The Ontario Square and Round Dance Federation is pleased to present events all year round. You probably won’t have to look too far to find one near you. Our clubs are regularly hosting events where newbies and veterans alike 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.

Canadian Square & Round Dance Society – AGM Notice

The Canadian Square & Round Dance Society will be having their Annual General Meeting on Sunday afternoon November 29, 2020.  Since group gatherings are not possible at this time, the AGM will be a Virtual Zoom Meeting.  All canadian dancers are urged to attend.  For more information, and instructions to get your Zoom meeting  invitation please consult the document below:

Canadian Society AGM Booklet

 


Virtual Square Dancing – Weekly

Most virtual dances can be found under Events at Virtual Square Dances on Facebook
(https://www.facebook.com/groups/VirtualSquareDances/events/). You do not need a Facebook account to take part. The Zoom links to the dances are usually posted about 30 to 60 minutes before the scheduled start time. Make sure to check the time as dances are being called from everywhere from California to Australia to Germany. A truly international coming together to keep square dancing alive!

Virtual Square Dancing – Jeff Priest – See Website for details

See FLYER
Tuesday –  Plus Dancing at 7 pm
Wednesday – Advance Dancing at 1 pm

Calgary and District Square and Round Dance Association has created a webpage devoted to weekly virtual dancing at several levels. You can check it out at http://www.squaredancecalgary.com/virtual/

Virtual square dancing – Lorne Smith

MAINSTREAM: Wednesdays @ 7:00 PM MDT (9 EDT/8 CDT/6 PDT)
PLUS: Thursdays @ 7:00 PM MDT (9 EDT/8 CDT/6 PDT)
ADVANCE/C1: Sundays @ 6:30 PM MDT (8:30 EDT/7:30 CDT/5:30 PDT)

Virtual square dancing – Dayle Hodge

Dayle Hodge is calling weekly virtual square dances at the Plus, Advanced, and C1 programs. There are 4 tips each hour. The third tip is a workshop for any calls the group requests. Login details for each follow below.
For questions, Dayle can be reached at: – dayleh@comcast.nethttps://www.daylehodge.com

Virtual Square Dancing – Don Moger

Dancing Mondays (C3A), Tuesday (A2, C2), & Fridays (C1)

Dancing Thursdays (Basic, Mainstream) 7-8 pm

Virtual Round Dancing – Weekly

Monday (Ph 3), @ 9:30 pm EST  Join Zoom Session – With Bruce & Mary Nelson, AB

Tuesday (Ph 4),  @ 9:30 pm EST  Join Zoom Session– With Bruce & Mary Nelson, AB

Thursday (Ph 2,3 & some 4) at 7 pm EST – With Andrea Priest – see Website for details  See FLYER

Friday (Ph 2),  @ 9:30 pm EST  Join Zoom Session– With Bruce & Mary Nelson, AB

Square Dancing –  Dancing in the Garage

Jeff Priest recommends going to the Dancing in the Garage series.
Click on the link to view the complete video listing of the “two person” dancing that was created by Bob Simpson and Darby Love. The challenge has been to address social distancing in square and round dancing. The “Dancing in the Garage Series” is specifically designed for two person squares & rounds and can be done in your basement, garage or driveway. These videos are presented as dance-along fun-shops and tutorials. Jeff Priest notes that the list is in reverse order so recommends starting at the bottom.


Canadian Connection – Caller School

No Caller Schools Scheduled at this time


Leader Training

Round Dance Cuer / Instructor School   NOTE: 2021 date

Brought to you by Square & Round Dance Instructors’ Association of Alberta

May  10, 11, 12, 13, 2021
Lead by Cuer / Instructors:
Peter & Stella Tennant, Vernon, BC
Mary & Bruce Nelson, Sherwood Park, AB

See Flyer for details and Registration


Upcoming Events


Camping Weekends

– None scheduled at this time


2021

Swing Into Spring  April 30 – May 2, 2021 – This event has not been confirmed at this time
3-days of Square & Round Dancing
Prescott, Ontario
Yearly – First Weekends in May


If you are aware of an Event or up-coming Caller School, please forward information to the webmaster.

dan.roy1950@gmail.com


Conventions

21th International Squares & Round Dance Convention
Surrey, BC

…More Fun In 21…   Postponed till July 8-10, 2021  (Thurs-Sat) – More Details to follow


58th Michigan Square & Round Dance Convention  (2021 also cancelled)
(Train-In dance on Thursday evening)

2022 & 2023 to be held at the Radisson Plaza Hotel, Kalamazoo – Exact date yet to be determined


More Special Dances listed on the Association Event Calendars:

Eastern Ontario S&RD Association
Toronto & District S&RD Association
Square & Round Dancers of South Western Ontario