The Square Dance and Contra Dance Handbook

The Square Dance and Contra Dance Handbook

Calls, Dance Movements, Music, Glossary, Bibliography, Discography, and Directories

Book - 1996
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McFarland Publishing
This comprehensive guide to traditional style square and contra dancing, sometimes referred to as "country dancing," covers both music and style and gives background information on various dance types and calling techniques. Ninety dances, presented in chapters according to type (mixers, progressive circles, contra, Southern mountain style, squares and others), in a wide variety of formations are described with drawings and diagrams for many of the movements. A glossary of terms, a directory of addresses (organizations; vendors of books, recordings and audio equipment; and dance camps), and an annotated discography and bibliography are also provided.

Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., [1996]
Copyright Date: ©1996
ISBN: 9780899508559
0899508553
Branch Call Number: 793.34 Gu 1996
Characteristics: xv, 304 pages discography (pages 235-263), music : illustrations ; 28 cm

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