CSRDS BURSARIES 2008
We would like to congratulate the follow for being accepted as
eligible participants for CSRDS Bursaries:
Helen and Russell Maddeaux, round dance cuing, British
Ann and Paul Clements, round dance cuing, British
JP Slater, square dance calling,
William Hilchie, square dance calling, Alberta
Chris Gilchrist, square dance calling, Alberta
Ron Wiebe, square dance calling, Saskatchewan
Lionel Parsons, square dance calling, Nova Scotia
Ralph McDonald, square dance calling, Nova Scotia
Real Caron, square dance calling, Prince Edward Island
Paul Blades, square dance calling, Nova Scotia
Gary Jones, square dance calling, Nova Scotia
Faye Germon, square dance calling, New Brunswick
square dance calling, Nova Scotia
Most of the above applicants are from rural or semi rural areas.
We hope that they will foster the growth of square and round
dancing in their area of Canada. Again congratulations and good
luck with your caller/cuer schools.
Shirley Treleaven, and John & Beth Dickinson
Bursary Selection Committee for the Canadian Square & Round
Bursary Application Criteria
Any dancer wishing to become an instructor in the
different dance categories sponsored by the Society
Square, Round, Clogging, Line, Contra)
or current instructor wishing to upgrade
skills may apply, through their Provincial Federation to the
Canadian Square & Round Dance Society for a bursary to help offset
the expenses incurred.
a) All applicants must be for the current calendar year;
b) Applicants will not be considered for a bursary two years
in a row;
c) Applicants from remote areas are usually given
d) Length of course will be taken into consideration.
maximum amount of Society bursary is $500.00 per application.
The Committee is authorized to award lesser amounts based on the
costs of registration, transportation, accommodation and the length
of the course.
applications must be received by the Professional Development
by June 15th for consideration for the current calendar year.
Applicants will be notified by July 15th of the Committee's
decision. Confirmation of course attendance must be sent to the
Professional Development Chairperson
no later than 30 days following course completion.
Bursary will be paid to applicant when proof of course completion is
received. Upon completion of caller/cuer training, an itemized list
of expenses for registration, travel and accommodations and a
photocopy of your receipts must be submitted. The Course Evaluation
accompany the expense claim before the applicant will receive the
application forms (copy included below) may be obtained from your
Provincial Square & Round Dance Federation or your
Provincial Director of
the Canadian Square & Round Dance Society or the
Society Professional Development Chairperson.
Application must include: (4 requirements highlighted for
1) A copy of the current Society application form;
2) A course flyer/description;
3) Applicant's letter must include:
a) number of years danced;
b) teaching experience;
c) area need for dance instructor;
d) reasons for choice of particular course;
e) itemized anticipated expenses i.e. registration, travel and
Sponsor's letter and phone number should cover area
need and any helpful information to recommend
applicant. Sponsor may be a caller/cuer/instructor
or a club. Sponsors must not be connected in anyway to the
caller/cuer school you are attending.
The application form and covering letters should be sent to
President. He/she will endorse the application and include his/her
phone number before sending it to the Professional
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MUST RECEIVE APPLICATIONS
BY June 15th FOR THE CURRENT CALENDAR YEAR.
Professional Development Committee
Box 233., Milestone,
SK. S0G 3L0
FEDERATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS may also have bursary assistance
programs available for caller/leader training. Contact your
representatives of these groups to find out what is available!