- Newbie Callers Zoom Presentation
- Tony Parkes
During the pandemic Dan Lyke and Don Beck hosted weekly presentations and discussions aimed at serving newer and beginning callers. This presentation on square dance history is one of them. Here is Dan's description of the content:
Tony Parkes takes us on a fantastic tour of the history of square dancing, from the Court and Country Dances of Europe, the blending of African roots and American Black slave culture, through the Henry Ford, Benjamin Lovett and Pappy Shaw revival, into Modern Western Square Dancing. The conversation afterwards even delves into the curious history of Square Dancing in Australia.