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The Square Thru – Courtesy Turn Issue

In every class that I’ve taught (or been a part of as a dancer) I’ve found that there nearly always a couple of dancers that, when they learn the call Square Thru, after the 3rd hand, want to add a Courtesy Turn. The reason for this is pretty clear.  The...

New Music Monday: Eye in the Sky GW-131

Whoa.  There’s been so much new music that I think is worth the investment I don’t know if I can just pick one tune to showcase this week.  (To be fair, I’ve been remiss in keeping up with my postings but, now that that my website has been migrated...

The Size of Definitons

There are many people that do not seem to care for the updated definitions.  I’ve heard that they are “too long,” “too complicated,” and “too hard to read.”  While they are long, I am not sure they are “too long.”...

Traditional vs Modern Square Dancing

I’ve been asked about the differences between traditional square dancing and the modern variety.  There are a couple of major differences.  One is that, in traditional square dancing, the music is played by a live band.  (As opposed to a dead one?  No, as...

Sequence

The numerical sequence of the dancers, I think, only becomes important when it is time to resolve. Given the symmetry of the square and the nature of the calls, dancers are either in sequence or they are out of sequence.  Sometimes, callers and dancers will describe...