Did you know that Colorado has a state folk dance? It’s the Square Dance, and was designated by the Legislature in 1992. Square dancing, which is a dance where steps are called out by a caller, was especially popular in the 19th century, but continues to be practiced by many today. The best-known square dance is the Virginia Reel. Colorado children often learn to square dance as part of their 4th grade Colorado history studies. For more about dance instruction in schools, see the Colorado Department of Education’s Academic Standards for Dance.