2020 Square Dance Convention - Aug 20-22

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Following is a work in progress based on the 2019 convention. Changes and improvements are in process. (General information is good -- some of the details may not yet be accurate!)

Join us on August 20 (Trail End Dance), 21 and 22, 2020 for the 58th Annual State Convention. We'll be at the Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites, 100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007.

If you're a history buff, you can find information on past conventions here.

What You Can Expect for 2020!

Thursday August 20, 7:00-10:00 p.m. Trail End Dance: Don’t miss this special dance with Featured Caller Noah Siegmann of Iron Ridge, WI and Featured Cuers Cathy & Fred Fisher of Conway, Arkansas.

Our featured callers and cuer will be with us all weekend!

• Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm dancing, also Caller's Seminar; Square Dance Games; Duets with ...
Friday 10:00 pm - 10:00 pm dancing
• Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm dancing, also Competition Squares; Duets with ...
• Saturday 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm After Party 

ALL DANCE FLOORS ARE WOOD THIS YEAR!

Five Halls of DANCING ...

  • Mainstream Hall (Rooms 101-102): Mainstream, Line Dancing, Games, Contra, Duets
  • Plus Hall (Ballrooms 1-4): Plus dancing with Phase II/III rounds each hour Friday & Saturday evenings, Competition Squares, High Energy Dancing, Duets
  • Advanced/C1 Hall (Rooms 103-104)
  • Lower Level Rounds (Ballrooms 5-6): Phase II-III, Teaches
  • High Level Rounds (Ballrooms 7-8): Phase III-V, Showcase of Rounds, Teaches

Theme baskets have always been a highlight of our State Convention. This year’s format will be a raffle. All clubs, as well as individuals, are invited to create and donate a basket. Associations are encouraged to donate a basket with free dance passes for every club that is a member of their association. Please submit this form by August 1, 2020. Proceeds will be used toward the cost of wood dance floors in the halls for the convention.


Dance Registration

The trail end dance and 2 full days of dancing is only $40 per person. And if you register early, it's even cheaper! ($30 by 1/1/2020, $35 by 4/30/2020). You'll find more information on the registration formYouth under the age of 18 years may attend for free.

Please download and complete the 
Convention Info and Registration Form, write a check payable to MCSRDC and mail your registration form and check to: Marie & Richard Kolbe, Registration Chair, 8978 E Harrison Rd, Walkerville, MI 49459. If you have any questions, just drop an email to mksqdncr@hotmail.com.

Parking

to be determined
 

Hotel Registration

The Radisson is now taking reservations.  Ask for the Square Dance Convention group rate of $129 plus tax per night. 
Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites
100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
BY PHONE: 369 343-333 
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Camping Update

Markin Glen County Park
5300 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo
269-383-8778 $40/night
only 4 miles from hotel, full hook-ups, pull-thru, 30/50 amp service
only 38 sites available, so call early (after Jan 2, 2020)

Additional camping at Outdoor Adventures, 8368 West C Ave, Kalamazoo -- (about 20 minutes / 14 miles away)


Program Details

The quick links above will be populated as we get close to the convention dates. 


Eating, Attractions, and Other Fun Activities

tbd 


Convention questions should be directed to the Convention Chairs::
Jeff & Raelyn Sanford - misqrdconvention@gmail.com 734-368-0316
Keith & Debbie Foote - debbie.foote1962@gmail.com 989-224-9212