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


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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 for the Convention, back in Gatlinburg again after that record-setting 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 !!

Over 70 gifted, talented and challenging callers, cuers and lines instructors

6 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 day and evening program, both Friday and Saturday. 15+ amazing advanced callers... MORE C1
  • Rounds hall: full day and evening program, both Friday and Saturday. 14+ “smooth” rounds cuers...Phase II-VI... LARGE cool (you might want to bring a wrap or jacket) hall
  • Lines program: 2 full hours of Line Dancing only, both Friday & Saturday
  • Thursday Night Trail-in Dance: It’s casual dress, “wear your convention t-shirt” and be ready to dance night!!!!
    Dancing begins at 8pm...In 3 LARGE, COOL HALLS...
    • PLUS HALL!

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

  • 2 Square Dance Halls
  • 1 Round Dance Hall
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • 6 Halls of Dancing
Live Band: Evening Hours

Countdown to the Convention



Get your advanced tickets early (before July 1, ) 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 TN State Convention and mail your registration form with your check to our registration chairman, Shea Meincke TN State Convention, P. O. Box 7056, Maryville , TN  37802-7056. If you have any convention questions, just drop an email to

Conference Hotels

Here is the current list of conference hotels which have offered speical rates for our convention. Be sure to check this list out first before making any reservations to ensure you get the discounted rate.


These delightful and fun t-shirts are available in short sleeves. 50% pre-shrunk cotton, 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 for Small, Med, Lg, and XL; $13 for XXL and XXXL
  • To order, e-mail: Shelia Beckley at

    or send your order, along with a check and include shipping ($5.50 for a single shirt or $8.50 for 2 shirts) to:

    Shelia Beckley
    418 Larkspur Way
    Sevierville, TN 37862

Additional Information

Check this section as you get closer to the dance for more details.