New England Council of Round Dance Teachers Association

Goal of NECORTA:
To promote and encourage
the enjoyment of
Round Dancing

What is NECORTA?

The New England Council of Round Dance Teacher Associations (NECORTA) is an organization formed by the independent round dance teacher associations in New England:

MA       Mayflower Round Dance Teacher Association
               Secretary: Lynn Sa   []

ME       Maine Teachers Roundance Association (METRA)
               Secretary: Al Hipkins   []

VT        Vermont Association of Round Dance Leaders (VARDL)
               Secretary: Barbara Connelly   []

The organization is devoted to the following purposes:

  • To cooperate with other round dance organizations promoting the many phases of round dancing.
  • To build and encourage harmony between round and square dance movements.
  • To assist in the improvement of the professional development and skills of the round dance leaders in the New England area.

NECORTA awards up to four scholarships a year for qualified members to attend an approved cuer school. Email the NECORTA Chairman for more information.



Al Hipkins
Email:    Website:
258 Rodman Road, Box 1473, Auburn, ME 04210
(207) 841-7959

Vice Chairman

Barbara Connelly
Email:  blc614@JUNO.COM
PO Box 18, Lower Waterford, VT 05848
(802) 748-9478


Phil Sa
5 Phylmor Drive, Westborough, MA 01581
(774) 288-9672


Lynn Sa
5 Phylmor Drive, Westborough, MA 01581
(774) 452-4957