2021-08-27T12:56:44+02:00August 27th, 2021|

Estamae McFarlane was a part-time substitute physical education teacher, director of the Pueblo Junior Red Cross, and square and folk dance teacher in Pueblo. Her husband and she were avid square dancers and active participants in the classes and summer public park dances run by Dr. Lloyd “Pappy” Shaw.

Later on she developed out of her experiences by teaching younger and younger children, beginning with preschool ages and rhythm training, a belief that every child can benefit from rhythm training leading to dance training, especially children with serious mental or physical handicaps.

She decided to produce her own records in the 1950s. Her first box set was Toy Shop – Rhythms for Young Folk. She followed up immediately with three other sets, Let’s Have Fun Dancing – Easy Couple Dancing, Lets Have Fun Dancing – Social and Variety Dancing, and Circus Fun and Ball Bouncing. Every box set included 4 records.

The whole story can be read here: ELK BUGLES

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Lloyd Shaw

2022-01-26T11:25:23+01:00Oktober 28th, 2019|

Lloyd Shaw Recordings was a label active in the 1950s.

Located in Colorado Springs (USA) the label was founded in April 1954 by Fred Bergin (owner of Rinx Records and former president of the Roller Skating Rink Operators Association and dean of the Society of Roller Skating Teachers of America) and Lloyd Shaw (*Sept. 29th 1890 – 1958), well known for his books about Square Dance.

The label was specialized in square dance music.

The Lloyd Shaw Foundation Collection