Folk Dance: Square Dance
Square Dancing is the
American folk dance which is called, cued, or prompted to the dancers,
and includes squares, rounds, clogging,
contra, line and heritage dances. The Square Dance has a long and
proud history. It is an exciting art form that is truly an original
of our country, and has been danced continuously in California since
the "Gold Rush Days."
As our state's population has grown, so has the square dance activity.
California leads the nation with more than 200,000 residents square
dancing weekly. It conforms to our ever changing lifestyles and appeals
to people of all ages, races, and creeds. Class distinction is forgotten
when people join together to enjoy the true fellowship of the Square