Piute Pete proudly says he is "the greatest square dance caller east of the Rockies".
And many other people agree. For over forty years, Piute Pete has been in the square dance
business. Among his clients have been celebrities such as Senator Edward M. Kennedy and
Henry Ford II. Civic groups, resorts, numerous religious organizations,
youth groups, and senior citizens associations have called upon Pete to call for them.
Now you can benefit from his extensive experience and enjoy the down-home fun of square dancing.
Piute Pete's Down-Home Square Dance Book gives you some of the dance instructions and music that
Pete has used over the years to continue the great square dancing tradition of the pioneers. Along
with the calls and dance steps, you'll find the appropriate music and easy-to-follow photos to give
you even further help. Even if you have never danced before, you will quickly be able to "swing your
partner." For those of you intent on becoming callers yourselves, or just finding other dancers, Pete
explains how to run a dance, and what organizations and books can help you out.
Pete has also provided readers with anecdotes that illustrate the amusing experiences he's had
calling dances over the years and all over the world. (Read the story of his square dance
for a nudist colony.)
Square dancing is more than social dancing. It's also a form of recreation, exercise,
and a chance to get in touch with past traditions. So, grab a copy of the book, grab your
partner, and do-si-do!