Why did everyone do square dancing in middle school?

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  1. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I did it in 6th grade, which was elementary school. Now that you mention it, that's pretty weird. I lived in a beach town in Southern California. There were no cowboys in sight.

    My beach town did not. First I have heard of this. You people are wierd.
     
  2. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    I remember running in PE to the Ghostbusters theme by Ray Parker Jr. when I was 5.
    That is so cool. I was never that lucky. [​IMG] I had MULTIPLE square dancing and line dancing units.
     
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    Ludeykrus Senior member

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    I remember running in PE to the Ghostbusters theme by Ray Parker Jr. when I was 5.
    Ooh, ran to that one, too.
     
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    Yep, mandatory ballroom and square dancing in PE in Junior High.
    Shoreline School District in the mid 70s.
     
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    bbaquiran Senior member

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    I didn't do square dancing but we did that silly Moorish dancing I think it was called, with the sticks. I did go to an all-boys school though, which may have had an impact.

    Morris dancing? It's a medieval folk dance.

    I bet you were a hit at renaissance faires.
     
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    Rambo Senior member

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    My beach town did not. First I have heard of this. You people are wierd.
    +1000000000
     
  7. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Growing up right outside of NYC, we had square dancing in 5th and 6th grade. I think the most stupid part of it was the gym teacher "calling" the moves. Very hokie.

    On the other hand, we almost all had to go (forced by parents) to "Mrs. Covington's", one evening a week in our navy suits and white gloves to learn ballroom dancing. That ritual started in 4th grade and continued on in various forms through 8th grade. That really wasn't so bad once the girls started growing boobs.
     
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    T4phage Senior member

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    1) mid 80's
    2) barn dance
    3) PACIFIC ISLAND high school (australian/brit)
    4) ?????????
    5) profit = getting drunk on bacardi before (1)

    DAT WAS SOME AWESUM SHIT RIGHT THAR
     
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    rdawson808 Senior member

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    Yeah, we did square dancing in 3rd or 4th grade.

    Tinikling? Hehehe... it's a Philippine dance




    We had both the square dancing and the Philippino thing. In western Washington, fwiw. Hated it. We also had to do jump-roping routines. Really dumb. At least I learned to double dutch.


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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    My grammar school did square dancing from 3-6th grade. We used to spend a week on a ranch in Oregon every year, and twice during that week we would have square dances. I grew up in a horse town, but I don't believe anybody actually square danced there.
     
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    I had it in 5th grade. We danced to two songs off a dusty old LP that was at least 40 years old by then.
    Growing up right outside of NYC, we had square dancing in 5th and 6th grade. I think the most stupid part of it was the gym teacher "calling" the moves. Very hokie.
    ^ Those pretty much sum up my 7th and 8th grade gym classes during 2 weeks of the winter. I other than the hokiness of the dance, mingling with girls and stuff was kinda cool.
     
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    4th, 5th and 6th grade we did square dancing *shudder*
     
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    We def did line dancing, maybe square dancing too.

    Would you rather middle schoolers do bootie poppin to Lil Jon? [​IMG]
     
  14. Connemara

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    We def did line dancing, maybe square dancing too. Would you rather middle schoolers do bootie poppin to Lil Jon? [​IMG]
    If it trains them to be hot booty-poppin' high schoolers...[​IMG]
     
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    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    I just realized that I have taken some formal dance classes, but that's not really the same I guess.
     

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