Basic One

Callerlab
Callerlab (the International Square Dance Callers Association) organizes square dance moves into several groups. Within each group, there is a recommended teaching order, starting with the simpler moves. The Callerlab website contains a wide variety of information that is useful for clubs and dancers, as well as callers. Beginner dancers are may find their Teaching Resources to be a useful reference.

Basic & Mainstream Moves
A list of all the moves in the Basic and Mainstream programs.

Checklist of Basic One Moves
– A list to help new dancers track their progress in the first half of the season

Double Pass Thru
Definition
– September 2018: moved to the Basic One list

First Couple Go Left, Next Couple Go Right
Definition
– September 2018: moved to the Basic One list

Checklist of Basic Two & Mainstream Moves
– A list to help new dancers track their progress in the second half of the season

Mainstream Moves Page
Detailed information about the Mainstream moves.

Square Dance Terms (PDF Format)
A list of square dance terms used by callers.