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3rd National Square Dance Convention 1954

This is the 1954 NSDC program listing different sessions and callers.

Bob Osgood calling three ladies chain

"Doc" Alumbaugh calling Dip & Dive and Right Lady High, Left Lady Low

Jerry Helt calling Texas Whirlwind

Ed Gilmore calling the singing call My Little Girl

Harper Smith calling Hand Turn Hash with Allemande Breaks

Bill Shymkus calling goal post choreography

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1954 National Square Dance Convention Program

Bob Osgood - Chain Three Ladies


“Doc” Alumbaugh - Dip and Dive and Right Lady High, Left Lady Low


Jerry Helt - Texas Whirlwind


Ed Gilmore - My Little Girl


Harper Smith - Hand Turn Hash with Allemande Breaks


Bill Shymkus - Goal Post

1954 National Square Dance Convention List of Callers

3rd National Square Dance Convention 1954