What Is USDA? Our Mission
The UNITED SQUARE DANCERS OF AMERICA, INC. (USDA) was formed on June 26,
1981, during the National Square Dance Convention held in Seattle,
Washington, and grew in size to represent 310,000 dancers throughout the
United States. USDA is an organization formed by dancers, for dancers,
and is under the operational control of dancers. The purpose of the
organization is to:
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 at a
Offers a Discount Prescription, Vision and Hearing Program
available to all - not just dancers - but anyone.
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.