Welcome back to Rhode Island and to the 59th New
England Square and Round Dance Convention (NESRDC)!
We hope you had as much fun at the 58th NESRDC as we had in bringing the convention to Rhode Island! It had been 30 years since the convention was held in the little state of Rhode Island. We had a lot of fun planning the events for this convention. We have heard a lot of good reviews from those of you who registered for the weekend and attended the Lighthouse tour on Rose Island. We apologize to those who were unable to attend due to a lack of space. We pushed the limit to get 100 people out to the island. With that being said, we are already under way making preparations for a 2nd year in RI. We hope you will enjoy yourselves as much as you did in 2016.
This year, we have added an opportunity to take a trolley tour of the Newport area and a chance to tour one of the Mansions in the “City by the Sea”. We have selected a “classic”. The Mansion is called “The Breakers” the most-visited attraction in Rhode Island with approximately 400,000 visitors annually. After the tour, you will have some time to explore some of the local shops before being returned back to the Crowne Plaza. More details will be posted on the Web Site. We are very excited to offer this activity to the registered dances who arrive early on Friday. Pre-registration is required for the Tour as we will have a limit on the number of participants. Register Early for this one!
The kick-off dance will be held on October 30th, 2016 from 2 pm - 4:30 pm at The Original Congregational Church of Wrentham located at 1 East Street, Wrentham, MA. There will be a drawing for free admission for 2 to the 2017 convention as well as split the pot and other raffles. Please come and show your support for keeping these conventions running!
Remember to register early for the convention. Pre-registration will be required if you want you attend the tour. If you register before December 31, 2016 you will be entered into the drawing for 2 free nights at the Crowne Plaza. Our committee looks forward to making this a great convention for YOU, the dancers!
See you back in RHODE ISLAND in 2017.
The 2017 convention is the last weekend in April, on the 28th & 29th, with a trail in Dance on the 27th & a trail out Dance on the 30th
ANCHORS AWAY WITH A HALF SASHAY!!!!
Steve & Stephanie Dionne
Don & Marlene Davis
Vice General Chairpersons