This is a complete guide to square and folk dancing for dancers, teachers and callers — for the total novice and the long-time devotee. More than 90 square and folk dances are presented, with all the terms defined, calls explained, and steps illustrated — and much of the music sketched out.
Novice dancers will not only learn the dances, they'll learn how to learn: how to use records, how to practice at home. They'll learn the history of square and folk dances and how the dances are constructed. Tips on styling and etiquette are also included. Experienced dancers will find the book of value, particularly in brushing up on old dances and learning new ones.
Here is everything that novice and experienced teachers and callers will need to know, from devising calls that cue the dancers to setting up an effective amplification system. There's even a section on senior citizen dances-unique to this book.
The dances are presented in order of their difficulty and explained using Hank Greene's own easy-to-use method.
Square and folk dancing have enjoyed a resurgence in popularity recently. Read this book and you'll not only know more, you'll enjoy ore.
Hank Greene was trained at Juilliard and earned a doctorate in education from Columbia University with his thesis on teaching square and folk dancing. He taught for many years in the New York City school system, inaugurating coeducational folk and square dance classes there. Hank is constantly on call as a dance leader in New York and New England.
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