This is a fantastic collection of resources for callers from Rich Reel.
Caller: Tony Oxendine
Music: This is My Country, Carolina in the Pines, Forever Young
Taminations is a website that shows square dance calls as animations. It is an excellent resource for both dancers and callers. It includes calls from Basic to C3B.
Here are various sites where you can buy square dance music online.
- A&S Record Shop associated with Bob Shiver
- ACME Recordings associated with Scott Bennett (social media)
- Another Beat associated with Carsten Nielsen
- Blue Star associated with Buddy Weaver (social media)
- Cheyenne Records associated with Chuck & Debbie Veldhuizen (social media)
- Chinook / Hoedowner associated with Doug Davis
- Classic Square Dance Records associated with Buddy Weaver
- Crest Recordings associated with Scott Bennett (social media)
- Crown Records associated with Matt Worley
- Dosado.com (aka Hanhurst, Palomino) associated with Pam Dillander
- Double “M” Records associated with Monk Moore, Tom Wallace
- EGO Recordings associated with Paul Cote (social media)
- ESP Recordings associated with Elmer Sheffield (social media)
- Fine Tune Records associated with Rick Hampton, Rod Shuping (social media)
- Goldrush associated with Scott Brown, Shawn Brown (social media)
- Gold Wing Records associated with Rick Hampton, Rod Shuping (social media)
- Gramophone Productions associated with Joe Kromer (social media)
- Gr8Trax associated with Jim Buckingham
- Hi Hat associated with Buddy Weaver (social media)
- Hipster Productions associated with Al Hipkins
- JR Records
- Lou-Mac Records associated with Lou & Mac Letson
- MAP associated with Mike Sikorsky
- Miracle Records associated with Fred Walker
- New Beat associated with Carsten Nielsen
- Platinum associated with Jimmy Roberson, Jerry Biggerstaff
- PMDO associated with Mark Clausing
- Ranch House Sound associated with Darryl McMillian, Chris Burchfield
- Rhythm Records associated with Wade Driver
- Riverboat Records associated with Bob Elling (social media)
- Royal Records associated with Jerry Story, Tony Oxendine (social media)
- Shakedown Records associated with Pat Carnathan (social media)
- Sharpshooter associated with Rick Hampton, Rod Shuping
- Shindig Productions associated with Andrea Braun, Gary Winter, Matthew Mills, Di Green (social media)
- Silver Sounds associated with Jack O’Leary
- Sting Productions associated with Paul Bristow (social media)
- Talon / Ramblin’ Rose Records
- Tarheel Records
Other lists of square dance record labels:
- Dosado (scroll down to Square Dance Record Producers)
- Music for Square Dance Callers
- San Diego Callers Association
- Vic Ceder
And a real live shop with square dance stuff!
This is an incredible feat for a caller!
Caller: Thorsten Geppert
Music: Music by Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Caller: Barry Clasper
Music: Blurred Lines
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