Alabama Symbols, Emblems, and Honors
Official American Folk Dance of Alabama
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.
Act 81-48, Acts of Alabama, February 18, 1981
Updated: January 22, 2010