♫ Swing your partner and Do-si-do! ♫
Today is National Square Dance Day.
If you don't know how to 'Box the Gnat' or 'Slip the Clutch', then 'Crack the Egg' and 'Fluff the Frosting' by making a Square Dance Cake !
Woman's Day Magazine November 1950
The recipe for this cake can be easily followed as directed by Dexo shortening. However, I found a Duncan Hines prefab cake mix called 'Spring Velvets' at Big Lots which happens to have a yellow and a pink layer cake in one box. Luckily, it also happens to not be expired (it's not spring anymore!) so as to celebrate some promenading and half sashaying festivities for today.
I am memorized with square dancing. I have several vintage square dance records that I listen to throughout the year. This then prompts me to a Lisa Simpson "I want a pony. I want a pony. I want a pony. I want a pony." repetitive dialog with Hubbs. Only it's me saying "I want us to learn square dancing. I want us to learn square dancing. I want us to learn square dancing. I want us to learn square dancing." Hubbs responds as Homer did with a flat "no" in between each plea. I love the old timey toe tapping music, cute matching western outfits, and the perfect swirling motions of the dancers.
Watch this video and you'll see what I mean.:
Meet your partner and turn right back!"
I think the best example could be by none other than patter caller Bugs Bunny: