This Dance Resource is a compilation of Beginner Party Dances, Community Dances, Contra Dances, and Traditional Square Dances. Dances are grouped by type and listed in HTML code for easy viewing. Many dances are also available to be downloaded as a Rich Text File. It is also easy to copy and paste as desired.
The “Dance Categories” links at right or below sort the dances by type.
The “Tag Cloud” links at lower right or below sort the dances by their tags.
Dance Resource Table of Dances is a “sortable” table of the dances with columns for Dance Name, Choreographer, Dance Type, and Difficulty.
CD Journal Links is a “sortable” table of the contents in the CDP Journals and CD Journals with links to pdf downloads of the Journals. A few links are missing because the pdf files have not been loaded yet, please check back later for those.
Additional teaching information about the square dance calls along with appropriate singing call figures can be found in the CALLERLAB Online Teaching Resource.
Beginner Dance Party We use the name “Beginner Dance Party” for events where many of those in attendance are new dancers. Experienced leaders of such events usually use dances from several of the types included in this Treasury. (BDP) is used to indicate dances appropriate for use at a Beginner Dance Party. These dances use minimal special vocabulary and have simple dance sequences.
Community Dance We use the name “Community Dance” for events that occur periodically and have some dancers who attend regularly. When a core group of dancers with some experience is present, it is usually possible to present some dances that are slightly more complex than those used at a Beginner Dance Party.
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- Circle Dances (11)
- Circle Mixers (25)
- Contras (53)
- Lines, Trios and Groups (40)
- Square Dances (26)
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