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Bill Johnston - Annen Polka Quadrille

Description of the figures for this dance, created by Bill Johnston and shown on video.

Sets in Order archive

The complete collection of Sets in Order (which changed its name to Square Dancing in 1968) is available online through the University of Denver. The issues were scanned by New Jersey dance caller Gardner Patton. You can read more in this interview of Gardner Patton conducted by Bob Brundage in 2011. The complete run of the magazine was 444 issues.…

Ed Durlacher - Central Park newsreel

Newsreel footage of square dancing in Central Park, New York City, in the 1940s. Ed Durlacher called to crowds in the thousands.Jim Mayo: "I danced with Durlacher at Jones Beach in 1951 when I was working in Oyster Bay during the summer. It was absolutely mind boggling to watch him start with an empty floor and fill it with 1000 people off the…

Grand Square - Bob Osgood

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Lloyd Shaw calling (clip)

This short audio clip illustrates Shaw's calling style and voice.

Other items on this site refer to full-length recordings posted elsewhere.

Workshop at Record Square

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SS Pappy & rock.jpg

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SS Pappy & cars outside.jpg

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Snapshot Pappy calling #2.jpg

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Snapshot Pappy Calling #1.jpg

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Snapshot P & D outside.jpg

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Quida Eberling & Pappy 2:55.jpg

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Pappy with young boy 3:52.jpg

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Pappy with stand mic.jpg

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Pappy with mic portrait.jpg

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Pappy signing autographs.jpg

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Pappy side view fringe shirt.jpg

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Pappy side view.jpg

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