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You could summarize the State Convention as Fun!!
Square Dancing day and night!!


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2017 Square Dance Convention

Fun!! Vendors!! Dancing — Day & Night!!!

  • Wood Floors Throughout!
  • Round Dancing
  • Fun!
  • Intros to Contra and More...
  • Line Dancing
  • Advanced Dancing
  • Fashion Show and Skit
  • Fun!   Fun!
  • Sewing Clinic
  • Grand March
  • Yard Sale
  • Did we mention...Fun!
  • Vendors

Join us on August 3rd, 4th and 5th 2017 for the 43rd Convention, back in Gatlinburg again after that record-setting 2016 Convention there.   The beautiful W. L. Mills Conference Center provides more than great dancing space in a comfortable and convenient layout.   

What You can Expect for 2017!!

Over 60 gifted, talented and challenging callers, cuers and lines instructors

5 Halls of GREAT, CONTINUOUS DANCING…. including:

  • Live Band Hall: Friday & Saturday Evenings... Square Dancing only... dancing in beautiful Mills Auditorium... high energy, FUN ! ... Mainstream & Plus calling (split sessions)

  • Wood flooring in ALL halls: NO dancing on carpet!
  • Mainstream hall: a more relaxed hall for ALL dancers... Lines between tips in the evenings
  • Plus hall: for the dedicated Plus dancer... Rounds between tips in the evenings
  • Advanced hall: full program, both Friday and Saturday. 9+ amazing advanced callers... LARGE hall...C1
  • Rounds hall: full program, both Friday and Saturday. 10+ “smooth” rounds cuers… LARGE hall... more hours of dancing!
  • Lines program: 2 full hours of Line Dancing only, both Friday & Saturday
  • Thursday Night Trail-in Dance: ... dancing in LARGE, COOL Mills Auditorium. It’s “wear your convention t-shirt ” and be ready to dance night!!!!

Request Rounds (higher levels)
Fun Squares
Hot Hash
Singles’ Activities
Fashion Show… NOT your ordinary runway stroll!
Sewing Clinic
Used Clothing Sale

Tentative Schedule
Thursday: Trail-In Dance 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Countdown to the Convention



Get your advanced tickets early (before July 1, 2017) for the weekend package at an exceptional value of only $30 per person.  At the door, weekend ticket package cost is only $35 per person. 

To get started, you'll need to download this Conference Info and Registration Form.  You'll need an Adobe Acrobat reader (which is free) to read it.  If you don't have the free Adobe Acrobat reader, click here to go to the Adobe site and download it. 

Make your checks payable to 43rd TN State Convention and mail your registration form with your check to:  Registration Chairman, Jackie Ashworth, P. O. Box 12386, Murfreesboro, TN  37129. If you have any questions, just drop an email to


These delightful and fun t-shirts are available in short sleeves. 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester DryBlend, these shirts wash and wear well, and are great for those casual dances were comfort is so appreciated.

Convention Trail-In dance on Thursday evening is "WEAR YOUR T-SHIRT" casual night. Sizes are limited and will sell out before the Convention. Get yours now!!

  • Sizes in short sleeved: Small, Med, Lg, XL, XXL, XXXL
  • Short sleeved $12 each,
  • To order, e-mail: Shelia Beckley at

    or send your order, along with a check and $3.00 per shirt shipping to:

    Shelia Beckley
    127 Overlook Dr.
    Sevierville, TN 37876

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