The Houston Square and Round Dance
Council, Inc. serves as an umbrella organization for the square, round
and clogging clubs in the Houston area. Its purpose is to educate members
and the public to the art of American folk dancing on a regular basis.
Some of the services offered by the
The HSRDC has quarterly meetings at which
each member club has four votes. If a club also has a District Director
as a member, the club's votes increase to six.
Publication and distribution of a monthly
square dance magazine, the "Where 'n When."
Exhibition dancing for the Houston area, such
as the Houston Livestock Show and St. Patrick's Day parade, Astros baseball
games, the Museum of Fine Arts, AARP programs, etc.
Promotion of publicity through newspaper articles
and radio and television appearances.
Providing a telephone listing which can be
used by the public to get information on square dancing in the Houston
Serving as a "clearing house" so that special
dances do not conflict with nearby club dances.
Promotion of fellowship between clubs, such
as the Friendship Program and "banner stealing".
Maintenance of a history of square, round
and clog dancing in the Houston area.
Providing a chaplain who is available to any
member when needed.
Participation by officers in club specials,
graduations and anniversaries.
Sponsorship of special dances such as the
Houston Hoedown, the New Dancers Jamboree and Trade 'n Buy, student dances
and the Leadership Seminar and Presidents' Dance. These dances bring in
people from outside the Houston area, thereby boosting the local economy.
The HSRDC serves as a liaison between the
Texas State Federation of Square and Round Dancers and the Houston area
clubs. The TSFSRD provides free educational material to HSRDC and any member
club dancers desiring some can obtain these materials. TSFSRD also provides
portal-to-portal insurance coverage for accident or death for all square
dancers while participating in square dance activities.