November 29th is National Square Dance Day, a great day to get out and do-si-do! Did you know that square dancing is also the state dance of Illinois?
In 1990, Governor Thompson signed a law that named Square Dancing, the official American folk dance of Illinois. Square dancing gained a lot of popularity in the United States but it has roots that reach back to Europe in the 15th century. You can learn more about square dancing here or check out our books related to square dancing.