Latest News!

Latest News blasts are posted here! Check back frequently to see what has been updated - schedule, meal choices, specialty tips, tours – all the latest program changes and new offers are posted here so that you always know what's changed.

Merchandise can still be ordered for home delivery - we cannot accept orders for delivery at convention - but you can still buy that cute hat as a souvenier!

(6/22/17): The Event, Dance, Caller and Photo Schedules have been updated

Both draft schedules are available in PDF format for you to download at the Schedules page.

Sightseeing Tour information is now available:
Tours Have a Limited Booking Time -- Deadlines are approaching!

Check out the Tours page on this website for more information. Please note that time is short to book tours. Some tours have a June 10th deadline so that buses can be ordered. After you review the Tour offerings, you may book any tour by going to the www.iagsdc.org website, click on Events, and My Events to register and add tours to your order.

Phone App - Guide To Convention

PS S&M ’17 has a phone app currently available at www.Guidebook.com. Download the Guidebook app to your phone, and then search the app for Palm Springs Swing & Mix; select this Guide. You will then have your phone able to view convention info, customize your own personal schedule, and receive real time messages with up-to-the-minute changes and additions to the convention program. You can also learn about what’s available in and around the host hotel, and elsewhere in the city of Palm Springs. For complete installation instructions, see our Guide Book Instructions.

Sunrise Fun Badge Tours Tickets Are Available -
$50 Buys Sightseeing and Dancing Around Palm Springs

Palm Springs Swing & Mix is offering 2 Fun Badge Tours to see the sights of Palm Springs.

The Sunrise Fun Badge Tour will be at dawn on Sunday, July 2, to take advantage of the coolest time of the day. We will convening at 5:30 am and be back in time for a full day of dancing.

The Sunset Fun Badge Tour is at capacity and is currently wait-list only.

See the Tours page for more information

Additional Hotel - Hilton Palm Springs. Same Great Room Rate!

The host hotel is full, but we have secured rooms at the Hilton at the same rate, and just a block away from the host hotel. See the details on the Hotel web page.

"Tips at the Top" -- Aerial Tramway Dinner Dance With Saundra Bryant and Kris Jensen At Capacity.

saundrakriswhiteAll tickets are sold for the "Tips at the Top" all-level Dinner-Dance, atop the world-famous Palm Springs Aerial Tramway on Wednesday, June 28.

Palm Springs Swing & Mix and Boots In Squares are collaborating to offer this event featuring the internationally acclaimed caller Saundra Bryant calling all levels from Mainstream through Challenge. Popular Albuquerque-based caller, Kris Jensen, has been added to create a non-stop all-level dance at 8000+ feel elevation.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. If you have not paid for your reserved ticket, you will forfeit your position.

If you still wish to be placed on the waiting list, you may do so on the registration page. (See instructions here).

Trail In Dance Callers Announced!

darrenmikewhiteDarren Gallina (from the Santa Barbara area) and Mike Seastrom (renowned square dance recording star from San Fernando Valley) will be tag-teaming the Trail-In Dance, Friday, June 30th from 7 - 10 pm. 
  
  
  
 


Pre-Shop Options Online and at Registration

When you arrive at registration, you can buy drink tickets for event bars for Banquet, Brunch and Honky Tonk Queen events. We are also working with the hotel for discounted pre-paid bottles of wine for your banquet enjoyment. Spend more time dancing and less time “transacting.”

Special Events!

So many other events are being added to our schedule - we had to create a whole section just for them! Click on Special Events to read about:

  • Contra Dancing
  • Country Western Dancing
  • Square dancing at Chill Bar
  • The return of the Hunky Trunks Competition
  • The Honky Tonk Competition

And so much more!

Convention Schedule Has Been Updated

The updated Convention Schedule with the latest pre- and post-activities is available in PDF format

Periodic Newsletters:

You are able to review them here or print them out to share with your friends!

Entertainment and Food Newsletters

Check out the Palm Springs page to keep up with Food and Entertainment news around Palm Springs, brought to you by our characters, Anna & Eppi, and Flo Motion.

Volunteers Needed!

We will be using Shiftboard to coordinate our Volunteer activities. When we go live with this program, you will go to www.shiftboard.com to set up your profile and begin selecting shifts and activities that you'd like. Palm Springs Swing & Mix will have needs in a variety of areas from flooring, caller support, special event coordination, registration packet preparation, registratoin desk duty, concierge desk duty, banquet support, dance hall support, and more.

Never Been to a Convention Before?

Did you know that first time IAGSDC convention attendees are privileged to enjoy the lowest registration rate (courtesy of the All Join Hands foundation).  Square dancers know that once they attend an IAGSDC convention this event becomes something to look forward to annually for many people due to the amazing memories and good times they undoubtedly have at their first convention.  PS S&M 17 wants to become your "first convention memory".  Please indicate on the Registration Page that this is your FIRST IAGSDC CONVENTION so you can enjoy this special financial savings. You are guaranteed $185 registration rate whenever you register.

Pre-Shop Options Online and at Registration

Watch the website to order meals, merchandise, tours, drink tickets for the hotel and event bars at special pre-convention rates whenever possible. Log in frequently to update your order so that you can spend your time dancing and not “transacting.”

Caller School

We are working with the GCA to provide a pre-convention Caller School culminating with calling opportunities for the student callers.

Disclaimer: PS S&M 2017 reserves the right to alter or revise any information and arrangements at any time, and will post updates in the Latest News! section for any changes to our offerings or arrangements.


This page revised as of June 4, 2017