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NATIONAL
SQUARES
E-MAGAZINE
VOLUME 4 ISSUE 10 May 2013
“THE SOONER THE BETTER”
62nd NATIONAL SQUARE DANCE CONVENTION
®
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK JUNE 26-29, 2013
www.62nsdc.com
MY BAGS ARE PACKED AND I AM READY TO GO
Just a few weeks and it will be time pack your suitcase and travel to Oklahoma City.
You can drive, fly or ride the train. We’ll be ready to greet you. There is a lot to do
in a short time while in Oklahoma City. There are two dances
Tuesday
before the
convention begins. Both dances begin at 7:30 pm and end at 10:00 pm Contralab is
hosting a Free Trail Thru Dance on June 25, 2013 in Halls 9-10 of the Cox
Convention Center. Tony Oxendine and friends will host a Plus Level dance in
Exhibit Hall 1, for $10 per person. Tours begin Tuesday. Route 66 begins in the
morning and the Chickasaw Cultural Center tour begins in late afternoon.
Wednesdays
Opening Ceremonies begin at 5:00 pm for a ―Sooner Welcome‖ in the
northwest corner of Cox Convention Center. After the opening it’s time for dinner
and the show ―Buddy and Beyond‖. Tickets are needed for dinner and or show. There will be Round and
Square Trail End Dances after the show for convention registrants.
Thursday
morning at 9:30 am the 62nd National Square Dance Convention
®
begins with the Education
Seminars and Sew & Save Workshops. Dance Workshops start at 10:00 am. Dance, dance, dance. Some tours
will begin before 10:00 am so check your tour schedule. Visit the Vendor area for your new outfit. Show Case
of Ideas opens. Attend several educational panels, clinics and seminars. Learn a new sewing trick in the Sew
and Save room. Check your program book and watch one of the 5 Exhibition Groups perform. Be on the
lookout for surprise performances or sit back each evening in the Main Arena and watch these Exhibition
Groups perform when the Ghost Riders take a break. Dance to live music each evening from 8 pm to 10 pm in
the Main Arena. The Ghost Riders Square Dance Band has been a regular nightly feature for dozens of past
conventions.
Friday
morning begins with the ―Bid Session‖. This gives dancers a glimpse at what future cites have to offer
if they win the bid. Come see what Cincinnati, Ohio has to offer for the 2017 convention. More dancing, tours