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The Berea Festival Dancers, with caller Teresa Lowder, perform an Appalachian Big Set demonstration at the 1993 Mountain Folk Festival, Berea, Kentucky. The group is introduced by their director, John Ramsay; the dance itself begins about…

Note: The first minute of the video has garbled sound, but then it clears up.

Notes from John Ramsay: Documentary of local square dancing in Berea, Kentucky circa 1975. The caller, John Bill Allen, had been a member of the College's original Folk…

The Quadrille Club and others dancing at a Ball in Richmond, England. The Waltz Quadrille is the first item of three in this video; the Prince Imperial Quadrille begins about 05:53.

Videotaped excerpts from a series of dances: Jacky Tarr, a three-couple English country dance from a collection by Wilson 1816 02:55 Thethird figure, `La Poule' from a set of five in a quadrille. c. 1812 The `Allemande a Deux' c. 1780, the…

The music for this group of dancers is by Spare Parts, from their compact disc, The Civil War Ballroom.

Danced by the Quadrille Club, under the direction of Ellis Rogers. The fourth figure (Trenis) has been omitted here.For comparison, this collection also includes the same dance performed by Nederlands Historisch Dans-en Theaterensemble.

A biography of this colorful performer, from the Hillbilly-Music.com website.

Two items, both related to caller Lawrence Loy. A detailed biography can be found at Hillbilly-Music.com, which has a detailed website with information about performers, including a jukebox with audio files. Some of their interests overlap with this…

This is an excerpt from Al Brundage's recording on the Windsor label. You'll hear the second time through the figure and then the middle break.

This is an excerpt (opener and first figure) from Al Brundage's recording of the dance on the Windsor label.

Doc Alumbaugh, based in southern California, was one of the first traveling callers. In 1950, he founded Windsor Records, which became one of the foremost square dance record labels. (In addition to hiring excellent session musicians, Windsor…

Singing square, called to the familiar children's song; not to be confused with the "Shoo-Fly Swing," a figure sometimes found at the end of big circle dances.