Article in the New York Times about contra dancing.
Article about square dancing in the Portland Tribune.
This square dancing is far from the grade-school PE class kids remember mostly for the trauma of having to learn an old-fashioned dance and touch hands with the opposite sex. This kind of square dancing is organized and fast-paced, and everyone on the dance floor blends naturally together.
Article in Do Savannah (Georgia) about square dancing.
Paving Gravy Takes on Old-Time Barn Dance in Savannah
December 31, 2014
Article in the Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, California) about square dancing. (I apologize for the title. I don’t really like how they use “gays” in this context. It seems insensitive to me.)
Article on Caboodle (British Columbia, Canada) website about square dancing.
Special Proclamation Gets Square Dance Toes Tapping
September 22, 2014
Article on Nebraska TV website about square dancing.
Square Dancers Say Friendships, Fun Keep Them Returning to Hastings
September 21, 2014
Article in the Kings County Advertiser/Register (Nova Scotia, Canada) about square dancing.
South Berwick Woman Named Oldest Active Square Dancer in Continental America
September 3, 2014
Article in the Comox Valley Echo (British Columbia, Canada) about square dancing.
A major 21 year study led by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City with a focus on whether physical or cognitive recreational activities influenced mental acuity. They studied such activities as reading, writing, crossword puzzles, playing cards and playing musical instruments. They also studied physical activities like tennis or golf, swimming, cycling, dancing and walking. Dancing came out near the top as an activity that assists in rewiring our neural pathways and thereby helping our mental acuity. Dancing integrates several brain functions at once – kinesthetic, rational, musical and emotional. And square dancers experience all of this and more!
Article in the Beaver Dam Daily Citizen (Wisconsin) about square dancing.
Dancers, callers, and round dance cuers come from many states besides Wisconsin to provide the dancers with “friendship set to music.” We’ve met and made friends with many great people from those other areas over the years.