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

State State dance Year &
Alabama Square Dance 1981[2]
Alaska None
Arizona None
Arkansas Square Dance
California West Coast Swing [3]
Square Dance
(official folk dance)
Colorado Square Dance
Connecticut Square Dance
Delaware None
Florida None
Georgia Square Dance
Hawaii Hula
Idaho Square Dance
Illinois Square Dance 1990[4]
Indiana None
Iowa None
Kansas None
Kentucky Clogging 2006[5]
Louisiana Second line
Maine None
Maryland Square Dance
Massachusetts Square Dance 1990[6][7]
Michigan None
Minnesota square dance
Mississippi Square Dance 1995[8]
Missouri Square Dance
Montana None
Nebraska Square Dance
Nevada None
New Hampshire
New Jersey Square Dance
New Mexico None
New York Lindy Hop
North Carolina Clogging
(official folk dance)
Carolina Shag
(official popular dance)
North Dakota Square Dance
Ohio Charleston
Oklahoma Square Dance
Oregon Square Dance
Pennsylvania Polka
Rhode Island None
South Carolina The Shag 1984[10]
Square dance
(State American Folk Dance)
Richardson waltz
(State waltz)
South Dakota
Tennessee Square Dance
Texas Texas Two-Step
Utah Square Dance 1994[13]
Vermont None
Virginia Virginia Reel
Washington Square Dance 1979[14]
West Virginia None
Wisconsin Polka 1993[15]
Wyoming None

See also


  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. ^ a b "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. ^ a b "Official State Symbols of North Carolina". North Carolina State Library. State of North Carolina. Retrieved 2008-01-26.  
  10. ^ "SC Statehouse Student's web page, The State Dance - The Shag". South Carolina General Assembly. Retrieved 2008-03-31.  
  11. ^ "SC Statehouse Student's web page, The State Folk Dance - The Square Dance". South Carolina General Assembly. Retrieved 2008-03-31.  
  12. ^ "SC Statehouse Student's web page, The State Waltz - The Richardson Waltz". South Carolina General Assembly. Retrieved 2008-03-31.  
  13. ^ Utah State Folk Dance - Square Dance from "Pioneer - Utah's Online Library" page. Retrieved on 2008-09-08
  14. ^ "Symbols of Washington State". Washington State Legislature. Retrieved 2007-03-11.  
  15. ^ "Wisconsin State Symbols". State of Wisconsin. Retrieved 2007-07-11.  


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