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Six Styles of Square Dance - Rickey Holden

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Six Styles of Square Dance - Rickey Holden


Trying to categorize the different varieties of square dance can be a challenging task. Noted caller and dance historian Rickey Holden published his thoughts in this 1955 article in his American Squares magazine.

Other items in the Square Dance History Project examine the classification of squares:

  • Phil Jamison: southern Appalachian squares (video)
  • Bill Litchman: traditional Western dances (video)
  • Tony Parkes: New England squares (video)
  • Jim Mayo: key elements of so-called Modern Western Square Dance (video)
  • Kathy Anderson: four styles of square dance (video)
  • Bob Dalsemer: different styles of squares in West Virginia (audio)
  • Bill Litchman: two major groups of squares (print)
  • Al Brundage: the history of square dancing, including demonstration of the Texas Star figure called in Eastern and Western styles (audio)


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October, 1955

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