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  • v. To participate in a square dance


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  • Johnny Fisher is supposedly the No. 1 square-dance caller in all of Colorado.

    From Do-Si-Dos to Icelandic Butter

  • One day during class, a girl asked me, “Should I square-dance as a part of the school curriculum or make a stand for Christ because dancing is sinful?”

    Recovering From Religious Abuse

  • Mr. SEEGER: I met my wife about, yeah, about 70 years ago, when I joined a square-dance group.

    Pete Seeger, Singing With 'Tomorrow's Children'

  • The Barnes Dance, as The Post's Dr. Gridlock has written, is a free-form pedestrian crossing engineered in the middle of the last century in which all auto traffic comes to a halt, with no turns allowed, while pedestrians dart across the intersection in whatever direction pleases them, including diagonally -- not unlike some urban version of a square-dance hoedown.

    Hoedown at Barnes Dance tonight?

  • I suppose "classically trained" violinist distinguishes the training from home-lernt bluegrass, calypso, zydeco, barn-yard square-dance fiddler.

    "A quirky mix of Gypsy ballads, jazz, folk and art-rock, with frequently whistled melodies."

  • Ms. Freshly, one of the regular queens, usually just has a cowboy cocktail or two while watching the young bucks square-dance, but that night she was more inebriated than usual: her tear-splotched eyeliner made her look distinctly raccoonish.

    Go Ahead

  • Political broadsides, traditional ballads, guitar rags, country blues, square-dance jigs, musical flashbacks to figures like Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family — all were fair game.

    It's His Land Once Again

  • And Irapuato is fine if you sashay about with a straw in your mouth, square-dance and wear bib overalls.

    Whate towns or cities have the best climate?

  • The algebra problems on the board sometimes seemed to rise off the surface and square-dance in the air, fragile, chalky X and Y, symmetrical, dimensional, harmless as clock hands, limber as the legs of a praying mantis.

    Some Fun

  • "Hillbilly Hare" is one of the all-time great Bugs Bunny cartoons, culminating in perhaps the funniest sustained sequence in any cartoon: the three-minute sequence where Bugs poses as a square-dance caller and leads two hapless hillbilly brothers through a sadistic square dance "Whop him low and whop him high/Stick your finger in his eye".

    Archive 2006-02-01


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