Gang -- I know that some of you still use recorded music on ocassion. I
have a friend here in Denver who is a wonderful fiddle player, and has
inherited here Dad's square dance kit. If anyone on this list may be
interested, you may contact her directly.
*Vintage Newcomb *
*Square Dance calling kit***
*Link to photos of the Newcomb Square Dance calling kit:***
_The vintage Newcomb Kit includes:_
· 2 record players
· Cassette tape player
· Lots of 45 dance records
· Lots of cards with dance calls corresponding to records
· Mixing board/unit
Vintage Newcomb Square Dance Calling kit. I’m guessing maybe 1970-80’s?
We’re trying to make a match for this square dance kit to a new owner
who may be interested.
The photos viewable via the link below are posted in my free Box.com
account and may be best viewed from a computer. Unless you have your own
Box.com account most smart phones seem to require download of each photo
to view it which becomes a bit laborious for 80+ photos…..although
viewing the photos from a computer is pleasant as Box.com provides a
nice photo-viewing-interface if link is viewed via a typical computer
browser. A couple photos are pasted below.
If you have questions, possible interest or would like to possibly make
offer to buy, or receive via donation simply contact me at the
Thanks so much,
Important note: This is NOT about whether or not modern callers should use the term. Please don't raise that question in response to this note. This is a historical analysis of the gypsy.
If you are interested please look at http://contrafusion.co.uk/Gypsy.htmlhttp://contrafusion.co.uk/Gypsy.html where you will find all these subjects covered:
Gypsy - Whole Gip - Walk Around: The Move & The Name
References & Definitions Through the Ages
Gypsy: The Name
Backs & Faces
Not Turning Your Faces
Sharp's Whole Gips
The Solo Gypsy
Interlocking Gypsies or Double Gyp
Note on Etymology
Appendix 1: Walk Around the Corner
Appendix 2: Back-Circles
Thanks to all the people who provided information and insights.
Please let me know if you have anything that will help me to improve this page.
John Sweeney, Dancer, England john(a)modernjive.com 01233 625 362 http://www.contrafusion.co.uk for Dancing in Kent
I'm a relatively new dancer of four years and caller of two years and I don't understand how NOT announcing the last waltz would make a new dancer NOT feel left out? There would still be a waltz during which new dancers would feel left out if they are not asked to dance.
When I call a contra dance, I usually offer a two minute mini lesson that I learned from Richard Powers and modified. It gets them moving to the music and they are not feeling left out.
Claire Takemori , Campbell CA