What's Ahead


NATIONAL CONVENTIONS
USA National Convention
June 27-30, 2018 Kansas City, MO
June 26-29, 2019 Atlanta, GA
June 17-20, 2020 Spokane, WA
June 23-26, 2021 Jackson, MS

International Association of Gay Square Dancers

July 5-7, 2018

Seattle, WA

July 4-7, 2019 Philadelphia, PA
July 2 5, 2020 Denver, CO

USAWest Square Dance Convention
August 16 - 19, 2017 Rock Springs, WY
August 15 - 20, 2018 Reno, NV
August 15 - 17, 2019 Boise, ID

Canadian National Convention

July 18-21, 2018

London, ON
July 29 - August 1, 2020

Surrey, BC


OCTOBER 2017

1-5 NORTH CAROLINA - Maggie Valley Square Dance Vacations, Pride RV Resort, Maggie Valley; info@pridervresort.com; www.pridereresort.com, 800-929-8191

12-14 OHIO – Heartland Jubillee, Clarion Hotel, 3855 Hauk Rd., Sharonville, OH; Decah, FallintoHeartland@gmail.com,  956-432-4728; www.heartlandjubilee.com

6-7 TENNESSEE – Autumn Leave Square Up, Quality Inn Creekside, 125 LeConte Creek Rd., Gatlinburg; Jack and Sherry Pladdys, 2939 Creekside Dr., Indian Springs, OH 45011; 513-737-1057; Pladdys@aol.com; www.jpladdys.com

12-14 OHIO – Heartland Jubilee, Clarion Hotel, 3855 Hauk Rd., Sharonville, OH; Decah, FallintoHeartland@gmail.com, 956-432-4728; www.heartlandjubilee.com

13-14 FLORIDA – Daytona Beach Ball, Judi Corbett, 3053 Brookfair Cres., Daytona Beach, FL 32118; 386-679-5020, ladybirddb@gmail.com

19-21 TEXAS – Texas Advanced & Challenge Square Dance Convention, Red River Valley Fair Grounds, Paris, TX; Timothy R. Ploch, P.C., 730 N. Post Oak RD #100, Houston, TX 77024; 713-862-4300 or 918-629-5181; lawplochstaff@flash.net or rene.ploch@fiberpad.com

20-21 TENNESSEE – Mid-South Square & Round Dance Festival, St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2949 Davies Plantation Rd., Lakeland (near Memphis); Sidney Nelson, Chm., 6886 Hamilton Cir. N., Olive Branch, MS 38654; 901-494-6762; sidneynelson41@yahoo.com

20-22 MINNESOTA – Minnesota Magic Weekend, location TBD; www.maciccolumn.weebly.com; Dan and Janet Sahlstrom 651-230-2800, dan@dansajlstrom.com

20-22 MISSOURI – Missouri Square & Round Dance Convention, Cowan Civic Center, 500 Elm Street, Lebanon; www.Festival.SquareDanceMissouri.com, 636-394-0998

20-22 VERMONT – Tumbling Leaves Festival, Bennington College, Bennington; Red Bates redbates@juno.com, 941-223-0987

27-28 FLORIDA – Northwest Association’s Round-up, Ragan Hall, 2600 Stratford Road, Pensacola; jim.deecee@cox.net.

27-28 OREGON - Seaside Sashay Square Dance Festival, Seaside Civic & Convention Center, 415 1st Ave., Seaside, OR 97138; Gary/Joyce 503-647-5742, clarknet@aracnet.com


NOVEMBER 2017

3-5 INDIANA – 28th Indiana Square & Round Dance Convention, French Lick Springs Resort, 8670 West State Road 56, French Lick, IN 47432; Gary and Deb Hutton, 2101 Kitchen Drive, Anderson, IN 46017; 765-378-5517; dhutton2101@outlook.com

