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"Doc" Alumbaugh

This is a short clip from a tip called by "Doc" Alumbaughat the 1954 National Square Dance Convention in Dallas, Texas. The choreography is the "classic" figures Dip and Dive and Right Lady High, Left Lady Low.

"How We Do It In Our Town" - Emmette Wallace

This is a series of articles comparing how basic figures are taught and danced in different parts of the country. The first segment appeared in October, 1949, in American Squares, and the series continued occasionally until October, 1951.

American Squares

Charley Thomas edited the early issues of American Squares. The April 1952 issue (included) marks the transition to Rickey Holden as editor. Later issues were edited or overseen by Rod LaFarge and Frank Kaltman and then Arvid Olson. A major effort was to digitize and make available online a complete set of American Squares and its successor…

American Squares Summer School, 1

American Squares magazine sponsored a series of summer dance camps for eager square dancers. Faculty included Jimmy Clossin, Ralph Piper, Charley Thomas, Fred and Mary Collette, and Luke Lukaszewski.Items in this collection include:• Brochures advertising camps for 1950 and 1953• An ad for the camps, from the magazine (1952)See additional…

American Squares Summer School, 2

More material from the American Squares summer camps:
• A report on the 1950 camps
• A roster of participants from the 1950 Minnesota camp
• Diploma awarded to a camper

American Squares Summer School, 3 (photos)

A series of photographs taken at an American Squares summer camp session, plus one postcard

Around the Corner (Chicago)

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Balance & Swing (TX)

Edited and published by Swede Soderberg and Jim White, with an all-star cast of advisors: Ray Smith, Joe Lewis, and Bill Palmer

Country Dancer, The

journal of The Country Dance Society (now Country Dance and Song Society, CDSS)

Country Dancing  (Minneapolis)

This 1957 magazine from Minneapolis is about "Square, Round Circle, and Contra Dancing."

Desert Squares  (Southwest)

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Fiddle and Squares (WI)

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Foot 'n' Fiddle  (Texas)

This journal was started in 1946 by Marlys Waller and Anne Pittman, who called it Foot 'n Fiddle. They sold it to Herb Greggerson in 1949, who apparently added the other apostrophe to turn it into Foot 'n' Fiddle. He later passed the magazine on to Bertha Holck as publisher. Holck co-edited with Herb Greggerson starting with vol 4 no 1 (November…

Hooleyann Whirl (South Dakota)

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Let's Dance  (northern California)

published by the Folk Dance Federation of California

Let's Square Dance (England)

The organization publishing this monthly journal was greatly aided by California caller Mildred Buhler, who became a patron of the group when she moved to London in the early 1950s. For a series of tributes to other early and influential British square dance clubs, see this article.

Midwest Dancer

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