What Is Round Dancing?
Dancing is a form of social ballroom dancing in which the steps are
choreographed precisely to the music, and those steps are announced by
a "cuer," as we dance. The presence of the cuer makes a round dance
look different than the usual ballroom dance — all the couples are
dancing in unison and the choreography can be relatively complex and
interesting (since the man doesn't have to think it up as he goes) —
but otherwise round dancers are ballroom dancing. We hold our partners
in the normal way. We take the same kinds of steps. The rhythms are the
familiar rhythms — waltz, foxtrot, cha-cha, rumba, and others listed in
the navigation bar to the left. more
manual describes how to round dance. The steps, figures, and techniques
also work well at weddings, dinner dances, and other social ballroom
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dance more smoothly and comfortably, see this TOC.
Latest Additions To Dance Site—
The DRDC Article Archive is slowly growing.
The Dixie Round Dance
Council has published one or more educational articles per month for
many years. Check out my archive (and if you have a
newsletter collection and know what was printed in a month that I don't
list, please let me know).