GCA Caller School

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The GCA Caller School is an annual event hosted by the Gay Callers Association (GCA) since 1989. It is held just prior to each IAGSDC convention. The school is open to all square dance callers, at any level from beginner to experienced.

The 2020 and 2021 caller schools were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since 2004, students have been supported by a grant from All Join Hands.

Since 2013, Canadian students have been supported by a grant from All Join Hands Canada.


From the 2022 Flyer:

The GCA Caller School Has Something For Everyone!

For Beginners • How to move dancers • Working with Music • Creating and Delivering Choreography • Sight Calling Basics • Work through your material at the mike or in one-on-one sessions • More advanced instruction in all aspects of the art of calling

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 Caller Coaches • Personal attention from our superb Teaching Assistant • CALLERLAB New Caller Kit (Beginners) • Choreographic Checkers (Beginners) • Personalized vocal coaching

History

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# Year Date City State Associated Convention Attendance Flyer
1 1989 Jun 29-30 New York NY Peel The Apple 23
2 1990 Apr 11-12 Vancouver BC Northstar Promenade 27
3 1991 May 23-24 Miami FL Cast A Shadow In The Sun 8
4 1992 Jun 30 - Jul 02 Albuquerque NM Diamonds In The Desert 37 flyer
5 1993 Jun 29 - Jul 01 Seattle WA Remake The Circle 32
6 1994 Jun 27-30 Washington DC Stars & Squares Forever 34
7 1995 May 22-25 Chicago IL Track II Chicago 27 flyer
8 1996 Jun 01-03 San Francisco CA Stars, Thars & Cable Cars 37
9 1997 Jul 07-09 Las Vegas NV Wheel & Deal 29
10 1998 Jun 29 - Jul 01 Portland OR Weave The Rose 23 flyer
11 1999 Jun 28-30 Los Angeles CA Lights, Camera, Linear Action 23
12 2000 Jun 26-29 Baltimore MD Crack The Crab 23
13 2001 Apr 09-11 Vancouver BC Make Magic 22
14 2002 Jul 01-03 Toronto ON Cloverleafs & Maple Leafs 13
15 2003 Jun 30 - Jul 02 San Diego CA Anchors Aweigh With a Half-Sashay 16
16 2004 Jun 28-30 Phoenix AZ Remake The Heatwave 36 flyer
17 2005 Jun 28-30 Santa Clara CA Star Thru The Silicon Galaxy 25 flyer
18 2006 Jun 26-28 Anaheim CA Wish Upon A Thar 30 flyer
19 2007 May 21-23 Denver CO Red Rocks and Purple Mountains 25
20 2008 Jun 30 - Jul 02 Cleveland OH Touch A Quarter Century 36 flyer
21 2009 Jun 30 - Jul 02 Washington DC DC Diamond Circulate 11
22 2010 Jun 28-30 Chicago IL Chi-Town Shakedown 23
23 2011 Jun 28-30 Atlanta GA Gone With The Windmill 12
24 2012 Jun 26-28 Vancouver BC Dance Up A Storm 14 flyer
25 2013 Jul 01-03 San Francisco CA Weave Your Heart in San Francisco 13
26 2014 Jun 30 - Jul 02 Salt Lake City UT Squeeze The Hive 11
27 2015 May 19-22 St. Louis MO Swing Me in St. Louis 10
28 2016 Jun 28-30 Toronto ON Maple Leafs Regroup 24 flyer
29 2017 Jun 27-29 Palm Springs CA Palm Springs Swing & Mix 2017 16 flyer
30 2018 Jul 01-03 Seattle WA Circle Back to Seattle 19 flyer
31 2019 Jun 30 - Jul 02 Philadelphia PA Belles Run Philadelphia 2019 11 flyer
X 2020 Jun 29 - Jul 01 Denver CO Take A Peak n/a flyer
X 2021 Jun 28-30 Houston TX Houston, We Have a Promenade n/a
32 2022 May 23-25 Minneapolis MN Twin City Spin 16 flyer

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