European Convention Amsterdam July 2018

Several Members of Tudor Squares, Active 8’s, Waggoner, Hogsmills Squares and other UK Clubs, attended the European Square and Round Dance Convention held in Amsterdam between Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd July 2018.

The dancing was held in a large Sports centre, with one large hall and two other buildings with a total of seven halls offering dancing at all levels from Basic/MS, Plus,  Rounds, A1/A2 &  C1 /C2.

In total there were over 2100 dancers, from 24 different countries, with just over 100 being from the UKand 25 different callers and cuers took turns on stage.

It was amazing to be dancing with folk from so many different countries – Germany (of course), Sweden Netherlands, Austria, Taiwan, China and Russia to name but a few.

As someone said “if the world was run by Square Dancers there would be no conflicts”

On the last day, on the bus back to the hotel I found myself sitting next to a couple from Cambodia – who would have thought that there is Square Dancing in Cambodia!

Their club was named “ANT Squares” because ants work together and co-operate with each other

– just lovely.

Jenny & Terry Thirlwell