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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:                


When a club puts on a dance one of the things that they count on is having visitors.  When visitors come to a dance, you need to greet them at the door and thank them for coming.  Unfortunately, sometimes this is the end of the process.  We have many single dancers in our state.  These folks travel just as far as the rest of us and expect to have a good time at a dance.

 Our responsibilities to our visitors does not end at the door.  We need to insure that they have a good time during the evening.  We need to be sure that they get to dance. I had an email from a single dancer recently.  They went to another club for a dance one night.  During the entire evening, this dancer was not asked to dance once.    

 When you have a single visitor, it is important that you recognize this fact and act on it.  I travel almost every week and am a frequent visitor to many clubs around the country.  Most of the clubs that I visit make me feel very welcome and insure that I get to dance most of the tips.   If this happens, you can be sure that club will get another visit from me the next time I am in the area.  If not, I probably won’t come back.

 Please, make it a practice to recognize your visitors and insure that they have a good time.  Carolyn and I always try to insure that these folks get the chance to dance.  Our single dancers are a big part of our world.  We all need to insure that they know that they are welcome!

 This is the last issue for 2015.  Carolyn and I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  We hope to see all of you “across the square” in the coming year.

Last, please get involved with IDA.  It is your organization! We need all of you to get involved!  Meeting times and place for November are listed in this issue.  We need your ideas, your energy and your time.


             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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