If you are in Paris and wondering whether you might be able to square dance, wonder no more! This club has been in existence since 2006.
Funny or Die, a famous website for comedy videos, has just posted a video that uses the theme of square dancing to talk about gender and other social constructs.
Country Style (Square Dance) Original 1947 Vintage Sheet Music from “Welcome Stranger” with Bing Crosby, Joan Caulfield, Barry Fitzgerald
Henry Ford + manners + exercise + values + grace.
There are many different ways to control choreography in square dancing (reading from a page, using modules, using a mental image of the square, sight calling), but no matter what you do, you have to resolve the square at some point. Here is one method for resolving that uses ocean waves as the beginning point. This technique can be used when sight calling.
This website includes a large number of articles about various aspects of square dancing. It hasn’t been updated in a while, but there are some informative articles in the collection.
The usual order of the programs is Basic, Mainstream, Plus, Advanced, and Challenge. However, several variations of entry programs have been proposed. This chart gives a visual representation of the differences between several square Dance entry programs. The totals on the right indicate how many times a particular call has been included in one of the programs. The higher the number (and the darker the colour), the more popular the call is.
In 2013, the US government shut down over arguments about the federal budget. The very funny people at The Onion decided to refer to the shutdown as a hoedown, and included many references to square dancing and other kinds of folk dances in the article.
U.S. On Verge Of Full-Scale Government Hoedown
September 30, 2013
While many bemoan the decrease in square dancing around the world, it seems that square dancing terms can still be used and generally understood in popular media. Square dancing is still fairly well-known, if not well-practiced, at least in the United States.
The association between square dancing and right wing (Republican) thinking is also apparent in this article. I do wish that association didn’t exist. I like my hobbies to be non-partisan…
The title says it. Not a square dance. But I’m not sure whether this jazz piece was given this title because it has elements of square dance-type music (does it?), or if they just called it this to be cute. What do you think?
The CALLERLAB Music Producers’ Committee has updated their website, musicforcallers.com, and made it awesome! You can click on the name/logo of one of the record labels on the front page to go to that label’s website, or you can click on “Search for Songs” to search the combined database of multiple producers. Well done, guys!