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.
You can rent or buy the video through Vimeo.
More information about the project to get this movie made on Indigogo:
There is also a book about this phenomenon:
Dancing Rotors by Jr Gilliand
Dancers answered three questions:
- I started dancing in: ____(year)____.
- I was ____ years old.
- I went dancing because: ________.
Read their answers:
(By the way, this is our 350th post on this blog! Who knew there was so much to say about square dancing??!)
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
This is extremely impressive. This dancer has to have the reflexes of a fox, not to mention an incredible sense of space, to be able to keep up with the calls like this. The caller does not seem to be modifying the pace of his calls at all.
Caller: Gary Shoemake
Music: Two Times by Ann Lee
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.
This is more of a pre-square-dance activity, but it serves as a nice introduction to full square dancing.
Article about tractor square dancing in Modern Farmer.
Tractor Square Dancing Is Real and It’s Spectacular
January 29, 2014