THE WORLDS LARGEST
SQUARE DANCE ORGANIZATION

THE ONLY NATIONAL DANCER'S ASSOCIATION ORGANIZED BY DANCERS

FOR DANCERS AND OPERATED BY DANCERS


USDA YOUTH
INFORMATION & PROGRAMS




Upsilon Sigma Delta of America

Greek Letters to be worn only by Youth Dancers

                     

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The United Square Dancers of America have adopted these Greek letters to represent Youth Square Dancers of America. We are accustomed to the double square, the square and circle, the frog, music notes, etc. We accept those symbols as an ordinary part of our activity. So now is the time to introduce a new symbol – one to identify our youth dancers and give them a “new image.”


Printable flyer with Scholarship information
All affiliates and Clubs please print and post at your dances

USDA Founders Memorial Youth Scholarship Application  Adobe pdf
USDA Founders Memorial Youth Scholarship Application  MS Word
USDA Affiliate President Nomination Form For Youth Scholarship Applicants  Adobe pdf
USDA Affiliate President Nomination Form For Youth Scholarship Applicants  MS Word

Find Your USDA Affiliate and President for your Nomination Letter
USDA Affiliates Web Pages

See USDA Founders Memorial Youth Scholarship Recipients

Support the Youth Scholarship Program - Donate Today!

 

USDA FOUNDERS MEMORIAL YOUTH FUND

A significant component of the USDA Youth Program is the establishment of the USDA Founders Memorial Youth Fund. The Fund will provide the needed resources to realize the full potential of our youth program. Over the past 10 to 15 years we have watched the continuing decline of square dancing. The loss of youth participation is a major contributing factor. By actively educating and seeking youth participation, we will be educating and recruiting parents as well.

Square dancing is a vital part of America's history and tradition. Square dancing's roots in America go back to early settlers. Yet, how many of today's youth, or even adults, know of that history. America's youth should be taught that square dancing is more than a dance, it is a state of mind. Let them see how square dancing represents our country's warmth and unity by being a form of dance were almost every movement starts by extending your hand to another. They should see that square dancing is an on-going celebration of our country's roots.

Three goals have been developed to utilize the USDA Founders Memorial Youth Fund to its full potential.

(1) Teach youth about square dancing, its history and traditions.

(A) Make educational and promotional materials available to youth.

(B) Make up-to-date instructional material on Modern Square Dancing available to educators.

(2) Increase the number of youth participating in square dancing.

(A) Develop and distribute promotional and educational materials that present a positive, upbeat view of youth participating in square dancing.

(B) Encourage the adult square dance community to seek youth participation in square dancing.

(3) Establish a scholarship fund to assist and encourage youth square dancers to continue their education.

To make a contribution or for additional information concerning the USDA Youth Program or Founders Memorial Youth Fund, contact USDA Youth Advisory Committee Chair,

BONNIE ABRAMSON
3039 Bridgeford DR
Sacramento, CA 95833
or phone (916) 649-2714 or by e-mail at: usda.youth.advisor@usda.org

 




FOR MORE INFORMATION ON USDA YOUTH PROGRAMS PLEASE CONTACT OUR

YOUTH ADVISOR

BONNIE ABRAMSON
3039 Bridgeford DR
Sacramento, CA  95833
(916) 649-2714
or by e-mail at: usda.youth.advisor@usda.org


USDA Youth Publications


MS Word .doc format
USDA Founders Memorial Youth Scholarship Application
USDA Affiliate President Nomination Form For Youth Scholarship Applicants
USDA Youth Program
Take A Youthful Step to the Future
Information on Competition In Youth Dancing

Adobe .pdf format
USDA Founders Memorial Youth Scholarship Application
USDA Affiliate President Nomination Form For Youth Scholarship Applicants
USDA Youth Program
Take AYouthful Step to the Future
Information on Competition In Youth Dancing


Contact Information

Electronic mail
General Information:  usda@usda.org
Webmaster:  webmaster@usda.org