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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.



From the Presidents:                



Summer is upon us!  As I write this flowers are blooming and my grass needs to be mowed.  That is so much better than saying my sidewalk needs shoveled!  Finally weather isn’t an issue for all of us!

 We have heard a lot of comments about the IDA dues being increased.  This was a step no one wanted to take but was forced upon us.  Dues have been held at $3/person/year for a very long time.  When Carolyn and I rejoined the square dance world in 1997 dues were $3.  At that time the cost for most dances was $3.00-$3.50 per person.  Over the last 18 years dance prices have more than doubled.  Everything has gotten more expensive – gas, groceries, etc.

  One of the things that the dues help to support is IDA News and the IDA website.  These things have consistently gotten more and more expensive.  We were faced with some serious choices about finances.  No suggestion was out of line; no comment was laughed at.  After much consideration, it was decided to raise our dues and the cost of the magazine.

We would hope that an extra $2 per year would not be too much of a burden.  After all, it only an  increase of around $0.17 per month.  We hope that maybe this explanation of the reason for this move makes sense to all of you.

We would welcome all of your ideas and suggestions to address this issue.  Maybe you have an idea for a new fundraiser or some way to decrease our costs.  We are quite open to any comments you might have.  As I always say, IDA is your organization and it works best when you get involved!


             John and Carolyn Cook

                            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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