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What MWSD sounds like today and every listener's opportunity to learn easy dance steps at home.

 

Your caller, Buddy Weaver will guide you through calls like "Do Sa Do", "Right Hand Star", and "Swing".  Set to modern music, this is a terrific way for a single or couple to really dance.

 

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Modern Western Square Dancing was the first to progress away from traditional dancing and welcome the female square dance caller.  This episode celebrates the female MWSD caller by featuring some of the top names in the square dance recording field.

Singing calls are tune derivatives that are produced for square dance education.  Here are the callers and their singing calls included:

Deborah Carroll-Jones calling "Cowboy's Sweetheart" on Blue Star Music 2471

Lisa Lincoln calling "Round Round" on Female Blue Star Music 205

Sue Dellere calling "When The Saints Go Marching In" on Rawhide Music 1232

Naomi Tomosada calling "Blue" on Female Blue Star Music 203

Lottie Hummel calling "Operator" on Rawhide Music 1113

Erika Spur calling "Save Me" on Rawhide Music 1207

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What MWSD sounds like today.

Here is Plus level (intermediate level) square dancing patter calls.  Our featured caller is Vic Ceder, one of the most creative MWSD callers today.  This is great for practice dancing in your home.

The following accompaniment is used:

"Forked Tail Deer" on Hi Hat Music 1029
"Coffee Rumba" on Hi Hat Music 1019
"Money Maker" on Hi Hat Music 1023
"Pride Of The Province" on Hi Hat Music 1028
"Pipeline Hoedown" on Hi Hat Music 1021
"Five O Hoedown" on Hi Hat Music 1032

Learn more about Vic and Debbie Ceder here

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Here is what Modern Western Square Dancing sounds like today.

Singing calls are a big part of the dance activity in the 21st century.  These tune derivatives are produced for square dance education.  Reflecting the dance calls, the style of calling, the speed of dancing, and the changing musical tastes of the dancers, they represent the best of today's Modern Western Square Dancing.

The calls used in these singing calls are from the SSD or Social Square Dance program.  The callers are staff recording artists for the Blue Star Music label.  

"Someday (We Could Be In Love)" by Buddy Weaver on Blue Star 2619

"Forever Young" by Mike Hogan on Blue Star 2629

"Round Round" by Eric Henerlau on Blue Star 2630

"Hallelujah" by Ken Bower on Blue Star 2595

"Nice To Be With You" by Andy Allemao on Blue Star 2627

"Open Arms" by Buddy Weaver on Blue Star 2633

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Buddy Weaver Music is the copyright owner of Dance Ranch Record/Dance Ranch Music.  This episode features the Dance Ranch Staff CD released in 2005.  

Dance Ranch was active from 1971 through 2012.  Here are the recording staff callers doing patter calls from the 2005 CD.  Five great callers from three countries.  Dancing is at the Mainstream level and much of the musical accompaniment can be found on the Rawhide Music website.

Featured callers are:

Brian Hotchkies

Mike Driscoll

Darin Keith

Shozo Nishimura

Scott Bennett

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What MWSD sounds like today.

Here is square dancing for two-couple squares.  Both couples are "head couples" and the SSD or Social Square Dance program of calls is featured.

Called by Buddy Weaver.  The following accompaniment is used:

"Cripple Cricket" future release on Blue Star Music
"Get Ready" on Blue Star 2613

"Grand Slam" on Blue Star 582
"When You Walk In The Room" on Blue Star 2626

"Here Comes That Rainy Day" on Blue Star 577
"I Left My Heart In San Francisco" on Blue Star 2473

"Candy Girl" on Blue Star 579
"Green Green" on Hi Hat 5336

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Modern Western Square Dancing as enjoyed by a world-wide audience in the 21st century.

This is a continuation of episode 321.  The second of two parts featuring the Blue Star Music dance held in Los Angeles, October 2019.

The following callers and songs are featured:

Ken Bower - "Blue Stone Rag" (hoedown) on Blue Star 526

Ken Bower - "Marry You" on Blue Star 2581

Andy Allemao - "Michi Hoedown" (hoedown) on Blue Star 569

Andy Allemao - "Summertime" on Blue Star 2463

Buddy Weaver - "All I Want To Do Hoedown" on Blue Star 583

Buddy Weaver - "Let Me Sing" (future release)

All Staff - "Let The Good Times Roll" on Blue Star 2563

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A true representation of what Modern Western Square Dancing sounds like in the 21st century.  Recorded in October 2019 in Los Angeles, here are five square dance callers who are the Blue Star Music Staff Recording Artists.

Featured callers and songs are:

All Staff - "Beautiful Sunday" on Blue Star 2553

All Staff - "Gen X" (hoedown) on Blue Star 513

Mike Hogan - "Make A Wish" (hoedown) on Blue Star 567

Mike Hogan - "Road Less Travelled" on Blue Star 2625

Eric Henerlau - "Outtasight" (hoedown) on Blue Star 573

Eric Henerlau - "Route Sixty-Six" on Blue Star 2609

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