Welcome to The Denver Area Square & Round Dance Council
The DAS&RDC is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of delighting MIND, BODY & SOUL through Square and Round Dancing in the metro Denver area as well as the surrounding Front Range region.
Square & Round Dancing is the fun way to keep MIND & BODY the best they can be. Learning the calls/cues keeps your brain stimulated. Dancing keeps your body moving, and the social interactions keeps your SOUL satisfied.
Square Dancing requires no fancy footwork, provides movement motivation and the social interactions create a basis for lifelong friendships. Casual dress and comfortable foot wear is all that is needed. Round Dancing is similar to ballroom dancing except that the couples are taught/prompted through the moves by a Round Dance Cuer just as Square Dancing is taught/prompted by a Square Dance Caller. Singles, couples and families are encouraged to become involved in our activity.
We truly hope you will come out to one of our many events to experience for yourself the fun and friendships that many of your neighbors already enjoy.
This year's Proclamation Dance was a very special event... watch the video to see all the fun...
The Ponderosa Promenaders, one of our State’s youngest clubs celebrated it’s 4th birthday this past summer. They graduated their first class and formed their club in June 2010 with 22 members. In just 4 years they have grown their club to 62 members. At their 4th birthday celebration in June, 50 of their members were present.
They will kick off their 5th dance season this month with Lanny Weaklend calling and cueing their September 28th dance. Lanny has been a major supporter of this young club, and his help in kicking off their first season and all four seasons has been very much appreciated.
You will find them dancing in LaPorte (north Fort Collins). Their new home is at the American Legion Post 4, 2124 County Road 54G (or US Hwy 287 or Colorado Hwy 14). They have a potluck at 1:30 and begin dancing with pre-rounds at 2:15. Come and enjoy a Sunday afternoon in northern Colorado. You will love dancing with Lanny and all of this club’s energetic members.
Council Publicity Chairman
Enjoy National Square Dance Month
Square Dancing became the State Folk Dance of Colorado, declared by Governor Roy Romer in March 1992 because it is a fun activity and expresses the joy and spirit of the people of Colorado. It includes rounds and other forms of dancing and it is an activity that is a family recreation.
Pat and Larry Leoffler, Tri-State Council, Chairman of the CSSDA Folk Dance committee, were instrumental in placing this bill before the legislature. ~ "Promenading in the Rockies".
Did you know that Lloyd Shaw published his book "Cowboy Dances" in 1939? He was inspired by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford who published a book in 1926, "Good Morning" in which their purpose was to revive old fashioned dancing. He was a school superintendent at Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado Springs. He taught his gym students dances that he had found around the country. He wrote his book by writing down a collection of the calls that he watched and listened to. They had weeklong workshops for over twenty years with local and national attendance. His love of dancing and inspiration revived the American Folk tradition of purely Western dancing, that we enjoy so much! ~ "Promenading in the Rockies".
The Lloyd Shaw Foundation is a chartered non-profit corporation with different types of membership that you can join if you are interested. Fllow this link to visit their website, http://www.lloydshaw.org/