Couple square dancing together for exercise

Square Dancing Tips

The Low-Down on the Hoedown

  • If you can walk, you can square dance. Because Western square dancing relies on walking steps, nearly everyone can do it.
  • Western dancing is universal.
    No matter what state or country you're visiting, Western square dancing follows the same patterns and is always called in English. Square dancers have no trouble finding a dance…even when on vacation.
  • The price is right. Most square-dance events charge between $5 and $8 per couple for an entire evening of dancing. And all you'll need are suitable shoes, comfortable clothes and the desire to let loose and have a good time.
  • Lessons. Classes offer terrific workouts and are an excellent way to meet others. Once you hit the floor, you'll fall in love with Western square dancing and its many benefits. You'll want to swing your partner long past when it's time to promenade home!