Square Dance History Project
The rich story of North American square dance finally has a home in the digital age.

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  • Spatial Coverage is exactly "USA, California"
Website

Let's Dance archives

Let's Dance is the monthly publication of the Folk Dance Federation of California, beginning in 1944. More than 750 issues have been digitized and are available at this site, along with a listing of… View item
Website

Square Dance Callers’ Association of Northern California

This website offers a brief history of the SDCANC, including a list of past presidents, a selection of older photographs, and information about the founding of the group in 1949. View item
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Me and My Shadow - Bruce Johnson

This is a short clip taken from a recding by Bruce Johnson on Windsor Records. The tune is Me and My Shadow and the record is Windsor # W4828 View item
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I Don't Know Why - Bill Castner

This is a short clip of Bill Castner calling the singing call I Don't Know Why (Sets In Order record # 1119) from a dance recorded in 1960. View item
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Patter - Bill Castner

This is a short clip of patter calling by Bill Castner, a caller from California. View item
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Fenton "Jonesy" Jones - Sets in Order, February 1961

Cover drawing and appreciation of the caller View item
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Don't Forget, Callers, Our Style Is Always Showing

This is a copy of a section of the minutes of a meeting of the Southern California Callers Association. Bob Van Antwerp presented the training session on the subject of dancing style and how callers… View item
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Asilomar 1953 - Sets in Order Summer Institute

Note: Several of these files are large and will take longer to load.The first three files are part of the binder presented to participants at the 6th annual Sets in Order Institute held at the… View item
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Square Dance ~ Where?

A comprehensive, large (72 pp.) booklet describing square dance activities in northern California in the mid-1950s, attesting to the popularity of the activity at that time and place. Note:… View item
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Let's Dance  (northern California)

published by the Folk Dance Federation of California View item