The Complete Book of Square Dancing (and Round Dancing)

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Paperback ISBN-13: 9781574411195
Paperback ISBN-10: 1574411195
Physical Description: 7 1/2 x 9 1/4
Publication Date: April 2000
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“Square dancing is friendship set to music,” says author Betty Casey. Just take four couples, old or young, put ’em on a good floor, turn on the music, and you’re all set. Whether you’ve done it before or you’re just starting out, this book tells you everything you need to know—85 basic movements used all over the world, the spirited calls unique to square dancing, the costumes and equipment that are best, and music (from “Red River Valley” to “Mack the Knife”) that will set your feet in motion. Down-to-earth details and anecdotes give a taste of the good times in store for you. Find out how native folk dances grew out of European quadrilles, jigs, and fandangos. Open this book and get ready to

Wipe off your tie, pull down your vest,
And dance with the one you love best.

This book includes:

  • 50 basic Movement + 35 more advanced ones + variations
  • 15 dances part of the American heritage
  • Contra and Round Dances, polkas and reels
  • Calls: past and present

"A must for teachers, callers . . . "—American Square Dance

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About Author:

BETTY CASEY, formerly a ballroom dancing instructor, saw her first square dancing at the Cowboys' Christmas Ball in Anson, Texas. She got the bug while researching the dance so her Girl Scout troop could earn a folk dance badge.

Among the first women callers in Texas, she studied under Dr. Lloyd Pappy Shaw and introduced square dancing to Marshall Flippo, America's foremost national caller. Hundreds of students of all ages attended her school in Abilene, Texas. She has taught square dancing and studied foreign folk dancing in Asia, Europe, and Africa.

Betty called for square dancing at the Brussels World's Fair and the 2nd Asian Games, and her dancers have appeared on TV programs and in movies.