Ed Gilmore interview, 1961

Title

Ed Gilmore interview, 1961

Subject

Modern square dance - general

Description

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.

Creator

Ed Gilmore, Jack Luby

Source

Dosado.com website

Date Created

December, 1961

Contributor

Brian Hotchkiss

Temporal Coverage

1960s

Item Relations

This Item is related to Item: Ed Gilmore - Square Dance Callers Instruction Course - 1949
This Item is related to Item: Ed Gilmore - Q&A, 1962 - part 1