American Dance Treasures
LS 1001 and LS 1002 Custom CD $12.00
“The Loomis Lancers”
Names Loomis for the dancing master who brought out new lancers as callers today bring out new squares. “Loomis” seems to have been far and away the most popular lancers in New England around the turn of the 20th century or earlier. The music is delightful and in the fourth figure you will find the Grand Square. The Loomis Lancers makes a stunning set-piece for a festival.
The instructions accompany the CD.
LS 1003 and LS 1004 Custom CD $12.00
“The Blonde Lancers”
This is usually called the Standard Lancers. We call our version The Blonde Lancers because of the name of the music, by Cub Berdan of Detroit. Standard is a wonderful lancers and a delight to dance. The included 12-page instruction book also gives the call for the Saratoga Lancers (Double Lancers) ... also called a Royal Lancers, which uses eight couples in a set. It is really challenge dancing and a great beauty.
LS 1005, 1006 and 1007 Custom CD $20.00
“Five Part Singing Quadrille” and “Broadmoor Promenade”
The set includes:
The first three of these appeared in the 1941 edition of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford’s “Good Morning America” which started the renaissance of the American “party” dances. They were deeply researched and are authentic.
“Waltz That Girl Behind You” was reconstructed by Lloyd Shaw in the late 1930s from the combined remembering of a number of old callers from the middle West.
“The Flower Girl Waltz” is probably the most beautiful of the collection, makes a lovely exhibition figure, and is a delight to dance. It appears in several old books.
“The Broadmoor Promenade” was devised by Colonel Earl (Bud) Udick for his dance club at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Dances to “McNamara’s Band.”
Set complete with instructions, and called by John Bradford.