Links to Articles of Historical Interest
"History & Heritage of Modern American Square Dancing":
A collection of essays that trace the history of American square dancing from its English ancestry in "Morris' and 'Country' dance, to the influence of The Minuet in the Royal Ballrooms of Louis XIII and Louis XIV of France, through to Henry Ford's legacy and Dr. Lloyd Shaw's development, to the creation of Callerlab (an association dedicated to the preservation and promotion of square dancing).
Read the full article HERE
A Brief History of Square Dancing:
View here an
article on the American history of square dancing. It states: " The
square dance is an American institution. It began in New England when
the first settlers and the immigrant groups that followed, brought with
them their various national dances, which we now call folk dances.....
As the communities grew and people of different backgrounds intermingled,
so did their dances. As the repertoire increased, it became increasingly
difficult for the average person to remember the various movements. ....
.however, there would be at least one extrovert..... with a knack for
remembering the dance figures. With typical Yankee ingenuity, the settlers
let this person cue or prompt them in case they happened to forget what
Australia's Square Dance History:
An Australian Square Dancing Story - The Epicentre of a 1950's Entertainment BOOM! complied by Tony Vickers-Willis (2008)
of the Australian Callers Federation (ACF)
Square Dance Associations are welcome to send us their contact details to be added to this list. eMail Tony
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