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Bill Litchman 3 - Dorothy Shaw

Lloyd Shaw is the name that is widely recognized as an important figure in square dance history; here, caller Bill Litchman describes the crucial role played by Dorothy Shaw, his wife, and says that she had the greatest influence on him of anyone in his development as a caller and dancer.

Bill Litchman 2a - Lloyd Shaw, part 1

An interview with caller Bill Litchman about educator Lloyd "Pappy" Shaw and the important role he played in square dance. Many see Shaw as a defining figure in the transition from traditional to modern squares. Certainly his demonstration team of high school students, the Cheyenne Mountain Dancers, attracted great attention and got viewers excited…

Bill Litchman 2b - Lloyd Shaw, part 2

Bill Litchman continues his discussion about educator Lloyd "Pappy" Shaw and the important role he played in square dance. Here, he focuses on the impact that Shaw's Cheyenne Mountain Dancers had in creating interest in squares, how Shaw's summer classes started, and a description of Shaw's philosophy of dance.

Interview conducted 18 November…

Lloyd Shaw and kids

Lloyd Shaw, surrounded by some of the young members of the Cheyenne Mountain Dancers

Cowboy Dances

This is the dust cover to Lloyd Shaw's book, Cowboy Dances, first published in 1939.Used copies are common and inexpensive. A clean reprint of the book is also available from the Lloyd Shaw Foundation. Still, in this digital era it's not surprising that it is also available at the Internet Archive so that it can be read online, downloaded as a PDF,…

Cheyenne Mountain Dancers in DC (thumbnail)

This is a smaller version of the photograph. If you want a significantly larger file that can show faces clearly, click here. Identifications of the dancers are with the larger photo.

Carl Ewing giving Pappy Silver Spur.jpg

The Silver Spur was an award established by Bob and Becky Osgood, and awarded to individuals whom Osgood felt should be honored; Lloyd Shaw was the first recipient of the award.

Fred Bergin & Pappy

Cal Campbell writes: "Pappy and Fred Bergin were partners in Lloyd Shaw Recordings. Fred was a marvelous piano player. He came to several of the Lloyd Shaw Fellowships and would play music on the old piano in the little hall we danced in. We all loved to call to his music. He would listen to your chant, for just a few measures of music, and…

Lloyd Shaw portrait

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L Shaw receiving award #2

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L Shaw receiving award #3

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L Shaw receiving award.jpg

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L Shaw signing autographs #2.jpg

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L Shaw signing autographs2.jpg

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Pappy & Bob Osgood 8:1949.jpg

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Pappy & Dorothy 1956 or 57.jpg

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Pappy & Dorothy with Mic.jpg

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