Mormon studies, pioneer, dancing, community
Endorsed by Mormon leaders as a healthy and uplifting activity, dancing served the important functions of revitalizing the pioneers' spirits and nurturing their sense of community.
Shumway, Larry V.
"Dancing the Buckles off Their Shoes in Pioneer Utah,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 37
, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol37/iss3/2