• National Squares Magazine

    From DARYL STOUT@CAPCITY to ALL USERS on Sun Sep 25 00:01:00 2011
    For those who want the latest information on upcoming National Square
    Dance Conventions, always held the last week of June each year, National Squares magazine has the information you need...especially if you don't
    have Internet access.

    Published 4 times a year, the magazine details the following items,
    among others, for an upcoming National Square Dance Convention:

    * Registration statistics by state.
    * A Registration form for the current convention, and "converting early
    bird registrations".
    * Early Bird Registrations for future conventions.
    * Picking up your convention badge at the convention.
    * Emergency Information, with special numbers to be used only during that
    particular convention.
    * Lodging and Cost Information (on the back of the registration form).
    * RV Camping Information.
    * Shuttle Bus Transportation (purchase of a bus pass STRONGLY RECOMMENDED).
    * Facilities where the dancing, forums, bid session, etc. will be held.
    * Overview of programming, forums, and vendors (complete listings are in
    the actual convention program book, which can sell out before the
    convention).
    * Parade Of States.
    * Exhibition Groups.
    * Fashion Show.
    * Showcase Of Ideas.
    * Special Event (Wednesday night before the convention).
    * Trail In (dances on the way to the Convention).
    * Trail End Dances (dances held after the Special Event on Wednesday night).
    * Youth Hall (dancers under 18).
    * Singles Hall (unmarried dancers, or dancers without partners).
    * Bid Session (where those cities wishing to host future conventions make
    their presentations to the National Executive Committee and interested
    dancers...a list of future conventions and those intending to bid is
    listed below...more info is at www.nationalsquaredanceconvention.com
    on the Internet).
    * Education Panels.
    * Tours and Other Information.

    The cost is $7 per year...to subscribe, send your name, address,
    city, satte, zip, and phone number with area code, plus your check,
    made payable to NATIONAL SQUARES to:

    National Squares
    2760 Polo Club Blvd.
    Matthews, North Carolina 28105-8911

    You can also point your Internet Web Browser to: http://www.nationalsquaredanceconvention.com

    Upcoming National Square Dance Conventions include:

    2009 - Long Beach, California
    2010 - Louisville, Kentucky
    2011 - Detroit, Michigan
    2012 - Spokane, Washington

    These cities are intending to bid for the years indicated, and they
    will bid at the NSDC 4 years prior to the actual convention.

    2013 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    2014 - Little Rock, Arkansas (tentative)

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  • From DARYL STOUT@CAPCITY to ALL USERS on Mon Jun 25 00:01:00 2012
    For those who want the latest information on upcoming National Square
    Dance Conventions, always held the last week of June each year, National Squares magazine has the information you need. This was updated on June
    8, 2012.

    The magazine is now ONLINE ONLY at:

    http://www.nsdcdec.com

    Just look for the "National Squares Online" link. While those who
    don't have internet access are possibly "out in the cold", by having
    it online, the publication no longer has to worry about postage costs,
    plus the publication is published MONTHLY instead of quarterly, and it
    is FREE to everyone to download and read. You will need the Adobe
    Acrobat Reader to view or print the file, once you have downloaded it.

    The publication has, among other items, for the National Square Dance Convention:

    * Registration statistics by state.
    * A Registration form for the current convention, and "converting early
    bird registrations".
    * Early Bird Registrations for future conventions.
    * Picking up your convention badge at the convention.
    * Emergency Information, with special numbers to be used only during that
    particular convention.
    * Lodging and Cost Information (on the back of the registration form).
    * RV Camping Information.
    * Shuttle Bus Transportation (purchase of a bus pass STRONGLY RECOMMENDED).
    * Facilities where the dancing, forums, bid session, etc. will be held.
    * Overview of programming, forums, and vendors (complete listings are in
    the actual convention program book, which can sell out before the
    convention).
    * Parade Of States.
    * Exhibition Groups.
    * Fashion Show.
    * Showcase Of Ideas.
    * Special Event (Wednesday night before the convention).
    * Trail In (dances on the way to the Convention).
    * Trail End Dances (dances held after the Special Event on Wednesday night).
    * Youth Hall (dancers under 18).
    * Singles Hall (unmarried dancers, or dancers without partners).
    * Bid Session (where those cities wishing to host future conventions make
    their presentations to the National Executive Committee and interested
    dancers...a list of future conventions and those intending to bid is
    listed below).
    * Education Panels.
    * Tours and Other Information.

    Upcoming National Square Dance Conventions include:

    2012 - Spokane, Washington
    2013 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    2014 - Little Rock, Arkansas
    2015 - Springfield, Massachusetts

    Cities that are bidding for future conventions include:

    2016 - Amarillo, Texas and Des Moines, Iowa (awarded at end of 2012 NSDC)


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  • From DARYL STOUT@CAPCITY to ALL USERS on Wed Jul 25 00:01:00 2012
    For those who want the latest information on upcoming National Square
    Dance Conventions, always held the last week of June each year, National Squares magazine has the information you need. This was updated on July
    5, 2012.

