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Square dancing is one of the most popular dance styles. Over 110 clubs have been organized statewide since the first began in the Triad in 1951. Bills were introduced in the 1995 and 1997 General Assembly to make square dancing the official state folk dance, but they failed.
Sam Queen has been coaching square dancers for a long time up in the mountains of western North Carolina, and his dancers have become nationally famous.
Square dancing is still popular in North Carolina, with over one-hundred Western square dance clubs in the state. This article discusses various forms of square dancing, such as clogging and smooth dancing. A well-known dance resort is at Fontana Village, which offers workshops and training for callers.