Imagine this little pig calling:
Bow to your partner, bow to your corner, circle left, alemand left … swing and promenade home.
A square dance is a dance for four couples (eight dancers) arranged in a square, with one couple on each side, facing the middle of the square and has roots that stretch back to 15-century Europe. Singing calls were introduced in traditional square dancing before World War II. It’s the singing calls that make square dancing unique.
SQUARE DANCING DAY is a day to celebrate this fun dance. There are an estimated 191 calories burned by doing 30 minutes of square dancing, so the health benefit alone is worth cheering for! When I was a kid we had neighbors who were members of a square dancing club and went out once a week to do si do. They were in great shape and it seemed to enrich their marriage.
You have your brush, you have your colors, you paint paradise, then in you go. – Nikos Kazantzakis
There are social advantages to being part of a club and square dancing sounds like fun, doesn’t it? You get to wear cute outfits and dance to some of the best music (in my opinion). Everyone needs to get out of the house and socialize once in a while.
Aren’t they cute? It’s never too early to learn to square dance. It’s a good way to socialize, exercise and stay mentally sharp.
If we dance amongst the rooftops, is it not that much further to jig into the starshine? – Terri Guillemets
There are square dancing clubs across the nation. If you don’t know how to square dance, your local club probably offers lessons and there are many helps online as well. There’s no excuse to sit on the sidelines and watch anymore. Put your prettiest square dance dress on, fix your hair and make-up and get out there!
It seems like being part of a square dancing club might be the last place to find a “partner”, but many singles have been successful by joining a square dancing club. If you are single, the idea is to enjoy your life and if you like to square dance, just do it and if that special someone shares your passion for square dancing, that’s great! Swing your partner and do si do! Wink! 😉