Kip Garvey Kip Garvey
Professional Square Dance Caller
510-552-0015 ♦ kip@kipgarvey.com

Kip's Books

Kip has authored a number of magazine articles and technical documents about square dance calling. Over the past year, he has written a new book that explains many of these critical behind-the-scenes concepts for experienced callers: 'Nuts and Bolts.' He has just released a new book for beginning callers, titled 'Call Me Crazy.' Both of these books can be ordered in printed form from Lulu.com, or purchased in electronic PDF form through PayPal and downloaded from this website.

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Call Me Crazy

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For newer callers and those who think they might like to learn to call. Complete digest of skills and responsibilities related to calling square dances, including processes and methods of developing and delivering call sequences, basic choreographic theory, singing call design and methods, the business aspects of calling including tax reporting responsibilities, and a complete set of 12 lesson plans for teaching new dancers the Basic calls.

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Read the Index. (58KB PDF)

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Nuts and Bolts

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"The definitive deep-dive into choreographic structure. A must-have for every caller, new or experienced."

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