We'll have three and a half days of dancing at Mainstream through Challenge programs on 7 dance floors. There will be many of the traditional specialty tips and some new ones to add extra enjoyment to your hours of dancing. There will be many hours of dancing for everyone from the new Mainstream dancer to the seasoned C4 dancer.

Dancing will begin on the morning of Wednesday, July 3, 2019, with the Gay Callers School Dance. That evening the traditional convention gathering, the Trails End Dance, will once again benefit All Join Hands and will begin with us gathered on one dance floor so we can begin our convention experience together.IAGSDC Logo

We're planning a special Independence Day celebration. Stay tuned for more information on how you can participate in this celebration. There is no better place to celebrate the birth of the nation than in the Cradle of Liberty, Philadelphia.

We'll wind up our convention once again gathered on one dance floor with a trail-out dance and closing ceremonies on Sunday, July 7, 2019.

However, dancing will continue with a special post-convention dinner and dancing cruise on the Spirit of Philadelphia. Register for the cruise when you register for the convention and save $10 with our Red, White, and Blue Special.



  • Nearly 200 hours of dancing, from Wednesday’s GCA Caller School Dance through Sunday's closing ceremonies and Trail Out Dance
  • Nearly 30,000 square feet of dance floor across 7 rooms
  • Wednesday, July 3:
    • GCA Caller School Dance
    • Delegates Meeting
    • GCA Meeting
    • Trail's End Dance
  • Thursday, July 4:
    • Morning: Opening Ceremonies, Grand March, Progressive Squares, and Memorial Tip
    • 7 Halls and more than 6 Hours of Dancing
  • Friday, July 5:
    • 5 Hours of Dancing in 7 halls
    • Banquet
  • Saturday, July 6:
    • Brunch
    • 7.5 hours of Dancing in 7 halls
  • Sunday, July 7:
    • Fun Badge Tour
    • 3 hours of dancing in 7 halls
    • Trail Out Dance and Closing Ceremonies
    • Post-Convention tour on the Spirit Of Philadelphia
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