Australia Square Dance Boom, 1952 - Jim Vickers-Willis

Title

Australia Square Dance Boom, 1952 - Jim Vickers-Willis

Subject

Transitional/Western 1950s

Description

Drawing on audio clips, still photographs, newspaper clippings, and other illustrates, this short piece describes the enormous interest in square dancing in Australia in the 1950s. The primary focus is caller Jim Vickers-Willis, but other callers are mentioned. Readers wanting more information about the Australia boom can find it on on a web page devoted to that subject.

Also includes the footage of Joe Lewis arriving in Melbourne in 1952 and 1953 film of "The Australian Square Dance Exhibition Set," starting at 3:51.

Much more information about Vickers-Willis is available on a site devoted to his life and career, "The Jim Vickers-Willis Story."

Date Created

2007

Spatial Coverage

Australia

Temporal Coverage

1950s

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