What is Round Dancing?

At many square dances, as much time is devoted to ROUND Dancing as to Square Dancing.
While some dancers are taking a break between Square Dance tips, others use that time for Round Dancing.

What is Round Dancing?

Round dancing is cued ballroom dancing, It is a beautiful dance form where all the couples dance the same steps in unison at the direction of the cuer (caller). The dancing couples form a big circle and dance around it; hence the name. Many types of ballroom dance are used, including cha-cha, two-step, waltz, jive, rumba and foxtrot. A few square dance clubs have Round Dance instruction.
 
Roundalab is a non-profit educational organization for round dance leaders world-wide, established in 1976 by round dance teachers to provide a framework for standardizing various aspects of the activity such as dance figures, cue terms, cue sheet format and teaching methodology.   The website has many useful links, including technique and lists of cuers and dances.

Round Dancing — A Figure & Styling Manual is one of the most comprehensive lists of links to teachers, organizations, and other educational sites collected by Harold and Meredith Sears of Boulder, CO. 
 
DanceRounds has downloadable videos of many of the most popular round dances.        
 
 

Also click here to view a YouTube video clip of a Round Dance.

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