Come Square Dancing (Australia, 1953)

Title

Come Square Dancing (Australia, 1953)

Subject

General - Dance and Culture; Transitional/Western 1950s

Description

Modern square dance came to Australia in a big way in the early 1950s, spurred in large part by two visits by American caller Joe Lewis in 1950 and 1951. This series of articles, in magazine format, from 1953, describes the history of the activity there as well as providing a look at key organizers and callers at the time.

You can hear a series of audio clips of Australian callers (and American callers who played an influential role there) on this website.

Creator

Norman Gill

Date Created

1953

Contributor

Stig Malmo

Spatial Coverage

Australia, Melbourne

Temporal Coverage

1950s

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