is a full workout for the body and the mind.
It was a day full of dancing and singing
Existing literature on the topic of square dancing
rarely mentions divergence from the expected norms--except in disapproving terms.
The Emerald Area Square Dancers, sponsoring the event, see it as an introduction to modern square dancing
, organizers said.
Arguing that the development of traditional dance in Appalachia is a mixture of influences, not only Scottish and Irish, but also cotillions and quadrilles from Europe and dances from African and Native-American traditions, Jamison also provides evidence that French dancing masters travelled up the Ohio river into Appalachia, teaching dances such as the minuet as early as 1803--All these influences went into the Appalachian dance melting-pot and out the other end came, among other things, the running set (now also called set running or mountain square dancing
), which Cecil Sharp and Maud Karpeles saw and collected in 1917 and then published in 1918 as part five of The Country Dance Book.
He also enjoyed square dancing
which involved traveling and meeting great people.
Beginning with an examination of Native American dances, the volume discusses the African American influence on modern American folk dance, European dance cultures, the origins of the folk dance movement, common folk dance activities, Western square dancing
and Contra dancing.
"Traditional Barn Dances with Calls & Fiddling" is a dance manual focusing on the barn dance style of dancing, also commonly referred to as square dancing
. Each dance comes with a fiddle tune accompanying it, a history of that dance, and of course, lessons on the dance itself.
Prior to starting his undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, he had appeared as a ballroom dancer for a week on "The Buddy Dean Show," a Baltimore-based teen dance television program that featured appearances by the Cordettes, Johnny Mathis, and Frankie Avalon, but Western square dancing
had always intrigued him.
Prior to starting his undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, he had appeared as a ballroom dancer for 1 week on "The Buddy Dean Show," a Baltimore-based teen dance television program that featured appearances by the Cordettes, Johnny Mathis, and Frankie Avalon, but Western square dancing
had always intrigued him.
"In square dancing
, you're always releasing one partner and grabbing another, and that is a hydrogen bond network, exactly," he says.
A bouncy rhyme complements the exuberant, colorful illustrations of the Buckamoo Girls' exploits, from square dancing
to rodeo rustling to singing by campfire and moonlight.