What is Single Square Dancers, USA (SSDUSA)?
Single Square Dancers USA, or SSDUSA, is a national organization of square dance clubs for solos and solo dancers, which was established to promote and stimulate interest in square dancing among unmarried adults of all ages.
How is SSDUSA organized?
SSDUSA is a nonprofit corporation incorporated under the laws of the state of Oklahoma. The Board of Directors, known as the Executive Board, is comprised of a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Past President and eight Regional Directors. The officers serve one-year terms and are elected annually at the national SSDUSA convention, which is held each year in conjunction with the Singles Dance-A-Rama.
Who may join SSDUSA?
Any unmarried square dancer who is 18 years of age or older may become an individual member, and any singles-oriented square dance club or organizations may become a member club.
What are the objectives of the SSDUSA?
SSDUSA's objective is to promote and stimulate square dancing among unmarried dancers throughout the USA by:
|Furnishing assistance to any group wishing to start a new single's square dance club in their locality.
|Publishing a newsletter called the Intercom four times a year to keep singles aware of activities and opportunities; this newsletter is mailed to all member clubs and individual members of SSDUSA
|Furnishing representation on education panels and festival committees to enhance the status of the single square dancer.
|Awarding the Frank Norris Yellowrock Scholarship each year to new callers and/or cuers.|
|Promoting and overseeing the Dance-A-Rama, a national singles' festival held each year over the Labor Day weekend and hosted by a member club in a different city of the U.S. Recent Dance-A-Ramas have been held in Minneapolis, MN, (1998), St Louis, MO (1999), Tulsa, OK (2000) and Arlington, TX (2001), Richmond, VA (2002), Albuquerque, NM (2003), Atlanta, GA (2004), and Columbus, OH (2005). Rochester, NY (2006), N. Little Rock, AR (2007), Nashville, TN (2008), Davenport (Quad Cities) Iowa (2009), Alexandria, VA (2010), Indianapolis, IN (2011), Des Moines, Iowa (2012), St. Louis, MO (2013, Portland, OR (2014), Grand Rapids, MI ( 2015), and they are headed to Alexandria, VA (2016).|
Who are the officers of SSDUSA? Officer terms run from Dance-A-Rama to Dance-A-Rama. They are elected at a general membership meeting held Saturday afternoon of the Dance-A-Rama.
President: Arbell Thompson, 19375 Cypress Ridge Ter. #406, Lansdowne, VA 20176 703 729-2109
Vice President: Brenda Griffin, 103 Indian Springs Dr., Bryant, AR 72022, 501-416-5366
Secretary: Virginia M. Fromel, 6400 85th Place, New Carrollton, MD 20784, 301-552-1576
Treasurer: Susan Lee 819 Pleasant View Dr., Des Monies Iowa 50315
Past President: Velma Doyle, 3938 Crestfield Dr., Groveport, OH 43125, 614-837-6974
S.E. Regional: Ron Holland, 280 Walnut Grove Road, Lebanon, TN 37090-9110, 615-268-3797
N.E. Regional Director: Nancy Mirabal, 112 Falmouth St., Rochester, NY 14615-1902, 585-738-3431
Mid Atlantic Regional Director: Helen Jacobson 10 Rickland Drive, Randolph, NJ 07869; 973-442-0836
N. Central East Regional Director: Fred Moore, 3938 Crestfield Dr., Groveport, OH 43125, 614-837-6974
N. Central West Regional Director: vacant
S. Central Regional Director: Nora Creed 2113 Woodglen Drive, Garland, TX 75040, 972-822-3533
N.W. Regional Director: Helen Clark, 26173 S Milk Creek Circle, Mulino, OR 97042 503-502-2041
S.W. Regional Director: vacant
Archives, Historian, Bylaws -- Ron Holland
ARTS -- Arbell Thompson
Promotions -- Vacant
Intercom Editor: Virginia M. Fromel, 6400 85th Place, New Carrollton, MD 20784, 301-552-1576
Intercom Publisher -- Ailene Picheco
Membership -- Ailene Picheco, 345 Hula Circle, Merritt Island, FL 32952, 321-652-0680
Outfit and Merchandise-- Ron Holland
Nominations -- Ron Holland
Sergeant-at-Arms -- Ron Holland
Roommate Locator -- Laurie Steward
Web Master -- Dave Hinde
Yellowrock Scholarship -- Velma Doyle
Where will the next Labor Day Singles Dance-A-Rama be held and from whom may I get information?
2015 saw the dancers having a Grand time in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 2016 the dancers had a "Monumental" Time in Alexandria, Virginia. A Reunion on the Rock is in store for 2017, as the dancers head to North Little Rock, Arkansas. Click here for the 2017 Dance-A-Rama information.
SSDUSA Membership applications can be printed below, or you can click here for a .pdf version, or click here for a Microsoft Word copy.
SSDUSA Individual Membership Application
|Annual Dues $6.00||9 x 9 SSDUSA Embroidered Patch $12|
|Membership Badge $5.00|
|Make checks payable to SSDUSA,
mail to: Ailene Picheco, 345 Hula Circle, Merritt Island, FL 32952,
SSDUSA Club Membership Application
|Name of club:|
|Number of members:|
|Annual Dues: $10 per year for clubs up to 50 members (1 club delegate)|
|$15 per year for clubs with 51-100 members (2 club delegates)|
|$20 per year for clubs with 101 or more members (3 club delegates)|
|Please check one: New membership ______ Renewal _____
If renewal and address has changed, please include old address.
|Make checks payable to SSDUSA,
mail to: Ailene Picheco, 345 Hula Circle, Merritt Island, FL 32952
For more information on SSDUSA, you can drop us an email.