BURSARIES &

LEADERSHIP TRAINING GRANTS

 


Updated April 13, 2012

Bursary Application Information

(Application Form pdf)

 

Leadership Training Grants Information

(Application Form pdf)




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 Columbia

            Ann and Paul Clements, round dance cuing, British Columbia

            JP Slater, square dance calling, British Columbia

            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

Laurie Illsley, 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.

 

Bill & Shirley Treleaven, and John & Beth Dickinson

Bursary Selection Committee for the Canadian Square & Round Dance Society

 


Bursary Application Criteria

Any dancer wishing to become an instructor in the different dance categories sponsored by the Society (Modern 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 preference;
        d)  Length of course will be taken into consideration.

Current 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.

Bursary applications must be received by the Professional Development Committee 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 Form must accompany the expense claim before the applicant will receive the funding..  

HOW TO APPLY

Bursary 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 applicants clarification)

                    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 accommodations.

4)  Sponsor's letter and phone number should cover area need and any helpful information to recommend the 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.

5)  The application form and covering letters should be sent to your Provincial Federation President.  He/she will endorse the application and include his/her phone number before sending it to the Professional Development Chairperson. 

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MUST RECEIVE APPLICATIONS BY June 15th FOR THE CURRENT CALENDAR YEAR.

 Professional Development Committee Chairperson           
 

          Bill Treleaven
         
Box 233., Milestone, SK. S0G 3L0

          Phone:  1-306-436-4615 
          Email:   tree-line@hotmail.com

 

NOTE:  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!


 
Canadian Square & Round Dance Society
Friendship from coast to coast / L’amitié d’un océan à l’autre

Bursary Application Form

Available to new callers/cuers/clogging/line/contra dance instructors and current instructors wishing to upgrade skills.

NAME  _________________________  PARTNER'S NAME ________________________

ADDRESS  ____________________________________________________________

POSTAL CODE  ___________ PHONE (home) ____________ (work) ___________

NAME OF CLUB(s) ________________________________________________________

I AM A PAID UP MEMBER OF MY ASSOCIATION/FEDERATION FOR THE YEAR  ______

SCHOOL YOU WISH TO ATTEND ___________________________________________

HAVE YOU APPLIED FOR OR RECEIVED OTHER FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR THIS SCHOOL
THIS YEAR?  YES___   NO ___  

IF YES, AMOUNT APPLIED FOR OR RECEIVED $ __________


AMOUNT REQUESTING FROM SOCIETY_______________
(Applicant should not expect to receive more assistance in total than the total extent of the costs or expenses being applied for)


Please enclose a flyer/description which includes an outline of the course and the names of the instructors. Those attending recognized Canadian schools will be given preference.

Attach a covering letter to summarize reason for application, choice of course and other relevant information to assist with the evaluation; (see reverse)

BRIEF HISTORY OF APPLICANT

Number of years danced  __________________      Years as Instructor ________________
Level Most Commonly danced  ________________ Level Instructed_______________

        ________________________                                                 ___________________
       APPLICANT SIGNATURE                                                      DATE

PROVINCIAL FEDERATION/ASSOCIATION
If your province has no Provincial Federation/Association, a club affiliated with the Canadian Square & Round Dance Society,  may endorse the application.

             ________________________    _______________             ___________________
            SIGNATURE                            POSITION                         DATE

APPLICATIONS ARE AWARDED ON THE BASIS OF INFORMATION RECEIVED.  INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS CANNOT BE CONSIDERED. CHECK REVERSE FOR DIRECTIONS UNDER "HOW TO APPLY". 
The Professional Development Committee must receive Bursary Applications by June 15th for consideration for the current calendar year.

Revised: March 19, 2011



Leadership Training Grants Program

GENERAL GUIDELINES AND OPERATING PROCEDURES

PURPOSE
The purpose of establishing a Grants Program is to provide financial assistance for Federations/ Associations/Instructors groups affiliated with the Canadian Square & Round Dance Society (CSRDS) to sponsor leadership training for new dancers or upgrade established callers/cuers/dance instructors.

ELIGIBILITY
1. Grants are available to sponsor leadership training in the following dance categories: Modern Square, Round, Clogging, Line, and Contra.
2. Any CSRDS affiliated group is eligible to receive a training grant providing that it has not received a CSRDS Grant for a period of 3 years.

