Square Dance – Basic Moves

Callerlab is an international square dance callers organization.  In 2018, they completed their regular review of the moves that are taught in the Basic and Mainstream programs.

Basic Moves List (PDF format)
In September, 2018, Callerlab published a new list of the Basic moves and the suggested order in which they be taught.  New dancers may find this list useful so that they can remember the names of the moves and track their progress during lessons.

The major changes in 2018 were moving “Double Pass Thru” and “First Couple Go Left, Next Couple Go Right” to the Basic Part One list and moving “Allemande Thar”, “Slip The Clutch”, and “Shoot The Star” to the Mainstream list.

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