These recording represent some of the variety in the music and dance moves used in the South Bend Contra Dances. Before each dance began, the caller gave general instructions on what the moves were.
The sound clip “Left Hand Star, Teach” is an example of the caller, Barry Dupen, teaching one of the dance moves. The dance move is called a Left Hand Star.
The sound clip “Curse of the Were-teen, 1 Cycle” is the dance in which the caller taught the Left Hand Star. In this clip you can hear the caller calling one cycle of the dance moves. The entire dance was about ten minutes and was a repetition of the cycle. The sound clip “Lunar Eclipse, 1 Cycle” is also a recording of one cycle of the dance moves for the dance called Lunar Eclipse.
Music Played by the Riverrun Country Dance Band
Dances Called by Barry Dupen