AACE

From IAGSDCWiki

AACE is the Academy for Advanced and Challenge Enthusiasts, the premier Square Dance Convention for Advanced and Challenge dancers. In 2001, it replaced the National Advanced and Challenge Convention (NACC).

While not affiliated with IAGSDC, the annual festival is run by a committee that includes Debbie Ceder, Sandie Bryant, and Pam Clasper. AACE is LGBTQ+ friendly.

The 2020 event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

History

# Year Date City State Venues Staff Callers Featured & Guest Callers
1 2001 Jun 20-23 Louisville KY Kentucky International Convention Center Sandie Bryant, Vic Ceder, Ross Howell, Mike Jacobs, Lee Kopman, Dave Lightly, Lloyd Sparks, Anne Uebelacker Lynette Bellini, Barry Clasper, Rob French
2 2002 Jun 19-22 Dayton OH Arts Court Sandie Bryant, Vic Ceder, Ross Howell, Mike Jacobs, Lee Kopman, Dave Lightly, Lloyd Sparks, Anne Uebelacker, Dave Wilson Barry Clasper, John Hughes
3 2003 Jun 18-21 Los Angeles CA LAX Marriott Hotel Sandie Bryant, Vic Ceder, Ross Howell, Mike Jacobs, Lee Kopman, Dave Lightly, Lloyd Sparks, Anne Uebelacker Lynette Bellini, Sue Curtis
4 2004 Jun 16-19 Columbus OH The Columbus Hotel Sandie Bryant, Vic Ceder, Ross Howell, Mike Jacobs, Lee Kopman, Dave Lightly, Lloyd Sparks, Anne Uebelacker Rob French
5 2005 Jun 15-18 Louisville KY The Galt House Hotel Sandie Bryant, Vic Ceder, Ross Howell, Mike Jacobs, Lee Kopman, Dave Lightly, Lloyd Sparks Barry Clasper
6 2006 Jun 14-17 Strongsville OH Holiday Inn Select (Cleveland - Strongsville Airport) Sandie Bryant, Vic Ceder, Barry Clasper, Mike Jacobs, Lee Kopman, Lloyd Sparks Rob French, Ben Rubright
7 2007 Jun 20-23 Milwaukee WI Four Points by Sheraton Milwaukee Airport Sandie Bryant, Vic Ceder, Barry Clasper, Ross Howell, Mike Jacobs, Lee Kopman, Anne Uebelacker Ben Rubright
8 2008 Jun 18-21 Milwaukee WI Wyndham Milwaukee Airport & Convention Center Sandie Bryant, Vic Ceder, Barry Clasper, Ross Howell, Mike Jacobs, Lee Kopman, Anne Uebelacker Todd Fellegy
9 2009 Jun 17-20 Milwaukee WI Wyndham Milwaukee Airport & Convention Center Sandie Bryant, Vic Ceder, Barry Clasper, Ross Howell, Mike Jacobs, Lee Kopman, Anne Uebelacker John Marshall
10 2010 Jun 16-19 Milwaukee WI Wyndham Milwaukee Airport & Convention Center Sandie Bryant, Vic Ceder, Barry Clasper, Todd Fellegy, Ross Howell, Lee Kopman, Anne Uebelacker Ian McConnell
11 2011 Jun 14-17 Milwaukee WI Wyndham Milwaukee Airport & Convention Center Sandie Bryant, Vic Ceder, Barry Clasper, Todd Fellegy, Ross Howell, Lee Kopman, Anne Uebelacker Lynette Bellini
12 2012 Jun 20-23 Indianapolis IN Wyndham Indianapolis West Sandie Bryant, Vic Ceder, Barry Clasper, Todd Fellegy, Ross Howell Ben Rubright, Sue Curtis, Randy Dougherty, Don Moger
13 2013 Jun 19-22 Indianapolis IN Wyndham Indianapolis West Sandie Bryant, Vic Ceder, Barry Clasper, Ross Howell, Anne Uebelacker David Heffron, Dayle Hodge, Darryl Lipscomb, Michael Kellogg
14 2014 Jun 18-21 Indianapolis IN Wyndham Indianapolis West Sandie Bryant, Vic Ceder, Barry Clasper, Ross Howell, Anne Uebelacker Sue Curtis, Ian McConnell
15 2015 Jun 16-20 Indianapolis IN Wyndham Indianapolis West Sandie Bryant, Vic Ceder, Barry Clasper, Todd Fellegy, Ross Howell, Anne Uebelacker Ben Rubright, Bronc Wise
16 2016 Jun 15-18 Fort Wayne IN Grand Wayne Convention Center Sandie Bryant, Vic Ceder, Barry Clasper, Todd Fellegy, Ross Howell Rob French, John Marshall
17 2017 Jun 14-17 Fort Wayne IN Grand Wayne Convention Center Sandie Bryant, Vic Ceder, Barry Clasper, Todd Fellegy, Ross Howell, Anne Uebelacker Sue Curtis, Bronc Wise
18 2018 Jun 20-23 Fort Wayne IN Grand Wayne Convention Center Sandie Bryant, Vic Ceder, Barry Clasper, Todd Fellegy, Anne Uebelacker David Heffron, Ross Howell
19 2019 Jun 19-22 Fort Wayne IN Grand Wayne Convention Center Sandie Bryant, Vic Ceder, Barry Clasper, Todd Fellegy, Anne Uebelacker Darryl Lipscomb, Ben Rubright, Bronc Wise
20 2020 Jun 17-20 Fort Wayne IN Grand Wayne Convention Center Sandie Bryant, Vic Ceder, Barry Clasper, Todd Fellegy, Anne Uebelacker Rob French, Darryl Lipscomb, Bronc Wise


External Links

AACE website