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Northern Junket

In a labor of love, Ralph Page single-handedly published 165 issues of this journal from 1949 through 1984. The University of New Hampshire's Library of Traditional Music and Dance has digitized and made available a complete set of these magazines, along with biographical information about Page. The library is also the repository for an extensive…

American Squares

Charley Thomas edited the early issues of American Squares. The April 1952 issue marks the transition to Rickey Holden as editor. Later issues were edited or overseen by Rod LaFarge and Frank Kaltman and then Arvid Olson. A major effort was to digitize and make available online a complete set of American Squares and its successor publications, New…

Feature Square Dancer - Nebraska, 1956

These are excerpts from two early issues (Vol. 1, #1 and #4, both 1956) of the Feature Square Dancer, a newspaper published by Bill Shilling, brother of Colorado caller Marvin Shilling. To see similar publications, browse the Square Dance magazines collection.Some of the articles, notably those in a single column, will appear distorted when viewed…

Swing Your Partners! (1940 article)

Article published in 1940, profiling Lloyd Shaw and his Cheyenne Mountain Dancers.

"One of the most colorful and enthusiastic of the square dance revivalists is Dr. Lloyd Shaw, principal of the Cheyenne Mountain public school, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he has inspired into being twenty-five different square dance groups. Most of them…

Ralph Page

Here is the citation that accompanied Page being awarded the 1980 CALLERLAB Milestone award, that organization's highest honor. Page was reluctant to accept this award from an organization that represented modern square dance, the form of dance that he had argued vehemently against in his Northern Junket "Take It or Leave It" columns for many…

Square Dance ~ Where?

A comprehensive, large (72 pp.) booklet describing square dance activities in northern California in the mid-1970s, attesting to the popularity of the activity at that time and place.

Rosin the Bow  (Rod LaFarge)

The 1947 issue contains an introduction to the very basics of square dancing. It also has a detailed look at what is required for a Girl Scout to earn a Folk Dancing badge.

The 1950 issue contains a detailed set of instructions for the quadrille, among other dances.

Midwest Dancer

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New England Caller  (Charlie Baldwin)

Edited by Charlie Baldwin. The Square Dance Foundation of New England, which was started by Baldwin, has a complete set of the magazine (1951–1987) on its website. Follow this link and scroll down the page.

Let's Dance  (northern California)

published by the Folk Dance Federation of California

Foot 'n' Fiddle  (Texas)

This journal was started in 1946 by Marlys Swenson (later Marlys Waller) and Anne Pittman, joined by Olcutt Sanders as another editor. It is among the earliest square dance magazines—Rod LaFarge's Rosin the Bow, with a more eclectic range of dances, started in 1945—but coming several years beforeSets in Order orNorthern Junket. Texas…

Desert Squares  (Southwest)

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Country Dancing  (Minneapolis)

This 1957 magazine from Minneapolis is about "Square, Round Circle, and Contra Dancing."

Country Dancer, The

journal of The Country Dance Society (now Country Dance and Song Society, CDSS)

Whirlaway News  (Indiana)

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Western Square  (Ohio)

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