Although country dancing is an American tradition, its origin spans numerous cultures and generations. From the cloggers in Scotland to the peasants in Poland, what began with bagpipes and evening stars soon became a social gathering with square sets and two steps. If you’ve ever stepped foot into a Country Western night club, you’ve seen the raucous crowds having fun in social dance. Country dances are an American tradition that include many different techniques and moves adapted from different folk dances throughout the world. Before you sit out on the next dance, learn country dances and have some fun!