In August of 2006, Lloyd and Brenda Juhala, with Shinobi Creative Services
in British Columbia, produced a DVD, "Dancing Keeps You Young" to
assist with the promotion of square dancing. Financial assistance for
this project was provided by the BC Square and Round Dance Federation and
the Canadian Square and Round Dance Society.
The PR Committee now has Canadian Square & Round Dance Society logo lapel pins for dancers. These pins will be available though the Provincial PR Committee Representatives and Federation/Association Representatives in each Province/Territory. These colourful red and white pins are 3/4 inch square with a single pin back and safety clasp for easy fastening. The pins provide a symbol of the activity. Dancers are encouraged to wear one proudly as one way to provide some personal p.r. in their local community. Look for the sale of these pins at upcoming dances in your area or contact your PR Committee representative. The cost is only $3.00 each; any proceeds will help promote square & round dancing even more at the Canadian and Federation/Association levels. Consider presenting a pin to new dancers at graduation!
Sample Club Constitution Incorporation of Nonprofit Organizations
Compliance with the Copyright Act The Travel Industry Act
Attracting New Dancers Abbreviated Rules of Order for Meetings
Tips for Running a Tape club Promoting Square Dancing
This space is available to
be used for suggestions and ideas from dancers and organizations and the PR
Committee of ideas for promoting and marketing our activity. Submit your
ideas now to your PR Committee representative!
The Society has developed
for promotion purposes.
Print these and distribute them to prospective
new dancers, libraries, community centres, chamber of commerce, Doctor's offices,
etc. See other examples of Bookmarks on the Ontario S&RD Federation
http://www.magma.ca/%7Eontfed/bookmark.html - See files : BokmarkPage_1_163x571
The Ontario Square & Round
Dance Federation has prepared two excellent "Information Guidelines" that
may be of assistance. Go to the Ontario S&RD Federation
site and click on 'Info Sheets' These include
"Promoting Square/Round Dancing" and "Attracting New Dancers".
Have a look at these.
Here is an idea to use small spaces in commercial businesses to display square & round dance flyers/brochures.
The space used is so small that business will allow you to use their space for advertising.
Easily create a display box to hang on a wall that holds flyers using heavy paper. Simple to do!
Also includes a couple of flyer/brochure ideas for content.
Put the information on you new dancer classes on the flyer/brochure.
See the display box and sample flyers.
Other resources to consider for acquisition are:
& Recruiting Plans
Download Adobe Reader - Get Acrobat Reader
"Five Fast Steps to Low-Cost Publicity" by Barbara Florio Graham is available by mail for $20.00 postpaid (Can.). This 90 page publication is an excellent practical guide and resource to getting stories to the media for coverage of the activity. You don't have to pay for advertising if you can get the story covered as a news item. Also an excellent reference for those planning major events and wanting to get media coverage.
Also check out the various articles posted on the Square Dancing Article Co-op
Links to promoting
Round dancing ads might not mention round dancing as this is not understood, but talk about learning the Two Step, Cha Cha, Jive, etc. to modern music. Use the ballroom catch words. - John Brant
- adapted from Callerlab Press Release
Strathroy Square and Round Dance Club (Swinging Duos) in Ontario planned a newspaper campaign with their local newspaper, "The Age Dispatch" with great success. These articles are what is needed to add synergy to the Canadian Square & Round Dance public service announcement shown on cable television across Canada. Some would say there is nothing new in these articles but there is. They clearly spell out in a series of three articles exactly what square dancing has to offer to their friends and neighbours. They have kindly agreed to share these articles with you in the hope that you too will experience a surge in new dancers.
SQUARE AND ROUND DANCING IN STRATHROY
If you wish to keep fit the easy way, try Modern Square and Round Dancing! No special skills are necessary and it is not a competitive recreation. If you can walk, you can square dance. If you can smile as well, you'll love it!
Square dancing involves a "set" of eight people moving to directions given by the caller.
Round dancing is couple dancing in a circle formation responding to "cues" given by the cuer.
