The Squirrel Hill Press is a publisher and distributor
of books on English country dance and morris dance, sword dance, historical
social dance (such as waltz, tango and polka), social dance as represented
in literature and other related topics.
At present, we offer ....
Day Festivals in America, 1830 to the Present
Starting in the early 1830s, American girls and
women began to hold Old English May Day festivals, complete with maypole
dances, the crowning of a May Queen, and romantic plays and pageants.
These festivals accelerated in popularity after 1900 at colleges and
universities across the country. An important part of the traditional
college experience for many women, the celebrations played a surprisingly
influential role in the Progressive reform movement.
This thorough history examines the creation and development
of the traditional American May Day festival. It also provides an overview
of May Day celebrations at 80 specific college and universities, eight
of which continue to celebrate the festival annually.
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Dances from Barnes Two
a collection of 24 English country dances—some
previously unpublished—by choreographers from the U.S. and Britain.
Music, with chords, included.
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Blind Harper Dances
(Book and CD)
Modern English Country Dances set to Airs by Turlough
Western Social Dance in Literature, 1400 - 1918
88 selections from period poems,
plays, novels and dance manuals on the topic of social dance.
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Elsie J. Oxenham, the Abbey Girls and the English
Folk Dance Revival
A study of the early English folk
dance revival as presented by popular British author Elsie J.
Oxenham. For more information, click
A survey of the history of European
styles of linked sword dancing. For more information, click
New Views on Traditional Dance
Edited by Georgina Boyes
Seven views covering newly emerging approaches to
the study of traditional dance. For more information, click