Square Dance History Project
The rich story of North American square dance finally has a home in the digital age.

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Merry-Go-Round Square Dance - Les Gotcher

See comments on Choo Choo Square Dance for more information. View item
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Choo Choo Square Dance - Les Gotcher

Les Gotcher is often remember today as the Hashmaster, known for his flamboyant outfits, his energetic calls, and his often challenging choreographic sequences. However, like other performers, he was… View item
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Four Bachelor Boys - Richard Kraus

Let's Square Dance!, Album 5 View item
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Swing Like Thunder - Richard Kraus

Kraus writes, "This lively square dance is especially popular with teen-agers." In his book, Square Dances of Today, he writes, "This one goes under a variety of names. Some call it the 'California… View item
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Lady Go Halfway Round - Richard Kraus

Kraus says, "This is not a difficult square, but for a few moments the active boy has to keep his ears open, and do some fast stepping!" Let's Square Dance!, Album 3 View item
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Swing at the Wall - Richard Kraus

Let's Square Dance!, Album 2 View item
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Form an Arch - Richard Kraus

Let's Square Dance!, Album 2 View item
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Red River Valley - Richard Kraus

Let's Square Dance!, Album 1 View item
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Duck for the Oyster - Richard Kraus

Let's Square Dance!, Album 1 View item
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Let's Square Dance! - instruction booklet - Richard Kraus

This a sample instruction booklet from Album 3 in the "Let's Square Dance!" series, aimed at ages 12-14, Grades 7-8. View item
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Let's Square Dance! - Richard Kraus

This series of five albums was recorded in 1956 featuring the calling of Richard Kraus, a caller and professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. This item serves as a general introduction to… View item