Associated Square Dancers (A Square D) was
formed. We started that year with seven clubs. Our first board of
directors consisted of seven officers. Soon after, we grew to
have over 300 clubs in our membership.
We became incorporated as a non-profit
The City of Santa Monica requested square dancing
as part of their Diamond Jubilee celebration. A Square D
helped coordinate and was one of the principle promoters of the
Square Dance Exhibition. Over 5000 dancers and 35,000 spectators
responded. As a result of the publicity, many clubs were formed
throughout the area. Association leaders felt they could promote
square dancing better by working together. A Square D was one
of the organizers of what is now the
California Square Dance
Council. (We are not affiliated with California
Square Dance Council or any other council or association)
What we do:
We provide non-profit status to all
our member clubs.
We offer Liability insurance to the
clubs in our membership to protect both the club and the clubs
We provide organizational assistance
to our clubs, when requested.
We promote square and round dancing
on a local, state and national level.
We sponsor five major events each year;
- January: Valley District Student Stomp
- February: The Sweetheart Ball
- March: Orange District Leprechaun Ball
- June: South Bay/Westside District Spring Fling
- October: The Anniversary/ Presidential Ball
- We Currently have 30 clubs in our membership.
(To see a list of our clubs, and their contact information, see
the page titled "Affiliate Clubs")
High Flyers is an A Square D sponsored trip to
National Square Dance Convention
every year. We go for three or four days before the Convention and have
pre-arranged tours & sight seeing of the area.
It is open to anybody that wants to go.
View/Print the 2015 Flyer Here.
We have some people that have been going every year
for years & years and others that have been going some of the time for
years. Our Historians, Joe & Frances Demeules have only missed one trip
since it's inception in 1963!