History: A Blast From The Past

DASRDC History Report By Griz & Senda Casada Griswold A Blast from the Past #17 aka History Corner WHEN YOU DANCE IN A SQUARE YOU MAKE A CIRCLE OF FRIENDS We know that you have been dying to get the answers to the trivia questions from last month’s history report, so here you are; Question 1: Who was the first square dance record producer?  Question 2: Who was the first caller to be recorded? Answer…
DAS&RDC Historical Report A Blast from the Past #16 aka History Corner By Griz & Senda Casada Griswold WHEN YOU DANCE IN A SQUARE YOU MAKE A CIRCLE OF FRIENDS We thought we would start you out this month with some more square dance trivia questions. And so that you have ample time to research the answers, the answers will be in next month’s bulletin. Here you go; Question 1: Who was the first square…
We came across a 1960 interview1 of Jimmy Clossin, a long-time square dance teacher, author and caller from Texas.  The 1920s saw him start his teaching career at Texas Technological College, with thirteen years of classes in square dancing.  Jimmy also began to teach square dancing on the west coast and began teachers’ courses and recreational institutes in 1937.  During this period, his largest class of beginner square dancers was 800 strong in San Diego. …
“Dance in America can hardly contain itself. We dance--from Florida to Alaska, from horizon to horizon and sea to sea, in the ballrooms of big cities and whistle-stop bars, in Great Plains Grange halls, underground kivas, church basements, barrio nightclubs, and high school auditoriums…
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In this issue, we revisit the monumental occasion that occurred on October 3, 2014