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Traditional Square Dance Figures

One section of the Lloyd Shaw Foundation's website provides detailed instructions (and source information) for 20 figures from traditional Western and southern Appalachian squares:Arkansas TravelerFour in a Center LineBachelor MillBouquet WaltzChase That Rabbit, Chase That SquirrelDive and Rescue the LadyDivide the RingDocey Doe and Visiting Couple…

Chase that Rabbit - Roy Rogers

Born in 1911 in Cincinnati, Leonard Sly started calling square dances when he was 12 years old. He moved with his family to California in 1930, traveled extensively as a musician, worked for a year as a cowboy, and in 1937 signed a contract with Republic Studios when that film production company seeking a singing cowboy. In 1938, he and the studio…

Chase the Rabbit - Ed Gilmore

Ed Gilmore, caller. Gilmore was from California, but demonstrates here his familiarity with traditional Southern Appalachian style patter.