(Photo: Team Farmall)
How good are you at driving a tractor? Good enough to make it dance? These farmers can. They participate in the sport of tractor square dancing. Troupes, such as the above Team Farmall in Ontario, perform at fairs while callers give directions like these:
Promenade this girl please do,
she’s the one who came with you.
She’s with you, have no fear;
she won’t go home with that John Deere
International Harvester launched the sport in 1953 as part of an advertising campaign. It was a way for the company to demonstrate the fast hitching ability of one of its tractors. But the sport became popular only recently with the first modern troupe forming in 1999. You can try it, but as you can see from the video below, you'll need to be a very skilled driver.