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:
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