Leisure: On the Square

Though it may seem odd in a country embroidered with stereophonic phonographs and power-braked convertibles, choreographed for the twist and headed for outer space, square dancing is more popular than ever.

For the ninth annual Golden State Roundup last week, more than 8,000 square dancers trekked to Oakland's Municipal Auditorium from as far away as Canada and the East Coast. "EIGHT SPIN-AWAY WITH A HALF SASHAY! " honked the caller, and off they went—careening and reeling, wheeling and jumping, into each other's arms and out again while the music sawed and pounded...

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