International Association of Square Dance Callers

200 SW 30th Street, Suite 104 * Topeka, KS 66611
Phone (785) 783-3665  /  FAX (785) 783-3696
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Foundation for the Preservation and Promotion of Square Dancing

The Foundation's purpose is to support the funding of projects that will preserve and promote square dancing and other associated dance forms. The projects will protect the heritage of the activity and contribute to its growth, emphasizing the social, physical, and mental benefits of square dancing. The Foundation will also increase public awareness of the activity by showing the fun and fellowship that makes square dancing a popular recreation today.  The Foundation for the Preservation and Promotion of Square Dancing (The Foundation) was formed in 1992 and is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation.  Please visit their website at www.callerlabfoundation.org/

Alliance for Round, Traditional and Square Dance (the ARTS)

The Alliance for Round, Traditional and Square Dance (the ARTS) is a gathering of different independent organizations for the purpose of achieving common goals. The independent organizations retain their individual identity, character, mission, and goals while supporting the common goals of the Alliance.

The ARTS mission is to generate public awareness and promote growth and acceptance of contemporary Square, Round, and Traditional Folk Dance by encouraging and assisting a coalition of allied dance groups. The ARTS will provide leadership and resources necessary to create an achievable marketing program. The Arts will encourage, promote and support healthy lifestyles through dance programs and events that provide fun and effective exercise for both mind and body, all within a unique system of social interactions.

The ARTS Governing Board consists of representatives from the following dance organizations:

  • CALLERLAB - The International Association of Square Dance Callers
  • CONTRALAB - The International Association of Contra Dance Leaders
  • IAGSDC - International Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs
  • NSDCA - National Square Dance Campers Association
  • NEC - National Executive Committee of the National Square Dance Convention
  • ROUNDALAB - The International Association of Round Dance Teachers
  • SSDUSA - Single Square Dancers USA
  • USA West - USA West Square Dance Convention Policy Board
  • USDA - United Square Dancers of America

The ARTS has been incorporated in North Carolina and is an IRS 501(c)(3) Tax-exempt corporation. The initiatives of the organization include:

  • Demographic surveys collecting valuable information to be used to support a marketing plan.
  • Approval of a plan which can be adopted and modified by dance organizations to support recruiting efforts.
  • Establishment of a toll free telephone number (1-866-445-ARTS) to provide information about dance activities.

Additional information is available through the ARTS website: http://www.arts-dance.org

The ARTS has also partnered with a travel company, YTB Travel, to provide online travel service to benefit the square activity. Additional information is available through the ARTS Travel site: http://www.arts-dancetravel.com/


U. S. Handicapable Association (USHA)

The Mission of the U.S. Handicapable Association is to provide a U.S. Handicapable Convention in even numbered years to bring the groups together in fun, fellowship and friendship!

Handicapable Dancers are dancers who may have developmental disabilities, may have autism, may have cerebral palsy or any other disability. Handicapable Square Dancers may be dancers in wheelchairs who do not have any developmental disabilities. These wonderful dancers love square dancing as much as we do, they just may need a little more time to dance the steps. Don’t get me wrong! Handicapable Square Dancers have MANY abilities!! There are dancers who can dance Basic, Mainstream, Plus, Advance and even Challenge!
The association is always looking for more Handicapable Square Dance Groups for which they do not have contact information for. If you are aware of any clubs out there, or would like to start a group, feel free to contact the association (president@ushandicapable.org)

Please contact the association for convention information, to find a Handicapable Square Dance group, to find a square dance callers for your group, or information on how to start a group.

Please visit the association web site for more information: http://www.ushandicapable.org/

Additional information may also be available through the CALLERLAB office


The Square Dance Foundation Of New England (SDFNE)

While not formally affilated the the SDFNE, CALLERLAB believes the information available through the Foundation is valuable to the square dance community and there fore provides the following information as a service to the community.

The Square Dance Foundation of New England, Inc. was founded in 1973 by caller and editor of The New England Square Dance Caller Magazine, Charlie Baldwin and his wife Bertha. Organized as a non-profit foundation in Massachusetts, it has a membership of individuals, clubs, and organizations who care about our dance heritage of the past, and want to see it continue on as a living legacy. Click here for additional Information.

Our Mission

Objectives are:

  • To establish a library, acquire books, periodicals, tapes, recordings, sheet music, and paraphernalia relating to dance, square and round dancing, the history of dances, and dancing.
  • To acquire, catalog, print, or arrange for reproduction of any or all such information.
  • To acquire, show and display memorabilia of dancing, and square and round dancing.
  • To establish and maintain a historical registry of Callers, Cuers, and Clubs.

Our Purpose

  • To preserve the American Heritage of traditional, ethnic and social dance.
  • To promote the preservation of dance history and memorabilia in a central archive, consisting of collections from personal clubs and organizations involved in social dance.

The existence of our Library and Museum is intended to create a greater visibility of the square dance activity for future dance population growth throughout New England. In serves as a center for dance education and research on dance. Future programs will be developed to transform our operations into a living dance heritage center.


CALLERLAB Affiliated Association Members

CALLERLAB has established a means by which Caller Associations may join as an Affiliated Association Member. These Affiliated Associations are closely related to CALLERLAB, pay dues, and share the goals, mission, and objectives of CALLERLAB.

