Category Archives: Competition

Video: 2012 National Square Dance Competition

This is supposed to be mainstream, and it mainly is, except for a couple of Plus calls that get thrown in (by accident?), such as peel off, and a sashayed 8 chain thru.

Caller: Unknown
Music: Unknown

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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