Dalcroze Society of America

Chapter Leadership Toolkit

A guide to help chapters organize their efforts and make a difference in their community.

Section 6: Governance & Compliance

What your chapter needs to do to keep it in good standing with the DSA.

Annual Timeline

Monthly Updates: Due the 1st of every month (September-May)

  • September 30
    • Event Support forms due for fall
  • January 15
    • Event Support forms due for spring
    • Annual Dalcroze USA Survey is released
  • February 15
  • June 30
    • Annual Report Due
  • July-August
    • Chapter plans next season of events

Every two years, the DSA organizes a national conference. It typically engages the entire international community. Our signature event affords the DSA membership an excellent opportunity to gather together and renew friendships, as well as to network professionally, while also enabling us to stir interest in the practice and welcome newcomers to it.

There are several ways DSA Chapters play a critical role in building momentum for our national conference. Many who fill Chapter leadership roles also lead conference workshops. Moreover, by promoting the event to its members, and encouraging them to attend, the Chapter Board helps to make this important event a success. 

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2018 National Conference in Los Angeles, CA!

Chapter Reports/Financial Report

Failing to upload the Chapter’s monthly reports, Annual Report, meeting Minutes, and/or budget spreadsheet in a timely manner puts the Chapter at risk of losing its official charter as a DSA Chapter.