Square dancing, a fun American pastime! Learn square dance steps with this instructional animation. Fun fact about square dancing: 19 U.S. States deem it their official dance. Square dance is a folk dance with roots in Europe, eventually spreading to the states & becoming more of an iconic dance there. Square dancing consists of 4 couples arranged in a square formation. This square dance lesson is clear and to the point. Search "square dance instructional animation" on Wonderhowto for more square dance steps.
How to do a Triple Scoot Back square dance step:
Starting Square Dance Formation: Columns
Square Dancers facing each other on a diagonal (three pairs) step forward to join adjacent forearms, turn one-half (180 degrees) and step forward to finish in the position vacated by the dancer who was originally adjacent to them in the column. Meanwhile, THE #1 DANCER IN EACH COLUMN RUNS INTO THE POSITION VACATED BY THE ADJACENT #4 DANCER WHO IS DOING THE FOREARM TURN. When done from right-hand columns, the dancers facing in turn by the right. When done from left-hand columns, the dancers facing in turn by the left.
STYLING: Styling is similar to that described for the basics turn thru and fold. Facing out dancers emphasize an arcing turn (180 degrees), providing time for facing in dancers to clear their position. After using a forearm turn, dancers blend into hands up position in the column at the conclusion of the call.
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