Some Education Dance Clinics will be held in Locust Room A/D, while others will be held in the Exhibit Halls. Create It Clinics will be in Locust Room E. Please check the schedule to find out where the Clinic you wish to attend is being held. Clinics are open to all dancers. You do not have to be participating in the Leadership program to attend.
If you are participating in the Leadership Program, all of the Clinics offered are electives. You will need to attend two of the nine to complete the Leadership Program. Feel free to come to any and all that you are interested in. Please refer to our schedule for days and times offered.
All Clinics are planned as of Nov 2021 but are subject to change.
If you have not had the opportunity to dance progressive squares, you need to attend this session. In Progressive Squares, you move around the dance floor from square to square following the callers lead.
Intro Sicilian Circles
Caller: Jack Palddys
Sicilian Circles are square dancing with four dancers at a time. You progress around the circle dancing with all couples in the circle. You would be surprised at how many calls can be done in this formation! Come give it a try!
Intro To Hex (using the SSD program)
Caller: Andy Allemao
If you are interested in learning something different other than just dancing in squares, then maybe Intro to Hex might be the thing for you. In Hex there are six couples, with three of them as Head Couples and three of them as Side Couples. It takes the simple calls you already know and applies a new traffic pattern to them to make them work in Hexagons.
Into To Kaleidoscope Squares
Caller: Buddy Weaver
Kaleidoscope Squares are several squares danced inside of each other. If you have not tried it yet, now is the time! This is something that is neat just to sit and watch being danced.
You are asking yourself, "What are they up to now?" Come find out! This Clinic will be taught by the Callers that attended the Caller "Dancing Shenanigans" Session. They will be teaching the dancers the things they learned in that session. This will involve doing other things while dancing, like ringing a bell, carrying a flag, moving squares, etc.
Six Couple Rectangles
Caller: Curt Braffet
Have you ever danced in a six couple rectangle? Come find out that rectangles can be just as fun as dancing in a regular square.
Why are so many experienced stitchers so reluctant to use these zippers? They are actually easier to put in and lay flatter than the regular type. Once you learn the tips and techniques shown in this demonstration, you will use them everywhere.
Sewing Buttons & Hems
Do you already know how to do hems and buttons? Really? Come learn haute couture techniques that will take your hand work to a professional level. Get the job done or make an elegant statement. These is more than one way to do anything.
Create It-Making Piping
Learn how to make yards of piping in a few minutes. With a few special tools and techniques, you can create inexpensive piping exactly the color you want. Piping adds dimension and definition to any garment.