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Bow to your Partner: 23rd National Square Dance Convention

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Bow to your Partner: 23rd National Square Dance Convention


Film of the 23rd National Square Dance Convention, held in San Antonio, TX, in 1974. Related Items link to footage of other National Conventions in 1959, 1961, 1970, and 1976.

01:30 square dancers and callers from Japan
03:45 For Once in My Life, singing call
06:05 interview with caller Masaru Wada from Tokyo
07:12 Manning Smith speaking about square dancing in West Texas (part of a panel with Jack Lasry, Jon Jones, and Bruce Johnson)
08:09 Indiana Twirlers, youth group from Muncie, Indiana, demo
09:15 sewing demonstration and fashion show
11:00 seminar for teachers, led by Bob Ruff
11:40 dancing in the youth room
12:50 Kentuckiana Cloggers demo
14:00 Funky Chickens demo
15:55 Ray Smith talking about social customs
16:55 lengthy dance sequence
18:10 exhibitors
19:35 Maycroft Dancers, Muskegon, MI, youth demo group
20:18 BG Squares, youth group of blind dancers
21:10 Wheelblazers, demo, dancers in wheelchairs
21:55 Jack Lasry discusses timing
23:08 celebrating Kansas City for 1975 convention, including "Kansas City" singing square
24:05 round dancing
24:35 parade of states

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