techniques without including all the drill sessions for the seminar attendees.

A Club Guide to Successful Lessons

USDA

A Club Guide to Successful Lessons- how to setup and run a successful set of lessons BOOKLETS (8 1/2" X 11")

Abbreviations

ROUNDALAB

This booklet lists most common abbreviations used in writing round dance cue sheets. The purpose of abbreviations is to reduce the size of words, without confusing the reader, and to conserve space within the body of the cue sheet. It also includes guidelines that apply to the usage of abbreviations and punctuation.

Advanced Program Definitions

CALLERLAB

Contains the definitions, timing information, and styling information for the CALLERLAB Advanced (A-1 and A-2) Program of square dance calls.

Challenge (C-1) Program Definitions

CALLERLAB

Contains the definitions, timing information, and styling information for the CALLERLAB Challenge (C-1) Program of square dance calls.

Challenge (C-2) Program Definitions

CALLERLAB

Contains the definitions, timing information, and styling information for the CALLERLAB Challenge (C-2) Program of square dance calls.

Challenge (C-3A) Program Definitions

CALLERLAB

Contains the definitions, timing information, and styling information for the CALLERLAB Challenge (C-3A) Program of square dance calls.

Choreographic Guidelines

CALLERLAB

Contains the eight chapters covering the following subjects: 1)PURPOSE, 2) SMOOTH DANCING, 3) ANTICIPATION, 4) ACCURACY OF EXECUTION, 5) CHOREOGRAPHIC MANAGEMENT, 6) DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY, 7) SELECTION OF MOVES, and 8) SUCCESS WITH DIFFICULT CHOREOGRAPHY. The various chapters of this book are designed to provide information directly related to improving the dance experience for dancers helping callers create a smooth flowing dance with just the right touch of excitement and challenge. This book contains a considerable amount of information intended to help callers gain an appreciation for the factors which contribute to a smooth dance experience for the dancers.  Also included is information on what dancers perceive as difficult and why they view certain choreography as difficult and other dance material as not difficult.

Class Graduation

USDA

Trifold about Class Graduation

Class Graduation

USDA

how to have a successful and fun Class Graduation PAMPHLETS (5 1/2" X 8 1/2")

Club Caller Responsibilities

USDA

Trifold about Club Caller Responsibilities

Club Checklist

USDA

Trifold about Club Checklist what to do when

Club Delegate Responsibilities

USDA

Trifold about Club Delegate Responsibilities

Club Erosion

USDA

Club Erosion- how to keep dancers PAMPHLETS (5 1/2" X 8 1/2")

Club Incorporation

USDA

Trifold about Club Incorporation

Club Incorporation

USDA

a guide on how and why a club should Incorpate PAMPHLETS (5 1/2" X 8 1/2")

Club Member Responsibilities

USDA

Trifold about Club Member Responsibilities

Club Newsletters

USDA

Trifold about Publishing a Club Newsletters

Club Newsletters

USDA

a guide to help the club have a successful newsletter PAMPHLETS (5 1/2" X 8 1/2")

Club President Responsibilities

USDA

Trifold about Club President Responsibilities

Club Secretary Responsibilities

USDA

Trifold about Club Secretary Responsibilities

Club Specials

USDA

Trifold about Club Specials Dances

Club Specials

USDA

Club Specials- a guide to clubs wanting to have special dances BOOKLETS (8 1/2" X 11")

Club Treasurer Responsibilities

USDA

Trifold about Club Treasurer Responsibilities

Cue Sheet Writing Guidelines

ROUNDALAB

This booklet lists record companies and record suppliers. It describes in minute detail the procedures for writing a standardized cue sheet. It includes a sample cue sheet with explanations of what each section should include. It also has sample cue sheet segments for most rhythms.

Cueing Guidelines

ROUNDALAB

This booklet suggests cueing techniques that will be the least confusing for the dancers. It covers step cues, single measure cues, jive and west coast swing cues, two measure cues, four measure cues, defined figures that require a numerical suffix, general and optional cues.

Curriculum for Teacher's Schools

ROUNDALAB

This manual is an outline for the minimum items to be covered in a Teachers School. It covers sound equipment, voice, music, cueing, figure execution and dance techniques, teaching, programming, leadership, and the business side of cueing and teaching

Curriculum Guidelines

CALLERLAB

The purpose of this manual is to provide useful information and standardized curriculum guidelines to aid and assist Caller-Coaches in three areas:  (1)  when conducting or serving on the staff of a caller school; (2) when conducting a caller clinic or training seminar; or (3) when working with a single caller student in an apprentice training program.  The manual may also serve as a guide for caller association training directors to assure that association training programs cover the material adequately. This document contains very technical information intended for caller-coaches or other experienced callers who desire a technical manual. It may not be appropriate for newer callers.

