Convention Chair Message

May 19th, 2023:

Wednesday, May 31, is your LAST day to save yourself $10.00 per person on the Convention Registration. After Wednesday, June 1st, the price goes from $30.00 per person up to $40.00 per person. IF, you do NOT have a Registration form please email the General Chairmen (Ray & Ilidia Wiles) @, & we'll email one to you.




YES! We need Volunteers to help with our Convention. It takes a LOT of people to make a Convention run smoothly, NOT just the Dance Leaders, the Council, & the Convention Committee, but dancers who are willing to donate an hour OR more of their time during the Convention. You don't have to commit now, check with us in one of two ways. The quickest way is to email our Volunteer Chairman Barb Ulrich. I'm sure she'll be more than glad to give you all the information you need, & where she needs to most help.


For those of you (Square Dance OR Round Dance Club) OR an individual who is interested in donating a Basket for the silent auction also contact Barb Ulrich. There is only ONE requirement for the Silent Auction Baskets. Per Hotel Regulations the baskets must NOT contain ANY Alcohol, that includes Beer, Liquor, Wine, or Hard Seltzer Water. Outside of that, your imagination is your limit. So you don't know how to make a "Basket" well here are just a few suggestions, go to a local Restaurant or a Restaurant chain & ask them to put a basket together or a local party store.  Have them put in things like cheese or other snacks that they might specialize in. Maybe go to a Health Food Store, or go to the extreme & create your own. Whatever you're able to donate would be GREAT.


Last but not least it's NEVER too late to host a Wood Floor Benefit Dance. Having a Wood Floor Benefit dance helps to defray the cost of having a Wood Floor to dance on. As we all know, dancing on carpeting is just about the worst, so we hire a Professional Wood Floor installer & he lays down enough temporary wood flooring OVER the carpeting to allow YOU (the dancer) to glide on the dance floor to your heart's content. If for some reason your Club is unable to sponsor a Wood Floor Benefit Dance, then you, yourself can make a donation on your own by stopping by our Registration Table at the Convention & "drop" a few bucks in the donation jar. Remember "A little goes a LONG way"


P.S. The Count down as of May 19th to the Convention is 89 Days. See you in Kalamazoo so you can "Dance With Me in '23"


Ray & Ilidia Wiles

2022 & 2023 General Chairman

Michigan Square & Round Dance Convention

734 - 637 - 8819