Square Dance Day is celebrated around the world on November 29th. This fun holiday is made for people who love to move or watch others dance. What species are you?
Square dancing dates back to 17th century England. Some researchers claim that they originated from Scottish dances. Like it or not, we will not know: the main thing is that now they are official in 19 states of America. Most of all, they are loved by the older generations, however, young people easily join festivals and fairs.
The meaning of the dance: 8 people gather, of which 4 couples are obtained. Figuratively, they form a square and move towards the center, moving counterclockwise around the square. Perhaps the layman will not immediately understand the meaning of the movements in our text – we recommend including a video with a dance to make it easier. Sometimes partners break up. So, in one dance, a man can dance with different women.
Notably, square dances:
- recorded in England in the 1600s;
- performed under various styles of music: disco, techno, pop;
- in modern performance they do not require separate clothes – it is quite possible to dance in ordinary jeans and a T-shirt;
- are developing to this day, attracting more and more new people;
- the dance was forgotten during the wars, the revival took place in 1950.
How to celebrate
Learn square dances – the activity is very exciting! Sign up for a training club. This is a great way to meet like-minded people. Take a photo of yourself or record your achievements on video – post the recording on social networks. This can be done by watching video tutorials, but the process will not be as fast as learning from a professional. Throw a house party and try dancing with your friends to your favorite music.
When is Square Dancing Day celebrated in 2022?
Square Dancing Day is observed on November 29 each year.