Dancer Insurance Program

USDA

Trifold about USDA Dancer Insurance Program

Dancer Internet (Email Tree)

USDA

Trifold about how to setup and use the Dancers Internet Communications Network (Email Tree)

The key to keeping Dancers informed is Communications

Dancers Code of Ethics & Conduct

USDA

Ethics & Code of Conduct for Dancers

Games, Gimmicks, Skits

USDA

Games, Gimmicks, Skits BOOKLETS (8 1/2" X 11")

Glossary

ROUNDALAB

The Glossary is a separate section of the ROUNDALAB Standards that lists terms used in Round Dancing that are not figures and may not have the same meaning as the common dictionary definition. These terms may be in current usage or may be terms formerly used in Round Dancing in which case the current term will be shown.

Handicapable Program

USDA

Trifold about Handicapable Dancers Program

Ian Henzel Plan for Sq. Dn. Recruitment

USDA

Ian Henzel Plan for Sq. Dn. Recruitment PAMPHLETS (5 1/2" X 8 1/2")

Index for Glossary & Phases I - 6

ROUNDALAB

This booklet is an index for the Glossary and all 6 phases of round dance manuals. It lists the location of the figure by manual and rhythm.

Index of Round Dance Routines 1991 - 1992

ROUNDALAB

This manual is an index of routines and is divided into three sections. It has an alphabetical index by dance routines, by choreographer and rhythm. It is an index only and does not have the cue sheet available. Record number, alternate record number and the record artist are listed when known.

Index of Round Dance Routines 1993-1994

ROUNDALAB

This manual is an index of routines and is divided into three sections. It has an alphabetical index by dance routines, by choreographer and rhythm. It is an index only and does not have the cue sheet available. Record number, alternate record number and file record artist are listed when known.

Index of Round Dance Routines 1995-1996

ROUNDALAB

This manual is an index of routines and is divided into three sections. It has an alphabetical index by dance routines, by choreographer and rhythm. It is an index only and does not have the cue sheet available. Record number, alternate record number and the record artist are listed when known.

Index of Round Dance Routines 1997-1998

ROUNDALAB

This manual is an index of routines and is divided into three sections. It has an alphabetical index by dance routines, by choreographer and rhythm. It is an index only and does not have the cue sheet available. Record number, alternate record number and the record artist are listed when known.

Installation of Officers

USDA

Trifold about Installation of Officers

Instructional DVD's

ROUNDALAB

These DVDís describe the different dance figures. They are divided by phase and rhythm. The first view on each figure shows the man and lady dancing the figure. The second view shows the man performing the figure to his cues. The third view shows the lady performing the figure to her cues. The fourth view shows footwork in relationship to a direction of dance arrow on the floor. The fifth view shows the couple dancing an introduction figure, the figure being demonstrated and an exit figure. There are 5 different sets of two DVDís each. You can view a more detailed description of each DVD set on the web site at www.roundalab.org

Jokes & Bits of Wisdom

CALLERLAB

This book is made up of jokes and words of wisdom from Square Dance Publications and has been a big hit with callers and dancers. There are 126 spiral bound pages containing over 400 jokes. For the caller that likes to have a fresh joke at their dances, this joke book is a must.

Mainstream Program Definitions

CALLERLAB

Contains the definitions, timing information, and styling information for the CALLERLAB Mainstream Program of square dance calls.

Manual for New Round Dance Leaders

ROUNDALAB

This manual will give the new instructor ideas to help them be successful. It lists the elements of round dancing, helps break down a cue sheet and describes some of the technique in cueing. It lists things you should know about your sound equipment, teaching techniques and has an example teaching sequence. It has a lesson plan for two step and waltz as well as cueing modules to help the beginning instructor.

Manual for Square Dance Callers using Rounds in the Square Dance Program

ROUNDALAB

This manual includes a number of things a square dance caller should consider when including rounds in the square dance program. It includes the five elements of round dancing, the cue sheet, cueing, teaching techniques, example teaching sequences, selecting dance routines, programming round dances, ROUNDALAB membership, and round dance references. It has lesson plans, cueing modules, and teaching routines for both two step and waltz.

Master of Ceremonies

USDA

Trifold about being a Master of Ceremonies

National Squares

NEC

"National Squares" is a available by subscription and covers the upcoming convention. 

New Dancerís Questions

USDA

Things New Dancers need to know.

NSDCA TIMES

NSDCA

Quarterly Magazine

Parli Pro

USDA

How to Conduct a Meeting

Past President Responsibilities

USDA

Trifold about Past President Responsibilities

Phase 3 Teaching Manual

ROUNDALAB

This manual has a suggested teaching progression of phase 3 figures. It includes possible dances to use to emphasize different figures. It also includes a number of modules to use when hash cueing to reinforce the figures you are teaching.

Phase 4 Teaching Manual

ROUNDALAB

This manual has a suggested teaching progression of phase 4 figures. It includes possible dances to use to emphasize different figures. It also includes a number of modules to use when hash cueing to reinforce the figures you are teaching.

