June 21, 22, 23 & 24, 2023

72nd National Square Dance Convention®
Mobile, Alabama

Ya'll come Dance & Play on Mobile Bay!

About the convention

This won’t be your typical dance festival – it’s gonna be a PARTY GRAS!  We are planning an exciting weekend of dancing opportunities, socializing opportunities, sightseeing opportunities, and entertainment to ensure you have a great time. 

3 days and 4 nights of dancing to the Best Callers in the Nation! All Levels of Square Dancing plus Rounds, Contra, Lines, and Clogging. Ghost Riders Live Band at night. After Parties every night!

All dancing in one facility!  Sightseeing, Hotels, and over 50 Restaurants within walking distance!

Ya’ll Come on Down to Alabama and Dance with Us!

All Dancing in One Facility

Mainstream Squares

Plus
Squares

Hexagon
Squares

Advanced
Squares

Challenge
Squares

Round Dancing

Contra Dancing

Line Dancing

Clogging

Youth Dancing

Dedicated Youth Hall
for 18 & under only

There is a lot to see and do in

Downtown Mobile

Your thoughts of Mobile likely begin and end with images of its iconic tunnel and the enormous warship docked in the bay. But the quaint city by the bay has more jewels in its crown than meet the eyes of those speeding through to the beaches ahead. Mobile’s rich history provides the backdrop for an eclectic getaway. Downtown alone, with its tree-lined parks tucked among beautiful French architecture, boasts enough restaurants, museums, and bars to ensnare you all weekend long.  

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MOBILE

Arthur R. Outlaw
Mobile Convention Center
1 S Water St, Mobile, AL 36602

The Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center anchors lively downtown Mobile, Alabama, a city that offers world-class accommodations, retail shops, restaurants, museums, parks and art galleries. The 317,000-square-foot facility features 16 meeting rooms, two ballrooms and two exhibit halls that total 100,000 square feet.
Covered walkways and crosswalks to nearby hotels give attendees the ultimate in convenience, with downtown dining, nightlife, shopping and sightseeing just minutes away.  Winner of numerous architectural awards, the Mobile Convention Center takes full advantage of an exclusive waterfront setting. The striking exterior incorporates outdoor terraces on three sides of the venue, while the expansive windows – more than 45,000 square feet of exterior glass – afford magnificent views of the historic Mobile River from three levels.

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HAVE A LOOK AT THE

Convention Events

Day 1

Wednesday, June 21st
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

REGISTRATION OPEN

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

WELCOME TO MOBILE DANCE featuring Alabama Callers & Cuers

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

"Three On A String" Bluegrass Comedy Dinner & Show

7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

OPENING CEREMONIES

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

TRAILS END DANCES
Mainstream, Plus, Advanced, Rounds & Contra

Day 2

Thursday, June 22nd
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

ALL DANCE HALLS OPEN VENDORS, REGISTRATION, SHOWCASE OF IDEAS, NEC ARCHIVES, CONCESSIONS OPEN

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

EDUCATION SESSIONS and SEW & SAVE SHOWCASE OPEN (Riverview Plaza Hotel)

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SHOWCASE OF ROUNDS

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

GHOST RIDERS BAND IN MAINSTREAM HALL

10:00 PM - 11:00 PM

AFTER PARTIES (More Dancing) Mainstream, Rounds & Youth

Day 3

Friday, June 23rd
10:00 Am - 10:00 PM

ALL DANCE HALLS OPEN VENDORS, REGISTRATION, SHOWCASE OF IDEAS, NEC ARCHIVES, CONCESSIONS OPEN

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

EDUCATION SESSIONS and SEW & SAVE SHOWCASE OPEN (Riverview Plaza Hotel)
9:00 - Bid Session
10:00 - Keynote Address by Jack Pladdys
3:00 - Round Table

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SHOWCASE OF ROUNDS

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

GHOST RIDERS BAND IN MAINSTREAM HALL

10:00 PM - 11:00 PM

AFTER PARTIES (More Dancing) Mainstream, Rounds & Youth

Day 4

Saturday, June 24th
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

ALL DANCE HALLS OPEN VENDORS, REGISTRATION, SHOWCASE OF IDEAS, NEC ARCHIVES, CONCESSIONS OPEN

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

EDUCATION SESSIONS and SEW & SAVE SHOWCASE OPEN (Riverview Plaza Hotel) 2:00 - Fashion Show

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SHOWCASE OF ROUNDS

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

PARADE OF STATES
Special Mardi Gras Style Parade

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

CLOSING CEREMONIES

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

GHOST RIDERS BAND IN MAINSTREAM HALL

10:00 PM - 11:00 PM

AFTER PARTIES (More Dancing) Mainstream, Rounds & Youth

You know don't want to miss it!

Ya’ll Come to Alabama to Dance & Play on Mobile Bay!