Almost four years ago I started dancing square dance.
Where I live it's a fairly unknown sport, but I quickly learned that for a time, it was something that many schools taught in the United States. So now I am curious how many of you can dance this dance? And do any of you still do it?
How did you feel about it when you were in school if you learned it then?
And what do you think of the traditional dresses worn for dancing?
Personally I love it. I think it is so much fun to learn the different calls that guides the dance and remember what they mean for how you have to move. It is so much fun because you never know what comes next, but must be ready to do what the caller tells you to do, and cooperate with the other dancers in your square to make it work.
I didn't learn it in school, although I probably wouldn't have liked it back then. I wasn't very happy with that type of thing when I was younger. I was not very wise growing up.
When I first saw the dresses I thought they looked hilarious. But now I actually rather like the look. It's certainly not an every day look, but when four couples in a square are all decked out in the same type of dress, it does look good and it becomes part of the mood.
And before you ask: yes, I do have my own square dance dress with an enormous petticoat to go under, that makes me look rather like I tried to dress up like a cupcake.
Thank you Cassie for the signature!