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|A HANDBOOK OF NOVELTY
AND COUNTRY-WESTERN DANCES
by Ollie Mae Ray
Tired of searching for a source for solo, line and country-western dances and you need a top reference book, this is the one you have been looking and waiting for. If you are interested in learning the latest steps for your own enjoyment, or a teacher of dance, or a past or present student studying with the author, you will find everything you need and more . . . from dance history . . to step-by-step descriptions of the dances with a. classified index of the dances in the back for all levels of ability with suggestions for music. This book will supply you with over, 30 line dances and 8 couple dances, that extra knowledge needed to get you into your boots and out on the dance floor with confidence, enthusiasm and determination.
($21.95) ISBN Number 0-9659397-0-7
OF LINE DANCES:
COUNTRY-WESTERN VOLUME I
by Ollie Mae Ray
You asked for it and here it is - a new source for Country-Western Line Dances! This is the top in reference books, the one you have been looking and waiting for. In this text you will find everything you need to learn about the dances, their history, suggested music, steps, formations, step-by-step description to perform the dances, suggestions from the choreographers and health notes concerning the dances. Whether you are learning for your own entertainment, for dance presentations, or to teach someone else, this is the book to give you that extra boost of energy to get you into your boots, your toes tapping and out on the floor for an exhilarating time and way to improve your psychological, physiological and sociological life/health. ($21.95) ISBN Number 0-9659397 -1-7
|EASY LEVEL SOLO
DANCES: THE BOB HOWELL COLLECTION
by Ollie Mae Ray and Bob Howell
Whether you’re a teacher, recreation professional, leader or caller, young, or young at heart, or just want to learn the latest steps, Easy Level Solo Dances: The Bob Howell Collection has something to offer. Here you’ll find everything to get your toes tapping and your hips swinging--the music, concise directions for all levels of ability, plus an interesting history of each dance in this 20-year collection of dances, originally published in Bob Howell’s “Easy Level” column of American Square Dance magazine. All your old favorites are here: “Amos Moses,” “Alley Cat,” “Bad,” “Bad Leroy Brown,” “Cab Driver,” “Hallelujah,” “Neda Grivne,” “Square Dance Train,” “Tzadik Katamir,”--and many more.
($29.95) ISBN Number 0-9659397 - 2 - 3
|DANCES AND MUSIC
FOR A FIESTA
by Ollie Mae Ray and Jenny Wells Vincent
This new book is about dances and music for a fiesta. Dance instructions and music are included for La Varsoviana, La Camila, La Cuna, La Raspa, El Chote, La Vaquerita, Marcha de Los Novios, W.P.A. Polka and for the following Valses: Amor Ardiente, El Día de Tu Santo (song), La Casita en el Cerrito (song) and La Paloma Blanca (Vals de los Paños). Special dance instructions for El Lirio/Las Gaviotas and Chíu Chíu (song) are also given. (Book only - $14.95, Tape only - $10.00, Book and Tape - $21.95.)
ISBN Number 0 - 9659935 -0 - 7
THE STEPS THAT CAME AND STAYED
by Ollie Mae Ray
Whether you are interested in learning for your own enjoyment, or you are a dance teacher, a physical education instructor, or a recreation specialist, you will find this book an excellent teaching tool. It has step-by-step instructions for dancers and music for the dances. It also provides the reader with an explanation of the basic steps and other terms pertinent to the solo and line dance. Included in this book are 95 solo and line dances such as: Amos Moses, The Bus Stop, The LA Hustle, The New Yorker, The Bossa Nova, and many more. ($29.95) ISBN Number 0 - 88314 - 500 - 6
|EASY LEVEL SOLO/LINE
The Bob Howell Collection, Volume II
by Bob Howell and Ollie Mae Ray
Easy Level Solo Dances: In Volume II you will have a five-year collection of Bob’s dances from the American Square Dance magazine and dances that have not been published in any other collection. In this collection you will find some of your favorites and his such as: “Mickey,” “New York, “Jersey Stomp,” “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” “O-Bla-Dee,” “Macarena,” “Louisiana Saturday Night,” “Cowboy Twister,” “Waltz Across Texas,” “Slap Chap,” and many more. ISBN Number: 0-9659397-3-1 $21.95
|ALL THE RIGHT MOVES:
Classical, Solo and Line Dances for Children Vol. 1
By Ollie Mae Ray
Designed to assist parents, teachers, recreational leaders participants and anyone interested in American Heritage Dances for children. The book is divided into two sections: the overview, characteristics of the dances and the dances themselves. The second chapter devoted to the dances will give the name, history, suggested music, formation to perform the dances, the steps, and the directions for the dances. The classical index will give the suggested grade level. The book includes some of the following dances: Agadoo, Alley Cat, The Bare Necessities, Bluebird, Bunny Hop, Bus Stop, California Raisin Dance, Car Wash, Hand Jive, Hokey Pokey, Pink Panther, Pop Corn, The Red Red Robin, Snoopy, Tin Soldier, Tiny Bubbles, Ya Ya and more
ISBN 0-9659397-5-8 $21.95
By Ollie Mae Ray
Want to enjoy the company of off-feet and on-feet dancers, then here is the book just for you Sit-Down Dancing. The author had a tremendous request to collect and choreograph dances that can be performed people that may not be able to perform on-feet. It is designed to keep your toes tapping, and your hands clapping while keeping the beat with everyone in the house. This book was divided int two sections; the introduction and the dances. Some of the dances included are as follows: Balling the Jack, Celebration/Olivia’s Cha Cha Cha, Coffee Break, Cowan’s Waltz, Ding Dong Daddy/Hand Jive. Foot Boogie/Olivia’s Salsa, Heel “N Toe Charleston, I Like It Like That, Locomotion, The Night Chicago Died, Pearly Shells, Sedentary Phrase Craze, Sitdown-Jiffy, Teton Mountain Stomp, YMCA and more.
