Events

2018 Ronald McDonald Charities Dance

The Greater Cincinnati Dance Federation will be sponsoring its Annual Ronald McDonald Charities Dance on Sunday, September 16, 2018, at 3:30 to 5:30.  It will be held at the Hayloft Barn in Winton Woods, 10073 Daly Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45231.  The Federation has sponsored this dance for many years with all proceeds from the dance going to the Ronald McDonald Charities.  2017’s dance brought in more than $2000.00 from our very generous square & round dancers.  We thank our local callers, cuers, and line dance leaders in advance for donating their equipment and time for the 2018 dance.  As always, split-the-pot tickets will be sold and a basket will be raffled off.  The basket this year is a “Chocolate Basket” consisting of $150.00 of chocolate themed goodies.    There will be opportunities to buy raffle tickets before and at the dance.  We are looking forward to another great dance.

2019 Ohio State Convention

The 59th Ohio Square Dance Convention, hosted by the Cleveland Dance Council, will take place in Aurora, Ohio on May 3, 4, and 5, 2019.  It will be held at the Bertram Inn and Conference Center, where hotel rooms are also available.  All the convention activities, the hotel and a restaurant are in one building which makes everything readily accessible.

Besides square and round dancing, there will be educational seminars and workshops for various levels of dance, a Hard Rock Casino Trip, a special Buffet & Dinner with entertainment by the Riverside Valley Players Improv Group and of course, vendors.  For more information and to register on-line, go to their website, Ohiodanceconvention.com.

2019 National Square Dance Convention

Atlanta, Georgia is home for the 68th National Square Dance Convention on June 26-29, 2019.  The convention will be held at the Cobb Galleria Convention Center near Marietta, Georgia, 15 miles northwest of Atlanta.  The Convention Center is connected to the Renaissance Waverly Hotel, with the hotel and all convention activities under one roof.  They have many exciting tours planned for you, including a Night at Stone Mountain, an Atlanta City Tour, An Indoor Aquarium Tour, Delta Flight Museum Trip, College Football Hall of Fame Tour, a Four-Day Tour to Savannah & the Golden Isles or to Asheville, NC & the Blue Ridge Mountains, just to name a few.
There will of course, be many educational activities, a Sew & Save Room, a Caller School, and a Leadership Certification Program.  The Wednesday Night Special Event will be a dinner buffet and evening of songs & stories by John Berry, Grammy Award Winning Country Artist.  And there will be dancing for all—all levels of square dancing and round dancing, hi-energy and lo-energy square dancing, clogging, contra, line dancing and  handicapable dancing.

Registration for adults is $60.00 and youth $30.00 until a price increase on May 1, 2019.  For more information and to print out a Registration form, go to 68nsdc.org.

2020 Ohio State Convention

The 60th Ohio State Convention, hosted the Greater Cincinnati Dance Federation, will be held in Columbus, Ohio, on May 1 & 2, 2020.  It will be held at the Crowne Plaza North.  Watch this site for further information.