Colin Hume, a folk dance caller and composer, shares many resources related to English and American dance styles.
Cracking Chestnuts videos: A page with links to YouTube videos of all of the classic American contra dances that are featured in the CDSS publication Cracking Chestnuts: The Living Tradition of Classic American Contra Dances.
Charles Bolton’s collected dances: The entire collection of both Bolton’s “Retreads” series and his original dances.
Ken Sheffield’s collected dances: The entire collection of Sheffield’s “From Two Barns,” Volumes 1-10.
A Barn Dance Repertoire by Thomas Green and Colin Hume includes over 140 dances, plus resources and tips for barn dances and ceilidhs.
Roy Dommett’s Morris Notes Online Edition — the foundational resource, long out of print, available online.
Ted Sannella: Annotated Discography and Bibliography from Ted Sannella’s Swing the Next — The annotations and introduction for the Discography and Bibliography in Swing the Next (CDSS, 1996) are included here in their entirety. Swing the Next is a collection of 80 American square, contra, triplet and circle dances, the majority of them written by Ted Sannella, a master of the art of calling American traditional dances.
Robert G. Dalsemer: West Virginia Square Dances—Originally published by Country Dance and Song Society, 1982. Dalsemer describes dance figures as done in five rural West Virginia communities in the mid- to late-1970s and reports on their regular dance events, including programming, type of audience, price and method of admission, and the traditions of figure calling and musical performance. The history of each dance event is discussed, as is their on-going process of evolution. With appendices: a list of tunes commonly played for square dances; transcriptions of calls; and tunes for caller Worley Gardner’s singing and semi-singing calls.