The history of square dancing.
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Published by Barre gazette in Barre, Mass .
Written in English


  • Square dancing.

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LC ClassificationsGV1763 .D3 1957
The Physical Object
Pagination54 p.
Number of Pages54
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6232849M
LC Control Number57032420

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About the Square Dance History Project. Square dancing has been an integral part of American social life for centuries. Traditional square dance was vital for generations of Americans, especially in rural communities; in the post-World War II era, modern square dance similarly enjoyed participants numbering in the millions. History of Square Dance Square dancing has been apart of American social life for centuries. This American folk-dance, is the product of traditional dances that have gone through many changes over the years. However, the main form of square dance has not . The history of dance covers such large period, that is is not strange that some traditional dances created centuries ago have gone through changes and morphed into new dance forms that are today enjoyed by millions of dancers from all around the world. One of such dances that went through its share of adaptations and changes is Square Dance, originally conceived in the 17th century England and.   According to the Square Dance History Project, square dance was "vital" for generations of Americans up to the late s. It fell out of favor then, but .

Square dancing has a rich history in the US with ties to European dances in the 15thth centuries. It is most likely a marriage of the various forms of folk dances that came over with people when they moved across the ocean. The taproots go back to English and French ancestors as well traces of Irish, Scottish, Scandinavian, Spanish and others.   As it turned out, 28 states had made square dancing the state dance as a part of a larger push in the late ’s to make folk dancing the country’s national dance.   The attempt to nationalize square dancing was granted in —but only temporarily. Sponsored by the late West Virginia senator Robert Byrd, a . Early dance. The impulse to dance may have existed in early primates before they evolved into humans. Dance has been an important part of ceremony, rituals, celebrations and entertainment since before the birth of the earliest human civilizations. Archaeology delivers traces of dance from prehistoric times such as year-old Bhimbetka rock shelters paintings in India and Egyptian tomb.

  “Square dancing belongs somewhere far away where it can’t embarrass anyone, like the s,” she says. Lupe may be able to throw fastballs, but she has no rhythm. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.   From the American immigrants' adaptation of polka and the waltz in the s that developed into square dancing to folk dances in schools of the s, the origins of this dance format are widespread. Discover more about this centuries-old dance format and how to line dance below. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Damon, S. Foster (Samuel Foster), History of square dancing. Barre, Mass., Barre gazette,