Dancing in Westport Point, MA
This video documents a gathering of summer and year-round residents of Westport Point, MA. The community has hosted a summer dance series since the 1930s, originally led by Lyle Ring and then, in later years, by Dick Best and Ted Sannella. The speakers are gathered in the barn where the dancing used to take place; they share stories of dancing English country dance as well as squares. Their tales attest to the central role the Saturday night dance played in their lives.