"CALLERLAB Community Dance Program Handbook", CALLERLAB, 829 3rd Ave. SE, Suite 285, Rochester, MN 55904-7365. The handbook explains the concepts behind the creation of the CDP. Numerous dance examples are included and a sample teaching
plan is provided. E-mail: Calvin
"Easy Level Solo Dances, The Bob Howell Collection" Published by Siddle & Ray Publications for Dance, 1017 Williamsburg Dr., Charleston, IL 61920. This is a collection of over 130 solo dances originally published in the "Easy Level" column of American Square Dance Magazine over 23 years. Each dance has music
recommendations, concise directions for all levels of ability, including educational level, plus an interesting history of each dance. E-Mail:
"Solo Dances" American Square Dance Magazine, 661 Middlefield Rd, Salinas, CA 939062 This book by Shelia Popwell contains over 100 solo dances, fun dances & mixers.
"Sharing A Treasure of Dances" Les Henkel, 301 Oak St. Box 18, Tobias, NE 68453-0018. The book is filled with many dances suitable for the Community Dance Program. The book includes sections on: One Night Parties, Solo/Line, Couple Dances, Couple Mixers, Three Person Dances, Mescolanza (4 Person) Dances, Five Couple Dances, Easy Contras, Community Dance Program
Bob Dalsemer, PO Box 181, Brasstown, NC 28902-0181 has several publications."When the Work's All Done" "A Square dance party for Beginners and Old Hands" and "Smoke on the Water" are aimed at the traditional style of square dancing and contain music and chords for use by a live band. Most of the material fits within the 24 square dance basic recommended for the CALLERLAB Community Dance Program. Music is available on cassettes. A third booklet titled "New England Quadrilles" contains instructions for how to call traditional square dances and prompt quadrilles as well as many good solid routines.
E-mail: Bob Dalsemer
"Contra Dancing" Don Armstrong, Lloyd Shaw Foundation Sales Division, PO Box 11, Macks Creek, MO, 65786. This book has over 100 contra dances along with pictures, diagrams and descriptions.
"First Steps to Contra" Walt Cole, American Square Dance Magazine, 661 Middlefield Rd, Salinas, CA 939062. The small booklet contains general information about contra dancing and several example contras.
"Modern Contra Dancing" Herbie Gaudreau, American Square Dance Magazine, 661 Middlefield Rd, Salinas, CA 939062. The small booklet also contains general information about contra dancing and several example contras.
"Easy Sing-a-Long Calls" Stan Burdick, American Square Dance Magazine, 661 Middlefield Rd, Salinas, CA 939062. The book has over 50 easy level singing calls.
"The Catalogue of CDP Called Records", ITW 343 Turf Lane, Castle Rock, CO 80107 is a listing of all current records with calls that fit within the CALLERLAB Community Dance Program. The flip sides of the recording are called and the listing shows the Intro/Brk/End and the Figure on singing calls and the figures used on patter calls. E-Mail: Calvin
New England Caller, PO Box 8069, Lowell, MA 01853 has several handbooks that contain material suitable for the community dancing. This includes line dances, rounds and squares and the original American Square Dance Society manuals.
American Square Dance Magazine, 661 Middlefield Rd., Salinas, CA, 93906-1004. While this magazine is largely devoted to square dancing, it is an excellent source for finding records, books etc. It also has a monthly column called "Easy Level" by Bob Howell.
Square Dance Record Roundup, 957 Sheridan Blvd., Denver Colorado 80214.
Chuck Jaworski Records, 4716 W. Berenice, Chicago, Ill 60641
The Country Dance & Song Society, 17 New South St, Northampton, MA, 01060 has an extensive catalogue of records, books, etc. Much of the material fits in the area of traditional dancing. E-mail: CDSS
Folkcraft Records, Po Box 404, Florham Park, NJ, 07932. A catalogue is available on request.
"Dance Instructor's Guide" ITW 343 Turf Lane, Castle Rock, CO 80104. (303) 790-7921. This guide is designed to supplement the information provided in "Dancing for Busy People". A complete plan for eight sessions of 1.5 to 2 hours each is outlined with dance names, records suggestions, etc. E-Mail Calvin
Brown's Website -- Has many line (solo) dances posted.
Colorado SD Information Page
Bob Lafleur Square Dance Resources -- Lots of links.