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Silver Bell (clip) - Dick Leger

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Standard Club Quadrille (clip) - Benjamin Lovett

Benjamin Lovett, a New England dancing master, was hired by Henry Ford and relocated from Massachusetts to Michigan. He recorded numerous albums with the Henry Ford Orchestra, as well as authoring Good Morning, Ford's country dance book.

Cumberland Square Eight

This popular dance can be found in numerous settings:English country dancers in the USScottish country dancers celebrating Burns Night"anarchic" dancersanother energetic groupdancers at a wedding partyDirections can be found here and here. For an alternate version, to make the dance a mixer, after the basket swings:B1 Dosido and swing cornerB2…

Rufus! - Rufus Guinchard - Newfoundland fiddler

"Rufus!" is a 30-minute film made in 1990 that celebrates the life and music of Newfoundland fiddler Rufus Guinchard. The film is available online, and is well worth watching in its entirety. Like Medicine Fiddle, the film helps set the music and dance in the context of the broad culture. A dance sequence, filmed in a kitchen, begins at 07:50 and…

Piute Pete - Village Barn

Piute Pete called squares regularly at the Village Barn in New York City. This newspaper columnist took a less-than-enthusiastic view of the proceedings.

Dick Leger - Marianne

The Square with the Bongo Beat, Dick Leger's dance, "Marianne," was a 1957 hit. Here are additional links to the recording itself and to a video of the dance called by Tony Parkes.

Square Dance Postcards

A collection of postcards showing different styles and personalities associated with square dance. We are eager to acquire more to add to this collection!Card1: no information on backCard2: Pennsylvania Farm Museum, Landis Valley, four miles north of Lancaster on Route US 222Card3: Hotel Motel St-Louis, Les Voitures d'Eau, Ile aux Coudres,…

Arkansas Traveler (clip) - Rod Linnell

Despite the title of the dance, with a reel by the same name, the tune for this recording is Little Burnt Potato, a jig. Rod Linnell, from Maine, was a contemporary of Ralph Page, perhaps best known today for a series of five double quadrilles he composed that were published in Square Dances from a Yankee Caller's Clipboard.

Tiny Clark - album cover

American Country Dances, issued on Asch Recordings

Cut Off Six - Tiny Clark

Recorded in the early 1940s; music by Mr. and Mrs. Siller. Compare the calls for this dance with others in the collection doing the same figures. The liner notes to his album on Asch Records describe him thus:"...one of the main attractions at the Village Barn in New York, hails from the West where they really do some fancy stepping. But he makes…