Another Indiana Square and Round Dance Convention is over! 15 years ago, we attended our very first Indiana State Convention and I haven't missed one yet. It's always a lot of work but so worth it to get together and celebrate the activity we love!
I'm sharing just a few sweet memories in the photos from our weekend in French Lick!
This year was especially meaningful as my parents, Frank Elisa Berger were the general chairmen. A huge shoutout to them on a job incredibly well done! They run a tight ship.
And another special shoutout to our featured caller, Mike Hogan and his lovely wife Denise Hogan for making the trip out! It was great to have y'all here!
We're already hard at work planning for next year. Watch the State Convention page for more info!
The 72nd National Square Dance Convention® was one for the books. Sharing some sweet memories from Mobile, AL. We danced, we played, and we had a darn good time! Thanks to everyone who made this week possible!
Just a few of the many memories from the 48th CALLERLAB Convention! I had the pleasure of chatting with so many of our members this week but I was terrible at taking pictures....can you believe that? Another huge shoutout to the CALLERLAB staff for making this week possible!
The 32nd Indiana Square & Round Dance Convention is one for the books! As always, there was no shortage of dancing, calling, laughter, fun, and just a few shenanigans. I was so busy most of the weekend that I didn't take many pictures but these are just a glimpse into the fun we had!
Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to put on such a great Convention! Already looking forward to next year!
It was an incredible week at the 71st National Square Dance Convention, Evansville, IN with more than 2,000 square dancers! I'm constantly reminded how much I love this activity and more importantly, the people in it.
Thanks, Jim for this video of one of the afternoon spots in the SSD Hall!
Thanks, Glinda for these videos in the live band hall from Friday and Saturday nights!
After a year off, it was so good to be back dancing at the Indiana Square & Round Dance Convention in French Lick!
Friday evening kicked off with the President's Ball called by Tim Tyl. Later that night, I hosted an after party full of shenanigans, skits and fun!
Saturday I hosted 2 Hex workshops. The morning session introduced the idea of dancing with 6 couples in a hexagon formation. During the afternoon, we learned more about how to adapt calls to the hexagon. Everyone had a great time learning and practicing something new!
It was amazing to see so much of my square dance family at the 70th National Square Dance Convention in Jackson, MS. It felt so good to be back!
Thank you to everyone who made the 46th CALLERLAB Convention so memorable! I'm incredibly appreciative of the support and encouragement I have received so far and grateful for the opportunity to work for this organization. A special shout out to the Home Office staff and volunteers for all they do behind the scenes! Check out some photos of the event below.
Friday night started out with a great dance by featured caller Tom Miller. The theme was "Back to the 50's" and I love seeing so many people dressed in 50's attire! Saturday was full with square and round dancing at all levels, workshops, competition, education sessions, and more!
Finally we ended a packed weekend with the Sunday morning Gospel Finale!
The Indiana Convention is one of my favorite times of the year because I get to see so many good friends in one place!
Join us next year in French Lick for our 30th Convention - November 8, 9 & 10, 2019!
More than 3,100 dancers attended the 67th National Square Dance Convention in Kansas City, MO. I was one of those lucky dancers! The Convention offers a variety of programming for attendees including squares, rounds, lines, contra, education panels, seminars, sewing clinics, and plenty of opportunities for networking with attendees from around the world! We danced from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM Thursday through Saturday and had an absolute blast! I had so much fun seeing old friends and making new ones too! I've posted a short slideshow below.
The highlight of my weekend was on Saturday night when I had the honor of calling with the Ghost Riders Square Dance Band for the first time! These guys are incredible and so much fun to work with. Check out the video below!
Super thanks to Eric Henerlau for taking the video! ☺
In September, I attended my first KY State Square Dance Convention!
This was my first time calling in Kentucky.
I had a great time calling, dancing, and seeing our Kentucky friends!
I had a blast calling and dancing at the Wisconsin State Square & Round Dance Convention. This was my first time calling and dancing in Wisconsin and I felt very welcome! So glad Mom and Dad let me tag along on their trip!
This weekend was especially memorable as this was my first time calling with a live band! Shout out to the Siegmann family for providing outstanding live music for the Inspiration hour and during the last hour of dancing! Check out the video of my song with the band and some pictures from the weekend below!
We were honored to be asked to call at the Indiana State Museum Dance with Samuel Atherton and Samuel Mestel in September. A Special Thank you to Tom Davis. We had a great crowd and so much fun!
We have also been busy calling area club dances including Star Righters in Michigan City, IN, Call & Caper in Chicago, IL, and Tanglefoots in Paw Paw, MI. Thank you so much to all the dancers that support our calling and this awesome activity!
See you in a square soon!
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