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Alan Kroll is the editor for this section.


Each year--generally centered around a holiday weekend such as 4th of July, Memorial Day, or Easter--the IAGSDC stages a square dance convention for its members and friends. Although considered a GLBT event, as time has passed and both the gay and straight square dance communities have aged, increasing numbers of GLBT-friendly straight dancers have attended.

IAGSDC Conventions are planned out roughly five years in advance, and are "bid" on by different IAGSDC clubs. (See Convention Bid Process.)

There are many traditions celebrated and activities staged at each Convention.

Each year, Allan Hurst publishes The Guide To IAGSDC® Conventions, a document designed to provide an extensive orientation to Convention for new dancers.

Conventions have been held annually since 1984.

List of All IAGSDC Conventions
Specialty Tips
Staging Convention



Anniversary Fly-Ins
Crossfire (Chicago, IL)
Load The Boat (Cleveland, OH)
Pass the Ocean, Hon! (Rehoboth Beach, DE)
Pass the Sea (San Diego, CA)
ACDC (East Coast A&C Fly-In)
West Coast A&C Weekend (Various locations)
Peel Off (men's clothing-optional square dance weekends)

Non-IAGSDC Events Of Note

National Square Dance Convention
Rainbow Square in 2009 Nationals

GLBT Square Dance Vacations and Cruises

Pink Triangles in Red Square Russia and Latvia 1993
Chase the Queen London 1994
Spin the Windmill Amsterdam 1995
Pink Triangles Down Under Australia 1996
Ripple The Wave 4 cruises
other cruise(s)