    The magazine is now ONLINE ONLY at:

    http://www.nsdcdec.com

    Just look for the "National Squares Online" link. While those who
    don't have internet access are possibly "out in the cold", by having
    it online, the publication no longer has to worry about postage costs,
    plus the publication is published MONTHLY instead of quarterly, and it
    is FREE to everyone to download and read. You will need the Adobe
    Acrobat Reader to view or print the file, once you have downloaded it.

    The publication has, among other items, for the National Square Dance Convention:

    * Registration statistics by state.
    * A Registration form for the current convention, and "converting early
    bird registrations".
    * Early Bird Registrations for future conventions.
    * Picking up your convention badge at the convention.
    * Emergency Information, with special numbers to be used only during that
    particular convention.
    * Lodging and Cost Information (on the back of the registration form).
    * RV Camping Information.
    * Shuttle Bus Transportation (purchase of a bus pass STRONGLY RECOMMENDED).
    * Facilities where the dancing, forums, bid session, etc. will be held.
    * Overview of programming, forums, and vendors (complete listings are in
    the actual convention program book, which can sell out before the
    convention).
    * Parade Of States.
    * Exhibition Groups.
    * Fashion Show.
    * Showcase Of Ideas.
    * Special Event (Wednesday night before the convention).
    * Trail In (dances on the way to the Convention).
    * Trail End Dances (dances held after the Special Event on Wednesday night).
    * Youth Hall (dancers under 18).
    * Singles Hall (unmarried dancers, or dancers without partners).
    * Bid Session (where those cities wishing to host future conventions make
    their presentations to the National Executive Committee and interested
    dancers...a list of future conventions and those intending to bid is
    listed below).
    * Education Panels.
    * Tours and Other Information.

    Upcoming National Square Dance Conventions (NSDC's) include:

    2013 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    2014 - Little Rock, Arkansas
    2015 - Springfield, Massachusetts
    2016 - Des Moines,Iowa

    As of now, I am planning to attend the 2013 and 2014 NSDC's. They will
    be my first NSDC's since 2002, when the NSDC was in St. Paul, Minnesota.
    I had previously attended every NSDC from 1986 to 2002.

    With the 2013 NSDC, due to health issues, I'm not sure how much
    dancing I will be able to do.

    With the 2014 NSDC, since I live in Little Rock, I likely won't do
    any dancing, but a combination of health concerns, plus amateur radio
    severe weather operations, and license exam sessions will put a bit of
    a damper on how much of the 2014 NSDC I can attend.

    Daryl Stout, Webmaster/Circulation Manager
    Arkansas State Square Dance Federation
    http://www.assdf.com

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  • From DARYL STOUT@TBOLT to ALL USERS on Wed Nov 25 00:03:00 2015
    For those who want the latest information on upcoming National Square
    Dance Conventions, always held the last week of June each year, National Squares magazine has the information you need.

    The magazine is now ONLINE ONLY at:

    http://www.nsdcdec.com

    Just look for the "National Squares Online" link. While those who
    don't have internet access are possibly "out in the cold", by having
    it online, the publication no longer has to worry about postage costs,
    plus the publication is published MONTHLY instead of quarterly, and it
    is FREE to everyone to download and read. You will need the Adobe
    Acrobat Reader to view or print the file, once you have downloaded it.

    The publication has, among other items, for the National Square Dance Convention:

    * Registration statistics by state.
    * A Registration form for the current convention, and "converting early
    bird registrations".
    * Early Bird Registrations for future conventions.
    * Picking up your convention badge at the convention.
    * Emergency Information, with special numbers to be used only during that
    particular convention.
    * Lodging and Cost Information (on the back of the registration form).
    * RV Camping Information.
    * Shuttle Bus Transportation (purchase of a bus pass STRONGLY RECOMMENDED).
    * Facilities where the dancing, forums, bid session, etc. will be held.
    * Overview of programming, forums, and vendors (complete listings are in
    the actual convention program book, which can sell out before the
    convention).
    * Parade Of States.
    * Exhibition Groups.
    * Fashion Show.
    * Showcase Of Ideas.
    * Special Event (Wednesday night before the convention).
    * Trail In (dances on the way to the Convention).
    * Trail End Dances (dances held after the Special Event on Wednesday night).
    * Youth Hall (dancers under 18).
    * Singles Hall (unmarried dancers, or dancers without partners).
    * Bid Session (where those cities wishing to host future conventions make
    their presentations to the National Executive Committee and interested
    dancers...a list of future conventions and those intending to bid is
    listed below).
    * Education Panels.
    * Tours and Other Information.

    Upcoming National Square Dance Conventions (NSDC's) include:

    2016 - Des Moines,Iowa
    2017 - Cincinatti, Ohio
    2018 - Kansas City, Missouri
    2019 - To Be Announced

    Daryl Stout, Webmaster/Circulation Manager
    Arkansas State Square Dance Federation
    http://www.assdf.com
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