This section lists callers who are experienced in calling traditional square dance styles. Look here to hire a caller, or to list your name if you are an experienced traditional squares caller.
Please read the Wikipedia article on traditional square dance for a clear description of the style of dancing this directory is intended to support. There are many online directories for MWSD callers, such as this Caller and Cuer Database.
Most callers are happy to travel for a gig. Many have a live band they work with, and most own their own sound system. These are good questions to ask the callers you're considering hiring.
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|name & contact||location||styles|
|MI - Dearborn Heights||American Western style square dancing, old time country dancing|
|NY - Olean|
|MD - Gaithersburg|
|NH - Keene||Old-time mountain style, traditional Western style|
|GA - Decatur||Southern squares, new England quadrilles, occasional singing squares|
|ME - Belfast|
|NJ - New Brunswick||All styles of squares|
|WI - Madison||New England, southern, western, and the derivatives thereof, excluding MWSD|
|MA - Bedford||New England squares, singing squares, squares of the 1950s, quadrilles|
|NH - Lebanon||New England style squares, singing squares, some traditional western, squares from the 1950s, 19th century quadrilles|
|NC - Asheville||Traditional southern squares and Appalachian big sets, traditional western squares|
|CA - El Cerrito||New England quadrilles, traditional Western style, and Southern visiting couple squares|
|CO - Arvada||Southern, New England, Western squares; dances for those using wheelchairs|
|NC - Hayesville||Appalachian, traditional New England, traditional Western and singing squares|
|MI - Grand Rapids||Traditional country dancing, old time squares, quadrilles, "running sets"|
|CA - Oakland||New England, Appalachian, Big Circle "Running Sets," Singing Squares,
Western Squares of the 50s
|IN - Bloomington||Traditional southern squares, big set dances|
|OR - Troutdale||Traditional Southern squares|
|NJ - West Orange||Lancers, New England quadrilles, southern squares, old fashioned western squares from the 50s and 60s, running sets, singing squares|
|OR - Portland||Traditional (old-time) squares|
|Masha Goodman Crawford
|CA - Pine Grove||Appalachian visiting couple squares, big circle "running sets," early western squares|
|CA - Oakland|
|NC - Asheville||Southern patter-style squares|
|CA - Los Angeles||New England quadrilles, traditional western, traditional style modern, singing squares|
|PA - Philadelphia||Old-time traditional squares|
|CT - Enfield||Traditional squares, singing and patter squares|
|CO - Durango||Southern, Appalachian big sets/Kentucky running sets, Western, New England|
|OR - Portland||Visiting couple squares, two-couple figures|
|WI - Viroqua||Southern, Appalachian, traditional Western, New England|
|VT - Brattleboro||quadrilles/New England, Western, Southern|
|MA - Newton|
|MA - Arlington||New England style squares, barn dances, contras, Colonial dance, Klezmer|