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Square Dance Travel Awards
It is encouraged for H&C
members to travel and dance at other club western square dances in Ohio, and
across the nation, and to work on the various Friendship Awards.
You will have fun, make new friends, and when you complete the required
dances for each award, you will have the satisfaction of completing the award.
Hicks and Chicks Travel Bars:
A Travel Credit will be credited to a H&C dancers Travel Account, who
travels to and dances at a scheduled H&C travel.
These scheduled H&C travels may be to a square dance club, a square
dance convention, a square dance special, or a square dance demonstration.
Weekend square dance specials or campouts, can be included, if sufficient
H&C members wish to dance at the special. We can also consider square dance
cruises and trips for travel credits. An
unscheduled travel will count if enough H&C members travel to and dance at a
club and Steals or Retrieves a banner. Any dance event will be considered where
sufficient H&C members travel to and represent the H&C square dance
A H&C Travel Bar will be awarded for every ten travels up to 100, and for every 25 travels after the first100 travels.
Signatures for all the awards
listed below can be obtained during a H&C travel, or can be obtained at any
western square dance the dancer travels to as an individual.
Ohio Council of Dance Clubs, Inc. (COCDC):
Friendship Badge award requires you to be a club member of a COCDC member club,
and traveling to and dancing at all of the other COCDC member clubs (Your own
club does not count), getting their presidents signature and date danced on the
application form. There is a 12
month period that this form is to be completed in.
All COCDC member dancers are eligible to work on this award.
In planning for the H&C travels, we plan to travel to every COCDC
member club at least once every six months.
Forms are at the Barn, or on line.
Corporation of Dance Clubs, Inc. (State Corp):
The Ohio Friendship Badge award
requires visiting and dancing at all of the eight councils or federations of the
State Corp, however one Ohio State Convention can be substituted for one of the
required eight councils or federations. There
is not any time limit to complete this award.
In planning for the H&C travels, we plan to travel to a club in every
Ohio Corps federation/council once every year.
Also included in planned travels are the Ohio State Convention and the
National Convention if nearby.
United Square Dancers of America (USDA), USA Traveler National
Friendship Award: The
official forms are at the Barn, and you can receive a different color bar for
traveling to and dancing at square dance clubs in 12 different states. This can
include a state or national convention. There
is not any time limit to complete this award.
Caller “Century Club” Award: The official book is secured from firstname.lastname@example.org and must be filled out according to their “10 Golden Rules”. Basically, the rules are 1) Dance to 100 authorized Western style Callers, 2) No duplication of callers autographs, 3) Autographs of callers must be obtained and danced on the date of the dance, 4) Autographs must be in the official Century Club book. 5) No more than 3 callers’ autographs will be recognized for any one date. 10) No time limitation for obtaining certification. Rules 6 through 9 provide information on mailing in the completed book and prices on securing the badges.
Unfortunately, they have not developed a Cuer “Century
In an effort to provide the H&C members the opportunity to work on their COCDC and State Corps Friendship Badge awards, and caller Century Club award, we will schedule travels to the various square dance clubs, and include a mixture of our favorite callers and cuers, and callers and cuers that are not normally calling in this area.
In the event Nancy or I were not at a scheduled dance, please advise us the number of days you danced so you can receive your proper travel credits.
We can not give an award for this, but, another reward
of square dancing not mentioned above is VERY important, your health. A typical square dance is equivalent to a four to five mile
walk, only you take smaller steps. Sometimes,
you have to hurry; bringing your heartbeat up, this is good.
No doubt, square dancing is a very excellent exercise.
It is important
for all dancers to have FUN,
and as we are having fun dancing and visiting with others in our square, and
around the dance floor, we are building FRIENDSHIPS
with the other dancers. Soon,
this friendship will extend to other square dancers across Ohio. This is why we
encourage dancers to travel to other club dances and specials to build your
friends. Even if there is not
a planned travel to a place that you would like to dance at, please go
where you want, dance there, have fun, and make new friends.
This is necessary to keep your dancing
Carl and Nancy Mumford
May 26, 2010
& February 2013