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Square Dance

  • Culture | American Arts
  • Format | Workshop, Community Event
  • Discipline | Dance
  • Level | Grades 3 to 5, Grades 6 to 8, Grades 9 to 12

Swing your partner! Learn the pattern formations, memorization, steps, rhythms, and peer interaction that have contributed to this dance’s enduring popularity. Students’ curiosity is aroused by the wealth of historical knowledge, illustrating how social dance reflects the manners and mores of a time period. They are able to draw parallels between the square dance and social dances of today. Square dancing provides a way to move with precision, coordinate space and time, and have fun!

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