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29

December

2011

Northwest Stories: Seattle Subversive Square Dance Society

Seattle is not only a music city, it’s a dancing city.  Waltz, swing, tango, Cajun, lindy hop, contra, and almost every other kind of dance you can think of—Balkan, Scandinavian, English Country, East African, Native American powwow, Morris. And one kind of dance that almost everyone has done—usually back in elementary school—is square dance, but until recently people were hard-pressed to find a square dance in Seattle. In the 1970s and 80s, square dancing’s popularity …

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