The purpose of the Federation shall be to preserve, promote and perpetuate
Square Dancing, Round Dancing, Contra Dancing, Clog Dancing
and other related forms of dance in the Province of British Columbia

New Membership forms available now

click on Membership forms at the top to the page

Minutes from the AGM Click Here for the AGM page

Find a Club in BC

Check for dances in Canada & the U.S.


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.
Unless otherwise stated, you agree to be filmed, recorded, or photographed for the above said purposes.
Please advise event organizers and/or photographers if you do not wish to have your image used.

Entandem, Music Licenses

For Square and Round Dancing in Canada, Tariff 19 License is required in order for us to use music at our dances.
The Entandem licensing for video is a Tariff 22.D.

Paul Tansey (Vancouver).
Toll Free: 1-855-957-6226 ext. 1622
Cell: 604-787-2012
To email click here: EMAIL

We need a Tariff 19 Licence

This is best obtained by the caller or cuer at an annual cost of $64.00 +Tax.
This was negotiated by the CWDIA and Socan in 2003.
If your caller or cuer is unwilling to get this licence, then the club itself
should do so using the Socan formula and this will be more expensive.

As defined in the CWDIA/SOCAN agreement - a Tariff 8 licence is required.
To make everything very easy, Socan has appointed a representative to

take care of all Canada’s Square and Round Dance SOCAN business.

He can answer any questions you may have and also create a SOCAN ACCOUNT
for your organization(Club, Association, Federation, Society) and he will
email you directly the necessary application(s) and form(s) and all relevant information.

For a pdf with more detail about licenses:   CLICK HERE

For more information about Entandem:

Nominate someone for the Sillery Award, deadline is March 31

History Section

Swinging Singles Building Fund donates $100,000 to the B.C. Square & Round Dance Federation