Hello, my name is Jane Rutherford and I have been doing Newfoundland and Labrador set dancing for 30 years. Now I'm a graduate student at Memorial University and doing research on traditional NL set or square dancing - like the Lancers or the Square Dance. I'm trying to find where in the province people are still doing this style of dancing - in any way, shape or form. If you would be interested in sharing your dance experiences with me, I would love to chat. But I'm also interested in simply learning where people are dancing. Through my research, I hope to find information and resources to help people continue to enjoy traditional Newfoundland dance.
Here's a video from Fogo Island of the type of dancing I'm interested in:
For more information, or to share information about traditional dancing in your community, please contact me!
Candidate, MA Ethnomusicology
Research Centre for Music, Media and Place
Memorial University of Newfoundland
photo: Decade Dancers, Grand Bank