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All 8 Spin the Top

While I doubt that any of my choreographic ideas are new, here’s one that came to me on the bus ride in to work today. From Facing Lines: Centers – Pass the Ocean All 8 Spin the Top The trick/gimmick is in realizing that the Ends (defined here as those...

Measuring Success

There are two ways to measure success at a square dance, short term and long term. The short term way to measure success at a dance is when the number of squares on the floor is the same (or greater) than the number at the beginning. The long term measure?  If, when...

Two Must-Visit Websites

Two websites that every caller (and many dancers) should be aware of: If you’ve not visited http://wheresthedance.com you are missing out on some great information.  It is location based so, you can find dances near you.  Content is added by clubs and callers...

Password Management

This post is to be filed under the category “the good of the order.” I have way too many passwords in my life.  Once upon a time (as all good stories start that way), I had to deal with two or three usernames and passwords.  I did a little count, today, of...

Control vs. Partnership

The more complexity, confusion, and uncertainty in my life, the more I have realized that I cannot go it alone or simply do what I have always been doing. I know callers that want to have direct control over their clubs and their dancers.  Society has changed over the...