Welcome to SWOSDA
We are the Square and Round Dancers of South Western Ontario. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading the word about the fun and health benefits of square and round dancing. We like to describe dancing as “friendship set to music.” We have over 900 members in approximately 30 clubs across the region! Each of our members and clubs are welcome to new members.
Whether you are a novice or an expert, looking for a nearby club or an upcoming event, you have come to the right place, and we are happy to have you here.
Convention 2018 will take place on July 19-21 at the London Convention Centre. You can read more about it HERE.
Call us toll free 1-866-206-6696 for more information.
Brian Elmer of the Dance Connection (squaredance.bc.ca) refers to round dancing as “choreographed ballroom dancing for couples.” Dancers progress as couples counter-clockwise in large circles across the dance floor, with the dancers being directed a round dance cuer. This enables the couples on the floor to perform the same dance moves simultaneously.
Ontario Square and Round Dance Federation Newsletter – Fall 2017 Greetings to all! September will see most clubs starting dancing for the 2017-18 season. Some of you have been dancing during the summer at different places and making new square dance friends. This is one of the joys of square dancing – meeting like-minded people […]
Eight people interact through a series of movements as “called” by the caller. Unlike square dancing of old where dancers followed a set pattern, there is more variety in modern square dancing. There are still elements of older square dancing (as 8 people, paired up, form a square).