Listed below are those Affiliated Association Members which have provided the Home Office with information regarding the association's web site. To add your association to the list, contact the CALLERLAB office - Phone (785-783-3665 or Email - callerlab@aol.com

Here is the list as of September 12, 2012:

Alberta Square and Round Dance Instructors
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Association of Nova Scotia Square & Round Dance Teachers
Web Site- www.squaredance.ns.ca

Australian Callers Federation
E-mail - NevBevMcLachlan@bigpond.com.au
Web Site- www.aussiecallers.org.au

Birmingham Area Square and Round Dance Callers Association
E-mail - goey96@aol.com
Web Site - http://basardca.alabamasquaredance.com/

Calgary Callers Association
E-mail - l.b.smith@shaw.ca
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Callers Council of New Jersey
E-mail - kapnickrr@comcast.net
Web Site - www.ccnjcallers.com

Callers Clinic (SW Ontario S&R) SWOSDA
E-Mail - d.weatherby@hotmail.com
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Capital Callers and Cuers Association
E-mail - Sandy.harris@comcast.net
Web Site - http://www.angelfire.com/music5/ccca/

Central Ohio Callers Association
E-mail - squaredance@trip.net
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CzechoSlovak Callers &Teachers Association
E-mail - doug@square.cz
Web Site - http://cscta.square.cz

Delaware Valley Callers Association
E-mail - richd1squarerounddancer@msn.com
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Denver Area Callers & Cuers Association
E-mail - sdcallerco@earthlink.net
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East Texas Callers Association
E-mail - lgates3781@aol.com
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European Callers & Teachers Association (ECTA)
E-mail - president@ECTA.de
Web Site - www.ecta.de

Florida Callers Association (FCA)
E-mail -
Web Site - www.flcallersassoc.org

Gay Callers Association (GCA)
E-mail - AlanRHirsch@yahoo.com
Web Site - www.gaycallers.org

Grand Squares International (GSI)
E-mail - kim@GsiInternational.org
Web Site - www.grandsquareinc.com

Heart of America Callers Association
E-mail - roncarolswartz@yahoo.com
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Illinois Square Dance Callers Association
E-mail - bmgummere@yahoo.com
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Indiana Dance Leaders Association (IDLA)
E-mail: huttong@hotmail.com
Web Site: www.indanceleaders.org

Japan Square Dance Association
E-mail - squaredance@giga.ocn.ne.jp
Web site - www.squaredance.or.jp

Ka MO Callers, Cuers & Partners
E-mail -
Web Site - www.wesquaredance/KAMO

Lloyd Shaw Foundation
E-mail - cocke@phys.ksu.edu
Web Site - http://www.lloydshaw.org/index.htm

Miami Valley Callers Association
E-mail - ken@kenkroberts.com
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Mississippi Square Dance Callers Association
E-mail - Carolhosch@yahoo.com

Nagoya Callers Association
E-mail - kk-usami-sd-reseto@gctv.ne.jp
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Narragansett Callers Association
E-Mail - dosadowithbob@aol.com
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National Capital Area S/D Leaders Association (NCASRLA)
E-mail - albiontaylor@erols.com
Web Site - www.ncasdla.com

New Brunswick Callers Association
E-mail - sdcaller@nbnet.nb.ca
Web Site - www.squaredancenb.ca

New England Council Of Callers Association (NECCA)
E-mail - davehash@comcast.net
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New Zealand Callers & Cuers Association (NZCCA)
E-mail - westoby@es.co.nz
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North Alabama Square Dance Callers Association
E-mail - LennyNew@Ymail.com
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North Carolina Callers Association
E-mail - tlwall@nuvox.net
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North Texas Callers Association
E-mail - paul.kinsey@yahoo.com
Web Site - www.nortexcallers.com

North West Caller's Association
E-mail - donaldrhart@aol.com
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Northeast Colorado Callers & Cuers Association
E-mail - sdcallerco@earthlink.net
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Northeast Kansas Square Dance Callers Association
E-mail -
Web Site - www.wesquaredance.com/NEKSDCA

Old Colony Callers Association
E-mail - kbarbill@aol.com
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Omaha Area Callers & Cuers Association
E-mail - Mike.Hogan@cox.net
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Orange County Callers Association
E-mail - callerbill@emails.com
Web Site - www.occallers.org

Square Dance Callers Association of Northern California
E-mail - loj@pacific.net
Web Site - www.sdcanc.com

Square Dance Callers Club of Great Britain
E-mail - colinhaines4@talktalk.net
Web Site - https://sites.google.com/site/squaredancecallersclub/

San Diego County Square Dance Callers Association
E-mail -
Web Site - www.members.cox.net/sdcallers

Santa Clara Valley Callers Association, Inc
E-mail - Jill_Sybalsky@top2bottom.net
Web Site - www.scvcallers.org

South Carolina Callers Association
E-mail - jackgenie@msn.com
Web Site - www.sccaller.com

Tokyo Callers Association
E-mail - tokyosdc@aa.alles.or.jp
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Toledo Area Western Dance Leaders Association
E-mail - mbkansorka@wcnet.org
Web Site - www.promenadetoledo.com

Tri-State Callers Association
E-mail - jbwedge@comcast.net
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Upper Vancouver Island Callers and Teachers Association
E-mail - jonssona@telus.net
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Victoria & District Callers&Teachers Association
E-mail - dskirk@shaw.ca
Web Site -