[mccookgazette.com] Fair ~ 49°F  
High: 68°F ~ Low: 33°F
Monday, Feb. 20, 2017

Square Dancing Trends

Posted Sunday, June 14, 2009, at 8:19 AM

A Square Of Ballet Dancers
I haven't square danced since I was in 5th or 6th grade. I don't recall which grade I was in since I've slept since then, but the way I remember it worked was the boys and girls lined up on opposite sides of the gym and then it was a scramble to "find a partner".

That was not the routine all the time, sometimes the boys picked the girls, and only once I remember did the girls get to pick the boys. I was not one of the "smooth operators" if you know what I mean, so I was never very comfortable with the partner pickin' part of the activity.

So you have to know that the only reason I remember the one time that the girls got to pick the boys was that the prettiest girl in class picked me that day. She may have felt sorry for me for all I know, but it sure made up for all the dance days of discomfort for a young guy trying to figure out who and what he was.

Though I have not square danced in a very long time, I have seen some square dancers perform and they are something to watch! We had friends that were in a square dance club and the dresses and shirts the guys and gals wear are something to behold. A lot of practice goes into square dancing, and a lot of good exercise and socializing can be had as well.

What brings this all to mind is the following video that I was told about. Now around my place, the tractor color is all wrong, but the amount of practice to perform at this level must be "exhausting"...

Click On The Picture...

Showing comments in chronological order
[Show most recent comments first]


That's something I could see my dad doing.

And he did not touch alcohol, coffee, hot tea or dance.

But he would sure have fit in with those dancing tractors -- especially Farmalls.

-- Posted by HerndonHank on Mon, Jun 15, 2009, at 2:59 PM

Brian, Shalom.

I don't know about you, but it wasn't that long ago that to see a woman square-dancing dressed like that would be called naked. And no self-respecting cowboy would be caught dead in leotardies. (}>8}

Big, jolly, laugh. Arley

-- Posted by Navyblue on Mon, Jun 15, 2009, at 5:51 PM

Respond to this blog

Posting a comment requires free registration:

The City Slickers
Brian Hoag
Recent posts
Blog RSS feed [Feed icon]
Comments RSS feed [Feed icon]
Hot topics
Welcome To The Party Comrade
(0 ~ 10:44 AM, Oct 26)

Sticks & Stones
(1 ~ 8:07 PM, Oct 22)

With Apologies To Dogs...
(0 ~ 2:03 PM, Oct 8)

See the Pope, Quit Your Job
(0 ~ 2:13 PM, Sep 25)

Where I Stand
(5 ~ 9:29 AM, Jun 10)