List of U.S. state dances

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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 [citation needed]
California West Coast Swing [3]
Square Dance
(official folk dance)
Colorado Square Dance [citation needed]
Connecticut Square Dance [citation needed]
Georgia Square Dance [citation needed]
Hawaii Hula [citation needed]
Idaho Square Dance [citation needed]
Illinois Square Dance 1990[4]
Kentucky Clogging 2006[5]
Louisiana Second line [citation needed]
Maryland Square Dance [citation needed]
Massachusetts Square Dance 1990[6][7]
Minnesota Square Dance [citation needed]
Mississippi Square Dance 1995[8]
Missouri Square Dance [citation needed]
Nebraska Square Dance [citation needed]
New Jersey Square Dance
(official folk dance)
1983 [9]
New York Lindy Hop [citation needed]
North Carolina Clogging
(official folk dance)
Carolina Shag
(official popular dance)
North Dakota Square Dance [citation needed]
Ohio Charleston [citation needed]
Oklahoma Square Dance [citation needed]
Oregon Square Dance 1977[11]
Pennsylvania Polka [citation needed]
South Carolina The Shag 1984[12][dead link]
Square dance
(State American Folk Dance)
Richardson waltz
(State waltz)
Tennessee Square Dance [citation needed]
Texas Square Dance 1994[15]
Utah Square Dance 1994[16]
Virginia Square Dance 2011[17]
Washington Square Dance 1979[18]
Wisconsin Polka 1993[19]

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. ^ "History and Culture - State Symbols". The California State Library. State of California. 2007. Retrieved 2008-03-31. 
  4. ^ "Illinois official Dance". State Symbols. Illinois State museum. 
  5. ^ "Kentucky State Symbols". Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives. 2007-03-30. Retrieved 2007-07-02. 
  6. ^ Folk dance of the Commonwealth, General Laws of Massachusetts, Chapter 2, Section 32.
  7. ^ "State Symbols". Citizen Information Service. Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2007-03-18. 
  8. ^ Official State Dances from NETSTATE
  9. ^ "New Jersey's State Dance". The Official Web Site for The State of New Jersey. The State of New Jersey. Retrieved June 5, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Official State Symbols of North Carolina". North Carolina State Library. State of North Carolina. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
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  12. ^ "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. 
  13. ^ "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. [dead link]
  14. ^ "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. [dead link]
  15. ^ "Texas Legislature Online - 72(R) History for HCR 153". Texas State Legislature. Retrieved 2013-09-09. 
  16. ^ Utah State Folk Dance - Square Dance from "Pioneer - Utah's Online Library" page. Retrieved on 2008-09-08
  17. ^ "Virginia Emblems And Designations". Virginia State Legislature. Retrieved 2011-01-19. 
  18. ^ "Symbols of Washington State". Washington State Legislature. Archived from the original on 2007-03-05. Retrieved 2007-03-05. 
  19. ^ "Wis. Stat. § 1.10(2).". State of Wisconsin. Retrieved 2014-08-03. 

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