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SCVSDA General Dances

Saturday Evening
7 December

St. Andrews Church
4111 Alma Street
Palo Alto


Tork Clark

Keith Ferguson

Solos and Couples Welcome - Solo Rotation Available

Square Dance Attire Optional

Refreshments included.

$10/adult - $5/youth


Tips for class-level and experienced dancers.

Three Levels
Fall Class Level - September/October classes
Intermediate - similar to past General Dances
Plus - for dancers comfortable with the entire list


SCVSDA General Dances are for all dancers who:

  • already dance the CALLERLAB Plus program (the program used at most clubs in this area) or higher, or
  • have taken a class that specifically teaches the calls used in the Novice or Intermediate level tips, or
  • are attending any kind of beginner class that has already taught these calls.   (Check with your class instructor.)

The GDP Dance Level

Dancing fun for everyone.

Popular calls from Basic, Mainstream, and Plus.

Learn in half the time it takes to learn Plus.

If you are currently dancing at a club in this area, you already know all the GDP calls!



Learning the GDP Level

If you already dance Plus, you already know all the calls of the GDP list!

If you already dance Mainstream, you only need to learn these additional calls.

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Information for Callers

GDP Call List - calls in CALLERLAB order
GDP Call List - call names alphabetical
GDP Call List - all terms alphabetical
Differences from other lists.

GDP Calling Guidelines

One-Page Fact Sheet

Teaching FAQ

Sample Teaching Orders


Background / History

Proposal (November 2013)

Previous Versions of the List

Past Dances

Short Presentation

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Last Updated 12 November 2019