If you register for a class and might be interested in being a Room Host, please go to our Volunteer Tab to find out what that involves. Sessions are listed by date of presentation. For the most accurate session times, please see the schedule.

  • Jun 23, 10:00 AM CDT
    Locust Room C
    This session will cover the benefits and challenges of adding Social Square Dancing (SSD) to your dance program. This session will also cover how SSD can increase club membership by offering beginner lessons more often.
  • Jun 23, 11:00 AM CDT
    Locust Room B
    Dancing is the common thread, but the social part holds the club together and is the most important factor in the growth and success of your club. This session will cover proven methods to grow and add to the enjoyment of your club events.
  • Jun 23, 11:30 AM CDT
    Locust Room C
    Come learn about the Organizations that help Square Dancing and exactly what they are doing for dancing. This will be an audience lead question and answer session. Now is the perfect time to get your questions answered.
  • Jun 23, 12:00 PM CDT
    Locust Room A/D
    Have you ever been to a Dance Party? Do you know how vital they can be? Come learn how to use a Dance Party as a recruiting tool. Learn how you can host a Dance Party and leave dancers wanting to learn more.
  • Jun 23, 1:30 PM CDT
    Locust Room B
    Yes, we are up to our shenanigans again. Come find out how you can play games with the dancers while they are dancing. It will definitely add a new perspective to the dance.
  • Jun 23, 2:00 PM CDT
    Locust Room E
    Learn how to measure and make patterns for skirts in any length. Many different types of skirts will be on display.
  • Jun 23, 2:30 PM CDT
    Locust Room C
    1.84 Billion people use Facebook daily. This session will present tips & tricks for utilizing Facebook as a tools to help you better inform dancers & also reach prospective dancers. You'll learn how to utilize tagging, events, page insights, content publication tools, & more!
  • Jun 24, 12:00 PM CDT
    Locust Room A/D
    Dancers! Here's your chance to try your hand a moving the dancers around the dance floor. Get a taste of calling, minus the commitment.
  • Jun 24, 1:00 PM CDT
    Locust Room C
    Learn how things you do or don't do at your lessons could be running off your potential new dancers.
  • Jun 24, 2:00 PM CDT
    Locust Room B
    Presenter Jack Pladdys will speak about educating existing dancers on the benefits of SSD to gain their support. We will also cover how to better recruit and retain new dancers, using SSD.
  • Jun 24, 3:00 PM CDT
    Locust Room C
    Your marketing plan starts with the product you will sell. This session will focus on square dancing as a product, why consumers aren't buying it like they used to, and steps you can take to make the product more appealing.
  • Jun 24, 3:00 PM CDT
    Locust Room E
    Learn how to adjust a pattern to fit your unique shape or size. This is the starting point for learning pattern alteration and creation.
  • Jun 24, 3:30 PM CDT
    Locust Room B
    This session will cover techniques that can help callers teach new dancers more efficiently, but still have fun. Come discover a few.
  • Jun 25, 10:00 AM CDT
    Locust Room A/D
    This session covers ideas for getting young people interested in square dancing. Youth are some of the most energetic, enthusiastic dancers around.
  • Jun 25, 10:00 AM CDT
    Locust Room E
    Learn tips and techniques for sewing men's shirts.
  • Jun 25, 10:30 AM CDT
    Locust Room B
    This panel discussion will help you get club buy-in for Social Square Dance. You will hear from those who have been down this road, what worked for them.
  • Jun 25, 11:00 AM CDT
    Locust Room C
    Come learn how to make an effective flyer for putting online.
  • Jun 25, 11:30 AM CDT
    Locust Room A/D
    Do you ever wonder dancers want to move up to higher dance programs? Ken will present ways to incorporate different ideas into your current dance program.