Social Square Dance (SSD) Track Core Sessions

In this SSD Track, we will be offering three sessions. Social Square Dancing is formerly known as Club 50 or Sustainable Square Dance. If you register for a class and might be interested in being a Room Host, please go to our Volunteer Tab to find out what that involves. 

Social Square Dancing: The Path to Growth
Presenter: Barry Johnson
June 23, Thursday, 10 AM

This session will help you to understand what SSD is and why you should incorporate it into your dance program in your area. It will show you how using SSD can increase the number of times per year that you are able to start classes. Getting people in the doors more frequently to start learning may be the answer we have all been looking for. Come check it out. This session will be led by one of the best. 

Techniques in Recruiting & Retraining Dancers in SSD
Presenter: Jack Pladdys
June 24, Friday, 2 PM

Not all of our dancers think this is the right answer. How do I get them to understand what the SSD program is about? How do I move forward with the SSD program? Better yet, how do I retrain the dancers' way of thinking, so that they are a help and not a hindrance to SSD.  Come to this session for some good information and to network with others who think the same way you do.

SSD-Getting Dancers "On Board"
Presenter: Tom Manning, Harlan Kerr & Jeremy Butler
June 25, Saturday, 10:30 AM 

So just how do you get your club to Buy-In to the SSD idea? Come to this session to find out reasons and ways that you can recommend to your club. Hear from others who are using the SSD program in their area. Find out what worked for those that have already begun teaching and dancing the SSD Program.