The Country Twirlers performing at the annual Kuhns Bros. Fall Festival in Milton, PA

If there’s one thing rooted in Pennsylvania Dutch culture more than roast beef and mashed potatoes, it’s square dancing — a stepping and twirling dance for four couples, somewhat primitive yet bearing a hint of sophistication harkening back to its European origins. Whether a fiddle, an accordion, or a soundtrack of folk song oldies, it’s the spirit of tradition past, not the musical accompaniment, which makes square dancing a popular draw even today.

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