Charlie and Bertha Baldwin were New England square dance pioneers from 1967 to 1986, and the first President of SDFNE. A square dance caller and teacher, his spirit, energy, enthusiasm, dedication and love of the activity created togetherness in square dancing. He was the great communicator for square dancing.
Recognizing that the square and round dance activity over the years has been driven by the actions of very special and dedicated people, the SDFNE has two annual awards given to local dance leaders.
The square and round dance history is all about people and the joy of dance.