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The Society of Folk Dance Historians (SFDH)

Folk Dance Etiquette
Compiled by Dick Oakes

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Dick Oakes

DURING TEACHING


DURING LINE AND CIRCLE DANCING


DURING COUPLE DANCING


DURING SQUARE AND SET DANCES


BASIC DRESS CODE

Some folk dance sessions have dress codes, especially when it comes to shoes that won't harm the dance floor. If it is your first time at a particular dance session, it is best to call ahead for information. In general, clothing basics are:


BASIC HYGIENE


FAMILIES AND CHILDREN


IN GENERAL


FINALLY


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Nancy McGowan Pruitt drew these Folk Dance Etiquette Posters in the late 1960s for the Austin International Folk Dancers and Texas Camp. The Society of Folk Dance Historians (SFDH) Archives has only someone's poor copies, so Ron Houston scanned and pixel-edited these.

Etiquette Poster No. 1 Etiquette Poster No. 2 Etiquette Poster No. 3
Etiquette Poster No. 4 Etiquette Poster No. 5 Etiquette Poster No. 6
Etiquette Poster No. 7 Etiquette Poster No. 8 Etiquette Poster No. 9

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