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Chip Hendrickson 
 Square Dance Caller
 
ID: 665

Chip Hendrickson  

Charles (Chip) Cyril Hendrickson III, beloved husband and best friend of Frances (Cibel) (Eitapence) Hendrickson, passed peacefully at Danbury Hospital, on the evening of February 25, 2005, among loving family, after a long courageous struggle with complications of a stroke.

Chip was born in Brooklyn, NY, September 26, 1932, son of Ruth (Copeland) and Charles Cyril Hendrickson II, of Oceanside, Long Island, NY. As a pre-teen, experiencing a presentation by a Native American Family at Oceanside Library, Chip was inspired to make, what became a life-long commitment to educating the public about Indian ways. He formed a dance group in his teens and later, with his five children as the Te Wa Hey Dancers, continuing the education process. Chip created beautiful regalia perfecting his beadwork skills, leather craft and feather work. After his stroke in January 1997, Chip was not able to dance but could still teach and display his items. He became an Advisor to Explorer Post 413 in Newtown and The Red Tail Dancers led by his son Bob. The focus was on performing and educating others in Indian dance and culture.

In 1951, on Long Island, Chip entered the world of Square Dancing, a vocation he would follow for the next 46 years. He was caller to many local clubs and traveled across the country. He made 27 recordings and wrote for a national square dance magazine. Chip made the transition to Traditional Squares and in 1975 discovered the dances and music of the 18th century. He enjoyed teaching all ages as obvious to all those who attended the Parent/Child dances at CT schools and for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. Chip was skilled at teaching Square dances, Contras and English Country Dancing. He staffed at many dance camps from Kentucky to Canada. Chip was Producer of the annual Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors summer Country Dance Program from the mid 1970's through 1996.

During the American Bi-centennial, Chip and friend Kate Van Winkle Keller researched dances and music from the 18th century as primary sources became available in abundance. Chip, operating as Cyril Hendrickson, Dancing Master, taught the dances and developed a performing group whose members dressed in Colonial garb. As research continued it became clear that the next step was to publish the wealth of newly discovered dances and music. In 1988, Chip and his wife Fran created The Hendrickson Group to provide a vehicle to publish the books and record the music for the revival of this historic form of social dancing.

Chip was known for his loving enthusiasm and joy of life. His attitude was contagious. With the wealth of knowledge accrued over years of research, he enjoyed educating others through public performances and lectures. He loved nature, walking in the woods, camping, designing, creating and building projects and most of all his family. He was exceedingly proud of his children and grandchildren and always introduced his wife, Fran, as "my best friend and wife."

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Recordings by Chip Hendrickson:
Top    Grenn   
 
Back In Your Own Backyard  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Top 25018
 
Big Ole Jubilee  (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Singing Call, Top 25267
 
Country Style  (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Singing Call, Top 25138
 
Down By The Riverside  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Top 25070
 
Downtown  (comments) (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Top 25237
 
Goodbye My Lady Love  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Top 25096
 
Green Green  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Top 25116
 
Have A Happy Time  (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Singing Call, Top 25253
 
I Love You  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Top 25314
 
Ideas  (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Singing Call, Top 25137
 
Old Cowhand  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Top 25219
 
Pine Tree  (comments) (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Singing Call, Top 25293
 
Red River Valley  (comments) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Grenn 12234
 
Red River Valley  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Top 25184
 
Red, Red Robin  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Top 25005
 
Ring Ring The Banjo  (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Singing Call, Top 25049
 
Singing On The Ohio  (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Singing Call, Top 25152
 
Somebody Stole My Gal  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Top 25240
 
Square Dance Jubilee  (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Singing Call, Top 25048
 
Sunflower  (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Singing Call, Top 25258
 
Swanee  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Top 25014
 
This Land  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Top 25284
 
Up In The Sky  (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Singing Call, Top 25221
 
Walkin' In The Black Forest  (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Patter, Grenn 12237
 
Walkin' In The Black Forest  (comments) (sample clip) (cue sheet)  Singing Call, Top 25154
 
When You're Smiling  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Top 25302
 
You Are My Sunshine  (sample clip) (cue sheet) (lyrics)  Singing Call, Top 25170

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