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Square Dance Day

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Square Dance Day

When : Always November 29

Here's a chance to get out and "Dosey Do" with your partner. It's Square Dance Day!

English, Irish, and Scottish settlers brought square dancing to the U.S. As it evolved in the U.S., a caller was added to help dancers stay in step. It remains popular among southern and western rural areas, and with senior citizens.

Couples square dance in circles or square formations. It's lively and quick, and lots of fun.

Square Dancing is both fun, and great exercise. Medical sites and journals speaks to its health benefits for people of all ages.

The origin of Square Dance Day is unknown. Our research did not uncover the roots. But, don't miss the opportunity today to "Swing your partner" to the lively beat!

Are you looking to Celebrate Square Dancing for a whole month? September is International Square Dance Month.

More Information:
U.S. Square Dancing History

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LITTLEWIND53 11/29/2012 2:55PM

    I used to square dance when I was a teenager, but then we moved to a town where the only square dancing was in a club and had fees, so I never took it up again. but I still remember the square dancing in the snow and the halloween, and all the other badges we got way back when. Great memories!

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PATRICIAAK 11/29/2012 6:58AM

    shall we dance?

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