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CPSD
 

COMMITTEE TO PROMOTE SQUARE DANCING
FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL CLUBS IN THE UNITED STATES


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 FUNDING       HISTORY          LINKS     





 ABOUT CPSD


  WHAT  

The Committee to Promote Square Dancing (CPSD) is a   501(C)(3)  charity that was founded in 1999 to  increase community awareness of the social and health benefits of square dancing. The charity actively promotes activities dedicated to the expansion and preservation of square dancing.


   WHY   

Square Dancing offers physical & mental stimulation and a large circle of friends who share your interests.

Most health advice includes the suggestion to add just what square dancing provides so we think that you will enjoy tremendous benefit from giving our activity a try!

Square Dancing provides light aerobic exercise in an environment where you meet lots of friendly people. You might end up meeting your next best friends! The mental exercise of learning the calls and training yourself to respond quickly while working as a team with the other people in your square makes this activity just what the doctor ordered!

And most importantly

SQUARE DANCING IS
 LOTS OF FUN!



   MISSION  

The mission of CPSD is to get the word out that Square Dancing continues to be a wonderful activity that fulfills the social and physical needs of its participants. To this end the CPSD 
offers low-cost classes that are open to everyone in  the community as well as caller scholarships and a new caller practice support group.


  YOU CAN HELP 

The CPSD welcomes any and all proposals from both clubs and callers to promote square dancing.   Also the CPSD may be able to use its members' efforts and its non-profit status to lower costs.  So please consider joining CPSD or forming a CPSD-like organization in your area.


  WHO  

Chairman: Jackie Daemion
Vice Chairman: Caroline Fifield
Secretary: Char Pitts
Treasurer:  Karl Belser

Director: Jed Cyr
Director: Sue Cyr
Director: Lyle Meriithew
Director Chuck Peoples
Director: Sandy Swirsky

Founder & First Chairman
Emeritus:
 Van Symons 

 2015 photo 


  FUND RAISERS  


 S.H.A.R.E.S.
Use a Lucky Shares card and CPSD gets 3% of purchase amount.





WELCOME TO CPSD

American Flag

Modern Western Square Dancing
is an American folk dance that is enjoyed around the world.  

Evolution of Square Daning


Please check out the video below to see what square dancing is like.
 


  Happy Dancing ! !

JACKIE DAEMION
Chairman
5544 Drysdale Drive
San Jose, CA 95124

  408-663-1477
 
e-mail

Telephone






UPCOMING HOEDOWNS



STARLIGHT BALL
PLUS LEVEL
July 16, 2016
Caller Lawrence Johnstone
Cuer Anne Gracia


SNOWFLAKE BALL
SEPT. LEVEL
Dec. 3, 2016
Caller Roger Smith



HEARTS & FLOWERS BALL
SEPT. LEVEL
Feb. 4, 2017
Caller TBA


BUTTERFLY BALL
JAN. LEVEL
May 20, 2017
Caller TBA


STARLIGHT PLUS HOEDOWN
July 15, 2017
Caller TBA
Cuer TBA


SNOWFLAKE HOEDOWN
Dec. 2, 2017
Caller TBA






SQUARE DANCE
INFORMATION




Why Square Dance?


Square Dancing
Square Dance History
Modern Western Square Dance


VIDEOS

Square Dance Video Catalog
Sunnyvale 100th Hoedowns
Youth Dancing (Joe Dehn)
Stanford Quads (Joe Dehn)


INSTRUCTION

Square Dancing 101
Instructions and
Animations

On-Line Animations 
TAMinations
by Brad Christie
On-Line Animations 
Open Squares
Video  Lessons
by Cyberpoint LLC
DVD Lessons
 by Traveling Hoedowners
(CPSD Library)
DVD Lessons
by Saddlebrook Squares


RESOURCES

Dosado.com
Square Dance Resources






SQUARE DANCE CALLER
INFORMATION



Mainstream Call Definitions
Plus Call Definitions


How Square Dance Calling Works
A Simplified Explanation
for Beginning Callers

Pair Dancing 
2-Couple Pratice at Home


The Problem with
Square Dancing Today






ROUND DANCE
INFORMATION





Round Dancing is cued ballroom dancing.  Round dancing is often done between tips at square dance clubs and at hoedowns.

See also

What is Round Dancing ?

Many square dancers want to learn to round dance. Roundalab lists the resources in the United States.

Dance LOGO
California Classes
Bay Area Classes











 NEWS


 WELCOME LETTER


           HOEDOWNS           


JAN. LEVEL HOEDOWN
Castaway LOGO
Castaways
Sat. June 18
7:30 to 10:00 PM
Callers
TBD
Resurrection Lutheran Church
2495 Cabrillo Ave.
Santa Clara, CA
-  Map


  STARLIGHT HOEDOWN
Starlight
CPSD
Sat. July 16
PreRounds 7:00
Plus Level Dancing

7:30 - 10:00 PM
with Caller
 Lawrence Johnstone
and Cuer
  Anne Gracia  

Camden Community Center 
3369 Union Ave.

San Jose, CA -  Map


  SANTA CLARA CO. FAIR 
Santa Clara County Fir LOGO
Fri. Aug. 5
6 to 8:30 PM

Free Hoedown
Free Fair Admission with
Square Dance Clothing
Have to pay to park
Many Local Callers



   WINTER CLASSES  

 SAN JOSE CLASS 
CPSD LOGO
Thursdays
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Started January 14, 2016
With Caller
Roger Smith
$5/night
 Returning Dancers
Welcome
Cambrian Park United
Methodist Church
1919 Gunston Ave.
San Jose, CA 95124


 LOS ALTOS CLASS 

Bows & Boeaus Logo
Mondays
Starts January 18, 2016
7:30 - 9:30 PM
With Caller
Tork Clark
$5/night
Loyola Elementary School
770 Berry Ave.

Los Altos, CA -  Map f


   FALL CLASSES  


 SAN JOSE CLASS 
CPSD LOGO
Tuesdays
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Started Sept. 8, 2015
With Caller Tork Clark
$5/night
 Returning Dancers
Welcome
Camden Community Center 
3369 Union Ave.

San Jose, CA -  Map


 SANTA CLARA CLASS 
`CastAway Logo
CASTAWAYS
Tuesdays
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Started Sept. 15, 2015
With Caller
Roger Smith
$5/night
Resurrection Lutheran Church
2495 Cabrillo Ave.
Santa Clara, CA
-  Map


 SUNNYVALE CLASS 

SS Logo
 SUNNYVALE SQIARES
Tuesdays
7:00 - 8:30 PM
With Caller Rich Reel
Started   Sept. 1
Murphy Park Community Center
260 N. Sunnyvale Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA
-  Map  


 PALO ALTO CLASS 
CR LOGO
El Camino Reelers
Wednesdays
7:30 - 9:30 PM
with caller Rich Reel
Started Sept 23
Saint Andrews Methodist Church
4111 Alma Street
Palo Alto, CA
-  Map


 PALO ALTO CLASS 
Quads LOGO
STANFORD QUADS
Sundays
7:00 - 9:00 PM
with callers
Harlan Kerr &
Bill van Melle
Starts Oct. 4
Fairmeadow School
500 East Meadow Dr.
Palo Alto, CA
-  Map  






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