SDM Festivals

Square Dance Minnesota, Inc. hosts square dance and award festivals periodically (depending upon availability of the dance locations).  All square dancers are invited to attend these festivals.

Previous festival was:

July 29, 2018 – July 29, 2018 – SDM Summer Festival Square Dance, St Cloud, Callers Tom Allen, Andy Flint, Larry Fruetel, Denise Heinz, and Charley Huhtala, Cuers Sarah Klaphake, Ken LaBau, and Donna Stone.  Square Dance Minnesota celebrated its fourth anniversary as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization at the festival.  Dancers from Ar-Dale Dancers, Beaux & Belles, Cambridge Corners, County Line Squares, Dakota Grand Squares, ETTA Square & Rounds, Friendly Squares, Friendly Twirlers,, Harbor Squares, Hot Foot Stompers, Koronis Nite Owls, Rays Promenaders, Rockin’ Country Dancers, Single Circles, South Metro Stars, Spares & Pairs, Valley Stars, Wadena Whirlaways, and Westonka Whirlers were present.  General membership meeting was held and two new directors were elected.  SDM Board is Chair Linda Brotherton, Vice Chair Barry Downs, Treasurer Gael Zachman, Secretary Linda Carlson, and Education Director Terry Orton.  The Board appointed staff officers Executive Director LeRoy Elfmann, Historian Al Martin, Marketing Director Dee Scott, and Membership Director Mary Kay Amberg.  Awards were presented to Lola Sousa – Octogenarian Live Lively, Mavis Johnson – Septuagenarian Live Lively, Barry Downs – Most-Active Dancer for January-June 2018, Mavis Johnson and Don Lundell – Second Most-Active Dancer, Willard Leinonen – Third Most-Active Dancer, Gael and Doug Zachman – Fifth Traveler award, Sally Allen and Ken LaBau – 501(c)(3) Certification Letter for Gospel Plus, and Deb Hollimon – Certificate of Appreciation for serving on the SDM Board for four years as the treasurer.

Upcoming festivals are:

September 30, 2018 – SDM “Fall Festival” square dance, board meeting, and awards festival, Whitney Center, 1527 Northway Dr, St Cloud, MN.  SDM Board Meeting 1:00-2:15 pm, Square and Round Dancing 2:30-5:00 pm, Awards Presentation @ 4:00 pm (between tips).  SDM Fall Festival

February 2, 2019 – SDM “Winter Festival” square dance, board meeting, and awards festival, location to be determined.

May 4, 2019 – SDM “Spring Festival” square dance, board meeting, and awards festival, location to be determined.

July 28, 2019 – SDM “Summer Festival” square dance, annual membership meeting, and awards festival, location to be determined.

November 2, 2019 – SDM “Fall Festival” square dance, board meeting, and awards festival, location to be determined.

February 1, 2020 – SDM “Winter Festival” square dance, board meeting, and awards festival, location to be determined.

May 2, 2020 – SDM “Spring Festival” square dance, board meeting, and awards festival, location to be determined.

July 26, 2020 – SDM “Summer Festival” square dance, annual membership meeting, and awards festival, location to be determined.

October 31, 2020 – SDM “Fall Festival” square dance, board meeting, and awards festival, location to be determined.