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 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

You can download the Bursary application form here or they 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:

  1. A copy of the current Society application form;
  2. A course flyer/description;
  3. Applicant’s letter must include:
    • number of years danced;
    • teaching experience;
    • area need for dance instructor;
    • reasons for choice of particular course;
    • itemized anticipated expenses i.e. registration, travel and accommodations;
  4. Sponsor’s letter and phone number, should Application require additional 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.

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.


Professional Development Committee Chairperson

Ron Hopkinson
3519 Queen Street, Regina, SK. S4S 2G1
Phone: 1-306-586-5489
Email: r.hopkinson@sasktel.net

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!

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