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  • Sound Track #1 | Carolina Moon

    Sound Track #1 | Carolina Moon

    Today we begin assembling a soundtrack of songs related to North Carolina. This track is performed by Queen Bee and the Honeylovers, a classic swing band based in Asheville.

  • The Blue Suitcase Is Passed

    The Blue Suitcase Is Passed

    Another IAGSDC convention has come and gone, but the wonderful memories will remain in our hearts. Ottawa 2023 hosted one heck of a celebration / family reunion / square dance convention. Thank you! We also appreciated so many people stopping by our Durham 2024 table and taking the time to register, buy t-shirts, sign-up for…

  • Happy Canada Day! See You in Ottawa!

    Happy Canada Day! See You in Ottawa!

    Happy Canada Day, or Dominion Day for you traditionalists, to those who celebrate the union of the four British colonies since 1867. The 2024 “Carolina Twirl” committee is excited to be heading to Ottawa for this year’s IAGSDC convention “Follow Your Northern Neighbour” and celebrating IAGSDC’s milestone and ruby-stone 40th anniversary. Come visit the Carolina…

  • A Guide for Choosing Your Stay in Durham

    A Guide for Choosing Your Stay in Durham

    Note: Reservation group codes are also found on the Accommodations page. Hotels Because there is no single hotel in downtown Durham large enough to hold the entire group, room blocks have been secured at six hotels within a reasonable walking distance to the dance venues. All are lovely properties. Each has a distinct set of…

  • A Special Message from Carolina Twirl

    A Special Message from Carolina Twirl

    As members of the committee organizing the IAGSDC 2024 convention, Carolina Twirl 2024 in Durham, North Carolina, we have received a few notes and comments regarding recent actions by the North Carolina legislature. Our response to these questions and comments are as shown below. We are all dismayed by the recent override of Governor Cooper’s…

  • Best of the Triangle 2022

    Best of the Triangle 2022

    As many of you like to research the best local places to visit when in convention-mode, The Indy has release its “best of” lists for 2022. Two important bests that are shared here are best restaurant, M Sushi, and best veggie burger, Bull City Burger & Brewery. Both of these establishments are within easy walking…

  • Promotional Video

    Promotional Video

    If you didn’t attend the Sunday brunch in Minneapolis to view our promotional video, here is your chance. Enjoy, and then register!

  • You Did It!

    You Did It!

    Gratitude goes out to all those who made the launch of Carolina Twirl so successful this past weekend in Minneapolis. Registrations are flying off the shelves — the “Lucky 50” slots are all sold. And the “Convention Special” slots are being grabbed up. Get yours @ $175 until June 15th. Over $2000 was raised at…

  • Registration Is Open!

    Registration Is Open!

    Go here to get your “Lucky 50′ specially priced $155 tickets for the 2024 IAGSDC convention. First come, first served. Once they’re gone, they’re gone. But you will be able to register at the “Convention Special” rate of $175 for two weeks. REGISTER HERE You’ll be re-directed to the websiteMake sure to log into…

  • Get Your Raffle Tickets

    Get Your Raffle Tickets

    At the Minneapolis Convention, 50/50 raffle tickets will be sold to help pay for this “family reunion”in 2024. Bring your cash to the Sunday Brunch to buy our tickets. We’ll be the ones walking in aprons, beautifully modeled by treasurer, Mike Rutkowski. Tickets are priced as follows: $5 – 5 tickets $10 = 12 tickets…