Interview with Helen Wicks ReidAdditional title: Dance New York (Radio program)Additional title: Interview with Helen Wicks Reid, 1969
NamesReid, Helen Wicks (Interviewee)Horosko, Marian (Interviewer)
General Audio Collection
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1969-03-20
Library locationsRodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
TopicsReid, Helen WicksNational Dance Council of AmericaBallroom dancingBallroom dancing -- Competitions
NotesContent: Interview with Helen (Wicks) Reid conducted by Marian Horosko, as host , on March 20, 1969, for broadcast on radio station WBAI-FM, New York on its series Dance New York, on April 14 and 15, 1969.Venue: Recorded for broadcast by WBAI-FM 1969, March 20 New York (N.Y.)Funding: The conservation and cataloging of this recording was made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The support of the National Endowment for the Arts is also gratefully acknowledged.
Physical DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 31 min.) : polyester, full-track, 7 in.Sound quality is good.
DescriptionStreaming file (approximately 31 minutes). [Introductory remarks and playing of recorded music by host, Marian Horosko]. Marian Horosko introduces her guest, Helen [Wicks] Reid, executive secretary of The National Council of Dance Teacher Organizations [now The National Dance Council of America]; Reid speaks with Horosko about the National Council including its structure; the founding of the National Council including its goals of establishing uniform minimum standards and the licensing of teachers; the use of examinations; the National Council's system for recognizing competitions; the early codification of ballroom dances in England and how this has influenced international dance competitions [a brief recording of waltz music is played]; Reid continues to speak about dance competitions including the standards for judging; professional and amateur status [a brief recording of foxtrot music is played]; Reid speaks about the foxtrot and the tango as danced in competitions; the increasing popularity of participation in competitions; the Castles [Irene and Vernon Castle] as having contributed significantly to this popularity [a brief recording of tango music is played]; the fast pace of the international-style tango; practical information regarding participation in ballroom dancing and contacting the National Council [a recording of waltz music is played].
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 924852960NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20816347Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 369328b0-b926-0133-45fc-60f81dd2b63c
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