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This is a list of official U.S. state dances:[1]


State State dance Year &
Alabama Square dance 1981[2]
Arkansas Square dance 1991[3]
California West Coast Swing [4]
Square dance
(Official folk dance)
Colorado Square dance 1992[5]
Connecticut Square dance 1995[6]
Delaware Maypole dancing 2016
District of Columbia Hand dancing 2003[7]
Georgia Square dance 1996[8]
Hawaii Hula 1999[9]
Idaho Square dance 1989[10]
Illinois Square dance 1990[11]
Kentucky Clogging 2006[12]
Louisiana Square dance 1999[13]
Maryland Square dance 1994[14]
Massachusetts Square dance 1990[15][16]
Minnesota None (Square dance was proposed in 1992 and 1994) [17]
Mississippi Square dance 1995[18]
Missouri Square dance 1995[19]
Nebraska Square dance 1997[20]
New Jersey Square dance
(Official folk dance)
1983 [21]
North Carolina Clogging
(Official folk dance)
Carolina shag
(Official popular dance)
North Dakota Square dance 1995[23]
Oklahoma Square dance 1988[24]
Oregon Square dance 1977[25]
South Carolina The Shag 1984[26][dead link]
Square dance
(State American Folk Dance)
Richardson waltz
(State waltz)
Tennessee Square dance 1980[29]
Texas Square dance 1994[30]
Utah Square dance 1994[31]
Virginia Square dance 2011[32]
Washington Square dance 1979[33]
Wisconsin Polka 1993[34]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Official State Dances,, accessed April 21, 2006.
  2. ^ "Official American Folk Dance of Alabama". Alabama Emblems, Symbols and Honors. Alabama Department of Archives & History. 2001-07-12. Retrieved 2007-03-18.
  3. ^ "Arkansas American Folk Dance".
  4. ^ "History and Culture - State Symbols". The California State Library. State of California. 2007. Retrieved 2008-03-31.
  5. ^ "State Folk Dance".
  6. ^ "Connecticut State Folk Dance Square Dance".
  8. ^ "Georgia State Folk Dance Square Dance".
  9. ^
  10. ^ "Idaho State American Folk Dance, Square Dance, from NETSTATE.COM".
  11. ^ "Illinois official Dance". State Symbols. Illinois State museum.
  12. ^ "Kentucky State Symbols". Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives. 2007-03-30. Archived from the original on 2011-01-28. Retrieved 2007-07-02.
  13. ^ "Louisiana State Folk Dance Square Dance".
  14. ^ "Square Dance, Maryland State Folk Dance".
  15. ^ Folk dance of the Commonwealth, General Laws of Massachusetts, Chapter 2, Section 32.
  16. ^ "State Symbols". Citizen Information Service. Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2007-03-18.
  17. ^ "Unofficial, Proposed, or Facetious State Symbols - Minnesota".
  18. ^ "Official State Dances".
  19. ^ "Missouri State Folk Dance American Folk Dance Square Dance".
  20. ^ "Nebraska State Folk Dance Square Dance".
  21. ^ "New Jersey's State Dance". The Official Web Site for The State of New Jersey. The State of New Jersey. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  22. ^ "Official State Symbols of North Carolina". North Carolina State Library. State of North Carolina. Archived from the original on 2008-02-06. Retrieved 2008-01-26.
  23. ^ "North Dakota State Dance American Folk Dance of North Dakota Square Dance".
  24. ^ "Oklahoma State Folk Dance".
  25. ^ "Square Dance".
  26. ^ "SC Statehouse Student's web page, The State Dance - The Shag". South Carolina General Assembly. Archived from the original on 2008-03-18. Retrieved 2008-03-31.
  27. ^ "SC Statehouse Student's web page, The State Folk Dance - The Square Dance". South Carolina General Assembly. Archived from the original on 2008-03-15. Retrieved 2008-03-31.
  28. ^ "SC Statehouse Student's web page, The State Waltz - The Richardson Waltz". South Carolina General Assembly. Archived from the original on 2008-03-15. Retrieved 2008-03-31.
  29. ^ "Tennessee State Folk Dance".
  30. ^ "Texas Legislature Online - 72(R) History for HCR 153". Texas State Legislature. Retrieved 2013-09-09.
  31. ^ Utah State Folk Dance - Square Dance from "Pioneer - Utah's Online Library" page. Retrieved on 2008-09-08
  32. ^ "Virginia Emblems And Designations". Virginia State Legislature. Archived from the original on 2012-10-16. Retrieved 2011-01-19.
  33. ^ "Symbols of Washington State". Washington State Legislature. Archived from the original on 2007-03-05. Retrieved 2007-03-05.
  34. ^ "Wis. Stat. § 1.10(2)". State of Wisconsin. Retrieved 2014-08-03.

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