Download the Callarama Help file for easy viewing and navigation.
To restore the default voice settings (voice alias, patter phrases and voice modules) on your Callarama 2, download CallaramaVoiceDefault.cfv and import this file, using Tools/Import/Voice File.
Every user should read this piece of advice from Jim Mayo.
Tutorials on how to learn with Callarama:
Tutorial 2: Managing the Call Repertoire
How Flow is evaluated in Callarama
Asymmetric Calling has been developed in cooperation with Hal Barnes, based on his recently revised textbook "Asymmetric Mechanics 2" which can be downloaded free from www.halbarnes.com (look for "Caller Corner" on this website).
As an introduction to asymmetric calling with Callarama, Hal has contributed these 2 papers:
The Hal Barnes Choreo Collection in Callarama has been updated to complement the revised textbook. Thank you, Hal, for your support and for this wonderful material!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Callarama.Net?
Callarama.Net (in Callarama Version 1.26 and higher) connects 2 or more Callarama users through an internet server and allows them to 'call' to a square that is synchronized in all participating applications. It can simulate the situation where 2 or more callers alternate giving commands to a set of real dancers.
Participating computers must be connected to the internet. Callarama.Net uses the Microsoft Inet libraries to transmit the commands that are given to the Callarama application by voice, mouse or keyboard entry in code. Security and antivirus features may identify this connection as suspicious. It may be necessary to manually unblock the feature on a participating computer. There is no tangible risk because Callarama transmits and accepts only very short strings of code.
In order to communicate verbally and visually, participating callers must use a separate communication method such as telephone or Skype.
Can I use Callarama on a Mac?
Yes, if you install a program that supports Windows. I have been informed of excellent results running Callarama and other Windows-based Square Dance Programs with the Parallels Desktop.