Q: What is square dancing?

A: For a good overview of square dancing, see this article.

Q: Okay, I've seen the article. But it looks like there are many different types of square dancing. What type does Marty do?

A: There are many types of traditional dancing that are called square dancing. Modern Western Square Dancing is the type that Marty does. Yes, there's a Wikipedia article for that too! See the second article.

Q: It looks like something that my parents would do. Why should I?

A: Well, to be honest, square dancing appeals to many older citizens. But the reasons it does appeal to them are universally appealing to all. A typical dance is a social event and a mild form of exercise. It's even taught in elementary school physical education classes! It's friendly fun, and something of a hidden, cultural treasure.

Q: What's the best way to get started?

A: Each locality/region has its own square dancing clubs and federations. More information for square dancing in your region can be found on Dosado. Marty likes to call in in the Southeastern US, and he is based in Western North Carolina.

Q: How should I contact Marty to schedule a dance?

A: The easiest way to get a-hold of Marty is form on the contact page. But, you can also leave a message at the phone number provided on the Contact Marty page.