Western Square Dancing

So what is modern Western square dancing and what do we do?

Modern Western Square Dancing is America’s only native folk dance. Its roots go back to the quadrilles, polkas and schottisches that American settlers brought to the New World. Over time, barn dances became more organized and lists of calls were developed to eliminate the confusion of different names for the same call, or different calls having the same name, from one area to the next. The hillbilly band with its whiny fiddle was replaced by modern combos, which were replaced by high-fidelity recordings; the nasal amateur caller was replaced by an articulate professional assisted by a public address system.

As a new square dancer, you will find yourself among millions of dancers active not only in the United States but around the world—England, Germany, Australia, Japan, etc.

Because all square dances are called in English with standardized figures, you can square dance no matter where you are.

Square dancing is truly known as “friendship set to music.” Come and join the fun!

We do other great stuff, too!

When you become a member of Bucks and Does Singles Western Square Dancing Club, you become a member of a club that loves to have fun gatherings centered around our square dancing events. We schedule get-togethers such as dinners and potlucks, and have a blast celebrating holidays, which sometimes involves dressing up and just getting silly. So do we dance? You betcha, but it doesn’t end there. It really is about meeting new great people, not only with us but dance mixers with other clubs as well. If you are looking for a new activity that involves a little exercise and becoming a part of a community of truly decent folk, you have come to the right place.