50 Years of Square Dancing in Germany

Title

50 Years of Square Dancing in Germany

Subject

Modern square dance - general

Description

The first square dance was held in Bremen on July 16, 1949, called by Paul Hartman and attended by five squares, mostly American servicemen and their guests. The event was a success and Hartman began calling dances on a regular basis; he also traveled to other locations to organize square dance clubs.

This site also includes information about the start of square dancing in Japan.

Creator

Hartmut Heiber

Date Created

1999

Spatial Coverage

Germany

Temporal Coverage

1940s; 1950s

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