Square Dance Is a Calling, Literally

“We go as far away as we get booked,” Gipson said. “Some of us go to Palm Springs, San Bernardino and San Diego.” On any Friday or Saturday night, there’s a square dance somewhere in Southern California where a caller is needed, said association President Jim Smith. Callers travel, much like club DJs of the…

WHAT IS SQUARE DANCING?

The question is sometimes asked – what is square dancing ? Well I suppose the technically correct answer would go something like: “Square dancing is a dance form where groups of 8 people working as a team perform routines as directed by a person known as a caller”. But of course the technical definition doesn’t…

How Contras Fit In Square Dances

Why do people dance? Exercise is one answer, a second is that it is natural to want to move your body in rhythm with the music and yet a third is the social and team aspects of jointly and successfully completing a series of figures or movements. Line dancing is best described as solo dancing,…

A New Song and Dance Routine

Square dancing is party time every time you do it. Square dancing brings people together for fun and fellowship-even when learning how. The fun starts right on the very first night. You meet new people and make new friends. And the fun keeps right on going as long as you do-most square dance groups meet…