Welcome

We are an all-volunteer coordinating body for Square, Round, Clog, and Line Dancing in Ontario. We’re governed by a Board of Directors made up of representatives from all of Ontario’s Associations and members at large from Northern Ontario Clubs.

Members

We encourage new members to come out and have fun with us!  Please visit our Members page for all of the information you’ll need, including membership applications and additional forms for insurance.

Events

You probably won’t have to look too far to find a gathering near you. Our clubs are regularly hosting events where you can come out, meet new people, refine your steps and have fun.
Come back again soon as we continue to maintain and update our events listings.

Square Dancing vs Contra Dancing

Square Dancing vs Contra Dancing

Traditional contra dancing and modern western square dancing are both dynamite dance activities to get involved in. They each have their own flavour and cultural norms. Let’s look at similarities: Both dance forms have a caller who teaches and calls the dances. Both...

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Newsletter – September 2021

Newsletter – September 2021

Greetings to all dancers! September 22 marks the official start of Fall when we all should be back at our clubs dancing, welcoming new members and sharing stories of our summer activities. Unfortunately that is not happening in most places in Ontario. Covid-19 is...

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OSRDF – AGM Meeting of April 17, 2021 – Summary

OSRDF – AGM Meeting of April 17, 2021 – Summary

OSRDF - AGM Meeting Of April 17, 2021 - Summary THE ONTARIO SQUARE AND ROUND DANCE FEDERATION INC. Virtual Zoom Meeting held April 17, 2021 AT 1:30 P.M, with 25 people attending Membership With regards to membership, the Canadian Society has paid insurance for 2021....

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Trillium Awards

We recognize meritorious contributions to the dance community with two unique awards

Trillium Merit Award, 2020

Don & Jean Clingin

Don & Jean started Square Dancing with the Grenville Gremlins in 1998. As time went on, they thought they would give Round Dancing a try. Their abilities & skills improved to the point where they started their own Round Dance Club (Take A Step Rounds) in 2003. At one point Jean was cueing 3-nights per week, helping out at other clubs, all while maintaining a regular working career. Don & Jean were always there to help other dancers; they even had teaching sessions at their home to accommodate small interested groups. They have travelled for dancing, and have assisted at many National Conventions. They are members of Roundalab, have been members of the EOSARDA Board of directors, and the Seaway Valley Square & Round Dance Association.  They retired from cueing and instruction in April, 2019, but continue to dance regularly. They are a most deserving couple.

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