Square Dancing in the 1800s

Title

Square Dancing in the 1800s

Subject

General - Dance and Culture; Traditional Western (pre-1940); Quadrille; Lancers

Description

Fred Feild is a long-time caller and square dance enthusiast; now living in Tucson, he was instrumental in creating the Chicago Barn Dance Company in the mid-1970s. In recent years, he has started looking through historical sources for contemporary accounts of square dancing, and he posts his findings on a Word Press blog. Generous in sharing his research, he provides illustrations and text both from literature and from newspaper accounts, with a particular focus on the 1800s.

He also has uploaded scores of square dance recordings, available on his YouTube channel and on the Internet Archive.

Creator

Fred Feild

Temporal Coverage

19th century - late; 19th century - middle; 19th century - early

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