Category Archives: Patter
Music Suggestion: Ijeilu by James Asher
I discovered this one through the Square Dance Callers Facebook group.
Video: 2011 WASCA Festival Mainstream Patter
Callers: Mike Callahan, Joe Saltel
Video: Dancing at the Fair – 2007 – Plus Patter
Caller: John Sybalsky
Video: Thorsten Geppert und die Wiener Phillharmoniker
This is an incredible feat for a caller!
Caller: Thorsten Geppert
Music: Music by Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Video: Pacific Northwest Teen Square Dance Festival — 2014 JJ Senior Final
Caller: Barry Clasper
Music: Blurred Lines
Video: Pacific Northwest Teen Square Dance Festival
Some people believe that there is no place for competition in square dancing, but others feel that competition adds a bit of spice to the activity. I think there is room for both opinions in the square dancing world.
One long-standing competition is the Pacific Northwest Teen Square Dance Festival. You can find many videos about this event on YouTube by searching for the title of the competition or PNTSDF.
Here is an example of one of the competitions. The caller’s voice is recorded ahead of time so he/she can’t adjust the calling to the dancers. This is called “mystery”.
Caller: Vic Ceder
Music: Down on Bourbon Street