The National Square Dance Convention and other gatherings may hold a Parade of States in which dancers march together by state. They usually wear the same outfit or color combination.
The New Jersey square dance outfit colors are kelly green and white, based on the “Garden State” concept. Outfits usually include kelly green and white garments (such as vests, shirts, blouses, dresses, skirts, and pants) accessorized with kelly green and white belts, ties, bolos, aprons, petticoats, shoes, etc. Pants for both men and women can also be black.
The state emblem is a kelly green and white embroidered outline of New Jersey with a gold embroidered star at the location of the dancer’s home club. It should be attached to the outfit in a prominent and tasteful place. The emblem is available at NNJSDA dances for $7.50.
Vest patterns for men and women can be borrowed from the Association’s assistant treasurer. Sample state outfits can be seen below on the right.