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. Which type are you?
Square dancing dates back to 17th century England. Researchers claim that they originated from Scottish dances. This type of dance is officially recognized in 19 states of America and is especially popular among the older generations. However, young people have also started to join square dance festivals and fairs.
The movements in square dancing involve 8 people, 4 couples, forming a square and moving counterclockwise around the square towards the center. To make it easier to follow, a video of the dance could be included. Partners often break up during the dance which allows a man to dance with different women.
Notably, square dances:
- Were recorded in England in the 1600s.
- Are 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.
- Were forgotten during the wars, the revival of which took place in 1950.
How to take part
Learn square dancing – the activity is very exciting! Sign up with a 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 also be done by watching video tutorials, but the process won’t 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 2023?
Square Dancing Day is observed on November 29 each year.