Square Dance Callers' Association of Northern California (SDCANC)

Welcome To the SDCANC Home Page!

Next Meeting

June 12, 2016

Rollingwood Recreation Center
2395 Greenwood Dr. (map)
San Pablo, California

11:30am: Lunch & Social Hour

12:30am: General Meeting

2:00pm: Program (TBA)

2016 Meetings

  • January 10
  • February 14
  • March 13
    (St. Patrick's Day Dance)
  • April 10
  • May 1
  • June 12
  • July 10
  • August 14
  • September 11
    (Indian Summer Hoedown)
  • October 9
  • November 13
    Dinner meeting
    La Strada, San Pablo

Dark in December

Meetings are normally held on the second Sunday of each month, but dates are not formally set until checked for conflicts. This takes place no later than at the January meeting.

Upcoming Events

gavel group of callers

Caller Auction

at the 2016 Golden State Roundup Afterparty

Saturday Night, May 28, 2016

Get an opportunity to bid on the services of your favorite callers for a dance or party!
Proceeds go to the NCSDA Floor Support Fund

See flyer (123K PDF) for more details!

Sunny Sunny Watch this space for information about our upcoming

September 11 Dance

Sunday, September 11, 2015
2:00 to 4:30pm

Association Information

From the by-laws:
The Association is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to foster and encourage American Square and Round dancing, to exchange calls and ideas among callers, to provide members with an information service covering music, equipment and facilities, to publish a Code of Ethics to which all members shall subscribe, and to support State and National organizations that dedicate themselves to the orderly promotion of Square and Round Dancing.

Current membership dues are only $35.00 per year (January thru December), payable by January 1. See the table below for the Treasurer's email address. (Click on the name -- it's a link.) Or, see the Contact page for a postal address.

We subscribe to Lorenz Kuhlee's note service, Notes for European Callers , which is available to members right here in the Members Area. (Note: you must have a username and password to enter the Members Area. When you join the Association, send the username and password you wish to use to the Web Committee via email. If we pick them for you, you might not remember them as well!)

All of our current Association membership has Internet access. A great deal of our business and discussions between meetings are now done electronically, both through this website and through our "SDCANC-Forum" email list for discussing Association business. This has shortened our business meetings considerably.

The Association is also affiliated with CALLERLAB and receives their newsletter Direction. We also purchase some of the CALLERLAB convention session recordings, which are available to our members to check out and return.

Most of our meetings are on the 2nd Sundayof the month. Contact any member or board member (below) to get the meeting location and come as our guest. You will also see the date and location of the next meeting at the top of this page.

For additional information contact the Membership Chairman or any member of the board below. You can also download a copy of our Membership Application in PDF format to complete and bring to a meeting, if you are ready to join. You'll need Adobe Reader (or a compatible program like Foxit Reader) to view and print the application.

[NOTE: Please read the Association Bylaws and Standing Rules before completing the Application.]

50-Year Callers

Two of our members (present and past) who have called for 50+ years:

Executive Board

President Lawrence Johnstone
Vice President Ed Kuidis
Secretary Gary Kendall
Treasurer Bert Swerer
Historian Mike Amell
Liaison to NCSDA Ed Kuidis
Liaison to SCVCA Jim Osborne
Membership Lawrence Johnstone
Web Lawrence Johnstone
Program Scot Byars
Publicity Bert Swerer
Sunshine Darlene Culligan