Browse Exhibits : 2
The November 18-20, 2011 Dare To Be Square Weekend at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC featured six nationally known callers: Bob Dalsemer, Larry Edelman, Phil Jamison, Bill Litchman, Jim Mayo, and Tony Parkes representing a wide range of traditional and modern square dance styles.
The weekend was co-sponsored by The Country Dance and Song Society (CDSS) and was documented on video by David Millstone and John-Michael Seng-Wheeler. This exhibit gathers together the video footage of the dances. You can download a spreadsheet listing all the dances, callers, and programs.
You will also enjoy a related exhibit containing interviews with the callers, a total of 25 additional videos.
In addition to these materials, CDSS published a detailed syllabus of the weekend, as well as more than 10 hours of audio (more than 150 mp3 files), all contained on one disk. This item is available for sale at the CDSS Store.
This exhibit features an article from Country Dance and Song magazine, audio files and video all relating to square dancing in a rural town (Maryland Line, MD) in the 1970's. For caller Bob Dalsemer, the Maryland Line square dances were his introduction to old time traditional square dancing and inspired him to seek out other such dances in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina.