Librarians square dancing; photo by TechSoup for Librarians on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).
Official State Folk Dance of Virginia
Virginia designated the square dance as the official state folk dance in 1991. The square dance provided pioneers with recreation and social contact with neighbors - and is still doing that today! All State Dances
Twenty-two states have passed legislation to officially adopt the square dance as a state symbol, and more than thirty bills have been introduced at the federal level proposing the square dance as the national (folk) dance of the United States.