CALLERLAB is the international association of modern Western square dance callers, and is the largest square dance association in the United States. After some initial work started in 1971, it was officially established in 1974 by several members of the Square Dance Hall of Fame.[1][2][3]

Square Dance Callers' Association
HeadquartersTopeka, Kansas
IntentionsTo recruit, promote, and maintain the square dance activity.
Similar OrganizationAmerican Callers Association

Callers from all over the world, including Saudi Arabia, Japan, Germany, and England, are members of the organization.


  • Maintains a suggested list of dancing programs, from Mainstream through C-3A. Each program contains a list of standardized square dance calls and concepts, with official definitions.
  • Provides BMI/ASCAP licensing to its members
  • Provides liability insurance for dance events


  1. History of Callerlab
  2. "Catfish, Fiddles, Mules, and More", a book about state symbols by John C. Fisher, 2003, ISBN 0-8262-1489-4, p. 79
  3. "The Complete Book of Square Dancing: And Round Dancing", by Betty Casey, 2000, ISBN 1-57441-119-5, p. 9

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