Indiana Dancers Association
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:
You know what IDA is – right? A few people who have a few meetings a year and tell the square dance clubs what they can and can’t do. Is that what you think? Well, you’d be wrong.
Indiana Dancers Association is an organization formed for the purpose of promoting square and round dancing in Indiana. It has members – Clubs (45 active and 4 inactive) and Individuals (765 members who pay dues yearly, 253 Life Members who belong to an IDA Club, and 662 Life Members who do not belong to an IDA Club). All of the Individuals are voting members.
The organization is divided into four local groups (Areas) which work to support local clubs and share information and ideas with the other Areas in the state.
But, what does IDA actually do?
Well. . . it sponsors dances such as New Dancer Roundup, Area Appreciation Dances, the annual State Museum dance, dancing at the State Fair and county fairs. Along with the Indiana Dance Leaders Association, it sponsors the annual Indiana Square & Round Dance Convention. It manages a Fundraiser program where clubs can earn money by working at the Motor Speedway in the food booth and/or souvenir stands with no investment or risk. It maintains a caller and cuer scholarship program. It handles promotional brochures and handouts and gets publicity items to newspapers and media of the area and the state. IDA publishes IDA News and maintains the website www.indancers.org .And . . . through its membership in U.S.D.A. , IDA insures dancers at all IDA sponsored dances. This insurance is also available to all IDA clubs for a very nominal rate.
If this all sounds like a lot of work, you’d be right.
But we’re the ‘People Who Sell FUN’ and we need new ideas.
And . . . we could use some help.
Check your IDA News for the dates of the September meetings.
Lois and Chuck
For those that are taking advantage of the IMS fund raisers and need alcohol serving information, we have received this about your ATC certification.
It’s the law! All alcohol permit holders must complete a certified alcohol server training program by April 30, 2011. 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.)
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