Info on the 2021 NSDC in Jackson, Mississippi
This page was last updated Oct. 21, 2020.
The National Square Dance Convention (NSDC) is known as "The World's Greatest Square Dance Event". Overseen by The National Executive Committee, it's normally held the Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, prior to, and including, the last Saturday in June each year, in a different US city...with its first event in Riverside, California in 1951.
Dancers from the US, Canada, and around the world, travel to attend 4 days of dancing, workshops, meetings, a fashion show...plus take part in tours, a special event on Wednesday night, and a post convention cruise. Every square dancer should attend at least one, if not more, of these events. Yours truly personally attended 17 consecutive NSDC's, from 1986 to 2002...but had to end travel to those, due to health, financial, and other issues. But, each of these is like ''a big family reunion''...with dancing each day from 10am to 10pm, and another 1 to 2 hours of dancing with ''after parties'' afterwards.
Unfortunately, the 69th NSDC that was to be in Spokane, Washington in June, 2020 was CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. However, it is strongly hoped that the 70th NSDC can go on as planned. It's set for June 23-26, 2021, and their main website is located here, with information on Housing/Camping, Items For Sale, and the Refunds Policy, among other items. Since this will be the last NSDC that's rather close to Arkansas for several years, we're happy to promote it...and several dancers from Arkansas are planning to attend.
For the convenience of dancers, here are several items in PDF format (a PDF viewer is required to view or print these), on events during the convention. Just click on the link to download them. Please note the respective registration deadlines on each form. The issues of National Squares Online have more information on the National Square Dance Convention that is upcoming.
Information On NSDC's for 2022 through 2024
Also, here are the links to websites and registration forms for each of the upcoming National Square Dance Conventions, that follow the 2021 National Square Dance Convention in Jackson, Mississippi. The Early Bird Registration Forms are in PDF format (a PDF viewer is required to view or print these)...please note the repsective registration deadlines on each form. Early Bird Registrations are CHEAPER than the Regular Registration Rates...and especially the Late Registration Rates, which take effect on May 1 of the year of the respective event...and as of that date, REFUNDS WILL NOT BE ISSUED FOR CANCELLATIONS.