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Square Dancing Is Fun, But--Teach An Easy One First! (1940 article)

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Square Dancing Is Fun, But--Teach An Easy One First! (1940 article)

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Article from 1940 promoting the virtues of square dancing and pointing out the necessity of teaching simple dances first. The author suggests:

"The art of imitation must be used in teaching the square. Take the dance apart, bit by bit, and have the group walk through the parts until they know them each by name, and they will gain the thrill that comes with doing the dances correctly in the proper time. You must be careful not to keep the dancers so long on drill that they become tired and disinterested, but at the same time you should avoid leaving a dance too soon. It is annoying to the dancers to spend time learning a dance, only to have the instructor switch to something else just as they would enjoy practicing what they have learned."

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February 1940

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