Square Dance Callers' Association of Northern California (SDCANC)

Welcome To the SDCANC Home Page!

Next Meeting

April 12, 2015

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

11:30am: Lunch & Social Hour

12:30am: General Meeting

2:00pm: Program
"Module Swap Meet"

2015 Meetings

  • January 11
  • February 8
  • March 8
    (St. Patrick's Day Dance)
  • April 12
  • May 3
  • June 14
  • July 12
  • August 9
  • September 20
    (Indian Summer Hoedown)
  • October 11
  • November 8
    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 2015 Golden State Roundup Afterparty

Saturday Night, May 22, 2015

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

More details to come!

Indian Summer Dance

SunnySunny Sunday, September 20, 2015
(Date changed to avoid conflict with SCVSDA Jubilee)
2:00 to 5:00pm

Rollingwood Recreation Center
2395 Greenwood Dr.
San Pablo, CA

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 Darlene Culligan
Secretary Vacant
Treasurer Bert Swerer
Historian Mike Amell
Liaison to NCSDA Mike Amell
Liaison to SCVCA Jim Osborne
Membership Lawrence Johnstone
Web Lawrence Johnstone
Program Scot Byars
Publicity Bert Swerer
Sunshine Darlene Culligan