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

Saturday After Party

10:00 pm till 11:00 pm

FridayCaller's Seminar; Square Dance Games; Duets with Jack Pladdys

SaturdayCompetition Squares (with prizes for the first ($300), second ($200), & third ($100) place teams!); After Party; Duets with Jack Pladdys


5 Halls of DANCING ...

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

• North Pointe Cafe: Mainstream, Plus, Easy Rounds, Lines, Traditional, Hot Hash and Duets

• Advanced/C1 Hall

• Easy Round Dance Hall: Phase II-III Rounds, Showcase Teaches

• 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, 2018. 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

Get your advanced tickets early (before June 1, 2018) for the weekend package at an exceptional value of only $30 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.


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 $116.50 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

All the quick links above are now populated. Click away to see details on both square and round schedules and to get the online copy of the program book. 

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 Chair at squaredancemi@gmail.com.