Category Archives: Square Dance

Square Dance Music

I am not fond of country music. In fact, it is probably safe to say that, with very few exceptions, I hate it. However, I very much enjoy square dancing, and there is a long-standing relationship between square dancing and country music. I think that part of the reason that square dancing remains a fringe activity is because of its association with country music. Country music has become quite a bit more popular than it used to be, but it is still not considered “cool” (<-- dating myself here -- I'm sure there is a cooler word than "cool" these days) by a good number of people. So, when I decided to become a square dance caller, I made up my mind to try to make square dancing cooler by making the music cooler. It is possible to download pre-packaged music for square dancing, but quite a lot of it has that old, familiar country twang that makes me want to stuff my ears with cotton balls. Instead of using what everyone else is using, I like to use instrumental versions of popular music. Here are some examples of music that I think goes well with a good square dance.

Square Dance Tokens

I have recently been learning how to call square dances. It’s incredibly difficult; however, there are a lot of tools out there that can make your life as a new caller somewhat more simple. Square dance tokens are one of those tools. You can buy tokens online, but it is also easy enough to make your own. Here are mine. Feel free to use them as you like.

Happy dancing!