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of the West and Southwest
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"HOME, SWEET HOME"
That is the traditional ending of a Square Dance party, the "Home, Sweet Home" Waltz.
It has been wonderful having you with us this fan We have danced all of the patterns and the movements of the Western Square Dance, which should by now be an old, well-loved friend, whom we will meet and enjoy often.
Our friend, the Square Dance, has some boon companions who complement, augment, and add a great deal to any Square Dance party. They should always be there; they are so good to know, so much fun, and they add so much to the Square Dance which is not complete without them.
These great friends, which are so much a part of our native folk dance, are the Round and Group Dances; the Waltzes, Polkas, Schottisches, Varsouvianas and Two-steps; the gay "mixer" dances, progressive Circle dances, and Circle Qua­drilles; and the Play Party Games such as "Shoot the Buffalo" and "Brown Eyed Mary," the "Portland Fancy" and the "Span­ish Circle," and the gay "Grand March" which should always start off a Square Dance party. There are also the "Singing" calls to the old familiar folk songs and tunes of our country, which give variety and change of pace and style to the Square Dance party; they are very much a part of our American Square Dance.
If you wish to meet, know, enjoy and love these dances, which complete and round out the Square Dance party and program and add so much to your dancing fun and pleasure, you wEl find them presented progressively in the companion books to this one: "American Round and Group Dances of the West and Southwest," and "American Square Dance Singing Calls," by Lee Owens and Viola Ruth (who arranged the music for each dance in these books), which are now in preparation.
All of these volumes present the same progressive type of






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