Canadian Olde Tyme Square Dance Callers' Association

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About Us

The Canadian Olde Tyme Square Dance Callers' Association was founded in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1954 by a group of callers interested in preserving and promoting the traditional Canadian style of square and couple dancing.

This continues to be our main objective today, along with the encouragement of new callers who will be able to carry on our traditions.

(President) Ken McCormack

(Vice President) David Lucas (705-456-5123), (Treasurer) Nancy Wheeler & (Secretary) Deborah Jefferson.

Activities

The Association operates two semi annual "Big Dances" with live music and many callers participating. Details can be found in the Locations page under Toronto ON.

Services

The Association maintains on this website the following directories:

  • Square Dances featuring old tyme dances
  • callers available for evening square dances (one nighter)
  • fiddle clubs and jamborees
  • links to other related sites

    Resources

    The Association has a number of resources for sale which are of interest to both experienced and beginner callers.

    Square Dance Competitions

    The Association has often been involved as judges or compulsory callers at various Square Dance Competitions in Ontario such as the College Royal in Guelph , Dundalk , Vankleek Hill , and the Royal Winter Fair (RWF) in Toronto, for RWF information call 416-263-3440.

    Some callers enter squares in these competitions, encouraging younger people to become involved in Square Dancing.

    The Association also supports these competitions by making trophies available. These are awarded to the "Best" Senior and Junior Callers at Square Dance Competitions at Dundalk and the Royal Winter Fair.

    Past Directors

    George Betts 37 Hartsdale Drive Weston ON M9R 2S3
    Morley Batt RR 2 Kettleby ON L0G 1J0
    Wallace Boustead 70 Willowridge Rd. Etobicoke ON M9R 3Z4
    Murray Smith RR 2 Annan ON N0H 1B0

    "Previous Presidents"