Retro Book Square Dances of Today and How to Teach and Call Them by Richard Kraus C1950

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Retro illustrated book "Square Dances of Today and How to Teach and Call Them" by Richard Kraus, copyright 1950.

Measures 10.25 inches tall, 7.25 inches wide.

Condition: Dust jacket is in rough shape, cover has some bumps, nice clean pages.

Description: Square dancing has swept through the country in a great wave of rediscovery which has made it an accepted and integral part of our social life. The colorful nature of this kind of dancing, the spontaneous fun which it brings to all those who participate, young and old, come clear in this new book. For it contains not only 55 dances both traditional and modern, gay illustrations which explain each step, music for each dance specially arranged for easy playing, but also detailed information on how to teach squares and to call them and to organize and conduct the whole program.

As a result its a real how-to-do-it text and manual which makes it possible for anyone to organize and conduct a square dance program.

Whats more it offers much new dance and instructional material to enrich and broaden the programs of experienced dancers and groups already in operation. The dances included are drawn from all parts of the country and, along with the best of the traditional, many new dances, a number of which, like the MILL WHEEL and THE YUCAIPA TWISTER are available for the first time in book form.

Problems and calling techniques are analyzed and explained, the text is accompanied by diagrams and illustrations to demonstrate every step and figure, the appendices list sources of additional material and recordings of square dance music. In short anyone who wants to learn more about square dancing, anyone who wants to organize a square dance party, callers and all those who direct group activities will find Square Dances of Today a useful, spirited and complete guide.

Square dances included: Birdie in the Cage, Bouquet Waltz, Captain Jinks, Chase a Rabbit, Corners Bow Partners Whirl, Darling Nellie Gray, Dip and Dive, Divide the Ring, Double Sashay, Down the Line, Duck for the Oyster, Elbow Swing, Farmer Gray, Form an Arch, Forward Six and Fall Back Eight, Four in a Center Line, Gal from Arkansaw, Grapevine Twist, Hinkey Dinkey Parlez Vous, Hot Time in the Old Town Version I, Hot Time in the Old Town Version II, Lady go Halfway Round Again, Lucy Long, The Mill Wheel, Pass the Left Hand Lady Under, Red River Valley Version I, Red River Valley Version II, The Route, Sasha and Swing the Girl Behind You, Shoot the Owl, Suzie Q, Swing Like Thunder, Take a Peek, Texas Star, Three Ladies Chain, Tuckers Waltz, Two head Gents Cross Over, Uptown and Downtown, Wagon Wheel, When the Works All Done This Fall, Yucaipa Twister.

Music included: Alabama Girl, Bingo, Bow Belinda, Buffalo Gals, Camptown Races, Captain Jinks, Chester Schottische, Come My Love, Darling Nellie Gray, Devils Dream, Farmer Gray, Golden Slippers, Hinkey Dinkey Parlez Vous, Hot Time in the Old Town, Life on the Ocean Wave, Little Brown Jug, Lucy Long, Mexican Waltz, Miss McLeods Reel, The Noble Duke of York, Oh Susannah, Red River Valley, Red Wing, Shoo Fly, Sicilian Circle, Skating Away, Soldiers Joy, Tuckers Waltz, Turkey in the Straw, Virginia Reel, When the Works All Done This fall.

Social Dance Mixers: Broom Dances, Cinderlla Dance, Conversation Mixer, Heads or Tails, Invitation Dance, Last Couple Stoop, Matching Cards, Musical Chairs, Orange Dance.



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