Al Brundage recollections
Al Brundage wrote these recollections of his experiences growing up in Connecticut and the growth of square dancing. His story includes discovering square dance as a boy, followed by the whole Brundage family getting involved in the activity and forming the King Street Pioneers. He mentions some of the important figures in the Northeast in those early years, and then describes the changes that came into square dancing in the post-World War II years and squares moved from traditional to modern.
There is also a section describing some of the many dance barns that existed over the years, and Bob Brundage added his own comments to this section.
In a telephone conversation with Al Brundage on 8 August 2015 Jim Mayo asked if he remembered when or why he had written this document. He did not but offered the possibility that it resulted from the many people who had urged him to write a book on this subject. A review of information in the document suggests it was written in the early 1980's.
For another presentation by Al Brundage of his dance history, including more about his experiences at Lloyd Shaw's course, see this transcription posted at the Square Dance Foundation of New England website.
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