• 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.

     
Denver Area Square & Round Dance Council
News & Items of Interest
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 17:05
Monday, 15 September 2014 15:46
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 20:56

This year's Proclamation Dance was a very special event... watch the video to see all the fun...   

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 06:09

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.

Linda Goble

Council Publicity Chairman

Monday, 08 September 2014 09:22
Happy National Square Dance month...
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 20:18
 

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/

Monday, 01 September 2014 09:17
Celetrate! September is National Square Dance month...
Saturday, 30 August 2014 08:47
Andrith Davis of Mesa Antero and Michael Turley of Buena Vista in the official dress of the 2015 Colorado State Square Dance Festival....
Friday, 22 August 2014 08:59
In this and coming issues of the National Squares Online, you will be introduced to all the Springfield, Massachussets has to offer...
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 15:21
Learn to dance and you will reap the benefits...
Monday, 18 August 2014 10:51
Suggestion for making square dancing 'Cool'...
Monday, 18 August 2014 08:27
What's most important to the future of modern American square dancing?...
Friday, 15 August 2014 10:15
Hi Country Weekend in Westcliffe found Michael, Nancy, Andrith and Scott of the ’15 team having some laughs with an array of sawhorses!  How could they pass that up?

DENVER Area Events...

16Sep
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Bee Bops Advanced Class Start (Don Furnish calling), Tue Sep 16 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM
16Sep
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Dancing Penguins Round Dance Lessons and Club Dance (Teach and Dance), Tue Sep 16 @ 6:45PM - 09:30PM
16Sep
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Rocky Mountain Rainbeaus (Tue: MS +, Thr: A & C; Sat: Party Dance), Tue Sep 16 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
17Sep
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Plus.com Square Dance Club (Workshop + Club), Wed Sep 17 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
18Sep
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Plus Lessons w/Jeff Palmer & Debbie Steinkircher (), Thu Sep 18 @ 7:00AM - 08:30AM
18Sep
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Square Dance Classes offered by the Scootbacks (Square Dance Classes), Thu Sep 18 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
19Sep
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Kilowatt Eights Square Dance Club (Club Dance. Bear Miller Calling, Ed Glenn Cuing.), Fri Sep 19 @ 7:30PM - 10:00PM
19Sep
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Swing Thru's 37th Anniversary Dance (37th Anniversary with Dave Guille & Leroy Shade), Fri Sep 19 @ 7:30PM - 10:15PM
19Sep
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Dancing Penguins Party Dance (All Phases ), Fri Sep 19 @ 7:30PM - 09:45PM
20Sep
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Denver Fiddlesteppers Square Dance Club (Shingdig in the Barn), Sat Sep 20 @ 2:00PM - 04:30PM
20Sep
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Timberline Toppers Square Dance Club (Club Dance), Sat Sep 20 @ 3:00PM - 09:30PM
20Sep
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Vallecito RV Resort Square and Round Dancing (Saturday Night Square Dancing Featuring Callers Throughout the Summer), Sat Sep 20 @ 6:45PM - 09:30PM
20Sep
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Sunflower Squares (Club Dance, Caller: Bob Riggs, Cuer: Allynn Riggs), Sat Sep 20 @ 7:00PM - 09:30PM
20Sep
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Rocky Mountain Squares (Club Dance), Sat Sep 20 @ 7:00PM - 09:30PM
20Sep
Mountaineers Square Dance Club (Pie Night Don Furnish calling and Peter Gomez cuing), Sat Sep 20 @ 7:30PM - 10:00PM
20Sep
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Polka Dots Square Dance Club (All Plus Club Dance), Sat Sep 20 @ 7:30PM - 10:00PM
20Sep
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Polka Dots Club (Plus Dance), Sat Sep 20 @ 7:30PM - 10:00PM
21Sep
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BlueNova Round Dance (Easy to intermediate round dancing), Sun Sep 21 @ 2:30PM - 04:30PM
21Sep
Knight's Intermediate-Advanced Round Dance (), Sun Sep 21 @ 2:30PM - 05:00PM
22Sep
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Nest Square Dance Classes (A New Twist on an Old Tradition! SQUARE DANCING. Start Any Monday! ), Mon Sep 22 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
23Sep
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Plus Lessons w/Jeff Palmer & Debbie Steinkircher (), Tue Sep 23 @ 7:00AM - 08:30AM
  • DASRDC Contact Information

    DAS&RDC
    P.O. Box 101523
    Denver, Co. 80250-1523
    720-412-7789

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60th Colorado State Festival