Live Lively - Square Dance

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The Worlds Largest Square Dance Organization

The Only National Dancer's Association Organized By Dancers For Dancers And Operated By Dancers


 Beyond the Dance Floor - Webinar Zoom Series

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February 17, 2024 - The ARTS-Dance Foundation

Program Description: How ARTS Promotes Square Dancing through Live Lively-Square Dance!
Faculty: Jerry Reed, Jim & Judy Taylor, Erin Byars, Michael Streby, Jim Maczko, and Ed Willis

ARTS Dance History 2002 thru 2023
ARTS Dance Handout February 17, 2024


January 20, 2024 - CALLERLAB’S Marketing Manual: New Updates & Insights – Mike Hogan,

Marketing Manual: New Updates & Insights
Mike Hogan, Caller & Past-Chair of the CALLERLAB Marketing Committee

CALLERLAB Marketing Manual


December 9, 2023 - Digital Marketing 1.2 – Make the Media Work for You – Allan Hurst

What kind of internet presence does your club need, and what information should be presented? We will talk about the basics of hosting your own club website, as well as how to market your club online.

Allan Hurst, Sacramento, CA. Allan Hurst, Caller, IAGSDC Historian, Technology Professional. Allan has been dancing since 1995 (starting with the El Camino Reelers in Palo Alto, CA) and calling for multiple San Francisco Bay Area clubs (and now in Sacramento) since 1997. As a caller (Basic and SSD through C1), Allan is the caller for Sacramento’s Capital City Squares. He is a member CALLERLAB where he currently serves on the CALLERLAB Marketing Committee. He has served for many years on the board of the Gay Caller Association and has edited their technical journal for callers for nearly two decades. Professionally, Allan works in Information Technology as an IT Architect and Project Manager.

Webinar Flyer

August 19, 2023 - USDA Presents - Creating A Welcoming Dance Environment for All

As an international organization committed to building, promoting, and sustaining the beloved recreation of Modern Western Square Dancing and the art and craft of square dance calling, CALLERLAB has created a set of documents to help callers, organization leaders and dancers in providing and supporting a welcoming dance environment where all dancers can enjoy the activity in a safe, nurturing, secure, and pleasant atmosphere.

In the spring of 2018, the CALLERLAB Board of Governors updated the CALLERLAB Code of Ethics to include the following item: 5. Provide a safe and welcoming environment for all. I am committed to providing an environment free from sexual and other forms of harassment or bullying without bias based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability, and always be respectful of the hearts and spirits of others. Expanding on this commitment, it is our goal for all participants to have a pleasant social experience while attending square dance events. In support of this goal, CALLERLAB will provide its members and the greater square dance community with guidelines, information, and educational opportunities to assist them in preventing, recognizing, addressing, and eliminating inappropriate behavior.

Webinar Flyer
USDA Hand Out - Creating and Maintaining a Welcoming and Safe Square Dance Enivronment
CALLERLAB Hand Out - Welcoming Dance Environment

October 15, 2022 - USDA Presents - Marketing Square Dancing

As Chairman of CALLERLAB’s Marketing Committee, Jack Pladdys will share ideas on how to market our activity. Sharing input from across the country on what is currently working, what ideas may seem appropriate to revisit, and utilizing every opportunity available to us to get the word out about our activity. Join us to hear what ideas CALLERLAB has to share and be prepared to share you ideas and success stories as well.

Hand Out

September 17, 2022 - USDA's 501(c)3 Program

Discussion and overview of the USDA's 501(c)3 Group Exemption program, including how to apply, what are the requirements, what are the benefits and why should groups apply. Once in the group, what are the requirements to maintain our status. Session will also cover USDA's Associate Member category which allows individual clubs to join USDA and take advantage of the program.

Complete Webinar Video

August 13, 2022 - Grand Square International, Inc - Who Are We and How Do We Benefit Square Dancing?

