Old Time Dance Party!
A guide to calling dances and
creating a dance scene in your own community
Pre-ordering is open now! Please contact me with questions and for full ordering information. Estimated shipping date is Nov. 1st.
A 20+ page CD and booklet that introduces the basics of square dancing featuring:
Explanations of common moves - do si do, allemande, swing, and promenade.
Instructions for 5 great dances for beginners - Virginia Reel, Bird in the Cage, Bird Fly Through, Shoot that Bird Home, and Butterfly Twirl.
Tips and advice for learning to call, finding musicians, booking venues, and outreach to your community.
A memoir of my favourite (and least favourite!) dance calling experiences. Originally published in the Old Time Herald.
7 hand-drawn dance illustrations, plus additional diagrams.
A professionally recorded CD with music and calls for each dance in the booklet, performed by the house band for my monthly dances: the Estro-Jennies! (5 tracks with calls, and the same 5 tracks without calls)
All in a beautifully letter-pressed cover!
Thanks to Bubbaville (the organization that puts on the Portland Old Time Music Gathering) for funding the writing, recording, and design of this guide.