El Camino Reelers: Square Dancing in Silicon Valley for the LGBTQ Community and friends

Advanced Dancing at ECR

ECR features Advanced dancing weekly on Tuesday nights from 7:30 to 9:30 pm, with a rotating staff of club callers. Most Tuesdays there is an informal review session at 7:00 pm. Our Wednesday Plus club nights also have one or two A2 tips, depending on the floor level.

ECR currently has no plans for an Advanced class in 2020, but if you are interested in learning Advanced (and are already dancing at the Plus level) contact one of our callers or any Board member and let them know.

Advanced Class Syllabus

Here is the syllabus for the 2018-19 ECR Advanced Class. Updated 4/2/2019.

2018-19 Advanced Class Teaching Order

Click the link above to view and download a printable PDF file of the class syllabus. Links in the file go to definitions on www.ceder.net.

More Advanced Resources

Taminations: Animations of all calls; click on lower-left to get the definition of a call. Get the app for your smartphone (highly recommended) or use the web version at http://www.tamtwirlers.org/taminations.
You can control the speed of the animation or step through it one click at at a time.

Calls Taught List: http://www.scvsda.org/cgi-bin/classinfo.cgi?c=ecra201811
Click on each call to get call descriptions with animated diagrams and links to Taminations and other resources for that call.

Definitions of Calls

The official source of call definitions is CALLERLAB. You can get to the CALLERLAB definitions of each call from Taminations, or you can get them all in one:

Official CALLERLAB Dance Program Documents
http://www.callerlab.org/Dance-Programs
Look for "Advanced Definitions".

However, for Advanced and Challenge, there's another de facto standard: Vic and Debbie Ceder's "Ceder Chest". In some cases their call descriptions are clearer or have more examples. The Ceder Chest for A2 and A2 is available in printed book form from:
https://www.ceder.net/books

The Ceder Chest definitions are also available as individual web pages at: http://www.ceder.net/def.php
The call names in our Teaching Order link to these Ceder Chest definitions.

For other useful info not definition-related, check out the El Camino Reelers Student Info page.

Contact information

Your Class Email List for announcements and useful info: ecr_a2_class_2018@123mail.org (Active sometime after the first class.)

Your instructors for the class are:

Links to all these resources in one PDF document:

Resources for ECR Advanced Class 2018


Photos by Ed Wilson
Congratulations to our 2016 Advanced Class Graduates!