LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||07/OUT/2005 6:11 PM|
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"Line dancing" is very individual. You dance without a partner. The name obviously comes from the line in which you dance. I don't recall hearing of "line dancing" until maybe "Saturday Night Fever" or "Urban Cowboy". It's my understanding, however, that the concept is centuries old. If you look at Irish folk dancing (such as Riverdance), they seem to be dancing an Irish form of it. Although we (in the USA) think of line dancing as Western, it has become popular to various forms of music. I tried my hand at it. Or feet at it. I was a total klutz. The steps are far too intricate for this old boy.
"Square dancing" dates from the 1600s in the UK, but it became very popular in the US, especially in the West. When I hear of square dancing, I think of Western music. This is wrong; it's not limited to country music and steps. Four couples form a square (two couples on each side). It's a lot of fun, it's good exercise, and many people do it as a hobby. I learned square dancing at school when I was about 13 or 14.
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