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Princeton's WordNet

  1. square dance, square dancingverb

    American country dancing in which couples form squares

  2. square danceverb

    dance in formation

Wiktionary

  1. square dancenoun

    Square dancing.

  2. square dancenoun

    A particular instance of square dancing.

  3. square danceverb

    To take part in square dancing; to dance this type of dancing.

Wikipedia

  1. Square dance

    A square dance is a dance for four couples (eight dancers in total) arranged in a square, with one couple on each side, facing the middle of the square. Square dances contain elements from numerous traditional dances and were first documented in 16th-century England, but they were also quite common in France and throughout Europe. Early square dances, particularly English country dances and French quadrilles, traveled to North America with the European settlers and developed significantly there. In some countries and regions, through preservation and repetition, square dances have attained the status of a folk dance. Square dancing is strongly associated with the United States, in part due to its association with the romanticized image of the American cowboy in the 20th century, and 31 states have designated it as their official state dance. The main North American types of square dances include traditional square dance and modern western square dance, which is widely known and danced worldwide. Other main types popular in England, Ireland, and Scotland include Playford dances, regional folk dances, ceili, Irish set dances, and Scottish country dances. The couples in a square are numbered, although numbering varies among different types. In many of the types, two of the couples are known as heads and the other two are called sides. In most American forms of square dance, the dancers are prompted or cued through a sequence of steps by a caller to the beat (and, in some traditions, the phrasing) of music. In other variations, dancers have no caller and instead memorize and perform a specific routine and sequence of steps. Square dance music varies widely, with some forms using traditional tunes and others employing more modern types. Dances can be organized by square dance clubs, bands, individuals, or similar organizations. Attire varies by type, with some forms possessing a specific dress code and others having no requirements. The standard square formation can also vary at times to include more or fewer dancers or arrange dancers in a different shape.

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  1. square dance

    Square dance is a traditional folk dance of English origin characterized by four couples, or groups of eight people, arranged in a square formation. Each couple faces the middle of the square. The dance involves a sequence of movements, or "calls", prompted by a 'caller', where dancers move around their partner, change partners, form lines or alleys, etc. Square dance is popular in many western countries and is often accompanied by lively country or folk music.

Wikidata

  1. Square dance

    A square dance is a dance for four couples arranged in a square, with one couple on each side, facing the middle of the square. Square dances were first documented in 17th century England but were also quite common in France and throughout Europe. They came to North America with the European settlers and have undergone considerable development there. In some countries and regions, through preservation and repetition, square dances have attained the status of a folk dance. The Western American square dance may be the most widely known form worldwide except dances from China and India, possibly due to its association in the 20th century with the romanticized image of the American cowboy. Square dancing is, therefore, strongly associated with the United States of America. Nineteen US states have designated it as their official state dance. The various square dance movements are based on the steps and figures used in traditional folk dances and social dances from many countries. Some of these traditional dances include Morris dance, English Country Dance, Caledonians and the quadrille. Square dancing is enjoyed by people around the world, and people around the world are involved in the continuing development of this form of dance.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of square dance in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of square dance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9


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