About Booking Square Dance Callers
Rectangle dancing is lame. Diamond dancing = dangerous. Circle dancing is okay… but still not the best. But square dancing… bring it on! You know it’s gonna be a good night when you hear someone yell, “Grab yer partner, dosey doe… swing ‘em around and don’t let go!” There’s not much better down-home American fun than puttin’ on your cowboy boots, belt buckle, and headin’ out to go square dancing. So let Gig Salad help you find the perfect square dance caller who will give you and your guests a night to remember!
Square dance is a folk dance with four couples arranged in a square, with one couple on each side. Square dancers are cued through dance steps by a square dance caller to a beat. The caller leads, but usually does not participate in the dance. Traditional square dance uses about forty or fifty calls, and every dance is explained before the participants dance it. Participants are usually made to feel welcome to make mistakes, and the mistakes can sometimes make the dance a lot more fun. Traditional and modern Western square dancing have a number of calls in common, but there are usually small differences in the way they are performed. Hire a square dance caller, square dancers, or a square dance band for your next special event, festival, fair or corporate affair!
Bring a country atmosphere to your wedding reception, fair, festival, party, or community event by hiring a square dance caller to entertain your guests. Whether you need a square dance caller to call dance movements of traditional old time square dancing or modern western square dancing, Gig Salad will connect you with square dance callers and square dance entertainment in your area to help create a successful event.
There are a few things to consider when hiring square dancers, square dance bands, square dance callers, and/or line dance bands. First, you want to find square dancers, bands, and callers who are experienced. Are the square dance callers a member of CALLERLAB, the International Association of Square Dance Callers? As you start contacing potential entertainers, inquire about specifics. Will the square dance caller need a microphone? Will the square dance band or line dance band need a stage or amps? How large of a dance floor should be set up for square dancing? Last, ask to view a video of their past events. If no video is available, get a list of references who have booked them for square dances in the past. You should also read reviews and testimonials if any are available. These things will ensure you book the best for your special event.