Lawrence Loy - East Meets West (clip)

Title

Lawrence Loy - East Meets West (clip)

Subject

Transitional/Western 1950s; Northern / Prompt & Patter

Description

Lawrence Loy was from western Massachusetts but this recording, with its apt title, shows the influence of the western style of dance, with changing choreography.

After generic opening figures, two head couples lead to the right, circle once around, and then all four ladies chain in line, all the way over and back.

After all are home and promenade, the second couple goes out to the third, circle halfway, then dip and dive. (This would be #2, #3, and #1)

After a break, the fourth couple -- the third has already been active with the first figure--leads down the center, divides the ring, lady go right and gent go left, pass partner at home and go on to the next couple, circle three, shoot the owl back to home.

Recorded April 4, 1951 with Wilbur Waite and His Pokeberry Promenaders; issued on an album: Columbia HL-9018, Square Dances, Vol. 3

Creator

Lawrence Loy

Contributor

1951

Temporal Coverage

1950s

Item Relations

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