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American Country Dancing on Colorado's West Slope

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American Country Dancing on Colorado's West Slope

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The article is based on oral history collected in 1979, though no footnotes or direct quotations are included. Instead, it is a generalized summary of the author's findings.

"Depending on the orchestra, both "country" (squares, polkas, schottische, etc.) and "city" (ballroom) dancing were popular around the turn of the century. Among the local, school centered, rural communities, a country dance was planned nearly every weekend, often with ice cream or picnic socials. ...

"Larger dances were held periodically in honor of such events as weddings, holidays, harvest, barn raising or ice cutting. These often included families from all over the country and involved an entire week or weekend's worth of activities."

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The American Dance Circle, quarterly publication of the Lloyd Shaw Foundation, vol 2 #1, pp. 4–7

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January, 1981

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