Duck for the Oyster / Grapevine Twist


Duck for the Oyster / Grapevine Twist


Southern / Appalachian / Four-couple squares


This square incorporates two well-known figures.

Filmed in Super-8 by Bob Dalsemer, May, 1979, at the Vandalia Gathering, an annual festival in Charleston, WV, sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Culture and History.

These dancers are from Glenville, WV, which now hosts the annual West Virginia Folk Festival, which begins the 3rd Thursday in June each year. There's dancing each year on a specially designed wooden platform erected for the occasion.

A search for "Grapevine Twist" in this project's digital collection will return references, audio clips, and video clips showing that figure, including Elizabeth Burchenal's silent footage from the 1930s.


Bob Dalsemer

Date Created

May, 1979


Bob Dalsemer

Spatial Coverage

USA, West Virginia, Charleston

Temporal Coverage


Item Relations

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