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State Dance Square Dance
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State Dance Square Dance
In 1977, the Legislature declared the Square Dance to be the Oregon state dance. The dance is a combination of various steps and figures danced with four couples grouped in a square. The pioneer origins of the dance and the characteristic dress are deemed to reflect Oregon’s heritage. The lively spirit of the dance exemplifies the friendly, free nature and enthusiasm that are a part of the Oregon character.