Anyone can learn. There is no age limit to enjoy square or round dancing. If you enjoy walking for pleasure, then you will really enjoy square dancing. It is like walking to music. It's great fun and good exercise. It's mentally stimulating, the music is good, and we laugh a lot. No experience is necessary and two left feet are fine!
Visit the Strathroy Swinging Duos Square and Round Dance Club on Monday evenings at the Strathroy Seniors' Centre, 137 Frank Street, for a friendly evening out and see what it is all about. Round dancing for new dancers takes place from 5:00-6:00 p.m. and for experienced dancers from 6:00-7:15 p.m. Square Dancing begins at 7:30 p.m. Square dance classes for new dancers will begin on Monday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. For information please phone Keith & Dorothy Wilton 519-264-1447
Article number Two
In 1959 there were eight Square and Round Dance clubs in South Western Ontario - today there are almost 50 clubs.
Modern Square and Round Dancing is for the average couple who enjoy meeting new people and share a common interest in music and friendship. The fun starts on your very first night. You meet new people and make new friends.
Modern square dancing is a challenge. It is dancing, thinking and teamwork. Moving in rhythm to music keeps you physically fit. Reacting quickly to the square dance calls keeps you mentally on your toes. It is a worldwide activity that combines mental and physical exercise in a great social format.
The Strathroy Square and Round Dance Club, named the Swinging Duos, has two excellent leaders. Tom Charlton, a dairy farmer in Springfield, is our square dance caller. Tom began learning to call in 1986 and now calls weekly for clubs in Strathroy, Iona, Tillsonburg and Brantford. Peter and Sybil Chandler of Middlesex Centre, retired farmers with many interesting hobbies, have cued for Round Dancers since 1978.
Come and join us on Mondays at the Seniors' Centre. Rounds at 5 p.m. Squares at 7:30 p.m. It's easy! We'll have you dancing in ten minutes. Square dance classes for new dancers will begin on Monday, October 17th. For information phone 264-1447.
MODERN SQUARE AND ROUND DANCING
Article Number Three
Modern Square and Round Dancing is enjoyed throughout Canada, USA and 50 countries worldwide. It provides Fun, Fitness and Good times in a healthy environment with new music from Golden Oldies to Elvis to today's Hot New Country!
Modern Square Dancing is an activity where couples can do something together and it helps reduce stress and tension. It is recommended by the Heart and Stroke foundation as a viable form of exercise that can reduce your risk of Heart and Stroke disease. Modern square dancing is reported to improve cholesterol profiles, strengthen bones, and prevent or slow osteoporosis.
New dancers usually wear casual clothing and soft soled shoes. Prairie skirts are popular with the ladies. Men are encouraged to wear long sleeves. Singles are also welcome as they can pair up to form a couple.
The Strathroy "Swinging Duos" invite you to join the fun on Mondays in the Seniors' Centre on Frank Street. Round Dancing at 5 p.m. Square Dancing at 7:30 p.m. You might like it! You'll never know till you've tried it. New dancers please phone 264-1447 for information.
Moving and Grooving - a Dance Program
for Schools and Community Groups (Dec/04)
SQUARE DANCE NOW
- Volume 1
DANCE MANUALS - The Handbook Series
Have you thought about providing Endowment Funds to this activity? Money donated is invested and the interest earned is spent each year on a particular goal; i.e. caller/leader-training or for the "promotion of square dancing".
Donate monies to your
own Federation or to the Society, as you would to a charity or special interest.
What is a special thought of yours - write it in your will. Any questions
can be directed to: email@example.com
. Endowment Funds can be sent, with the special notation, to the Treasurer:
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Have you considered working with a Health Association on a local basis. This can be a vehicle for raising funds for the charity and achieving some publicity and visibility for the activity and the club. These groups might include: Heart - Stroke Foundation, the Cancer Society, Terry Fox Run, Alzheimer's, etc. Do your local "health" associations provide information to the public or to their patients/participants indicating the values of our recreation? Have you asked them to have your flyers available for their clients?
STAY FIT AND HAVE FUN DOING IT ! "TAKE A FRIEND TO A SQUARE DANCE
1. Definitely have
a new dancer dance program this year! Every club needs "new Blood"
to replace the dancers who have left the activity for health reasons, etc.
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