B.C. Square & Round Dance Federation

To preserve, promote and perpetuate Square Dancing, Round Dancing, Contra Dancing and other related forms of dancing in the Province of British Columbia

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“Square Dancing is the perfect exercise.
It combines all positive aspects of intense physical exercise with none of the negative elements.”

Dr. Arron Blackburn

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Region 1 will be hosting some larger events/dances in May. Any one of the events will be dances that everyone and anyone will want to attend. Please see our website to see the exact times and location of the Spring Round Up, The big Birthday Bash (Country Cousins & Mavericks) as well as the Joint LVIWSRDA/UVISRDA dance with John Corrigan calling. https://region1.squaredance.bc.ca/ Until we see or hear from you further, Cheers Gary Weeks Director at Large Region 1 gwwlog@shaw.ca 250-889-1369
Hi all, The clubs up in the interior, Vernon, Salmon Arm, Kamloops and even Williams lake are intrigued by Brent's first Friday dances, so much so that a group of us are heading down to check out in person his may 3rd dance We hope to take in the Chilliwack dance the next day. It's soo nice to be able to travel again, gas prices Are high, but having Lyle and Diane O'Hara graciously hosting all of us and giving us space to dry camp in their yard made it more affordable. Yellow rocks to them both ! Sincerely Mae Fawcett Past president of Vernon Star Country Squares Vice President of BCSRDF
Along with our regular classes, the Okanagan Cloggin' group has been active this spring doing some demos in Kelowna. In April we danced for the Salvation Army New Vista's Seniors program. We were also invited to the Kelowna Fiddler's dance to work on a collaboration with them and dance to some live music. The first Saturday of the month we have a workshop at the Westside Senior Centre - April's dance theme was "Oldies", and May dance theme will be "Back to the Country". Our yearly Clogover Vine workshop is being held this year at the West Kelowna Community Hall (Westbank Lions Centre) at the beginning of June.
Region 2 has recently presented Joe Witiuk with a 5 score badge at the Stardowners Trifle Dance. Joe is 100 years old and still dancing. The B.C. Square & Round Dance Federation will be presenting Joe with a Recognition Certificate for still dancing at 100. See the Region 2 report to the AGM with a photo of Joe and the 2 presenters of his 5 score badge.
End of March 2024 The Northern Twisters Square & Round Dance Club Prince George (Region 5) has 40 members, 12 who also dance PLUS and most of those dance A1 & A2. (Instructor Lorne Paulson on Tuesdays & Thursdays) Our SSD and Mainstream Caller is Gys Koops. Guest Callers are Dolores Young from Vanderhoof and Jolanda Van Dyk. Our Round Dance Cuer is Gary Dean. A usual night has 2 or 3 squares and 4 to 8 Round dancers. At the end of May six Beginners will graduate from the Social Square Dance program. They are all from one family, the youngest aged 7. We continue to meet on Monday evenings September to May plus once a month in June, July, and August, from 7 to 9 at Trinity Downtown, on 5th and Brunswick, previously called Knox United Church. Our annual schedule includes several Theme nights and a few potlucks. President Dolores Young Vice President Glenda Matthews Treasurer Loretta McKinnon Secretary Julie Skead Contacts for the club are: youngdolores08@gmail.com, glmatthews@shaw.ca, drmck@telus.net, juliamcgowan@gmail.com

Music Licensing

For Callers, Cuers and Leaders:

A license is required to use music for Square Dance, Round Dance, etc.
Tariff 19 license for dances
Tariff 22.D.1 for video

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Dance events in BC may be filmed, recorded, and photographed by various individuals and/or the media.

These photos and recordings may be used for educational, archival or promotional purposes and may be included in future dance publications, videos and websites.

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COVID-19 Reminder

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the BCSRD Federation Executive advise that all members of the federation follow the guidelines of the BC Health Minister as to the Best Practices available for reducing the spread of this virus.