3-4 COLORADO – A Stroll Down The Streets of Paris, (Friday - Greeley Rec. Center, 651 10th Ave., Greeley, CO 80631), (Saturday - University of Northern Colorado, 2101 10th Ave., Greeley, CO 80631); www.crda.net; Jane and Jim Wamboldt 303-816-7192, jwamboldt@q.com

5-9 WEST VIRGINIA – Appalachian Callers School (formerly Pocono Callers School), Cacapon Resort State Park, Berkeley Springs; Roy or Betsy Gotta, 732-249-2086; ugottadance@optonline.net;  2 Laurel Place, North Brunswick, NJ 08902-2812

9-12 CALIFORNIA – Riverside County Square & Round Dance Festival, National Date Festival Fairgrounds, 46350 Arabia Street, Indio, CA 92201; Gary and Lisa Shoemake, 1060 Alpine Dr, Sevierville, TN 37876; 865-387-2217; lshoemake66@yahoo.com

10-11 FLORIDA - Fall Fun Fest, Bartow Civic Center, 2250 Floral Ave., Bartow, FL  33830; www.shufflinsquares.com, sailaway@tampabay.rr.com

10-12 OKLAHOMA – Annual Advanced Level Weekend, Lake Murray Lodge, Ardmore, OK; Gayle Stover 580-357-9368

12 NEW JERSEY – 43rd Annual Mini-Festival, Location to be announced; Mike Szekula 908-852-9285

17-18 FLORIDA – NEFSARDA Fall Festival, Palms Presbyterian Church, 3410 3rd Street South, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250; Erik and Robin Burton 904-738-7008, eaburton@hotmail.com

17-18 INDIANA – Autumn Adventure, Knights of Columbus, 604 Columbus Drive, Plymouth; Jannine Clemons 574-806-0190, Dance_rjan@yahoo.com

17-19 PENNSYLVANIA – Harvest Moon Classic, Crowne Plaza, Harrisburg; harvest.greatdances.net; Roy Gotta, 2 Laurel Place, North Brunswick, NJ 08902, 732-249-2086, hmc234@gmail.com

17-21 WASHINGTON – The Lilac City Callers College, Green Bluff Community Center, 9908 E. Green Bluff Rd. Colbert, WA 99005; Doug, 509-979-2612, DDavisP@aol.com


DECEMBER 2017

10-21 CRUISE - Eastern Caribbean Square Dance Cruise, out of Miami, FL; All aboard Cruises, Seth Mintz 786-200-1912, sec927@aol.com; Jack & Ilene Lewis 561-731-3119, lewis-jssquare@yahoo.com

30-31 MISSISSIPPI - Magnolia Swingers Christmas In July, St. Martin Community Center, 15008 Lemoyne Blvd., Biloxi, MS 39532


JANUARY 2018

1-4 NEVADA – Holiday Hop, Riverside Resort & Casino, 1650 S. Casino Dr., Laughlin, NV 89029; Dee Bower, 78205 Cloveridge Way, Palm Desert, Ca 92211-2711; 760-200-1031

4-6 SOUTH CAROLINA – Myrtle Beach Whale of a Dance (Location TBA); Heath Tinsley 704-502-8097, Heath@GSIInternational.org 

5-6 TEXAS – 7th Annual Winter Festival, Waco Convention Center, Waco; www.rhythmrecords.biz; Rhythm Records, 3118 Schumann Oaks Drive, Spring, TX 77386

19-21 ARIZONA – Tucson Square Dance Festival, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 8051 E. Boradway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85710; Rick Gittelman 520-820-4749; www.happydancing.us/SACCA/festival.html

20-27 WESTERN CARIBBEAN – Square Dance Cruise out of Port Canaveral, Florida; AllisonS@cruiseweb.com, 800-377-9383 ext. 246; www.cruiseweb.com

26-27 KENTUCKY – General Butler Bash Plus & Advance Square & Round Dance Weekend, General Butler State Resort Park, 1608 Highway 227, Carrollton, KY 41008; 859-333-9587, mpatters61@aol.com 


