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Installed 2014

President


Starting August 2010,

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Website created
by:
Susanna


Last updated:


08/10/2021
by
Yves
 



Bibi ORINX

Mobile : +32 474 644 464

e-mail

Vice-President

Claudine BECKERS

e-mail

Secretary

Club Mail address

Véronique LANCELOT

Rue Saint-Lazare 151

B-7000 Mons

Mobile : +32 499 402 907

veronique.bdh@gmail.com

Treasurer

Chantal ENGLEBERT

Mobile : +32 499 183 241

e-mail

Clubcaller

Philippe DARDENNE

Allée des Glycines 36

B-5001 Namur

Mobile : +32 496 59 03 35

e-mail

Clubcaller's corner

A glossary in french
of terms frequently used
by square dance callers can be downloaded here (pdf)


A online version
of the same document is also availaible hereunder.


LINKS 


Looking for Official Definitions of Square Dance Movements?


CALLERLAB - Dance Programs

 

Hereafter links for direct access to some specific files of Callerlab available in pdf:


Program Lists per Levels :
Basic  /  Mainstream  /  Plus  /  Advanced A1-A2  /  Challenge : C1 / C2 / C-3A


Program Teaching Checklists per Levels :
Basic  /  Mainstream  /  Plus  /  Advanced A1  /  Advanced A2


Dance Program Definitions per Level : 
Basic  /  Mainstream  / Plus  /  Advanced A1-A2  / Challenge : C1 / C2 / C-3A


Teaching Tips for :  Basic/Mainstream  /  Plus

 

c for :  Basic/Mainstream


Definition Guide for Basic/Mainstream

Advance Dancing (Project)

Illustration of different formations


Names & Pictograms of selected formation Arrangements

Looking about Learning Square Dance Animations & Videos?

Taminations

Opensquare - Movements

Video Square Dance Lessons Online

How to find Square dance Clubs in European Countries?

EAASDC Member Clubs

In Neighboring European Countries

  Germany   /  France   /   The Netherlands   /   The U.K.   /   Denmark   /   Sweden

SQUARE DANCE



A Little Bit Of History


Square dance is a dance for 4 couples (or groups of 4 couples) standing in square formation, the most popular and widely known type of folk dance in the USA. It was called the square dance to distinguish it from comparable dances called the contra, or longways dance, for a double file of couples, and from the round dance for a circle of couples.


Historians trace the origin of the square dance to both the Kentucky running set of English derivation and to the cotillon, a stately French dance in square formation, popular at the court of Louis XV but supplanted later by the quadrille (also a "square" dance).


The Modern American Square Dance, doesn't have much in common with the "traditional" square dance which was danced 200 years ago. However, it is still danced in sets of 4 couples. and there is still a "caller" who makes "calls" which the dancers have to follow. When the old square dance only had 3 or 5 main figures, the modern square dance has many more, with an almost infinite number of combinations. The traditional accompaniment of accordion, banjo and fiddle was replaced by modern (country-) music, played on various music equipment or on the computer.


The dance step is a smooth "shuffling" walk. So one need not be a "real dancer" to participate at the square dance.


The Modern American square dance can be danced in many countries all over the world. The patterns are teached and called in English, so that, wherever you go dancing, you can understand the calls.



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For everyone to see.

Remember that a stranger,

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