MAINSTREAM

1. DANCER NAMING
    A. PARTNER/CORNER
    B. HEADS/SIDES
    C. COUPLE #1,#2,#3,#4
    D. BOYS/GIRLS
    E. CENTERS/ENDS
2. CIRCLE LEFT/CIRCLE RIGHT
3. FORWARD & BACK
4. DOSADO / DOSADO TO A WAVE
5. SWING
6. PROMENADE/SINGLE FILE
    PROMENADE
    A. COUPLES (FULL, 1/2, 3/4)
    B. SINGLE FILE PROMENADE
7. ALLEMANDE LEFT
8. ARM TURNS
9. RIGHT & LEFT GRAND FAMILY
    A. RIGHT AND LEFT GRAND
    B. WEAVE THE RING
    C. WRONG WAY GRAND
10. LEFT-HAND STAR/RIGHT-HAND
      STAR
11. STAR PROMENADE
12. PASS THRU
13. SPLIT TWO
14. HALF SASHAY FAMILY
      A. HALF SASHAY
      B. ROLLAWAY
      C. LADIES IN, MEN SASHAY
15. TURN BACK FAMILY
      A. U-TURN BACK
      B. BACKTRACK
16. SEPARATE AROUND 1 OR 2
     A. TO A LINE
     B. AND COME INTO THE MIDDLE
17. COURTESY TURN
18. LADIES CHAIN FAMILY
      A. TWO LADIES CHAIN (REG & 3/4)
      B. FOUR LADIES CHAIN (REG & 3/4)
      C. CHAIN DOWN THE LINE
19. DO PASO
20. LEAD RIGHT
21. RIGHT AND LEFT THRU
22. GRAND SQUARE
23. STAR THRU
24. CIRCLE TO A LINE
25. BEND THE LINE
26. ALL AROUND THE CORNER
27. SEE SAW

28. SQUARE THRU (1,2,3,4)/
      LEFT SQUARE THRU (1,2,3,4)
29. CALIFORNIA TWIRL
30. DIVE THRU
31. WHEEL AROUND
32. THAR FAMILY
      A. ALLEMANDE THAR
      B. ALLEMANDE LEFT TO AN
           ALLEMANDE THAR
      C. WRONG WAY THAR
33. SHOOT THE STAR/
 
     SHOOT THE STAR FULL AROUND
34. SLIP THE CLUTCH
35. BOX THE GNAT
36. OCEAN WAVE FAMILY
       A. STEP TO A WAVE
       B. BALANCE
37. ALAMO RING FORMATION
      A. ALLEMANDE LEFT IN THE
      ALAMO STYLE
      B. BALANCE
38. PASS THE OCEAN
39. EXTEND (FROM 1/4 TAG ONLY)
40. SWING THRU/LEFT SWING THRU
41. RUN/CROSS RUN
42. TRADE FAMILY
      A. (NAMED DANCERS) TRADE
      B. COUPLES TRADE
      C. PARTNER TRADE
43. WHEEL & DEAL
44. DOUBLE PASS THRU
45. FIRST COUPLE GO LEFT/RIGHT,
      NEXT COUPLE GO LEFT/RIGHT
46. ZOOM
47. FLUTTER WHEEL
      REVERSE FLUTTER WHEEL
48. SWEEP A QUARTER
49. VEER LEFT/VEER RIGHT
50. TRADE BY
51. TOUCH 1/4
52. CIRCULATE FAMILY
      A. (NAMED DANCERS)    
           CIRCULATE
      B. ALL 8 CIRCULATE
      C. COUPLES CIRCULATE
      D. SINGLE FILE CIRCULATE
      E. SPLIT/BOX CIRCULATE
53. FERRIS WHEEL 

54. CLOVERLEAF
55. TURN THRU
56. EIGHT CHAIN THRU
      EIGHT CHAIN 1,2,3,etc.
57. PASS TO THE CENTER
58. SPIN THE TOP
59. CENTERS IN
60. CAST OFF 3/4
61. WALK & DODGE
62. SLIDE THRU
63. FOLD/CROSS FOLD
64. DIXIE STYLE TO AN OCEAN WAVE
65. TAG THE LINE
       (IN/OUT/LEFT/RIGHT)
66. HALF TAG
67. SCOOT BACK
68. SINGLE HINGE/COUPLES HINGE
69. RECYCLE (FROM A WAVE ONLY)

CALLERS ARE REMINDED TO
LIMIT THEIR CALLS TO THE
ADVERTISED PROGRAM.
CALLS FROM A LIST OTHER
THAN ADVERTISED SHOULD
NOT BE USED UNLESS THEY
ARE WALKED THROUGH OR
WORK SHOPPED FIRST

* Suggested Teaching Order

CALLER LAB recommends that the MAINSTREAM
Program, calls 1-
69, be taught in not less than 56
hours. CALLER LAB also recommends
that calls
be taught from more than a single position (formation
and
arrangement) and that styling and timing
be included as a part of the
teaching program.
Calls in
italics may be deferred until later in the
teaching sequence

NOTE TO DANCE PROGRAMMERS

There is NO program called the Mainstream/Plus Program. No dancer is required to know Plus calls to attend a Mainstream open dance. Please advertise dance programs as Mainstream or Plus, NOT Mainstream /Plus .These lists are furnished through the courtesy of CALLER LAB and your local CALLER LAB callers

CALLER LAB MAINSTREAM PROGRAM*                   ( Revised Sept. 11, 2003 )

MAINSTREAM

Why Programs and Lists?

CALLER LAB programs define a world-wide standard of square dance calls to be taught in square dance
classes or workshops. Program lists, such as this one, list the set of calls that may be called at a dance
advertised to be a specific dance program i.e. Mainstream, Plus, etc. Dance promoters are encouraged to
list the program to be danced on flyers, brochures and other advertisements of open dances. Dancers should
refer to the program designations to seek out dances that will consist of material with which they are familiar.

Program lists are used by callers in programming an appropriate dance for a specific group of dancers.
Including the desired program in the caller's confirmation agreement will provide programming guidance
to the caller as well as protection for the sponsoring organization. The program(s) are not intended to
segregate dancers into exclusive groups or to indicate that one who chooses to dance at his or her own
preferred program is any better, or any worse, than any other dancer. Dancing skill can be achieved at many
programs, and the quantity of calls is not necessarily an indication of dancer proficiency. It is hoped that the
program lists will be used to aid in a logical teaching progression and thorough coverage of basics in classes
and to provide an enjoyable modern square dance for dancers of all inclinations. In addition, CALLER LAB's
intent is that approved styling and timing of square dance movements will be an integral part of all classes
and dance programs. It is also hoped that proper teaching, including timing and styling, will result in smooth
dancing for the greater enjoyment of all.

What Next?

Responsible leaders, within and outside of CALLER LAB, recommend that dancers dance regularly at the
program at which they graduate for at least one (1) year before they enter into classes or workshops for
another program. This means that dancers graduating from the Mainstream Program should dance regularly
at Mainstream dances for a year before going into the Plus Program. There should be no pressure for movement
from one program to another once a dancer has graduated. Dancers should be encouraged to take their time,
enjoy the fun and fellowship and learn to dance well at that program before moving on to another program.

What About Periodic Selections?

Dancers are not required to know the Periodic Selections in order to attend an advertised Mainstream dance.
Periodic Selections are not part of the Mainstream Program. They are provided as optional material for those
callers and/or clubs that wish to include a workshop in their programs. Callers are reminded that Periodic
Selections should not be used unless they are walked through or works hopped first.