Square Dance Video & Audio

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General-Interest VideosVideos of Specific DancesAudio Recordings

General-Interest Videos

Videos of Specific Dances

These dances are grouped by style; click on a column header to sort its table.

Quadrille StyleOld-Time Mountain StyleTraditional Western Style
MWSDSinging Squares"Traditional Style" Modern Squares
Collections for Further Browsing

Quadrille Style

dance prompter source
Plain Jane Adam Boyce Ed Larkin Dancers, Tunbridge, VT
Reuben, Reuben Adam Boyce Ed Larkin Dancers, Tunbridge, VT
Honest John Adam Boyce Ed Larkin Dancers, Tunbridge, VT
Quadrille   Library of Congress video
excerpt of figure no. 1 from Duval's Lancers   Dance Through Time video
Duval's Lancers, Nos. 1, 2, & 3   Quadrille Club video
Duval's Lancers, Nos. 4 & 5   Quadrille Club video

Old-Time Mountain Style

form dance(s) caller location/event
Big set Stars, Birdie in the Cage, Duck for the Oyster, Chase the Rabbit Bob Dalsemer Cumberland Dance Week, KY
Big set Stars, Basket, Birdie in the Cage   Falls Creek Falls Park, TN
Big set Stars, Basket Joe Sam Queen Waynesville, NC
Big set Stars, Birdie in the Cage Beth Molaro square dance beginners workshop, Clifftop 2010, WV
Big set Georgia Rang Tang (aka Georgia Alabam) Phil Jamison John C Campbell Folk School, NC
Big set Georgia Rang Tang   Midway Lake Music Festival, NWT, Canada
Big set Georgia Rang Tang, Dip and Dive   Midway Lake Music Festival, NWT, Canada
Little circle Stars, Georgia Rang Tang Beth Molaro Rockbridge Music and Dance Festival 2010, VA
Square Chase the Rabbit, Pokey-o (aka Bouquet Waltz) Bob Dalsemer John C Campbell Folk School, NC
Square Chase that Rabbit Zach Hudson house party, Portland, OR
Square Duck for the Oyster Jerry Gallaher Darrington Grange Hall, WA
Square Duck for the Oyster Bob Dalsemer Cumberland Dance Week, KY
Square Birdie in the Cage Bob Dalsemer Dare to Be Square, Portland, OR
Square Basket Matt Cartier house dance, Fayetteville, AR
Little circle Basket, Rip n' Snort Jordan Ruyle North Oakland, CA
Square Old Side Door, Stars, Georgia Rang Tang, Bouquet Waltz Fred Feild house dance, Tuscon, AZ
Square Bouquet Waltz Dave Snedden Alisonville Hall, Wellington, Ontario
Square Grapevine Twist Kris Jensen Albuquerque Folk Festival, NM
Square Grapevine Twist, Duck for the Oyster Fred Feild house dance, Tuscon, AZ
Square Swing at the Wall, Birdie in the Cage   Portland Old-Time Music Gathering 2011, OR
Square Lady Round the Lady Gabe Strand Folklife 2009, WA
Square Take a Little Peek Michael Ismerio Portland Old Time Music Gathering, OR
Square Grandpa's Baby Matt Cartier house dance, Fayetteville, AR
Square Cut Away Six Bill Martin Dare to Be Square, Portland, OR
Square Shave 'er Down (aka Lady Walk the Circle) Matt Cartier Fayetteville, AR

Traditional Western Style

dance caller location/event
Wagon Wheel Ralph Sweet Guiding Star Grange, Greenfield, MA
Wagon Wheel Ralph Sweet Powder Mill Barn, Enfield, CT
The Bachelor Mill Nils Fredland Guiding Star Grange, Greenfield, MA
Sally Goodin Ralph Sweet Guiding Star Grange, Greenfield, MA
Gents Whirligig Matt Cartier house dance, Fayettville, AR
Bend the Line theme Bill Litchman FolkMADness, Soccorro, NM
Scoot and Swing ("Cutaway six, and swing on the corner...") Beth Molaro Rockbridge Music and Dance Festival, VA
Ends Turn In Phil Jamison Georgy-Alabam Square Dance Weekend, GA
Allemande X Nils Fredland Spring Breakdown Dance Weekend, Columbia, MO
Mow the Wheat, Bouquet Waltz Lisa Greenleaf Brattleboro Dawn Dance, VT
Pop the Line Lisa Greenleaf Spring Thaw Dance Weekend, Toronto, Canada
Allemande Thar w/ bits from Arkansas Traveler Bob Dalsemer Dare to Be Square, Portland, OR
Divide the Ring theme   house party, Bloomington, IN
Plow the Row Zach Hudson house party, Portland, OR

