Comfortable Connections

Square dancing is a team activity. It involves establishing appropriate connections between dancers. No matter which hand or arm hold is being used, dancers should always be aware of the need to aim for comfort when interacting with other dancers. This idea has been developed in response to many complaints about handholds that squeeze painfully, […]

Seeking Free Publicity for Square & Round Dancing

(This is an excerpt from a presentation targeting a marketing initiative of the B.C. Square and Round Dance Federation – By Brian Elmer) The Press Release One of the best ways to reach a mass audience is by seeking free publicity in the press. In this case though, we recommend a different approach than inviting […]

Dancing Can Reverse the Signs of Aging in the Brain

Physical exercise has an anti-aging effect on the hippocampus region of the brain — an area that controls memory, learning and balance. A new study, comparing different forms of exercise — dancing and endurance training — undertaken by elderly volunteers for eighteen months, shows that both can have an anti-aging effect on the brain, but […]

Ontario Federation – Sept. 2017 Newsletter

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 […]

Can The Federation Help YOU ?

Ontario Square and Round Dance Federation How the Federation can help You The aims and objectives of the Federation are outlined fully on the website: http://squaredance.on.ca. Highlighted here are some of the more tangible ways in which the Federation can offer support to clubs, leaders and dancers within Ontario. Various bursaries are available to help […]