Kentucky Set Running - 1993

Title

Kentucky Set Running - 1993

Subject

Southern / Appalachian / Big sets

Description

Notes by John Ramsay: "The Kids From The Country, a country dance team from Silver Creek School in Berea, Kentucky demonstrate "running a set" or Set Running. Their music teacher, Mr. Barton, is the caller. Note that each couple takes a turn being the leader. In Daniel Boone's time, each couple would repeat the same figure; when each had their turn, a new figure would be introduced and the dance would last an hour or two. In this demonstration, each couple introduces a different figure and it lasts only a few minutes."

Figures include:
Lady Round the Lady and Gent Around the Gent
Swing at the Wall, Swing in the Hall
Swing Your Ma, Swing Your Pa
Eight Hands Across
* Grapevine Twist

The introduction begins at 1:30, and the actual dancing begins at 2:30.

* A search for "Grapevine Twist" in this project's digital collection will return references, audio clips, and video clips showing that figure, including Elizabeth Burchenal's silent footage from the 1930s.

Date Created

1993

Spatial Coverage

USA, Kentucky, Berea

Temporal Coverage

1990s

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