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Ed Gilmore interview, 1961

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Ed Gilmore interview, 1961


This interview was recorded in 1961 between Christmas and New Year at the Mission In Hotel, Riverside CA between Ed Gilmore and the then president of the Square Dance Society of New South Wales (Australia), Jack Luby. Among other points, Gilmore states that sociability is vital in keeping people interested in square dancing. He argues that callers are often lured to explore overly-complex choreography and try to rely too much on gimmicks, with the result that a large percentage of dancers drop out of the activity.

Luby and Gilmore cite Bruce Johnson as a much-respected caller; you can hear a clip of his calling here.

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December, 1961


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