Welcome to the home page for the 2021 USAWest Square Dance Convention to be held in beautiful San Diego, California! We are excited to invite you to Dance on the Wild Side from August 18 – 21, 2021. All dancing will be held under one roof at the Handlery Hotel, and we are holding a room block at the hotel as well. The venue is centrally located in San Diego’s Mission Valley, approximately two miles from Mission Bay, five miles from the beach, three miles from the world famous San Diego Zoo, five miles from Sea World, and close to many more San Diego area attractions.
We will be offering a full square and round dance program with square dancing from Mainstream through Challenge and round dancing from Phase 2 to 6. We will have a specialty hall offering line dancing, west coast swing, contra, and other fun sessions. There will be educational seminars, sewing classes, exhibitions, vendors, Showcase of Ideas, and more. Wednesday night activities include a catered taco dinner with all the trimmings, a twilight trolley tour to some of San Diego’s most iconic sites, and/or a square dance. And we will be featuring evening dancing during the convention to the Ghost Riders live square dance band!
For fun, we are encouraging every dancer to pick an animal and bring him/her along to visit with friends from all over the world while you Dance on the Wild Side. You might choose to make an outfit with an animal or animal print fabric, embroider your animal on a vest or purse, get a puppet or stuffed animal to wear or carry, or any other creative idea you can think of! Also, watch for our traveling animals as they just might be visiting a dance near you!
San Diego is a wonderful vacation spot – come early, stay over, enjoy everything Southern California has to offer in the summertime! Come for the dancing, stay for some fun – San Diego in (20)21!
Questions? Contact us at any time. We hope to see you in August 2021.
LPaul and Sally Schmidt
General Chairmen & Chief Game Wardens