Tony & Kim Oxendine, International Square Dance Caller and Founders of Grand Square International

Hand Out
Complete Webinar Video

April 23, 2022 - Exciting Happenings at the National Square Dance Convention in Evansville, IN

General Chairmen John & Carolyn Cook are excited to welcome you to "Us Down By The River" - the 71st National Square Dance Convention scheduled June 22 thru 25, 2022 in Evansville, IN. There's lots to see and do at the Convention and here's your chance to get the inside track on what's in store for you. USDA will also share highlights of their involvement at the Convention.

Complete Webinar Video

November 13, 2021 - USDA's 501(c)3 Program

Jim Maczko & Patty Wilcox, 501(c)3 Group Administrators, San Diego, CA, and Pat Inglis, 501(c)3 Group Renewals, Stone Mountain, GA

Slide Presentation
USDA IRS 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Group Exemption Procedures / Requirements
USDA IRS 501(c)(3) Application for Associate Membership

October 16, 2021 - USDA's Insurance Program

Elizabeth & Eddie Sanders, USDA Insurance Director, Stephens, GA.

Complete Webinar Video

September 18, 2021 - Finding Callers: Recruiting, Support, Mentoring & More

Daryl Clendenin - Longtime CALLERLAB Member & Accredited Caller Coach; Betsy Gotta - Accredited Caller Coach & Chair of CALLERLAB Caller Training Committee; Dana Schirmer - Former Executive Direct & Current Assistant Executive Director of CALLERLAB

Slide Presentation

August 14, 2021 - Social Connections - The Key to Club Success

Mike Seastrom, International Square Dance Caller

Slide Presentation

Insurance Requirements

Liability Waiver

Dance Consent Form

July 10, 2021 - SSD - Social Square Dancing. What Is It and How Does It Work?

Bear Miller, member CALLERLAB Board of Directors

Social Square Dancing (SSD)

Social Square Dancing (SSD) Nutshell

Chat File
Complete Webinar Video

June 12, 2021 - USDA's Specialty Programs and Honors

Joy Vaccari, Prescription Card/Hearing Aid; Larry Dunkel, Centennial Award; Jerry & Donna Robey, USDA Traveler’s Program;
Jim & Judy Taylor, Amazon Smile

Slide Presentation

May 15, 2021 - USDA's Handicapable Program

Alitia Becker, Committee Chair

Presentation Topics

Handicapable Directory

Call List

April 10, 2021 - National Convention - Here We Come! Showcasing USDA's Involvement on the National Stage

Tony & Diana Rock, USDA Presidents; Ed & Lynda Willis, Central Region VP; Mark & Bina Krebsbach, Plains Region VP; LPaul & Sally Schmidt, Western Region VP; with special guests Dan & Glinda Torvik, General Chairmen of the 70th National Square Dance Convention, Jackson, MS

USDA's Involvement on the National Stage

March 13, 2021 - Do You Hear What I Hear? Using Newsletters and Other Forms of Social Media to Get the Word Out

Dan Wheeler, USDA Webmaster, Larry Dunkel, Editor, USDA News, Milene McCall, USDA Social Media Director
Bonnie Abramson, Beyond The Dance Floor Coordinator

Do You Hear What I Hear?

February 13, 2021 - Promoting Square Dancing During the Most Challenging of Times!

Mike Hogan, La Vista, NE

Promoting Square Dancing

I Have Good News

Complete Webinar Video

January 16, 2021 - USDA's Educational Materials

Tony & Diana Rock, USDA President; Dale & Kathy Worthington, USDA Leadership Education Chairmen

Educational Materials

Complete Webinar Video

December 12, 2020 - USDA's Youth Dancer Programs & Founders’ Memorial Youth Fund Scholarship

Dan Reedy, USDA Youth Advisor, Bonnie Abramson, Former USDA & CA Youth Advisor

Youth Dancer Programs

November 14, 2020 - USDA's 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Group Exemption Program

Jim Maczko - Group Exemption Co-Administrator - Applications,  Pat Inglis - Group Exemption Co-Administrator - Renewals

01(c)3 Group Exemption Program

Complete Webinar Video

October 10, 2020 - What is USDA

Tony & Diana Rock, USDA President, LPaul & Sally Schmidt, USDA Information Officer

Who Is USDA and What Do We Have to Offer?

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