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Recent Update (May 2017): News - Benefit for Charlotte Yencer.

Recent Update (June 2017): News - For Sale, a History of Modern Western Square Dance.

Dear Dance Leaders,

As most of you may have heard there is going to be a benefit dance for Charlotte Yencer. Charlotte lost her leg to infection. The benefit is to help with the cost of a prosthesis and/or other medical expenses. The benefit will be held September 24th 2017 from 1 pm to 4 pm. It will be in Hartford City IN at the 4-H building.

Charlotte Is the Northeast Area Chairman and Membership Chairman for the Indiana Dancers Association. She has been a great support person for the Square Dance, Round Dance, and Line Dance Family.

If you would like to help with this worthwhile cause by Calling or Cueing during the open mic at the benefit dance, please contact Sue and I. email: cell phone 765-729-5833.

We thank you in advance for your support.

Don and Sue Royal


Yencer Benefit


Paul Moore published the biography of Bob Osgood called "As I See It", which is also a complete history of Modern Western Square Dance. Paul believes that you will be fascinated by the book. All proceeds from sales go to the CALLERLAB Foundation (He doesn't make a dime from the sales).

Paul Moore is Caller & Columnist for American Square Dance Magazine, Northeast Square Magazine, and American Dance Circle (official publication of the Lloyd Shaw Foundation). (530-470-8439)

Document Abstract: This is the story of Bob Osgood from his early years in New York City to his passing in Beverly Hills, CA. We get a picture of the Los Angeles area from a child's perspective during the Depression. More importantly we see Bob discover square dancing in a small country general store in Northern Arizona and the effect that experience had on him. Later Bob was reintroduced to square dancing at a leadership conference held at the beautiful conference ground at Asilomor, near Monterey, California. These two experiences changed Bob permanently, and then he went on to change square dancing. He studied under Dr. Lloyd "Pappy" Shaw who inspired Bob to teach some of the first classes in the Los Angeles area. In the post WWII era, Bob started a square dance magazine, Sets in Order, which was the most widely read square dance magazine in the world. And Bob took square dancing worldwide with a series of tours to all parts of the world. Bob saw first hand the effect square dancing had on the military returning from the war and how square dancing had a profound effect on America. When the square dance activity became widespread, Bob saw the need to have callers use the same terminology when calling.

Bob was the drive behind the formation of CALLERLAB, The International Association of Square Dance Callers. This book gives all readers a chance to meet a charismatic man who was dedicated to helping people have fun.

You may purchase "As I See It" from Amazon.


Welcome to the official web site of the Indiana Dance Leaders Association (IDLA).

We are a Dance Leaders organization providing leadership and education for over 60 years.

(ISDCA) Indiana Square Dance Callers Association was established in 1953 and has a proud history as a combined leaders organization. In late 2008 we changed the association name to Indiana Dance Leaders Association.

Membership is open to all leaders, and to anyone wishing to pursue a Dance Leader career.

IDLA meets four times a year and conducts combined Square and Round workshops for the education of Square and Round Leaders, and any other Leader workshops as needed.

Indiana Dance Leaders Association is a co-sponsor, along with Indiana Dancers Association, of the annual Indiana Square Dance Convention. Our convention is held on the 1st full weekend of November each year at the French Lick Springs Resort in French Lick, Indiana.

Thank you for visiting our web site.

FROM THE PRESIDENTS: Dave and Judy Mouton

IDLA Mission Statement

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IDLA is proud to be associated with the International Association of Square Dance Callers - Callerlab .

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