Square dance

dance for four couples (eight dancers) arranged in a square
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Square dances are sequence dance for four couples in a square. Each couple faces the centre of the square.[1]

Bent Creek Ranch Square Dance Team dancing at the Mountain Music Festival, Asheville, North Carolina.

Square dances were first written about in 16th-century England, and were also common in France and throughout Europe. They came to North America with the European settlers. Square dances are a type of folk dance.


  1. Mayo, Margot 1943. The American Square Dance. New York: Sentinel books.