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Kentucky Play-Party Games from Graves & Carlisle Counties

A project to identify tunes to the play-party songs and document the movements that accompanied them when they were played as play-party games in the late 1920s.

Audio Highlight

Shorty McCruiston, Calloway County, KY
"Liza Jane," 1965.
Bill Parker Collection BP-OR-002-001

Deborah Denenfeld

Deborah Denenfeld holds degrees in Philosophy and Hassidic Studies and Business Administration. She has been teaching folk dancing since her teenage years and since 1993 has worked as a Dance Artist-in-Residence in Kentucky schools.

Deborah is sharing her findings through her school-based artist-in-residence teaching in eastern Kentucky and in other parts of the state, lesson plans for use by other public school teachers, and dance workshop events such as Berea's Christmas Country Dance School