Lake of the Ozarks Square Dancers, Ted Mack, 1953



The Lake of the Ozarks Square Dancers were based in Tuscumbia, Missouri. The group toured around the Midwest and eventually reached national fame after appearances with caller L. D. Keller on the Ted Mack Amateur Hour. Their energetic dance style was very popular with television audiences; this clip comes from their second television appearance, recorded in Kansas City and broadcast on June 13, 1953. This success led to their becoming hired as The Grand Old Opry Square Dancers, regular performers on that popular country music television show. They performed several shows in Reno, Nevada and the Blue Room in New Orleans, among many others.

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