About Us

The Square and Round Dance Association of Southern Arizona (SARDASA) is a non-profit 501(c)3 member organization. Our purpose is to promote and preserve American Folk Dance in Southern Arizona. By joining, you help support American Folk Dancing in Southern Arizona. Individual membership is $5 a year. Dancer insurance is extra. SARDASA has many Dance Clubs, each engaged in the teaching and promotion of folk dancing, and hosting dances and classes/workshops on a regular basis, at all levels, from beginners to advanced.

On June 1, 2022, SARDASA purchased a building at 4801 E. 29th St. and named it the Southern Arizona Dance Center.

2024-2025 Board of Directors

Executive Officers

President: Bryan Swift
president@sardasa.org

Vice President: Shirley Maddox
vicepresident@sardasa.org

Secretary: Mary Klootwyk
secretary@sardasa.org

Treasurer: Ray Burns
treasurer@sardasa.org

Members at Large

Robert Armstrong, Penny Distasio, Terry Hansen, Karen Plemons

Club Representatives

Art Lohman (Sonoran Promenaders), Cinda Asp (Rincon Country West), Jim Stallons (Green Valley Squares), Sandie Haney (Voyager), Harold Hallikainen (Tucson Friends of Traditional Music – Contra), Edie Hund (Western Whirlers), Phyllis Petersen (Rick A Shays and Tucson Twirlers), Mary Klootwyk (SaddleBrooke Squares), Connie Weigel (Arizona Advanced), Trish Phillips (Tombstone Squares), Chuck and Kathy Baker (Thunder Mountain Twirlers).