About the Author

LARAINE MINER has written and published several dance-related articles, including “Mormon Folklore” in Viltis, Magazine of Folklore and Folkdance, and “Jewish Religious Dance” AAHPERD & National Dance Association’s Monograph Focus on Dance X: Religion and Dance. She presented her Master’s Project “Early Utah Dances: at the 1985 national Congress on Research On Dance conference. In 1995 she co-authored with Michael Hamblin Old Time Utah Dances, a self-published book/CD combo. She currently lives in Orem, Utah.