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Texas Star square dance


Phil Jamison calls this classic square dance at the Dare To Be Square weekend held November 18-20, 2011, at the John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC. Phil uses “rip and snort” as a figure used during the break. To see the walkthrough before this dance, go to:

Musicians are Steve Hickman and Claudio Buchwald, fiddles; Jim Morrison, guitar; Sam Bartlett, banjo, with Larry Edelman sitting in on mandolin. The tune is “Texas Quickstep.” You can watch them in this video starting at 3:35

The weekend was sponsored by the Folk School and by Country Dance and Song Society. It brought six well-known callers and 70 square dance enthusiasts together to explore many different styles of squares, including both traditional and modern. The organizers will post additional video clips– watch this space!– as well as make audio clips and a syllabus available.

This video posting is part of the Square Dance History Project. More information about us can be found here:

Recorded 18 November 2011 by John-Michael Seng-Wheeler.


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