ISBN 0-965397-6-6 $21.95
by Ollie Mae Ray
The book that started it all for Dr. Ray and many participants. It has been revised. Put your order in now! It has step by step instructions for dances and suggested music for each dance. It also provides the reader with and explanation of the basic steps and other pertinent information. The original edition has over 35 line dances to get you in the grove such as Chicago City, Continental Walk, Disco Fever, Freeze, Moonwalk, are also included 6 couple dances, such as the following hustles; American, New Yorker, Rope and The Continental Hustle. The threee basic steps for East Coast Swing and a variety of movements for the upper body are also included..
ISBN Number: 0-9659397-4-x $21.95
DANCIN’ TEXAS STYLE Book
By Shirley Rushing and Patrick Mc Millan
Looking for a book that can be used as a reference or text, then look no more. Kicker Dancin’ Texas Style maybe just what you are looking for. The Book contains the basic steps, and variations of 10 most popular dances found in Texas dance halls. A history, dance positions, boot notes and instructions are included in this book to help you dance with your partner or to be able to teach others. The top ten dances included are as follows: Cotton Eyed Joe, Schottische, Western Two-Step, Texas Two-Step, Texas Two-Step Swing, Western Waltz, Western Swing, Western Polka, Put Your Little Foot and Ten Step Polka.
ISBN No. None Order by name $35.00
DANCIN’ TEXAS STYLE Video Tape
By Shirley Rushing and Patrick Mc Millan
Looking for a Video to go with this book that can be used as a reference or for your own home use, then look no more. Kicker Dancin’ Texas Style Video just what you are looking for. The video tape contains the basic steps, and variations of 10 most popular dances found in Texas dance halls. A history, dance positions, boot notes and instructions are included in this video tape to help you dance with your partner or to be able to teach others. The top ten dances included are as follows: Cotton Eyed Joe, Schottische, Western Two-Step, Texas Two-Step, Texas Two-Step Swing, Western Waltz, Western Swing, Western Polka, Put Your Little Foot and Ten Step Polka.
ISBN No. None Order by name Video Tape $39.95
|PLAYING IT S.A.F.E.
(Successful Activities For Everyone)
By Don Puckett
“Playing It S.A.F.E.” Is a Resource for Physical Education, Recreation, After School and Day Care Programs that focus on total participation and the maximum use of time, space, and equipment, which helps set an inviting environment to insure positive growth and success for the children. This will help make children eager participants and there will be Successful Activity for Everyone! Some of the activities are: Getting Started! (Warm-Up, Mixers, and Cooperative Activities), Moving With Ease!, Moving to the Beat!, and Games and Sports. ISBN Number:. None-Order by Name $15.00
|ABOUT THE AUTHORS||authors|
Ollie Mae Ray, Ph. D., author, dancer choreographers, and promoter of dance activities, has presented many workshops, seminars, and in-service training programs throughout the United States. A professor of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance since 1976, Dr. Ray’s other books include: Encyclopedia of Line Dances: The Steps that Came and Stayed ; Line Dances (Workshop Edition) ; and Biographies of Selected Leaders in Tap Dancing . Dr. Ray is now at work on Volume II of The Fun Encyclopedia of Line Dances, a revision of the Handbook of Country and Western Dances [to be published 2002]. She has studied many forms of dance including ethnic dances, history and costumes of of many countries. Recently she has been studying African American and Dances from Africa.
Bob Howell is the editor of the “Easy Level” column of American Square Dance magazine. A former teacher, principal and coach, he is now a professional recreation consultant. He has been a caller for over 50 years, has taught caller’s courses at several universities, and called in 50 states and several foreign countries. He is past president of the Cleveland Area Callers Association, on the founding committee of the Lloyd Shaw Foundation, charter member of Callerlab and past chairman of Legacy. Bob is club caller for three square dance clubs and a contra club, and has recorded on the Grenn, Top and Lloyd Shaw labels. His books include Easy Level Solo Dances: The Bob Howell Collection Volume I and II.
Jenny Wells Vincent
Jenny Wells Vincent, long time musician and folk music practitioner, is well known as a representative of Northern New Mexican culture, especially the Spanish folk music of New Mexico and the Southwest. She received her BA degree in music. Although classically trained, her public and private school education was rich in folk song and dance. She worked closely with the National Folk Festival from 1952-1969. She has presented workshops for Headstart teachers and for the Bilingual Program in the Taos Municipal schools. Her recordings include: Spanish American Children’s Songs , Spanish Folk Songs of the Americans , and Musíca Para Una Fiesta with the Trio de Taos . Recently she coauthored Dances and Music for a Fiesta . Jenny has numerous records and tapes and a new CD entitled - "Spanish American Dance Times of New Mexico" W.P.A. 1936-1937 . It is available on this website.