The official New Jersey "state outfit" is worn at square dance conventions and other major square dance events where there is a "Parade of States" or a "Grand March" during which the dancers of each state march together. Traditionally, the dancers of each state wear the same outfit or the same color combinations. New Jersey's outfits are kelly green and white, signifying the concept of the "Garden State. A gold embroidered star is attached to the State emblem so as to represent the location of the dancer's home and/or home square dance club
What is the official state outfit?
The New Jersey state outfit colors are Kelly green and white. The State emblem is visible in a prominent (but tasteful) location; the emblem set consists of a 9" Kelly green and white embroidered outline of New Jersey, with an embroidered gold star at the location of his/her home club, and an embroidered NJ. Some alternative outfit combinations include:
Where can I get Patterns and Supplies for these Outfits?
Patterns and supplies, including a State emblem, N. J. initials, and a star are available from the NNJSDA Second VPs, through the address in the Grand Square magazine, or at the NNJSDA.org Web site.
What is Currently Available?
NNJSDA has the pre-embroidered emblem sets for approximately $7. Confirm current prices and shipping/handling arrangements with the NNJSDA Second VPs.