2018 Square Dance Convention - Aug 17-18

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Join us on August 16 (Trail End Dance), 17 and 18, 2018 for the 56th Annual State Convention. We'll be at the Lansing Center, 333 E Michigan Ave Lansing, MI 48933.

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

What You Can Expect for 2018!

Thursday Night August 16,  7:00-10:00 p.m. Trail End Dance: Don’t miss this special dance with Featured Caller, Jack Pladdys of Ohio and Featured Cuers, Tony & Carolyn Ahart from Missouri. Free admission with your “Dance a Tip in the Middle of the Mitt” ribbon. $10.00 admission per person if you are not registered for the 2018 Michigan Square and Round Dance Convention.  

Our featured caller and cuers will be with us all weekend!

Friday and Saturday-10:00 am till 10:00 pm

Friday and Saturday After Parties

10:00 pm till 11:00 pm


FridayCaller's Seminar; Sewing Seminar; Retro Squares; Duck Dangle After Party, Mystery Flash Mob, Fashion Show

SaturdayCompetition Squares (with prizes for the first ($300), second ($200), & third ($100) place teams!), Square Dance Games, High Energy After Party

ALL DANCE FLOORS ARE WOOD THIS YEAR!

5 Halls of DANCING ...

• Main Dance Hall: Plus, High Energy Plus, Hex, Ph. II Rounds each hour Friday and Saturday evenings, Competition Squares, Hot Hash and Duets

• Great Room (Lobby): High Energy Mainstream, Plus, Easy Rounds, Lines, Traditional, Hot Hash and Duets

• Advanced/C1 Hall

• DBD, Phase II Rounds

• Round Dance Hall: Phase III-V, Showcase Teaches


Theme baskets have always been a highlight of our State Convention. This year’s format will be a combination Silent Auction and 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, 2017. Proceeds will be used toward the cost of wood dance floors in all halls for the convention.


Schedule

Thursday: Trail-In Dance 7:00-10:00 p.m. (casual attire acceptable)
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (casual until 7:00 p.m.)
Friday: 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Pool Party/ Duck Dangle
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (casual until 6:30 p.m.)
Saturday: 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. High Energy After Party


Dance Registration

Get your advanced tickets early (before January 1, 2018) for the weekend package at an exceptional value of only $25 per person.  At the door, weekend ticket package cost is only $35 per person. Youth 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

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Hotel Registration

Beginning mid-December, the Radisson will be taking reservations. Ask for the Square Dance Convention group rate of $116.50 plus tax per night. 
Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol
111 N Grand Ave, Lansing, MI 48933
517 482-0188

Camping Update

Lansing Cottonwood Campground
5339 Aurelius Rd, Lansing, MI 48911
517 393-3200
Call directly to make reservations.


Program Details

PDF Listings of registered dance leaders and program schedules will be posted here when this is finalized shortly before the dance.  


Tours

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Eating

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 For a more detailed list of local restaurants click here. 


Attractions

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Convention questions should be directed to the Convention Chair at drabickie@gmail.com.