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Join Us for the Upcoming

38th Illinois Square Dance Convention

July 19-20, 2024


6501 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont, IL

Dance Levels: Social (SSD), Plus, Advanced, Challenge, and Rounds

July 18, 2024

Trail In Dance

7:30 - 10 PM


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The 38th Illinois Square & Round Dance Convention is now accepting online registrations

Sign up now to reserve your spot for a long weekend of dancing starting with a Trail-In dance on Thursday (July 18), then gearing up for dancing Friday evening and all day Saturday (July 19-20, 2024), and finishing up with a morning dance with Tony & Friends on Sunday (July 21). 

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Sheraton Suites Chicago O'Hare

6501 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont, IL

The 38th Illinois Square Dance Convention has partnered with our host venue, the Sheraton, to offer a block of hotel rooms that will help to reduce the overall cost of the convention.

$147/night + taxes

  • Complimentary parking

  • Every room features a luxurious suite experience

  • Free O'Hare Airport shuttle

  • Dancing will take place under one roof at the Sheraton Suites Chicago O'Hare

  • Dance floors will be mostly tight-knit carpet so bring appropriate shoes for dancing

  • Register before the room block expires

  • Click the link below for Thursday, Friday or Saturday evening reservations

  • For additional evenings: 847-699-6300


2024 Hotel Convention Link

Tony Oxendine


Tony has served as a featured caller for square dance conventions across the United States and the world. In July 2024, Tony will take the mic as featured caller for the Illinois Square Dance Convention. A lifetime of square dancing and calling have shaped Tony into a master of singing and choreography. Dancers love Tony’s ability to devise and deliver ever new and fun dance patterns. 


Check out Tony leading dancers in a Dance-By-Definition Plus tip, starting with a riff on everyone’s favorite Grand Square. 

Tony Oxendine DBD Tip


Enjoy Tony’s singing call to The Ghost Riders Band at the 73rd National Square Dance Convention, held in June 2023 in Mobile, Alabama.

Tony Oxendine Singing

Learn about Tony in his own words in the May 2023 episode of  ‘Square Dance Callers, Talking’ podcast.

 Youtube Video Tony Oxendine


 Tony is an Accredited Caller Coach and an accredited member of CALLERLAB. 

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