Wis 57th State Square & Round Dance Convention
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Here are just a few examples of the style and energy NexGen-SD dancers like. As you will see while watching them, there is great variety of regional styles that are used throughout the country. To view a video, first select it from the list at the left and then play it.
NexGen-SD MI Tip
NexGen-SD MN Tip
TSS Exhibition Dance
NexGen-SD Solid Gold
TSS Ace in the Hole
MIT Lecture Part 1
MIT Lecture Part 2
Bob Osgood TV
63rd National Dance Off
NexGen-SD Fall Festival
River City 2015
Easter Festival Sweden
Legend of Larry Ward
MIT Tech Squares
MIT Tech Squares
NexGen-SD was asked to do a exhibition tip at the 2015 MI State Square & Round Dance Convention. Here, Bob Asp is calling to the group while dancers swap in and out of the tip. The music we danced to is another favorite piece of ours, Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon.
Tri-State Spinners exhibition dance performed at the 52nd Wisconsin Square and Round Dance Convention in Deforest, WI 2011.
One of many tips we danced that weekend. This one is to a favorite piece of music of ours, In-Tango by Ingrid.
Done by the Tri State Spinners with Dave Sutter calling at the 2012 Wisconsin State Square and Round Dance Convention in La Crosse, WI
Fascinating video from Mildred Bulher.
"Mildred R. Buhler was a popular caller in northern California in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Here she is calling to her demonstration group from the Redwood City Docey-Doe Club. When her husband was transferred to London for his work, she took her calling equipment with her and called there, later establishing the British Association of American Square Dance Clubs."
"Square dancing in the modern style is an interesting mixture of physical movement and mental activity as dancers react in real time to whatever the square dance caller asks them to do from moment to moment. There are mental challenges for the caller, too, to take a popular song you might know—but never think of as a square-dance song—and weave the names of square dance calls into the lyrics so that it all flows and times out properly, both musically and choreographically. Concepts from computer science as well as musicology are helpful in organizing solutions to this multidimensional optimization problem.
This talk will demonstrate a variety of singing calls with live dancers and discuss how such songs can be put together so as to keep the dancers moving while also "telling the story." It will also introduce and demonstrate the "language" of square dancing, and consider it as a kind of programming language for dance movement."
Bob Osgood was publisher of "Sets in Order" magazine and a tireless promoter of square dancing. This is from one of his early television shows. Osgood's calling style shows the strong influence of his mentor, Lloyd Shaw. - Bob Osgood Papers, D044, Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado
Video clip of the mainstream dance competition from the 63rd National Square Dance Convention. Of interest is,the simple mainstream calls that are called in an unusual way that would break most squares down. The wining square had three known to us Square Dance callers and their callers wives! If callers called at this level, who would need Plus and DBD?!
Short clip of NexGen-SD dancers doing an exhibition tip for members of Circle Sanctuary during their Welcome Fall festival September 20th 2014. Everyone had a wonderful time and we look forward to returning for other events next year!
Short clip from River City Weekend May 2015 with Jerry Story & Bob Asp in Dubuque, IA. Good example of dancing with exuberance!
Video clip from the Easter Festival in Örebro Sweden. Callers: Jet Roberts, Tomas Hedberg and Jack Borgström. Square Dancing in Europe is on the rise and is growing fast!
Documentary about Square Dancing and Square Dance Caller Larry Ward.
This is a lengthy video that captures the rise and fall and rise of Square Dancing. It's a message we should all be thinking about as we reach out the the next generation of Square Dancers.
Caller Ted Lizotte. Recorded March 5th 2011 at a Tech Squares weekend, East Hill Farm, Troy, NH.
Another Tech Squares video showing some interesting embellishments.
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