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 1991[3]
California West Coast Swing [4]
Square Dance
(official folk dance)
Colorado Square Dance 1992[5]
Connecticut Square Dance 1995[6]
Georgia Square Dance 1996[7]
Hawaii Hula 1999[8]
Idaho Square Dance 1989[9]
Illinois Square Dance 1990[10]
Kentucky Clogging 2006[11]
Louisiana Square Dance 1999[12]
Maryland Square Dance 1994[13]
Massachusetts Square Dance 1990[14][15]
Minnesota None - Square Dance was proposed in 1992 and 1994 [16]
Mississippi Square Dance 1995[17]
Missouri Square Dance 1995[18]
Nebraska Square Dance 1997[19]
New Jersey Square Dance
(official folk dance)
1983 [20]
North Carolina Clogging
(official folk dance)
Carolina Shag
(official popular dance)
North Dakota Square Dance 1995[22]
Oklahoma Square Dance 1988[23]
Oregon Square Dance 1977[24]
South Carolina The Shag 1984[25][dead link]
Square dance
(State American Folk Dance)
Richardson waltz
(State waltz)
Tennessee Square Dance 1980[28]
Texas Square Dance 1994[29]
Utah Square Dance 1994[30]
Virginia Square Dance 2011[31]
Washington Square Dance 1979[32]
Wisconsin Polka 1993[33]

See also


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  2. "Official American Folk Dance of Alabama". Alabama Emblems, Symbols and Honors. Alabama Department of Archives & History. 2001-07-12. Retrieved 2007-03-18.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "History and Culture - State Symbols". The California State Library. State of California. 2007. Retrieved 2008-03-31.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "Illinois official Dance". State Symbols. Illinois State museum.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. "Kentucky State Symbols". Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives. 2007-03-30. Retrieved 2007-07-02.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  14. Folk dance of the Commonwealth, General Laws of Massachusetts, Chapter 2, Section 32.
  15. "State Symbols". Citizen Information Service. Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2007-03-18.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  17. Official State Dances from NETSTATE
  20. "New Jersey's State Dance". The Official Web Site for The State of New Jersey. The State of New Jersey. Retrieved June 5, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  21. "Official State Symbols of North Carolina". North Carolina State Library. State of North Carolina. Retrieved 2008-01-26.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  24. Missing or empty |title= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  25. "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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  26. "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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>[dead link]
  27. "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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>[dead link]
  29. "Texas Legislature Online - 72(R) History for HCR 153". Texas State Legislature. Retrieved 2013-09-09.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  30. Utah State Folk Dance - Square Dance from "Pioneer - Utah's Online Library" page. Retrieved on 2008-09-08
  31. "Virginia Emblems And Designations". Virginia State Legislature. Retrieved 2011-01-19.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  32. "Symbols of Washington State". Washington State Legislature. Archived from the original on 2007-03-05. Retrieved 2007-03-05.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  33. "Wis. Stat. § 1.10(2)". State of Wisconsin. Retrieved 2014-08-03.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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