2017 Square Dance Convention

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Master Dance Plan (includes Squares callers)
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Convention History
Trail End Dance Flyer
Competition Guidelines
Convention Basket Form
Convention Flyer
Rounds Schedule
Registered Callers & Cuers
Fashion Show
GuideBook Schedule
Sewing Corner
Sewing Seminar

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Join us on August 17 (Trail End Dance), 18 and 19, 2017 for the 55th Annual State Convention. We'll be at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Detroit - Dearborn, 5801 Southfield Expressway, Detroit MI 48228. Phone: 313-336-3340, Web: www.Dearborn.DoubleTree.com

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

What You Can Expect for 2017!

Thursday Night August 17,  7:00-10:00 p.m. Trail End Dance: Don’t miss this special dance with Featured Caller, Tom Davis of Ohio and Featured Cuers, Phyllis & Doug Burdette from Ohio. Free admission with your “Work the Gears Through the Years” ribbon. $10.00 admission per person if you are not registered for the 2017 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, 2017) 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: Vickie Stewart & Dan Harris, Registration Chair, 404 S Ottawa St, St Johns, MI, 48879. If you have any questions, just drop an email to squaredancemi@gmail.com.

Parking

Parking is free, but it is a gated parking lot. Hotel guests need to register before parking. Your room key will get you in and out of the parking lot. Non-hotel convention guests will need to have their parking ticket validated. The hotel is going to have a validation station set up. 

Hotel Registration


When making reservations, ask for the Square Dance Convention group rate of $109.00 plus tax per night. A Breakfast Bar is included with your room. Those rooms not reserved by August 3, 2017, will be released to the general public. After that date, our group rate may continue until the Convention date if rooms are available; however, be advised that late reservation rates could be higher.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Detroit - Dearborn
5801 Southfield Expressway
Detroit, MI 48228
313-336-3340
ROOMS MAY BE BOOKED ONLINE OR BY CALLING THE HOTEL

Camping Update
Wayne County Fairgrounds and RV Park
10871 Quirk Road
Belleville, MI 48111
A variety of campsites are available starting at $23.00 per night. Full hook-ups are $39.00 per night. Good Sam members and seniors receive a 10% discount. The campground is located 20 miles from the DoubleTree Hotel.
Please make your reservations through the fairgrounds, 734-697-7002.
Questions? :  squaredancemi@gmail.com

T-Shirts


Convention T-Shirts - $10
Wear them all year to help promote the Convention, then wear them at the 2017 Convention.
Fabric: 100% Cotton
Sizes: Adult Small, Med, Lg, XL
Color: black and silver
Order Info: squaredancemi@gmail.com



Program Details

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




Tours

-- cancelled --


Eating

There are 3 restaurants in close proximity to the DoubleTree.

 Chili's 11am-12am 5707 Southfield Fwy, Detroit  (313) 271-2339
 Red Robin 11am-12am 18650 Ford Rd, Dearborn  (313) 996-8910
 Wendy’s 9:30AM-2:00AM 18430 Ford Rd, Detroit  (313) 593-4449

 For a more detailed list of local restaurants click here. 


Attractions

       Extend your stay an extra day or two and visit some of Dearborn’s unique sites. The Henry Ford is a collection of experiences that span three centuries of American life: museum, village, factory and Giant Screen Experience. A few of Detroit’s many museums include: Motown Museum, Detroit Historical Society, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Cranbrook Institute of Science and Detroit Institute of Arts.


Pam German invites you to place an ad and promote your business by connecting with the many dancers who'll be at the convention. Details here.


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