2019 Square Dance Convention - Aug 16-17

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The details of the 2019 convention are currently being decided. The information on this page has been brought forward  from the 2018 convention and will be revised/corrected as we know more.

Join us on August 15 (Trail End Dance), 16 and 17, 2019 for the 57th 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 2019!

Thursday Night August 16,  7:00-10:00 p.m. Trail End Dance: Don’t miss this special dance with Featured Callers: Bob Asp-Rockton, IL; Curt Braffet - Carlock, IL; Tom Manning - Burlington, IA; and
Featured Cuer: Amy Riehl - Salem, OH.

The trail in dance is free with your registration or $10 per person if you are not registered.

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

• Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm dancing, also Caller's Seminar; Square Dance Games; Duets with ...

Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm dancing, also Competition Squares (with prizes for the first ($300), second ($200), & third ($100) place teams!); After Party; Duets with ...

• Saturday 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm After Party


4 Halls of DANCING ...

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

• Advanced/C1 Hall

• Mainstream, Plus, Phase II-III Rounds, Showcase Teaches, Lines, Traditional, Hot Hash and Duets, in rooms as assigned at a later date

• High Level 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 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, 2019. Proceeds will be used toward the cost of wood dance floors in the halls for the convention.


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.)
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (casual until 6:30 p.m.)
Saturday: 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. After Party

Dance Registration

2 full days of dancing is only $40 per person. But GET A PRICE BREAK by sending in your registration early. Registrations received by Jan 1 are ONLY $30 per person and by Jun 1 are ONLY $35 per person. You'll find more information on the registration form. 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.


You can find information about parking at the Lansing center website or in this document which notes valet parking option for hotel guests.

Hotel Registration

The Radisson is now taking reservations. Click here for online reservations.  Ask for the Square Dance Convention group rate of $116.95 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

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

Eating, Attractions, and Other Fun Activities

You can find a downtown Lansing map and dining guide here.

The Lansing Sports Authority has created a micro-site that contains useful visitor information such as area attractions, bowling, dining, golf course, maps, coupons and other information. Please check it out here.  

Convention questions should be directed to the Convention Chairs::
Carol Bauer squarekatz2@aol.com (616)-365-0538
Carole Blair caroleannblair@gmail.com (231)-349-1360