Old Time Dance Party!
A guide to calling dances and
creating a dance scene in your own community
"Old Time Dance Party" is available for
download or mail-order at Bandcamp.
Or for mail-order at the CDSS store.
This CD and booklet guide to square dancing includes:
Explanations of common moves.
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) and the CDSS for financial assistance.