Ontario Square and Round Dance Federation Newsletter – Fall 2017 Greetings to all! September will see most clubs starting dancing for the 2017-18 season. Some of you have been dancing during the summer at different places and making new square dance friends. This is one of the joys of square dancing – meeting like-minded people
GENRAL MEETING – OSRDF held both its regular board meeting of April 2, 2017 at Crestwood Secondary School in Peterborough, just prior to the Spring Spree dance. The Treasurer advised that the Federation experienced a net loss for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017 of $2,230 but the balance sheet still showed a healthy
Ontario Square and Round Dance Federation How the Federation can help You The aims and objectives of the Federation are outlined fully on the website: https://squaredance.on.ca. Highlighted here are some of the more tangible ways in which the Federation can offer support to clubs, leaders and dancers within Ontario. Various bursaries are available to help
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.