One of the biggest hurdles new callers face is learning to put one call in front of the other. Anyone can learn to resolve a square, just as anyone can learn basic arithmetic. Wade Driver once quoted Marshal Flippo to me, saying, “There’s timing, there’s flow, and all that other @@@@.” This phrase stuck with me over the years, and the more I think of it the more I believe it. Resolution deals with the Science of the Square. The Art of Choreography is Timing and Flow. In this article, we’ll take a brief look at delivering smooth and danceable choreography with the CALLERLAB Basic Program.

It is painful for me to watch a new caller, who’s been studying and practicing for a while, struggle to present even the simplest of material. It’s sometimes shocking to learn how long a “new caller” has actually been at it while failing to develop skill. If you want to progress, you have to put in the effort. Go that extra mile. Don’t worry, though, they say, “There is very little traffic on the extra mile.”

Modules can be instructive and are probably a wise place for the total novice to begin. Yet, we all expect a moment when a module shifts from a list of calls on a page or in memory to deeper understanding. Why is one module better than another? Why can’t the dancers dance what I write? What is <your favorite caller’s> secret? Let’s look at a starting place to seek enlightenment so you can answer these and similar questions for yourself.

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