Adams House exchanged classy for country last Thursday night for the Outing Club's semi-annual square dance. Dancers, dressed in outfits ranging from flannel and cowboy hats to jeans and sweaters, assembled from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. in the Adams dining hall to square dance with the live band, Nor'easter.
"If you're lost, laugh!" said Will R. Mentor, the caller or person in charge of annoucing dance moves during songs last night.
Dancers were quick to follow his advice, doing the dosado and working up a sweat with both friends and strangers.
"It's a great group of people here, and it's kind of a different thing to do on a weekend night," Helen E. Bradshaw '11 said. "I'm not very good but a lot of people aren't."
Band member Max A. Newman '07 explained that the square dancing tradition at Harvard began back in the 1940s and was extremely popular. Newman helped restart square dancing during his time as an undergraduate and was pleased to see the tradition continue.
"It's a really different sort of event. Live music, live caller. It doesn't really matter if you dance," said Michael R. Traver '14, an Outing Club leader. "You just get out there and have fun."