The Gay Callers' Association (GCA) was founded to promote the development of gay callers. It was created at a time when most straight callers would not considerGCA calling for a gay event. Today, many straight callers have joined the GCA and actively call for LGBT dances.

Each year, the GCA, in conjunction with the All Join Hands Foundation, sponsors a caller school immediately prior to the IAGSDC convention.

Come to Belles Run early and learn to be a square dance caller at the 2019 GCA Caller School.

Sunday-Tuesday
June 30 - July 2, 2019

Immediately preceding the IAGSDC Convention in Philidelphia, PA.

To learn more and to register online visit the GCA Website or download flyer.

Spend three days with Caller Coach Barry Clasper and Teaching Assistant Harlan Kerr in a concentrated effort to expand your knowledge of square dance calling.  Vocal coach Lisa Lincoln will join the staff on Monday, and, if the registration response is large enough, Betsy Gotta will join as a second Caller Coach. Beginning callers will benefit from this intensive exposure to some of the best callers in the business today.

Beginners

  • How to move dancers
  • Working with music
  • Creating and delivering choreography
  • Sight calling basics
  • Work through your material at the mic or in one-on-one sessions
  • More advanced instruction in all aspects of the art of calling

Something For Everyone

  • Sight calling techniques
  • Reading and writing choreography
  • Equipment usage
  • Microphone technique
  • Vocal instruction
  • Creating choreography
  • Programming dances
  • Showmanship
  • Caller culture and etiquette
  • Callers associations
  • Responsibilities to the dancers
  • Plenty of microphone time for all students

Your Tuition Fee Includes

  • 3 days of instruction by our excellent coaches
  • Personal attention from our superb teaching assistants
  • CALLERLAB New Caller Kit (beginners)
  • Choreographic checkers (beginners)
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