INSURANCE and COVID-19
Insurance through the USDA is for organization liability and medical benefits associated with an accident at any regularly scheduled and sponsored activity. USDA insurance has never covered any type of virus. Organizations are insured if the State is opened up for public gatherings and allowing groups to gather and the organization is following Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and State guidelines. If the State says no public gatherings and your organization meets, then the law has been broken and there is no insurance coverage.
ND doesn't say "no social gatherings" but they do say "social distancing". Therefore, all square dancing in Fargo has been cancelled for September 2020. At this time we do not have information from the other clubs around the State.
The calendar at www.fmsquaredancers.org is always up to date.
If you are wanting to go to a dance, please contact the local folks to make sure the dance will happen.
The Western Steam Threshers Reunion scheduled for Labor Day Weekend has been cancelled, therefore there will be no square dancing at Rollag, MN.
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The purpose of the ND Square and Round Dance Clubs is
(A) To promote the teaching of the fundamentals of square and round dancing.
(B) To assist in the formation and development of clubs.
(C) To promote friendliness and hospitality through the medium of square and round dancing.
(D) To operate on a non-profit basis.
The State Festival is held each year during the last weekend in April.
The Minot Magic Square Dancers will be hosting the 2021 North Dakota Festival in Minot . The festival will be held in Minot at the Minot Loyal Order of the Moose at 400 9th St SW. They have contracted for Hunter Keller from Billings Montana to be the featured caller. (See Photo in the Gallery) The featured cuer will be Bernadette McNeil of Fargo. The dates for the Festival are April 23-24, 2021. Registrations can be sent to Gene & Nikki Paulsen. See registration form below. Questions can be directed to Wayne & Dorothy Lamon 701-240-4021 or Kathy Miller 701-340-3189
At the present time National Square Dance Conventions planned are as follows:
70th June 23-26, 2021 in Jackson, MS webiste is 70nsdc.com
"Come Dance & Meet Elvis in 2021"
71st June 22-25, 2022 in Evansville, IN
"Join Us Down By the River"
Organizers of the 72nd National Square Dance Convention have asked that we publicize their convention that is planned for June 21 through June 24, 2023 Please look at their website and spread the word. The convention will be held in Mobile Alabama. The website and email information is listed to the right below their colorful logo.
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