66th North Dakota State Square and Round Dance Festival

Join the Kings and Queens in 2018

 

The 66th Annual North Dakota State Square and Round Dance Festival will be held in Bismarck, North Dakota on April 28, 2018. It will take place at the Burleigh County Senior Center, 315 N 20th St, Bismarck, North Dakota.

The featured caller for the Festival will be Lynn Strobel from Miles City, Montana.

(His website can be found at: http://lynnstrobel.tripod.com/ )

Lynn has called in six states and two Canadian Provinces over the past 38 years. He presently calls for the Prairie Stars Club in Miles City and the Saturday Night Plus Club in Billings, as well as doing guest calling and weekend festivals.

Round dances for the Festival will be cued by Larry Pfennig. Larry Pfennig was the beloved caller for the Bismarck Belles N’ Beaux for many years. Larry retired from full-time calling in 2017, but still loves to call and cue when the opportunity arises! Round dances will be cued between the square dance tips throughout the Festival.

Convention Schedule

10:00 AM General Membership Meeting

1:00 – 3:00 Square Dance with Lynn Strobel

                  Round Dances cued by Larry Pfennig between tips

3:00 – 4:00 Open Mic for other callers in attendance

6:30 – 9:00 Square Dance with Lynn Strobel

                  Round Dances cued by Larry Pfennig between tips

Registration Fee: $10.00 afternoon/person

                            $15.00 evening/person

Convention hosted by the Belles N’ Beaux Square Dance Club

Dangle included with registration received before March 1, 2018. Dangles not available after March 1st.

 

 

The 2018 North Dakota Square and Round Dance Festival will be a day filled with dancing, fun, and laughter.  Dancers of all abilities are welcome!

Fun Fact about Square Dancing : when square dancing in other countries, the calls are always called in English. Beginning square dancers in Japan or Germany learn the exact same calls as beginning square dances in the United States and Canada! Because of this, no matter where in the world you go to attend a square dance, you will always be able to understand the caller!

Square Dance was designated the Official North Dakota State Folk Dance on March 24, 1995. Square Dancers in North Dakota knew this a full century earlier, but they were very glad to get the official recognition.

 

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