Jubilee U.S.A. square dancers, 1 - Ozark

Title

Jubilee U.S.A. square dancers, 1 - Ozark

Subject

Southern / Ozark & Midwest

Description

This clip features Sides Divide while head couples circle in the center of the ring and do a doceydo. The tempo is fast-- 164 beats per minute-- but #3 in this series is even faster!

The Ozark Jubilee and its successor (starting in 1958) Jubilee U.S.A. broadcast from Springfield, Missouri, and always featured a square dance segment as well as its featured country music singers. The first featured group was the Jubilee Promenaders, who started with caller L.D. Keller as the Lake of the Ozarks Square Dancers; after their hit performances on Ted Mack's Amateur Hour in 1953, they became featured dancers on the later Ozark television series. Other regulars included the Lake of the Ozarks Tadpoles with caller Buford Foster and guest appearances by the Ozark Sashayers (caller Rex Kreider) and the teenage Wagon Wheelers (caller Gary Ellison). This video demonstrates the fast tempo and high energy dances that characterized all the dance routines. The show used a large mirror; which explains the reversed orientation of dancers in the overhead shots.

Date Created

1958?

Spatial Coverage

USA, Missouri, Springfield

Temporal Coverage

1950s

Item Relations

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