Square dance


Square dance

Square dance is a folk dance; this dance consists in four couples (eight dancers) arranged in a square.

Each dance and each sequence begins and ends with "sets-in-order" in the square structure. In 17th, the dance was first described in England but was very popular in France and throughout Europe and bears a marked similarity to Scottish Country Dancing. It has become connected with the United States of America due to its historic expansion in that country. Nineteen U.S. states have nominated it as their official state dance.

The conventional folk dances and social dances was base of the various square dance steps and figures. Some of these conventional dances incorporate Morris dance, English Country Dance, and the quadrille.

Square dancers are prompted during a sequence of steps; this is called square choreography, and it is directed by a square dance caller to the beat of music, he usually does not participate in the dance.