WASCA Promotional and Scholarship Programs

Promotional Fund Program (Click for details)

The purpose of the Square Dance Promotional Fund Program is to provide financial support to the WASCA Member Clubs and Club sponsored dances that are in financial need. Funds are to be used solely for the purpose of the promotion/improvement of the Square Dance Movement – to include: Square Dancing, Round Dancing, Clogging, Lines & Contra. The following types of financial support could be submitted using “WASCA’S PROMOTIONAL FUND APPLICATION” form.

  • Assistance to a Club to sponsor First Nighters, Demonstrations, Public outings, etc.
  • Assistance to a Club to continue dancing (i.e. Club Dues)
  • Helping a new Club to get established (i.e. Rent hall until income is established)

This Program is managed by a “Square Dance Promotional Committee” consisting of three Board Members appointed by the President. The Vice-President acts as the Chair of the Committee.

Requests for funds must have merit and contribute to the purposes, as stated above. If you need help with the Promotional Fund application process, please contact the Vice President directly. Requests for funds are to be submitted to the Chairman of the Committee at VicePresident@wascaclubs.com or the completed form may be mailed to the Vice President at the address printed in the WASCA Calls ‘n’ Cues publication on the inside cover page. Callers, Cuers, Prompters and other personnel financially compensated for their dance services are not eligible to apply.

Each request is judged solely on its own merit by the Committee and is submitted to the Board with recommendations for approval or disapproval. At the Board meeting of November 9, 2008, a maximum issuance of $75.00 per request was approved.

WASCA’s operating funds are limited and therefore financial support to Member Clubs must be evaluated on a case-per-case basis. As stated above, any financial support must be considered temporary. It is not intended that WASCA funds be used to support a Club for an indefinite time. It is expected that Clubs will make every effort to become self-supporting and take necessary actions to correct their financial problem. Each approval will include a set dollar amount, up to $75.00, and if the Club feels they need additional funds, a new request form can be submitted. A maximum of 2 requests in a given fiscal year may be filed with the Committee.

Morton-Hunter Caller-Cuer Scholarship Program (Click for details)

The Washington Area Square Dancers Cooperative Association (WASCA) sponsors the Morton-Hunter Caller-Cuer Scholarship Program (MHCCSP) as an incentive to encourage new WASCA regional Callers and Cuers to attend formal training. For the purposes of this fund, a Caller or Cuer is defined as a person who leads a square dance, round dance or clogging activity.

This scholarship is administered by an Education Committee, which is chaired by the WASCA Vice-President. Scholarship awards are made for the lesser value of the full class tuition or $300.

To be eligible the applicant must have less than 3 years of calling experience, be endorsed by a Caller mentor, and not have previously received funds under this scholarship program.

To apply for this scholarship, click on WASCA Scholarship Program Application Form for a fill-able PDF form and submit the application not less than 30 days prior to training. Be sure to include the name of your mentor in “Club Affiliation/ Mentor” field. The WASCA Board of Directors will act on MHCCSP applications within 60 days of receipt, and will distribute funds for approved applications within 30 days of the applicant providing a copy of a graduation letter or certificate from the School.

Applications can be emailed to: VicePresident@wascaclubs.com. You may also email Vice President to obtain the current mailing address.

Caller Continuing Education Scholarship Fund Program (CCESFP) (Click for details)

The Washington Area Square Dancers Cooperative Association (WASCA) sponsors the Caller Continuing Education Scholarship Fund Program (CCESFP) as an incentive to encourage WASCA Regional Callers and Cuers to attend formal training outside the immediate WASCA region. For the purposes of this fund, a Caller or Cuer is defined as a person who leads a square dance, round dance or clogging activity.

This scholarship is administered by an Education Committee, which is chaired by the WASCA Vice President. Scholarship awards are $100.

To be eligible the applicant must have at least 3 years of calling experience for one or more established clubs with at least 1 year of experience (minimum 6X per year) calling for a WASCA membership club; and not have received a CCESFP scholarship award within the past 12 calendar months.

To apply for this scholarship, click on Caller Continuing Education Scholarship Fund Program for a fill-able PDF form and submit the application not less than 30 days prior to training. The WASCA Board of Directors will act on CCESFP applications within 60 days of receipt, and will distribute funds for approved applications within 30 days of the applicant providing documentation of the training.

Applications can be emailed to: VicePresident@wascaclubs.com. You may also email Vice President to obtain the current mailing address.