"dancers" organization, the UNITED SQUARE DANCERS OF AMERICA, INC.
serves to represent the square, round, contra, clogging, line and
heritage dancer in decisions which are made at the national level
relative to the development and growth of the dance activity. This
representation takes place through the various State and Regional
organizations affiliating with the USDA. As a united voice, the USDA is
able to express the views of the dancers on a national level so that
they might be relayed to other national and international groups with
whom the dancers interact such as leaders, callers, cuers, instructors,
commercial enterprises, other dancers, etc.
Membership is open to any organized nonprofit square dance groups or
other groups representing square, round, contra, clogging, line or
heritage dancers that will subscribe to the By-Laws, Rules and Policies
of the UNITED SQUARE DANCERS OF AMERICA, INC. In states which do not
have a statewide organization, or when the state organization elects not
to join USDA, area or regional organizations may join the USDA to
represent the dancers of their state. Applications for membership in
USDA are available from any of the USDA officers.
Numerous projects have been specifically undertaken by the USDA to
fulfill the organization's goals and objectives and are progressing and
expanding very rapidly. Dancers and their organizations, as members of
USDA, are afforded the opportunity to participate in the following
programs available through the UNITED SQUARE DANCERS OF AMERICA,
Promote and perpetuate the total Square Dance Movement which
includes Square, Round, Contra, Clogging, Line and Heritage Dancing.
Establish a line of communication from the individual dancer to a
recognized unified body so that an expression of varied opinions can
establish or influence policy for making decisions at the national
Provide for education to further the growth and enjoyment of Square
Encourage cooperation between member clubs, state associations,
councils, federations; national and international organizations; or
other groups involved or interested in the promotion of Square
Provide a forum for implementing the benefits of membership in the
UNITED SQUARE DANCERS OF AMERICA and assist members in any way
Represent Square Dancing to the general public as a wholesome,
enjoyable family type recreation.
a service organization, the United Square Dancers of America strives
to provide benefits for the entire Square Dance community:
Economical dancer accident and club liability insurance coverage
Handicapable Dancer Assistance
USDANews - informative quarterly newsletter covering the USDA
Educational pamphlets and brochures to inform club and group
leaders on the operational / business aspects of club activities
provided to all at not cost via this website -
USDA USA Traveler Program to encourage dancers to travel
throughout the United States with the goal to dance in all 50
States and receive a paid registration to the National Square
Social Media assistance has been added as another of USDA's
Centennial Dancer program awarding medallions to those dancers
who have reached the age of 100.
Nonprofit status is available through membership in USDA for a
Represent the Square Dancers within the broader Square Dance
Community by serving on the Alliance of Round, Traditional and
Square-Dance (ARTS-Dance) Governing Board.