Phase Rated Figures By Rhythm

ROUNDALAB

This booklet lists all figures under each rhythm by phase.

Plus Program Definitions

CALLERLAB

Contains the definitions, timing information, and styling information for the CALLERLAB Plus Program of square dance calls.

Prescription Card Program

USDA

Trifold about USDA Prescription Card Program

Recruiting & Keeping New Dancers

USDA

Recruiting & Keeping New Dancers BOOKLETS (8 1/2" X 11")

Recruiting New Dancers

USDA

Trifold about Recruiting New Dancers

Retaining Dancers

USDA

Trifold about Retaining Dancers

ROUNDALAB Phase Manuals, Teaching Manuals & Cue Sheets on CD

ROUNDALAB

This includes the Index, Glossary, Phase Rated Figures by Rhythm, Abbreviations, all six phase books, Manual for New Round Dance Leaders, Phase 3 Teaching Manual, Phase 4 Teaching Manual, Cueing Guidelines, Cue Sheet Writing Guidelines, and Standardized Cue Sheets. The manuals will be in both Word and PDF.

ROUNDALAB Phase Standards Manuals 1 thru 6

ROUNDALAB

These booklets describe and define the actions, movements and figures used in the various rhythms of round dances. The material in these booklets is divided into sections according to the rhythm and phase. Entries appear alphabetically within each appropriate section. Rhythm characteristics are defined at the beginning of each rhythm. The format for each figure within that rhythm consists of the title and abbreviation (if applicable), and the preferred cue term. Timing, basic steps for the man, and basic steps for the woman (in parentheses) follow. Descriptions of the figures are given for the MAN and WOMAN and explanatory notes (if needed). The following rhythms are included depending on the phase: Bolero, BL; Cha Cha, CH; Foxtrot, FT; Jive, JV; Mambo, MB; Merengue, MR; Paso Doble, PD; Quickstep, QS; Rumba, RB; Samba, SB; Slow Two Step, ST; Tango, TG; Two Step, TS; Waltz, WZ; West Coast Swing, WC.

Set of ROUNDALAB Phase Manuals on CD

ROUNDALAB

This includes the Index, Glossary, Phase Rated Figures by rhythm, Abbreviations, and all six phase manuals.

Set of ROUNDALAB Standards with Notebook

ROUNDALAB

This three ring binder includes the Index, Glossary, Phase Rated Figures by rhythm, Abbreviations, and all six phase books listed above. It includes tabs to divide the sections.

Square Dance Attire

USDA

Trifold about Square Dance Attire

Square Dance Attire

USDA

Square Dance Attire- who why and when BOOKLETS (8 1/2" X 11")

Square Dance Floats

USDA

Trifold about Square Dance Floats

Square Dance Organizations

USDA

Trifold about Square Dance Organizations

Standardized Classic Dance Cues

ROUNDALAB

This loose leaf booklet contains the classic dance cues that have been standardized. They are printed one per page. These are the same cue sheets that are available under the menu Classic Cues, Suggested on the web page www.roundalab.org

Starter Kits For Newer Callers

CALLERLAB

Contains information and handouts with basic information about learning to call square dances. This document is designed to assist newer callers or callers who work with newer callers to learn to call. Among the contents of this document are the Mainstream Program Definitions, the Mainstream Standard Application book, the Plus Program Definitions, the Plus Standard Applications book, and scholarship information.

Styling Handbook

CALLERLAB

Contains information about styling for square dance calls.

Take the Youthful Step

USDA

Take the Youthful Step - all about starting and maintaining a youth club BOOKLETS (8 1/2" X 11")

The Story

NEC

ďThe StoryĒ is a booklet about all the National Square Dance Conventions.

USA Traveler

USDA

Purpose: To promote visitation between dancers in all 50 states. To encourage visitations of square dancers to regular club dances, festivals and state or national square dance conventions across state lines and around the United States.

Goal: To attend a club dance, a state or national convention, or a local festival in all 50 states.

A badge and a bar will be awarded to the participant(s), at no charge to them, after they have visited at least 12 states, and have a form signed and returned to USDA to be verified. Additional different colored bars will be awarded as follows: 12 states - Red bar, 24 states - White bar, 36 states - Blue bar, 48 states - Silver bar, 50 states - Gold bar. No duplication of states is permitted. You must visit each of the 50 states.

Any participant who visits 48 or 50 states will also be awarded paid admission(s) to the next National Square Dance Convention.

USDA Information

USDA

Trifold - Information about United Square Dancers of America (USDA)

USDA News

USDA

The newsletter of the United Square Dancers of America

Vice President Responsibilities

USDA

Trifold about Vice President Responsibilities

Wheelchair & Handicpable Dancing

USDA

Information on Wheelchair & Handicapable Dancing

Youth Competition Dancing Information

USDA

Information on Youth Competition Dancing

Youth Program

USDA

Trifold about USDA Youth Program

Youth Scholarship Application

USDA

USDA Youth Scholarship Application