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Below is the list of calls taught to date. The greater square dance community has produced several excellent resources to assist new dancers as an adjunct to your live lessons. This page provides access to two of the most useful for review and/or in case you have missed a lesson.

A Tucson dance club, the Saddlebrooke Squares, has created a series of videos that demonstrate the proper execution of each call. The above link is to their lesson index. Note that each instructor has a preferred order of presenting the various calls, so their lessons and ours will not perfectly correspond. Nevertheless, all you have to do is search the index to find the call you're interested in, play that particular video and watch for the segment that demonstrates the call. These views are from floor level - just as if you were watching a live square.

Some students have benefited from viewing a call's movement from above. The Tam Twirlers Square Dance Club in San Rafael, California has produced a schematic animation (TAMination) of every call. Clicking on the call will link to the corresponding TAMination page.

Allemand Left                                                            
Forward and Back                     
Ladies Chain      
Pass Thru                                                                                   
Right and Left Thru
Right and Left Grand                 
Weave the Ring  

Bend the Line
Couples Hinge
Couples Trade
Lead Right
Partner Trade
Turn Thru
Veer Left/Right
Wheel Around

Circulate (Ends, Centers, Couples)
Double Pass Thru
Half Sashay
Ladies In, Men Sashay
Slide Thru
Trade By
U-Turn Back

Alamo Style Wave
Couples Left/Right 
Swing Thru
Wave Balance
Wheel and Deal

Chain Down the Line
Ferris Wheel
Pass the Ocean
Square Thru

Cast off 3/4
Centers In
Cross Run
Pass to the Center
Scoot Back
Spin the Top
Sweep a Quarter
Touch a Quarter