Modern Western Square Dance (MWSD)

dance caller location/event
Patter Ted Lizzotte MIT Tech Squares, MA
Patter Ted Lizzotte MIT Tech Squares, MA
Singing square ("New Attitude") Ted Lizzotte MIT Tech Squares, MA
Singing square ("Only You") Bronc Wise iPAC 2009, Bromstedt, Germany
Patter Pat Barbour Bluebonnets Squares, Houston, TX
MWSD Patter Kappie Kappenman dance with live music, The Aqua Barn, Seattle, WA

Singing Squares

dance caller location/event
Trail of the Lonesome Pine Tony Parkes Guiding Star Grange, Greenfield, MA
Trail of the Lonesome Pine Tod Whittemore Ralph Page Dance Legacy Weekend, Durham, NH
The Auctioneer Ralph Sweet Guiding Star Grange, Greenfield, MA
The Auctioneer Nils Fredland Contra Dancer's Delight Holiday, Morgantown, WV
Listen to the Mockingbird Lester Bradley Wentworth, NH
Listen to the Mockingbird Adam Boyce West Newbury, VT
Just Because Tod Whittemore Ralph Page Dance Legacy Weekend, Durham, NH
Just Because David Millstone Scout House, Concord, MA
Down Yonder Bob Dalsemer Dare to Be Square, Portland, OR
Marianne Tony Parkes Guiding Star Grange, Greenfield, MA
Little Red Wagon Nils Fredland Guiding Star Grange, Greenfield, MA
Shindig in the Barn Ralph Sweet Guiding Star Grange, Greenfield, MA
Comin' Round the Mountain Lester Bradley Wentworth, NH
Red River Valley Lester Bradley Wentworth, NH
Duck for the Oyster, sung to "Jingle Bells" Adam Boyce West Newbury, VT
Maple Sugar Gal Tod Whittemore Ralph Page Dance Legacy Weekend, Durham, NH
Darling Nellie Gray Adam Boyce West Newbury, VT
Nelly Bly Nils Fredland Nelson Town Hall, Nelson, NH
First Two Gents Cross Over, sung to "Life on the Ocean Wave" Adam Boyce West Newbury, VT
My Little Girl Adam Boyce West Newbury, VT
Louisiana Swing Nils Fredland Contra Dancer's Delight Holiday, Morgantown, WV
Sioux City Sue Adam Boyce West Newbury, VT
Climbin' Up the Golden Stairs Adam Boyce West Newbury, VT
Smoke on the Water Tod Whittemore Ralph Page Dance Legacy Weekend, Durham, NH
Forward and Six and Back Adam Boyce West Newbury, VT

"Traditional Style" Modern Squares

form dance(s) caller location/event
Grid square walk through Can of Worms by Bob Isaacs Bob Isaacs The Dance Flurry, Saratoga Springs, NY
Grid square Can of Worms by Bob Isaacs Bob Isaacs The Dance Flurry, Saratoga Springs, NY
Grid square Balance the Grid by Bob Isaacs Bob Isaacs The Dance Flurry, Saratoga Springs, NY
Grid square Maze of Heys by Bob Isaacs Bob Isaacs The Dance Flurry, Saratoga Springs, NY
Square Do-Si-Do and Face the Sides by Ted Sannella Tony Parkes Guiding Star Grange, Greenfield, MA
Square Ashley's Star by Bob Dalsemer Sue Rosen Fiddling Frog Dance Weekenend, Pasadena, CA
Square Shooting Stars by Tom Hinds Beth Molaro Contra Dancers Holiday, Morgantown, WV
Square Mount Pisgah Star by Gene Hubert Lisa Greenleaf Fiddling Frog Dance Weekend, Pasadena, CA
Square First Night Quadrille by Bob Dalsemer Adina Gordon Carborro Century Center, NC
Square First Night Quadrille by Bob Dalsemer Jim Thaxter Hallsville, MO
Square Kimmswick Express by Gene Hubert Nils Fredland Lava Meltdown, Lava Hot Springs, ID
Square Monkey in the Middle by Sherry Nevins Michael Ismerio Bishop Bar, Bloomington, IN
Square variation of Deer Park Lancers Beth Molaro Rockbridge Music and Dance Festival, VA

Collections for Further Browsing

Want an even bigger selection of square dance videos to browse through? Here are some of the great collections I used to compile the above lists.

Audio Recordings

dance caller location
Push Pa, Shove Ma (TW) Caroline Oakley Portland, OR
The Auctioneer (SS) Nils Fredland Montpelier, VT
Crooked Stove Pipe (SS) David Millstone Montpelier, VT
Two Little Sisters (TW) Will Mentor Montpelier, VT
I Don't Know Why (SS) Nils Fredland Montpelier, VT