Square Dance Hall of Fame

Bob Osgood, founder and editor of Sets in Order / Square Dancing magazine, and the associated American Square Dance Society, created a Hall of Fame to recognize significant individuals in the history of square dance. From 1961 to 1983, 34 people were given this recognition, which included a commissioned portrait by artist Gene Anthony. No site online currently honors these individuals; indeed, just trying to find out who they are presents a challenge. The portraits are displayed in the Dance Center operated by the Lloyd Shaw Foundation in Albuquerque. Working with colleagues around the country, we have developed an online display of the portraits along with biographical information, photographs, and audio files.

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