The organization known as Legacy is no longer functioning. All material on this site has been left on-line for historical purposes. There may be broken links.
LEGACY is a non-profit international assembly of "trustees" representing all facets of square dancing:
Since its inception in 1973, LEGACY trustees have expressed concern over:
LEGACY is composed of trustees and affiliates. Trustees meet every two years in varying locations to exchange ideas and formulate proposals and guidelines for the welfare of the overall square dance activity.
Trustees are individuals who have been dancing for at least five years or served at least three years as an accomplished leader.
To become a trustee, the individual must be nominated by an existing trustee and attend a biennial convention. This convention is held in May in odd years, beginning on the Thursday following Mother's Day and continuing for three days. These trustees represent one or more of the following component groups:
Affiliate memberships are available to individuals and organizations who would like to receive reports of LEGACY and other information, have the opportunity to express their ideas, and contribute to the purpose of LEGACY without being asked to serve on committees or attend meetings.
Among LEGACY's achievements are a worldwide dancer survey for general guidance and information, and encouragement of leadership programs on the local and state level. The questionnaire surveys were designed to ask dancers to express their feelings about certain aspects of square dancing and related activities., From the many comments and excellent return rate, it is obvious that the dancers want to be heard. The results, which are tabulated, are put on computer and distributed to all publications and organizations. LEGACY plans to continue conducting this survey as deemed necessary.
LEGACY was the catalyst for the formation of the National Association of Square and Round Dance Suppliers (NASRDS) and the International Association of Round Dance Teachers Inc. (Roundalab)