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:
What is it about what we wear when we dance that gets people so upset? Personally, I like square dance outfits, but I don;t always want to wear them. And I'd rather have a room full of dancers having fun - whether they are wearing "square dance attire", western clothing, or street clothes - than just a couple of squares in "square dance attire".
We were watching a documentary on the Roosevelts recently and one scene was of a square dance. I noticed particularly that everyone was dressed in the clothes of the day, early 30's. Our roots go back farther than that to barn dances where folks came as the were, the 50's square dance dresses I was given when I started dancing in the early 70's weren't so different from the long skirts that many favor today.
Is it surprising that the comment I hear most when I suggest learning to square dance, especially to a young(er) person, is "It looks like fun but I don't want to wear those dresses". Girls used to wear dresses or skirts every day. Now, they might not even own a dress. It seems to me that making such a big deal of the attire tends to turn off otherwise inclined new dancers. And who knows, if they learn to dance, maybe they will see fancy dresses and want to have one. Or maybe not. but one thing us sure, if they are having fun dancing, it doesn't get better than that.
The Convention Board put a lot of work into seeing that 2014 was the best yet and they deserve our thanks! we hope everyone had a great time in Indianapolis for the 25th Anniversary and we look forward to next year in French Lick. See your there!!!
Share the fun and friendship.
Lois Daugherty & Chuck McConnell
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, 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.)
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