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Alabama Symbols, Emblems, and Honors

for Kids

Official American Folk Dance of Alabama

Square Dance

 

photo of couple square dancing

 

The square dance is known widely throughout the United States. It is a traditional dance that was mentioned in historical records as early as 1651.

 

It was designated the American Folk Dance of Alabama in 1981 by Act no. 81-48.

 

Source:

Act 81-48, Acts of Alabama, February 18, 1981

 

 

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Updated: January 22, 2010

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