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Folk Dance Club History

We're nearly the oldest extracurricular institution at Swarthmore (only the College newspaper, the Phoenix, is older). But how old are we? We've had English for the past several years, Scottish for the past decade, International for decades before ... The Ball has been an annual event since 1971. We have lockers of records and supplies for dances we haven't done in decades (or are just starting to revive!), such as longsword, rapper, and morris dancing. But while we have a lot of evidence that we're old, our history hasn't ever been thoroughly compiled.

Help us recreate the club's rich history! If you danced at Swarthmore, we need your memories, recollections, and anecdotes. Tell us what you did, and when you did it, who taught it, who took it, where you did it ... and please pass the word along to other Swarthmore folk dancers so that they too can help contribute to this project!

E-mail any information to ewollma1