IDA’s purpose is to promote, sponsor, and provide for the cultural development and
maintenance of high standards of square and round dancing. We assist in the formation
of square and round dance clubs, cooperate with callers, cuers, civic and community
organizations sponsoring square and round dance activities. We work to further friendly
relations among our members and member clubs and encourage square and round dancing
as a wholesome social recreation.
What is United Square Dancers of America?
The UNITED SQUARE DANCERS OF AMERICA, INC. (USDA) was formed on June 26, 1981, during
the National Square Dance Convention held in Seattle, Washington, and has grown to
a size that approaches the representation of 250,000 dancers throughout the United
States. USDA is an organization formed by dancers, for dancers, and is under the
operational control of dancers. The purpose of the organization is to:
Promote and perpetuate the total Square Dance movement which includes Square, Round,
Contra, Clogging, Line and Heritage Dancing.
Establish a line of communication from the individual dancer to a recognized unified
body so that an expression of varied opinions can establish or influence policy for
making decisions at the national level.
Provide for education to further the growth and enjoyment of Square Dancing.
Encourage cooperation between member clubs, state associations, councils, federations;
national and international organizations; or other groups involved or interested
in the promotion of Square Dancing.
Provide a forum for implementing the benefits of membership in the UNITED SQUARE
DANCERS OF AMERICA and assist members in any way possible.
Represent Square Dancing to the general public as a wholesome, enjoyable family-type