Monthly Archives: April 2017

66th National Square Dance Convention

Can you believe it’s less than 2 months till square dancers from all over the United States and the World will be arriving in Cincinnati for the 66th National Square Dance Convention. As of April 28th, there are more than 2800 dancers who are registered and the registrations are coming in really fast now. Dancers coming to Cincinnati represent all 50 states in the United States plus the Canadian Provinces of Ontario, Nova Scotia and British Columbia, and the countries of Germany, Australia, The Philippines, Taiwan, Ireland and Japan. It will certainly be an exciting time.

Some of the special events that are being planned at the convention include a Trail-In Dance Tuesday evening, a special buffet dinner followed by wonderful entertainment by the American Kings on Wednesday evening, dancing on the square Saturday afternoon, an attempt to break the Guinness Book of Records for most dancers in one spot at the convention center on Saturday, and a wonderful Fashion Show at the Millennium Hotel, also on Saturday.

We also have some fabulous tours offered, when you want to take a break from dancing. A very special one will be a Kick-Off Sunset River Cruise on the Celebration Riverboat on Tuesday evening–besides the wonderful view of our beautiful city and the rolling hills of Kentucky, you will enjoy a delicious buffet dinner and square dancing.

There are lunch cruises on BB Riverboats, bus trips to the Ark in northern Kentucky, bus tours of Cincinnati with stops at our famous local dining spots, a tour to the Air Force Museum in Dayton, and a Float Trip on the Little Miami River.

When you need to take a break and sit, enjoy some of the special seminars, panel meetings, leadership conferences, and sew & save activities that are being planned.

And did I mention DANCING–the most important reason to be there. All levels of square dancing, round dancing, lines & contra dancing, led and called by the best callers and cuers in the world. And of course, dancing to the Ghostriders Live Band every evening. What a fabulous opportunity to dance till you drop!

There is still availability in two downtown convention hotels–the Hilton and the Hyatt. Even if you live in the area, I would encourage you to think about staying in a hotel for the four nights that the convention will be here. It’s really exciting to be close to the action and to be able to relax, enjoy meals, and become friends with fellow square dancers from all different parts of the world.

For detailed information regarding all the events, please visit our website,

Jane Jones