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Vermont square dancers - 1950s

A series of photographs, mostly from the big square dance gatherings in Northfield and Montpelier.

Les Gotcher recordings

A selection of record labels and a record jacket, samples of Les Gotcher's prolific output

Al Brundage - photos

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Bob Osgood - photo

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Charlie Baldwin - photo

Photograph taken at a 1952 dance

Ed Gilmore - photo

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Ed Gilmore - albums

These album covers show two recordings by the influential California dance caller Ed Gilmore. In the first cover, Chip Hendrickson is on the left dancing with wife Elaine and Al Brundage on the right with his first wife, Mary. In the rear is Jim Brooks a caller from Washington State with his wife Ginny. Ed Gilmore is well represented on the SDHP…

Herb Greggerson - photo

Photograph and the beginning of Greggerson's biography when receiving the Milestone award in 1996. See CALLERLAB for complete information.

Joe Lewis - photo

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Ralph Sweet - photo

For a detailed personal history of his involvement in traditional and modern square dance, see Ralph's 2005 presentation to NECCA (New England Council of Callers Association).

Rickey Holden - photograph

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Ted Sannella - photographs

After Ralph Page's death, Ted Sannella was widely regarded as the dean of New England callers. In addition to being one of the most prolific choreographers of squares, contras, and dances in other formations, Ted chaired the Ralph Page Memorial Committee and served on the Governing Board of Country Dance and Song Society. This website includes…

Earl Johnston - photo

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CALLERLAB Milestone Recipients

The photograph shows the Milestone Award recipients in 1980 in Miami. Left to right: Charlie Baldwin, Don Armstrong, Carolyn Lasry, Jack Lasry, Ralph Page. Also receiving the award that year, posthumously, was Benjamin Lovett.

(Note: The pdf contains links to biographies of recipients. Below is general information about the award, followed by a…

Garden of Eden (clip) - Sandy Bradley

Sandy Bradley calling with the Gypsy Gyppo String Band: Rob Naess and Armin Barnett, fiddles; Warren Argo, banjo; Jerry Mitchell, mandolin; Tracy Schwarz, guitar; from Potluck & Dance Tonite, Alcazar #202 (1979).The tune is Chinese Breakdown.

Cheat or Swing (clip) - Sandy Bradley

Sandy Bradley calling with the Arm and Hammer String Band (Vermont): Pete Sutherland, fiddle; Joel Eckhaus, guitar; Hilary Woodruff, bass; Sid Blum, banjo; from Potluck & Dance Tonite, Alcazar #202 (1979).There is a version of the dance in Lloyd Shaw's Cowboy Dances, but Sandy's version is different. It's probably safest to say that this is her…

Canadian Square and Round Dance Society

Offering Canada Wide Support to Square, Round, Line, Contra, and Clog Dancing

The Canadian Square and Round Dance Society (CSRDS) was formed to establish a national organization to deal with matters involving the activity. (The word "square" is generic and encompasses all the activities under our "umbrella" activity.)

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Learn To Dance and Call Square Dances the Foster Way

Two sets of instructional cards are available online. Each set contains 35 two-sided cards, with descriptions of basic figures as well as complete dance routines.Some original sets are available for sale at Vic and Debbie Ceder's extraordinary website. Here's how they describe these materials:===C.D. Foster was one of the last great square dance…