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We make no secret here that we are square dance aficionados. We love the comradery, the challenge, and the health benefits. We also think of square dancing as a lost American art form. But venture too far down that road, and you might just reach another conclusion: that structured dance   Read More ...

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As much as we talk about the individual and everybody identifying however they choose, as much as we promote the idea the “everything you need is already inside you,” there is one fact that has remained a constant since the time immortal: like it or not, we live in a   Read More ...

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One of the most disturbing facet of a young person’s life these days is how little they actually seem to MOVE. Television, video games, social media—we’re not so old-fashioned around here as to think such things are evil. The problem is that they seem to have taken over kids’ lives.   Read More ...

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According to one report, some sections of China are seeing the growing popularity of a special type of dancing known in Chinese as “Guang Chang Wu,” which in English translates to—you guessed it—“square dancing.” No, it’s not square dancing as we know it, exactly, but it does more or less   Read More ...

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As diehard proponents of square dancing in an “I’d-rather-follow-someone-on-Facebook” world, sometimes it starts feeling a little lonely out here…like we’re the last outpost before the country stumbles into a cultural wasteland. So it’s good every now and then to remember that we’re not alone. According to reports, our favorite old-fashioned   Read More ...

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Is square dancing a racist activity? No. Absolutely not. No less an authority than the Smithsonian Institution clearly points out that square dancing is a uniquely American creation that combines European, African, and Native American dance styles. OK, so why do some consider square dancing a racist activity? Ah, that   Read More ...

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The world is changing. America is changing. Our culture and way of life is changing. That’s what happens, over time; it’s the way of the world. In many instances, this is a positive change; in others, the jury is still out. Progress can be a double-edged sword. Take technology: with   Read More ...

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There are no computer graphics. There are no special effects. You can’t stream it and enjoy it whenever you want … in fact, you can’t even do it alone. In the Age of the Internet, square dancing has a lot of strikes against it. Oh, it’s still here … but   Read More ...

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If you’re past the age where you start lying about your age, there’s a good chance you remember having square dancing as a required part of your school curriculum growing up. It was an annual staple in most gym classes–not surprising, considering over 2/3 of US states claim square dancing as   Read More ...

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It’s important to be happy. A report from the American Psychological Association points a whole bevy of benefits that come from being happy. But what does “being happy” actually mean? And what does it have to do with square dancing? You can probably guess our answer to that second question,   Read More ...

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