Square Dance Modules

All About Modules

For New Callers — For Experienced Callers — For Old Hands

All About Modules Book CoverThis book covers all the bases starting with the new caller just learning how to call and on through the old hands looking for ways to expand their collection of modules and to learn new tricks on how to use square dance modules to improve their calling skills.  It’s all there. Be sure to look at the Table of Contents listed below.

The new caller will find a comprehensive set of lessons to introduce them to the art of using modules to call square dances. You will be guided step by step through a learning process that will enable you to quickly select and memorize modules and then call them at a dance and be successful.  It is a time proven successful way to learn how to call and to entertain square dancers. However, It’s not a magic. You will have to practice and you will have to study choreography.

Experienced callers will find new choreograph ideas.  If you are only using the Chicken Plucker dance pattern, you will be amazed to find out what else can be done with modules to entertain square dancers with very little additional memory work on your part.  You will be introduced to new formations and arrangements and shown how to use these formations and arrangements to enhance-the-dance experience without killing the floor.

For the old hands at modular square dance calling, I dug down into the bag of tricks and explored some aspects of modular calling that many of you will find new and refreshing.  Ideas to perk up your interest and present new ways to think about how to better use modules. I apprenticed in modular SD calling under the tutorship of Bill Peters who was the grand master of this art.  He showed me many tricks-of-the-trade that he never wrote up in his many books.  I’ve tried to put most of them into “All About Modules“.

The book has 10 appendixes filled with sample modules organized around Zero Boxes, Zero Lines and Zero Squares.  Several hundred modules are included. Many different choreographic themes are included.

I’ve organized the modules in each appendix, in the teaching order recommended by CALLERLAB in 2012.  This will allow you to research modules that can be used at any step of your lesson plan. Modules are included for everything from Basic 1 through Plus. You can also search the modules by entering the name of the “basic”

All the modules are short in length.  Most of them have a string of only 5-6 calls.  This allows you, as the caller, to memorize them easily.  It allows you much more control on the dance floor.  By using short modules, you are only a short distance from resolving any set at any point in the dance routine.  This results in more dancing for the dancers and less stress for the caller.

All About Modules

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Table of Contents


The Start of Modular Choreography

The Starting Point

Basic Types of Modules

Setup Modules to Zero Box

Zero Box to Zero Box Modules

Zero Box Getout Modules

Zero Line Modules

Zero Line to Zero Line Modules

Zero Line Getout Modules

Zero Square to Zero Square Modules

Using Modules to Call Square Dances

Initial Plan of Action

Getting Organized

The Game Plan

The Rest of the Story

Stretching Your Memory

People Movers & Equivalents

Fractional Zeros

Rotating the Set Through the Quadrants

Conversion Modules

Working Outside of the Box

Sicilian Circles

Six Couple Formation

Double Circle

A Zero is a Zero is a Zero

Technical Zeros

Writing Your Own Modules

Flow Modules


Using The Appendixes

ZS-ZB Setup Modules

ZB-ZB Modules

ZB Getout Modules

ZS-ZL Setup Modules

ZL-ZL Modules

ZL Getout Modules

Facing Couple Zeros


Quadrant Rotation Setups

ZS-ZS Modules