Square Dance Events
About UsThe Canadian Olde Tyme Square Dance 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. History of our Founding as printed in 1959.
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) Bill Russell (416-658-5162),(Past President) David Lucas , (Vice President) Nancy Wheeler, (Treasurer) Deborah Jefferson , & (Secretary) Sue Stone .
ActivitiesThe Association operates two semi annual "Big Dances" with live music and many callers participating. Details can be found in the Square Dance Events page under Toronto ON.
ServicesThe Association maintains on this website the following directories:
ResourcesThe Association has a number of resources for sale which are of interest to both experienced and beginner callers.
Square Dance CompetitionsThe 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.