Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the dates of the National Square Dance Convention?

It’s true. We really did get asked this question. Which is a very common reason to come to our website, so thank you for the question/reminder to make sure the dates, times and locations are easily discoverable. The dates are Wednesday, June 26th through Saturday, June 29th, 2024. Other events such as the GSI Caller School start as early as Sunday, June 23rd. Please visit our Schedule Highlights page for other events taking place along with their dates.

Does the 73rd NSDC have a dress code?

Dressy casual attire is allowed until 6 PM. Proper dance attire is requested after 6 PM for all dancers.

A 73rd NSDC Convention badge is required for entrance to all convention activities.

Will the Convention Center or hotels allow parking of a camper if we are staying in the hotel?

Great question! While we do not have an answer to that question, please see our Parking page about the most current parking lot updates.

Will we be dancing on carpet or wood floors?

All square dance halls will have plastic flooring and all round dance halls and other halls will have wood flooring. The live band hall is cement.

Is there a spectator’s gallery or other provision for non-dancers to come and watch?

Yes, visitors and guests are most welcome.  Not a gallery, as such, but they can visit the various halls as they wish. They must sign in as visitors/spectators at the registration table. We would love to have them.

Do all parties staying in the discounted hotel block have to be registered for the National Square Dance Convention?

It is okay to have a non-dancing roommate. If the non-dancer wishes to go to the convention as a guest or visitor, that person would have to register as such (no fee).

When is the official start of the convention?

There will be a GSI Trails End Dance on Tuesday, June 25th, 2024 at 8:00 PM that will cost $15 per person held in the Baird Center, Room S102ABCDE.

On Wednesday evening, June 25th, there will be multiple Trails End Dances held in the Baird Center.

On Thursday, June 26th, Opening Ceremonies and Media Recognition Event will begin at 4:30 PM, followed by the Wisconsin Singers at 6:30 PM. Trail End Dances will begin at 8:00 PM. Dance halls will open at 10:00 am on Thursday, June 26th for the start of the convention.

Do you plan on providing hearing transmitters in each hall?

Our sound vendor, Solid Gold of Burlington, IA, will have equipment for the hearing impaired.  You will need to check with them to determine compatibility.