Session TitlePanelistsDescription
Accredited Caller Coaches CommitteeKen Ritucci, Tom Miller1. Review of past actions as stated above 2. Discussion of oral and written exams some candidates have scheduled 3. Anything for the good for the order.
Adapting Singing CallsLawrence Johnstone, Shauna KaariaHave you ever wanted to change the figure on your singing call? Yes, you can do that! Come learn how to adjust your singing call figures to fit your program.
Advanced CommitteeRay Brendzy, Jeremy ButlerWill complete and send to Home office in the next few days.
Basic and Mainstream CommitteeDana Schirmer, Michael BraithwaiteChairman, Dana Schirmer, and Vice Chairman, Michael Braithwaite. All Basic and Mainstream Committee members, and other interested parties, are invited to attend the Basic and Mainstream Committee meeting. The meeting will include: Triennial Review changes; discussion of whether there is interest in changing the name of Basic; report on Emphasis calls, and additional items submitted by Committee members.
Caller JudgementTony Oxendine, Tom MillerCaller judgment plays a significant role at dance events and your success as a professional. Many issues arise from poor caller judgment. This panel will address areas such as choreography, stage presence, and professionalism over the microphone.
Caller Training CommitteeBetsy Gotta, John MarshallThe Caller Training Committee will be meeting to discuss ideas to create a social atmosphere in classes and dances. Please come and share your successes so that the committee can create a reference source for use by other callers. We also will be discussing how to help experienced callers to become comfortable with using the SSD program.
Calling As a BusinessJim Wass, Tom DavisCome for a discussion focused on the business side of calling. Topics include: Do you treat your calling career as a business? Do you do sales and marketing? How do you make purchasing decisions? How do you manage your businesses finances, i.e. record keeping, reporting? Do you utilize research and development? Do you maintain yourself and your equipment? How do you manage the personnel in your business (partner, club personnel, and dancers)? How do you manage your schedule and contracts?
Calling in the LGBTQ* CommunityVic Cedar, Darrin GallinaLGBTQ* square dance clubs are both high energy and great examples of sociability in action. If you are interested in calling for LGBTQ* clubs but don't have any experience in this area come and learn the dynamics and unique characteristics of calling for the LGBTQ* community.
Calling techniques to enhance sociabilityJerry Junck, Michael Braithwaite, Mike SeastromDo you want to learn to enhance the sociability of your dance by using square dance variations? Attend to learn how to use 2-couple dancing, Sicilian circles, mixers, contra lines and creative square patterns and language to increase the sociability of the dance. The panel will demonstrate how to set-up these dances and make this a fun way to increase interaction between all those attending a dance.
Choreographic Applications CommitteeDottie Welch, Doren McBroomDo you use choreographic games or gimmicks to enhance sociability at dances? Do you insert favorite phrases into your patter or singers to encourage eye contact and smiles? We are compiling such ideas for sharing in the Online Teaching Resource.
Committee for Comunity and Traditional DanceBob Riggs, Mike PreskittThe meeting will provide a status to those attending. Ask for volunteers to help with both the CDJournal and the Dances.Callerlab.org sites. Ask for volunteers to help with the development of the resource guide.
Creating a Welcoming Dance EnvironmentWendy VanderMeulen, Ri-Shea Schlitter, Barry ClasperIt is our goal to ensure that everyone experiences pleasant social interactions while attending square dance events. The panel will help you develop awareness of the current social norms in the dance environment and the caller’s role in providing a socially appropriate environment.  
Creative ChallengeRay Brendzy, Harlan Kerr, Jeremy ButlerThis panel will delve into three calls/concepts from the C-1 Program, presenting teaching tips and creative ways to use them while staying within the bounds of good Challenge usage. The presentation is intended for existing Challenge callers looking for fresh approaches and for those who dance Challenge but are not yet calling it. The calls that will be looked at are: 1. XXXXX; 2. XXXXX; 3. XXXXX.
Creative SSDJeremy Butler, Bear Miller, Tom ManningThis panel will delve into three calls/concepts from the C-1 Program, presenting teaching tips and creative ways to use them while staying within the bounds of good Challenge usage. The presentation is intended for existing Challenge callers looking for fresh approaches and for those who dance Challenge but are not yet calling it. The calls that will be looked at are: 1. Blocks 2. Tally Ho & 3. XXXXX.
Dealing with Adverse SituationsMike Seastrom, Harlan KerrUnfortunately as callers and leaders we are called on at times to address difficult situations. These include concerns about dancer roughness, hygiene, behavior and, at times, harassment. In addition we sometimes have to address concerns about the caller. Learn effective approaches to dealing with challenging situations, concerns and complaints in a manner that will de-escalate tension, and produce positive, productive outcomes.
Definitions CommitteeGuy Steele, Dottie WelchThe agenda for the Definitions Committee meeting at the 2022 CALLERLAB Convention will include the following items: report on changes to program documents, including changes made as a result of the 2021 Triennial Review; discussion of the draft proposed update to the Formations document; and discussion of the draft Additional Details Document.
Digital MarketingTed Lizotte, Ray OwensSocial media platforms are always evolving. Hence, social media marketing is always changing, too. Creating a robust strategy for your social marketing goes a long way towards developing an effective social media presence. The panel will discuss strategies for using social media to reach your marketing goals.
E Communications, Mail Chimp, Google GroupsPatty Greene, Debbie CederGetting the word out to potential dancers and keeping your current dancers up-to-date requires knowledge of the internet. This session will focus on Google groups and Mailchimp as vehicles for communicating with both current and potential dancers.
Hex DancingEric Heinerlau, Vernon JonesIt doesn't take just 8 people - come learn creative ways to utilize 12 dancers in hexagons. The panel will discuss how to present and teach this type of dancing.
Marketing CommitteeJack Pladdys, Justin Russell1. Old Business - We plan to present the web site design project, promotional video, and marketing manual updates to committee members for final approval before submitting the the EC. 2. New Business - Review, discuss, and decide on new projects for the 2022/23 year.