FEBRUARY 2018

2-3 FLORIDA – Space Coast Florida Winter Fiesta, The Titusville Elks Lodge No 2113, 2955 Columbia Blvd., Titusville, FL 32780; Grand Squares International, 2520 Sardis Road North, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28227; 704-502-8097; Heath@GSIInternational.org

2-3 MISSISSIPPI – Belles and Buoys 40th Annual Mardi Gras Festival, Woolmarket Community Center, 16320 Old Woolmarket Road, Biloxi, MS 39532; Nell Knott 228-831-3127, baknot@juno.com

2-4 VIRGINIA – 34th Annual Central Park Weekend, Fredericksburg Hospitality House & Conference Center, 2801 Plank Road, Fredericksburg; Bill Harrison, 10518 Nast Drive, Cheltenham, MD 20623; 240-681-3467, billharrisonwdh@aol.com

2-11 SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN – Square Dance Cruise out of Miami, Florida; Dan Sahlstrom 651-230-2800, dan@dansahlstrom.com; www.dansahlstrom.com

4-11 FLORIDA – 7th Annual Florida Winter Fest Cruise, out of Port Canaveral; Cruise Planners, John Manning 305-829-2009, 877-822-2009, jmanning@cruiseplanners.com, wwwjadecruises.com

16-17 ILLINOIS – Hearts In Motion, Faith United Methodist Church, 432 59th Street, Downers Grove; 630-366-1008, 815-210-9813, bobby-poyner@sbcglobal.net, www.bobbypoyner.com/hearts-in-motion

23-24 FLORIDA – 64th Florida Square & Round Dance Convention, Daytona Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, FL 32118; www.floridasquaredance.com/convention 

23-24 TENNESSEE – 26th Annual Heart of the Smokies Square Up, Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Ramada Inn Pigeon Forge, Pigeon Forge; www.heartofthesmokiessquareup.com; Terry and Beverly McGill, 865-264-4355; PO Box 902, Lake City, TN 37769; t324m@comcast.net  


MARCH 2018

2-3 ARIZONA – 20th Annual Square Dance Festival, Osborn Middle School, 1102 W. Highland, Phoenix, AZ 85013; www.azsquaredance.com, 602-222-9339

9-10 MISSISSIPPI – 63rd Annual Mississippi State Festival, Pearl Senior Center, 110 Valentour Rd., Pearl, MS 39208; Connie Wise, 1112 N. Montgomery St., Apt. 2, Starkville, MS 39759; 662-418-7012

15-17 VIRGINIA – WASCA’s 59th Spring Square & Round Dance Festival, “Venetian Carnival” Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel, Alexandria; Terry Jones 703-220-4872; 25576 Creekmore Ter., South Riding, VA 20152; Arbell Thompson 703-729-2109; 19375 Cypress Ridge Ter. #406, Lansdowne, VA 20176; 2018FestivalDirectors@wascaclubs.com

16-18 IOWA – 22nd Annual Solid Gold Records Weekend, Isle of Capri, 1777 Isle Parkway, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722; 319-759-3348, 563-370-0209, tommanning06@aol.com, twincaller@juno.com

17 FLORIDA – Advance Dance, Lake Ashton Clubhouse, 4141 Ashton Club Drive, Lake Wales; Keith Stevens keith@keithstevens.com, 863-326-9774

23-24 MISSOURI – Heart of America Federation Festival, Osage Trail Middle School, 2101 N. Twyman Rd., Independence; Jerry Belgum, 3606 South Pope Ave., Independence, MO 64055; 816-836-7496

25-28 NEVADA – The Desert Stomp Square & Round Dance Holiday, Riverside Resort & Casino, 1650 S. Casino Dr., Laughlin, NV 89029; Dee Bower, 78205 Cloveridge Way, Palm Desert, CA 92211-2711; 760-200-1031

25-28 WASHINGTON – Annual Yakima Memorial Day Plus Weekend, Yakima Square & Round Dance Center, 207 E. Charron Road, Moxee; Kay & Roger Mahan 509-823-4675


