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MWSD - The First Ten Years


This article by Jim Mayo looks at the first ten years of what is usually called Modern Western Square Dancing. Jim traces the development of the activity in detail, citing specific callers and their influences, and illustrating his comments with links to audio files of live recordings made during the 1940s and 1950s.

Jim is the author of Step by Step Through Modern Square Dance History. He has been a caller for more than 60 years, and he served as the first chairman of CALLERLAB.

Viewers interested in learning more about modern square dance will also enjoy the series of videotaped interviews with Jim Mayo.


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September 19. 2012


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