Audio Recording Summit County 4 Squares square dance practice, Silverthorne, Colorado, part 2
Summit County 4 Squares practice for square dance, Silverthorne, Colorado, part 2
About this Item
- Summit County 4 Squares square dance practice, Silverthorne, Colorado, part 2
- Dettmer, Elke, 1944- (Research team member)
- Natanson, Barbara Orbach (Recordist)
- Summit County 4 Squares (Performer)
Created / Published
- Silverthorne, Colorado, August 21, 1980
- - Folklore--Colorado
- - Field recordings
- - Music
- - Sound recording
- - United States -- Colorado -- Summit County -- Silverthorne
- Field recordings
- Sound recording
- - Index data: Part 2 of a 2-part recording of a weekly Thursday evening square dance practice of the Summit County 4 Squares club at the Slate Creek Community Hall. Fieldworker Barbara Orbach reports that Isaac Wilburn "I. W." McKee called the figures for from five to six couples, using a microphone, while also managing music playback from a selection of 45 rpm phonograph records played on a portable turntable with speakers, adding "after each of the dances the couples would gather in a huddle, raise up, and shout 'Thank You!'" I.W. announced breaks after every three or four dances, when the dancers could mill around, chat, and partake of the coffee, iced tea, and cookies that the women had brought. The event typically runs from about 8 to 10:30 pm; on this occasion the attendees included Mr. and Mrs. Lang McDonald (Silverthorne), Harvey and Evie Hedlund (Frisco), Vera McKee Dunaway and Wes Dunaway (Silverthorne), Florence White (Silverthorne), Duane and Alice Eix (Dillon), Paul and Fran Tomosko, with Vera McKee (Mrs. I. W. McKee) arriving at about 9 p.m, at which point I. W. jokes that he has to go home now. This recording starts during a break in the 4 Squares dance practice, with some added (non-square) dancing (mainly involving Vera McKee) to the "Hokey Pokey" and other pop-music selections, at times dancing a schottische step alone when no one else would join her. Following this, I. W. McKee resumes his role as a caller and the square dance continues. Intermittent conversation is barely understandable. During the half-time break, Vera McKee took up a collection of $3 per person during. At about 9:30 pm, toward the end of the segment attended by the field team, fieldworker Rusty Marshall offered remarks over the microphone, explaining about the project and thanking attendees all for their cooperation, followed by persuading I. W. McKee to stand for a portrait with his family members in attendance.
- audiotape reel, 7 in.
Call Number/Physical Location
- Call number: AFC 1991/031: AFS 22443
- MBRS Shelflist: RXA 4008
- Field project identifier: CO-80-ED-R4
- Colorado Folklife Project collection (AFC 1991/031)
- American Folklife Center
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Dettmer, Elke, Barbara Orbach Natanson, and Summit County 4 Squares. Summit County 4 Squares square dance practice, Silverthorne, Colorado, part 2. Silverthorne, Colorado, 1980. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991031_afs22443/.
APA citation style:
Dettmer, E., Natanson, B. O. & Summit County 4 Squares. (1980) Summit County 4 Squares square dance practice, Silverthorne, Colorado, part 2. Silverthorne, Colorado. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991031_afs22443/.
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Dettmer, Elke, Barbara Orbach Natanson, and Summit County 4 Squares. Summit County 4 Squares square dance practice, Silverthorne, Colorado, part 2. Silverthorne, Colorado, 1980. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1991031_afs22443/>.