Square Dance at the Aqua Barn, Seattle


Square Dance at the Aqua Barn, Seattle


Modern Western / Mainstream


Kappie Kappenman, caller; Vivian Williams, fiddle; Phil Williams, guitar; Judy Webster, bass, videoed in the early 1990s by Phil's brother, Mike. The tune is Ragtime Annie. Vivian and Phil started playing for Kappie at the Seattle World's Fair in 1962. The Aqua Barn was a major square dance hall in the Seattle area for generations. It was torn down for townhouses a few years ago, the loss of another memorable dance facility.

One interesting note about this footage is that we see a modern western square dance caller working with live music, a relatively rare event.


Mike Williams


Vivian Williams

Date Created

199x (early 1990s)

Spatial Coverage

USA, Washington, Seattle

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