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Welcome to the web site of the Indiana Dancers Association (IDA). Our purpose is to promote, sponsor, and provide for the cultural development and maintenance of high standards of square and round dancing. We assist in the formation of square and round dance clubs, cooperate with callers, cuers, civic and community organizations sponsoring square and round dance activities. We work to further friendly relations among our members and member clubs and encourage square and round dancing as a wholesome social recreation.

This web site is intended to provide the visitor with information about square dance clubs, callers and cuers, when and where dances are held, and contact information. The navigation bar at your left will help you find whatever you're looking for.


To make reservations for the 25th Annual Indiana Square and Round Dance Convention and receive the special room rates, click on the "conventions" link at the left.



From the Presidents:                

This might be classified as an understatement - our clubs need help. We need leaders . . . and, even more than that, we need people to help them. Clubs that have money to continue dancing are folding, or considering folding, because the officers are worn out and no one else wants to be in charge.

 This is not really anything new. In the 40+ years that we’ve been dancing, more often than not, the leadership would rotate between a few people, who got the reputation of ‘running the club’.  Well, someone has to do it. However, not many would turn down an offer to help – to make flyers, contact callers, set up chairs, bring drinks, decorate, greet guests . . . You get the idea. It doesn’t have to be a permanent job, but it sure would be nice to know that it will be covered for a month or two, or longer. And it would be better still, if the help was volunteered, because we tend to ask the people who have helped before and then they get burned out, too.

We all need a place to go where we don’t have any responsibilities. That is how we keep from burning out. But we also need a home, a place we belong, where we are depended on for something. We need a place where the things that we do benefit the family, the club, the organization.

Not everyone has the interest or desire to be a leader, and that’s just fine, but everyone can help by doing what they can.

Oh, and another thing – we all want our efforts to be acknowledged. So, leaders, don’t forget to show appreciation for those who help out. And, helpers, remember that, no matter how it may seem, the ones in charge are likely to have some doubts or concerns about their effectiveness and could use encouragement, too.

 We are all in this together, let’s work to make it fun!

     Share the fun and friendship!!!          

 Lois Daugherty & Chuck McConnell

IDA Presidents


For those that are taking advantage of the IMS fund raisers and need alcohol serving information, we have received this about your ATC certification.

Good afternoon.

It’s the law!  All alcohol permit holders must complete a certified alcohol server training program by April 30, 2014.  Knowing this could pose a challenge, both geographically and/or financially for many not-for-profit organizations; we have established a relationship with “Safe Servers of Indiana” to help with this certification.  Thorough their statewide coverage, you will be able to attend a class near your district, all at a considerably reduced price (only $10/person.)

 We have provided Dave McRee and his staff with a list of organizations that will require the certification.  Please watch for an email from them or you may contact them directly at or to get or set up a training class.  If you have any questions, please let me know. 

     Thanks, Denny

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