Category Archives: Dancers

Documentary: Do-Si-Do in the Sky

I have heard of square dancing tractors, but I didn’t realize there were also square dancing helicopters! I’m going to have to make a whole new category for this!

Trailer for Do-Si-Do in the Sky

Here is the movie’s website.
http://www.dosidomovie.com/

You can rent or buy the video through Vimeo.

More information about the project to get this movie made on Indigogo:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/do-si-do-in-the-sky-the-u-s-army-helicopter-square-dance-team#/story

There is also a book about this phenomenon:
Dancing Rotors by Jr Gilliand

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I Started Dancing Because…

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Dancers answered three questions:

  • I started dancing in: ____(year)____.
  • I was ____ years old.
  • I went dancing because: ________.

Read their answers:

Writing stories..

(By the way, this is our 350th post on this blog! Who knew there was so much to say about square dancing??!)

San Francisco Bay Queer Contra Dance

From the site’s description:

Contra dance is a centuries-old New England folk dance tradition. It’s the rowdy red-headed stepchild of English country dance (the kind of dancing you see in Jane Austen movies). Contra dancing is done to live old-timey music in a variety of styles, from lilting Celtic-inspired tunes to rollicking bluegrass. All dances are taught by a caller, who “calls out” instructions throughout the dance.

San Francisco Bay Queer Contra Dance
http://www.lcfd.org/sf/index.html

International Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs

From the organization’s website:

The IAGSDC supports gay and lesbian Modern Western Square Dance (MWSD) clubs worldwide, including the United States, Canada and Japan. Our organization was formed by and for lesbians and gay men and for their friends. You do not have to identify as gay or lesbian to dance with an IAGSDC club. Membership is open to all square dancers. All IAGSDC clubs dance the Callerlab specified levels of MWSD.

http://iagsdc.org/