Toronto and District

Square and Round Dance Assn.

Welcome... dancers, returning dancers and never-stopped dancers

Square dancing is a great way to have fun, keep active and get connected to people in your community. Clubs across the GTA dance regularly, usually from Sept to May. Watch here for announcements of Open Houses, which usually take place in Sept & Jan. Experienced dancers, watch the calendar and Facebook for invitations to events and dances across the region.

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Association News

Hot off the press, the May newsletter from the Ontario Federation.

We are all sorry to see Sharron and Wayne Hall leaving the Toronto and District Executive and want to thank them for all the time and effort they put in over their many years. They have been valuable mentors to us when we stepped up to be presidents.

They served on the T&D Executive from the mid-1970s to present. They held positions of Vice President, President and Past President in the 1990s, and again from 2012 to present day. As well they served as Secretary of the Association for 4 years and were on the T&D Convention Committee for 5 years. They represented T&D on the Ontario Federation of Square and Round Dancers from 1998 to 2021.

At our recent executive meeting it was unanimously agreed to make them lifetime Honorary Members of Toronto and District Square and Round Dance Association. We wish them well in their future endeavors.

Pandemic Civil Emergency

We hope you are all well. We're sure, like us, you're missing square dance terribly, and ready to get back on the floor.

In light of provincial and local emergency restrictions:
  • Clubs have now suspended all dancing until further notice. Check with your local club when general resrictions have been lifted
  • Before traveling to an event, check the Calendar for notice of cancellation
  • Clubs, please notify us of any cancellations
  • If you feel unwell, please stay home
  • If you've been travelling out-of-country, please stay home for at least 14 days

Clubs might consider contacting their members periodically, by phone. Make sure they are up-to-date on club info, and not in distress. The personal contact will probably be welcome.

Our recent bulletins concerning the COVID-19 outbreak: ** The Ontario Federation has compiled a short list of regular virtual square dancing, including Jeff & Andrea Priest (P, A2, Rnds) & Don Moger (A2, C1, C2, C3A), on their Events page.

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Don't get overly stressed. We'll be back on the floor, and square dancing again soon. If you want to chat, please contact us. Stay tuned for updated information in the fall.

It's always a great time to review your Taminations. Lots of other intersting links on our Resources page

Square dance-themed crosswords, courtesy of Sylvia from Peterborough:
Wordsearch puzzle, courtesy of EOSARDA, in their most recent Square Time, p. 14

Another Wordsearch, courtesy of Dave Eno from Rochester link here

Sent in by Dave Hutchinson from Marlebank, brain-teasing Square Dance quizzes:
Meanwhile, stay healthy. Catch you on Zoom!

check us out on social media:

Find T&D on Facebook Find T&D on Twitter See a preview of our Twitter feed on our Photos page.

In-person dance has been suspended. We will list special virtual events below. For weekly virtual nights, see the OSRDF Events page here