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This silent movie shows children dancing at the second annual Square Dance Festival held in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The film was taken by Leonard Fisher, whose daughter was one of the dancers; the original footage comes from the collection of…

Several figures incorporated into four-couple square dance, with the men doing some fancy footwork.

Starting at 2:16 and until the end, notice the musicians, two fiddlers and a banjo. The fiddlers have very different styles.

In this dance, the lead couple passes around their neighbors, and while behind them passes each other by the right hand, then returns to the center of the set, swings the opposite, and moves on to the next couple.

At :46, the two couples form a…

This appears to be a demonstration of various southern Appalachian big set figures. There are several shots of musicians scattered throughout.The film starts with the Georgia Rang Tang figure, also known by many other names: right hand turn opposite,…

Brief shot of Elizabeth Burchenal herself at the start; shots of musicians (guitar, 2 banjos, fiddle) at 2:51

Figures include:
Opposite turn by right hand; partner turn by left hand; swing opposite; swing partner

Lady round the lady and gent…

Elizabeth Burchenal leading a group in Old Dan Tucker, a dance with with an extra gent in the center, a square dance related to the Ninepin. Recorded in Atlantic City, NJ, 1930, at a meeting of the National Recreation Congress. We are told that one…