A plea for better understanding and keener appreciation of the contribution America has made and is making to the dance. Against the historical background of frankly imitative work, he indicates how Isador Duncan freed it from European tramnets, discusses the creative impulse of the Denishawn dancers, the new Benington group, some of the younger dancers today. He tells one how to look -- and how not to look, thus giving the outsider a measuring rod for judgment. Market -- all interested in the theory of the dance. Fairly interesting for laymen.