RULES
1. The most recently approved CSRDS application form must be used.
2. Funds available will be allocated on the basis of greatest need. Groups must demonstrate financial need by submitting:
   
a) a copy of the previous year's financial statement
   b) a proposed budget for the training course including any financial assistance received from another organization

3. A written application must be received by the Professional Development Committee at least six months prior to the clinic. Applications will be notified of the committee's decision within 30 days after the receipt of all documentation.
4. A summary of the clinician's training and experience must be included.
5. Include a course outline with the application
6. Those attending the course must be willing to complete a course evaluation and return it to the sponsoring group.
7. No application will be considered for clinics or workshops that have already been held.
8. Include a copy of the promotional/advertising literature being used.
9. Individuals are not eligible for a leadership grant.
10. Those attending a CSRDS Grant Receiving Course are eligible for a CSRDS Bursary.

RECOMMENDATIONS
Favourable consideration will be given to a group if:
1. It has not sponsored a training course during the past three years using grant money from the CSRDS.
2. The program is open to all Canadian Dance Instructors whether they are members of the sponsoring body or not.
3. The course is twelve to sixteen hours minimum.
4. The number taking the course is five or more.
5. The sponsoring group must be prepared to pay 50% of the costs either through matching funds or the collection of tuition fees.
6. Any additional cost incurred will not be covered by the CSRDS.

GRANT AMOUNT
1. The amount of the grant is 50% of costs but no greater than $1,000.00.
2. All conditions being equal, grants will be awarded on the first come - first served basis.
3. Half of the grant will be paid in advance of the clinic - the other half when the evaluations have been received.
4. If the clinic is cancelled, for whatever reason, the money must be returned to the CSRDS.
5. A portion of the grant is to be returned should the clinic realize a profit or have lesser expenses that budgeted.

EXCEPTIONS
One day courses and courses with less than five students will not be considered, although clinics or workshops held in remote areas will be given extra consideration.

For more information contact: Bursaries & Leadership Grants Chairperson,
   

Bill Treleaven
         
Box 233., Milestone, SK. S0G 3L0

          Phone:  1-306-436-4615 
          Email:   tree-line@hotmail.com

Revised: March 19, 2011



CANADIAN SQUARE & ROUND DANCE SOCIETY

APPLICATION FOR GRANTS PROGRAM


Name of Sponsoring organization _______________________________________________________

Name & address of contact person ______________________________________________________

Position in the sponsoring committee ____________________________________________________

Number of members ___________________

Total cost of clinic _______________________ Amount of assistance required __________________

Cost for members ________________________ Costs for non-members ___________________

INCLUDE A COPY OF THE PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THE TRAINING COURSE AS WELL AS
A COPY OF THE PREVIOUS YEAR'S FINANCIAL STATEMENT.

Dates of clinic _______________________ Number of hours of instruction _____________________

Subjects to be covered during the clinic and reasons for the selection.
__________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________

Anticipated attendance at clinic _________________________________________________________

Name of clinician(s) under contract for the clinic (attach biography).
__________________________________________________________________________________

Other pertinent information that might help the PD Committee decide to provide financial assistance.
__________________________________________________________________________________


SIGNATURE __________________________________ DATE _____________________________

Comments & Signature of Federation/Association where applicable.

_____________________________ ____________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________

SIGNATURE ________________________________ DATE _______________________________

Revised: Nov, 2005


 

Course Evaluation Form

Course attendees - Please complete the following clinic evaluation form and return to the sponsoring organization.

1.  Name of the sponsoring organization _________________________________________________

2.  Name of the clinician(s) ___________________________________________________________

3.  Did the clinician cover the designated subjects and meet all expectations as outlined in the advertising literature?

________________________________________________________________________________

4.  Do you feel the clinic will result in an improvement in your calling/cueing/dance instruction?_________

Explain __________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________

5.  Did the clinician conduct himself/herself in a professional manner? ____________________________

6.  Were you pleased with the overall educational program? ___________________________________

7.  Would you attend another clinic sponsored by the same organization? ________________________

8.  If you were not pleased with any portion of the clinic, please comment. _______________________

________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________

9.  Any additional comments you wish to make.
________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________
 
 

Please return this questionnaire to the sponsoring organization.
A Copy of the evaluation forms to be sent to the Professional Development Committee before final payment will be received.

Revised: February 15, 2011

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