Callers and Cuers – What’s the Difference?

A caller (leader) is a person who calls out the dance steps in square dancing, contra dancing and clogging. We would not be able to dance without them! Callers can be part of the entertainment, through showmanship, singing, and challenging choreography.

In round dancing, the person who carries out this function is called a cuer. Cuers call out rehearsed, pre-choreographed sequences of dance figures, and are expected to be unobtrusive.

Both roles require training and practice. If you would like information on the next training event, please see below:

Round Dance Cuer / Instructor School(Note NEW DATE)
Brought to you by
The Square & Round Dance Instructors’
Association of Alberta
September 7, 8, 9, 10, 2021
Led by Cuer / Instructors
Peter & Stella Tennant, Vernon, BC
Mary & Bruce Nelson, sherwood Park, AB
See FLYER for Registration and details.

Canadian Connection – Caller School
No Caller Schools scheduled at this time.


Bursary Assistance for Training

Any dancer wishing to become an instructor in categories sponsored by the Society (Modern Square, Round, Clogging, Line, Contra) or instructor wishing to upgrade skills should contact their Association, Provincial Federation and/or the email us here info@squaredance.ca to determine what assistance for training is available.

Bursary Assistance may also be available from your Federation or Association.

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