2012 – John & Judy Thompson

NEW ENGLAND SQUARE & ROUND DANCE COOPERATION COMMITTEE YANKEE CLIPPER AWARD CITATION John and Judy Thompson have made a wide variety of contributions to the square and round dance activity. They started five clubs, taught more than ninety classes and called more than 5000 dances. We say “they” because we …

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2011 – Birgit & Richard Maguire (MA)

Birgit and Richard started square dancing in 1970 at Kramer’s Hayloft with Art Nurse, but the love of dancing started much earlier with Birgit. Birgit’’s love for dancing started when she was made an assistant teacher at Valdemar Sejr’s Institute of Ballroom Dancing, Copenhagen, Denmark in 1950. Graduating from square dance class …

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2010 – John & Judy Thompson (MA)

We are here tonight to celebrate the Square Riggers 45th Anniversary by presenting to its Founder, John and Judy Thompson, the Square Dance Foundation of New England’s Local Legend Award. John and Judy have a long history of giving many, many years of dedicated service to the dance community. The Local Legend …

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2010 – Bob Livingston (CT)

We are here tonight to present the Square Dance Foundation of New England’s Local Legend Award to Bob Livingston who has been promoting square dancing, both traditional and modern western, for 39 consecutive years. The Local Legend Award was established to honor those couples and individuals who have advanced the goals …

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