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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:                

It seems to me that this year has sped by!  We hope that your summer included some special dance opportunities like the state and national square dance conventions, county and state fairs, and other special dance events along with holiday and family outings. 

The 10th annual State Museum dance will be on Saturday, September 6 at the State Museum in Indianapolis, 650 W Washington St, from noon until 3 pm and it is FREE!  (Be sure to have your parking pass stamped.)  It is sure to be fun with Wes Dyer and Sheila Terhune (aka ‘Beauty and the Beast’), along with Bonnie Lawrence on rounds. Come by yourself or bring a bus load, we hope to see many dancers from around the state at this annual event.

 And speaking of annual – do you have your ribbons for the 25th Annual Indiana Square and Round Dance Convention at the Marriott East Convention Center in Indianapolis from Friday, October 17 thru Sunday, October 19. The convention board has planned several special events for this year’s Silver Anniversary weekend. There will be lots going on – have you heard about the youth after-party? -  you won’t want to miss a minute.  (You can also be thinking about 2015 at French Lick!)

 Traditionally, most Indiana clubs start new dancer classes in September and October. We need new dancers to grow our clubs. Each club needs all members and area dancers to help recruit new dancers from every source available. Don’t forget to contact those who started lessons last year (or any previous year) and had to quit before graduating, or those who graduated but have been seldom seen since. They may just be waiting for an invitation to join in the fun this year. Everyone must do his own part to keep square and round dancing from being a secret.

 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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