Jeremy Child explores positional calling as a way to expand the boundaries of choreography.
Antony’s collection includes over 21,000 dances from a wide range of traditions.
From Antony Heywood
This website includes a large collection of English barn dances as well as tips for playing, resources for beginners, descriptions of terms, and more.
From Thomas Green
American Country Dances Online
This is a collection of dances that Russell Owen edited and maintained. The contra dances are also listed in The Caller’s Box, but the squares are not.
From William Watson
Dance Kaleidoscope’s Dance Animations
This website contains the instructions for many English country dances, and also includes digital animations in order to observe how dancers move throughout the dance.
From Sheree Greenhill
This online collection of approximately 100 English country dances comes from some earlier collections (e.g., Thompson; Wilson; Wright) as well as dances composed by Ken Sheffield. Both the music notation as well as instructions for the dance are provided.
Ralph Page Dance Legacy Weekend Syllabi 1998-2017
This is a very extensive collection of traditional dances from New England as called at each annual dance weekend. A significant portion of the program celebrates the tradition’s roots and includes choreography for traditional contras and quadrilles, triple minor dances, singing squares, and couple dances as part of the program.
From RPDLW and UNH
Playford’s Dancing Master: The Compleat Dance Guide
This is an exhaustive collection, catalogue, and index of all dances published in editions of the Dancing Master, 1651-1728
From Scott Pfitzinger
A useful and informative orientation, plus a variety of figures for little circle (two couple), big set, and square formations.
From Bill Martin
This book by Patrick Napier (available online as a PDF) provides a wonderful introduction to Kentucky Mountain Square Dancing. The book includes a bit of history and general calling tips prior to describing many Big Set and Running Set figures. It also includes fillers and closing calls.