APRIL 2018

6-8 MICHIGAN – Square The Bases Fly-In 2018, Grand River Squares, 2453 Michigan NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506; www.grsquares.org; flyin@grsquares.org

13-14 IOWA – 55th Iowa Square & Round Dance Convention, Quad-Cities Isle of Capri Convention Center, 2021 State Street, Bettendorf, IA 52722; Pat and Charlie Swanson, 206 N. Michigan, Davenport, IA 52804

13-15 MINNESOTA – Minnesota Magic Weekend, location TBD; www.maciccolumn.weebly.com; Dan and Janet Sahlstrom 651-230-2800, dan@dansajlstrom.com

13-15 OREGON – Spring Fling At Baker City, Community Connection Senior Center, 2810 Cedar Street, Baker City, OR 97814; Chuck Hoover 541-524-9306; Esa Murrell 541-524-9386; ElkhornSwing@eoni.com

20-21 TEXAS – April Jubilee, Lagoons RV Resort Hall, 600 Enterprise Blvd., Rockport, TX 78382; Norma Jean Becker, 13514 Nira, Universal City, TX 78148; 210-383-9107; danceduets@att.net

26-28 OKLAHOMA – 39th HASSDA Festival, Holiday Inn Express & Conference Center, 1400 Country Club Road, Claremore, OK 74017; www.HASSDAFestival.WeSquareDance.com; Maye Wegner 785-806-8314, HASSDA-Festival@WeSquareDance.com

27-28 SOUTH CAROLINA – South Carolina State Convention, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC 29201; Ken and Darlene Padgett, PO Box 203, Bethune, SC 29009; 843-334-8357; D.Goley@yahoo.com

29-May 2 NEVADA – 6th Annual Desert Round-A-Vous, Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino, Laughlin; Ken and Dee Bower 760-200-1031, kndbower@verizon.net


MAY 2018

4-6 NEW MEXICO – 38th Annual Spring Fling, Albuquerque Square Dance Center, 4915 Hawkins NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109; Monica Allen, 9 Nizhoni Ct., Sandia Park, NM 87047; 505-410-6034; BandMAllen@cybermesa.com  

4-6 WASHINGTON – Appleland Promenaders Plus Weekend, Vale Elementary School, 101 Pioneer Ave., Cashmere, WA 98815; 509-881-4961, 425-299-7051, sqdncr@nwi.net

13 VIRGINIA – 45th Anniversary Blue Sapphire Celebration, Lake of the Woods Community Center, 110 Sweetbriar Park Rd., Locust Grove, VA 22508; Roy 540-539-0147, Garnet 804-445-3918

17-19 VIRGINIA – Virginia State Convention, Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina Hotel, 700 Settlers Landing Rd., Hampton, VA 23669; Jeanette and Wayne Lockhart, 9927 Old Stage Rd., Toano, VA 23168; 757-897-5280, roho38@verizon.net

18-19 KENTUCKY – 57th Derby City Festival, Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, 395 Paroquet Springs Drive, Shepherdsville, KY 40165; kentuckianasquaredance.com; Jim and Judy Mathus, 3803 Stone River Court, Louisville, KY 40299; nowlinmathus@aol.com, 502-931-9665

18-20 NEW MEXICO – 71st New Mexico Square and Round Dance Assoc. Festival, 400 West 4th St., Truth or Consequences; Karen Clements callercleemnts1@gmail.com, 505-228-1617


JUNE 2018

1-2 KANSAS – 66th Kansas State Square Dance Convention, Tony’s Pizza Event Center, Salina; kansasstatesquaredanceconvention.com

1-3 WISCONSIN – Plus Level Weekend, Chula Vista Resort, 2501 River Road, PO Box 30, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965; Dee Bower 760-200-1031, kndbower@verizon.net

