Square dancing would be named Idaho's official folk dance under a resolution approved by the House State Affairs Committee.

Ted Koskella, of the State of Idaho Federation of Square and Round Dancers, said Thursday that "square dance" is a generic term that includes square and round dancing, line dances, clogging and heritage dances such as Irish and Basque dances.Nine states have adopted similar resolutions, Koskella said. The measure could contribute to Idaho's centennial celebration.