It started in Europe and made its way to the Americas via French and English colonists.

You may know it as the Square Dance.

Nothing “square” about how they did it in old Cuba, old Jamaica…or old San Francisco.

San Francisco – 1914 (no music)

Cuba – filmed 2010

Jamaica – filmed 2012

– Ken McCarthy
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