7-9 INDIANA – Rockabilly Weekend, Circle B Park Campground, Angola; Jimmy and Jan Robison, 5860 N. State Road 5, Larwill, IN 46764; 260-327-3112, Jimmy_Robison@hotmail.com

15-17 NEW YORK – Bill Newman Memorial June Jamboree, Community Center, Clute Memorial Park, Watkins Glen; Lise Rosenfield, 7 Janivar Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850; 607-257-1638; claireliserosenfield@gmail.com

20-23 INDIANA – Academy For Advanced & Challenge Enthusiasts, Grand Wayne Convention Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46802; Debbie Ceder, PO Box 841, Los Olivos, CA 93441-0841; 805-686-1108, www.ceder.net/aace

27-29 MISSOURI – 67th National Square Dance Convention, Kansas City; www.67nsdc.com; Jim and Edyth Weber 816-781-3598; Chairman@67nsdc.com


JULY 2018

6–10 OKLAHOMA – 42nd Annual ROUNDALAB Convention, Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center, 6808 S. 107th E. Ave., 71st St. exit, Hwy. 169, Tulsa, OK 74133; ROUNDALAB, 2803 Louisiana St., Longview, WA 98632; 877-943-2623; roundalab@roundalab.org

11-14 OKLAHOMA – International Choreographed Ballroom Dance Association (ICBDA) Convention 2018, Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center, 6808 S. 107th E. Ave., 71st St. exit, Hwy. 169, Tulsa, OK 74133; Linda and Paul Robinson, convention42@icbda.com,  918-640-9831

15-19 CANADA – Canadian Callers College, London, Ontario; www.canadiancallerscollege.com

19-21 CANADA – Canadian National Square & Round Dance Convention, London Convention Centre, 300 York St., London, Ontario, N6B 1P8; www.swosda.ca/events/canadian-national-convention-2018; 866-206-6696; Lee and Sharon Cox, leecox@bmts.com

20-22 AMSTERDAM – European Square Dance Convention, Sportcentrum Ookmeer, Dokter Meurerlaan 7, Nl-1067 Sm Amsterdam; Maarten & Wil Weijers, Edisonstraat 1 Nl-1433 Kudelstaart; +31 (0) 297 34 13 23; Barbara Reinhartz, +31 (0) 71 58 96 136, Info@EuropeanConvention2018.Nl

21-28 HAWAII – Hawaii Square Dancer’s Cruise, 800-888-7025, Azvancouver@Ciazumano.Com

26-28 FLORIDA – 16th US Handicapable Convention, Omni Hotel, Jacksonville; Rick Yates, 1605 Pleasant View Drive, Deland, FL 32724; 386-734-2110; reyates.deland@gmail.com


AUGUST 2018

10-12 WISCONSIN – 59th Wisconsin Square & Round Dance Convention, Marshfield Senior High School, 1401 E. Becker Rd., Marshfield, WI 54449; www.wisquaredanceconvention.org; Barb Oelke, PO Box 1533, Wausau, WI 54402; wisregistration2018@yahoo.com; 715-574-3246


OCTOBER 2018

14-21 WESTERN CARIBBEAN – Royal Caribbean Cruise out of Galveston, Texas; Ginger@vleetravel.com, 713-681-4774, www.vleetravel.com


JUNE 2019

26-29 GEORGIA – 68th National Square Dance Convention, The Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Pkwy. SE, Atlanta, GA 30339; www.68NSDC.com;  Bob and Virginia Walker, reghouschair@68nsdc.org, 828-349-0905


SEPTEMBER 2019

17-Oct. 1 GERMANY/AUSTRIA – Square Dance Tour; www.crisptours.com;  Tom and Gina Crisp, 4231 S. Pauline Lane, Tucson, AZ 85730; 800-901-8044; 520-885-6833; tom@crisptours.com

 


JUNE 2020

21 ALASKA – Alaska Cruise out of Seattle, Washington; nsdc@ciazumano.com; 518 SW 6th Ave., Portland, OR 97204; 888-509-9114


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