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The final part of this five episode series bringing the curtain down on the largest square dance ever. 

Seventy years ago square dancing was very different from how it is today and this episode will explore what America's Folk Dance looked like in 1950.  In this episode you will hear the following callers and dances:

Phil Beggs - "Forward Three"

Jim Munyon - "The Old Pine Tree"

Jack Hoheisal - "Forward Six And Fall Back Eight"

Jim Williamson - "Around And Through"

Fenton "Jonesy" Jones - "There'll Be A Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight"

Ed Gilmore - "Bird In The Cage"

Paul Pierce - "Coming Round The Mountain"

Thanks to Don Ward from California for his help on this episode.  Don and his wife, Shirley danced at the Santa Monica Diamond Jubilee on July 13, 1950

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Part four in the series covering the Santa Monica Diamond Jubilee square dance.  The largest square dance ever, held on July 13, 1950 with 15,000 dancers, 35,000 spectators.

A true audio snapshot of history.

In this episode you will hear the following callers and dances:

Bill Moony - "You Call Everybody Darling"

Roy Close - "Arkansas Star"

Ralph Maxhimer - "Texas Star" (rare recording)

Joel and Ray Orme - "Pistol Packin' Mama"

Mildred Blakey - "Cowboy Loop"

Bruce Johnson - "Insides Arch, Outsides Under"

Cal Golden - "Make An Arch"

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"When dancing first started, a large white cloud rose up over Santa Monica."  

The episode talks about where that cloud came from and so much more as we present part three in the series covering the Santa Monica Diamond Jubilee.

You will also hear one of the only known recordings of Dr. Lloyd "Pappy" Shaw calling a dance live.  "Pappy" is credited with the resurgence of square dancing.  He was an educator, author, and entrepreneur who made the evolution of Modern Western Square Dancing possible.

In this episode you will hear the following callers and dances:

Lloyd Shaw - "Split The Ring"

Marjorie Stout - "Sisters Form A Ring"

Bob Osgood - "Rip 'n Snort"

Del Holley - "Spinning Wheel"

Van Vanderwalker - "Sashay Partners All"

Carl Myles - "Star By The Right"

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This episode takes another look back on vintage square dancing.

Seventy years ago, the Santa Monica Diamond Jubilee was the largest square dance ever, a record held to this day.  Present for this huge event were 15,000 dancers and 35,000 spectators.  Also in attendance was California Governor Earl Warren and Hollywood Star, Leo Carrillo.  Hear them welcome the folks.  A true piece of history.

The callers and dances in this episode are:

Arnie Kronenberger - "Alabama Jubilee"

Doc Alumbaugh - "Just Because"

Ross Christenson - "Missouri Hoedown"

Al Lockaby - "Sally Goodin"

Bert Corell - "Catch All Eight"

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Listeners to this podcast will notice a change starting with this episode.  Every Sunday, a new episode will include audio that celebrates Modern Western Square Dancing along with narration by Buddy Weaver.  

This episode is the first in a series on the largest square dance ever.  Santa Monica, California celebrated it's seventy-fifth anniversary with a big outdoor square dance.  An estimated 15,000 folks danced under a clear sky on the Pacific Ocean with 35,000 spectators to cheer them on.

The event was recorded.  That reel-to-reel tape has been digitally remastered and is presented here.  

This episode offers the following callers and dances:

Ray Shaw - "Dive For The Oyster"

Maury Thompson - "Four Gents Star"

Ken Keeny - "Life On The Ocean Wave"

Slim Brough - "Arkansas Traveller"

Earl Peechin - "My Pretty Girl"

Terry Golden - "Divide The Ring"

Wayne Donhoff - Chase The Rabbit, Chase The Squirrel"

Walt Bauman - "You Swing Yours"

Jim York - "Forward Four"

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