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 are community dances where you dance with many folks rather than with
OSRDF held both its regular board meeting of April 16, 2016 at Crestwood Secondary School in Peterborough, just prior to the Spring Spree dance. Board members discussed drafting the soft shoe policy and will put this on the web site once approved. The board approved a motion to establish a new policy on providing seed
A list of common terms used in Square and Round Dancing.
Many students are cash-strapped, nowadays. Nevertheless, their purchasing power is very high. Research reveals that 20 million students in the US have a combined disposable income of $417 billion.
There are over 125 square and round dance clubs across Ontario (click here to see the entire list), most of whom have weekly dance nights where you can participate in a regular dance program. Clubs also host special dances such as on Valentine’s Day. You should be able to find a club within driving distance no matter where you live. You don’t have to worry if you aren’t an accomplished dancer.
Square and Round Dancing has been described as “fitness at its best” in the article “It’s Fun to Get Fit for Under a Fin”, by Corben Geis in the July 2004 issue of American Square Dance. From helping to control weight gain to decreasing blood pressure to enhancing agility and muscle tone, the list of health benefits that one can gain from square and round dancing is lengthy.
Updated: November 08, 2015 The OSRDF board met on Oct. 25, 2015 in Ottawa. Prior to the meeting, board members also attended EOSARDA’S 60th Anniversary Dance. OSRDF President, Wayne Hall welcomed two new board members, Jean and Howard Lander, representing T&D Association. OSRDF is looking into hiring a computer expert to revamp our web site.
The board received the resignation from Al & Rennie Calhoun. T&D has yet to appoint replacements. A motion was passed that all dancers or clubs within Association boundaries must first join their Association in order to obtain insurance. Trillium Merit awards were approved for Doug & Heather Holmes (T&D), Jim Lee (SWOSDA) and for