A traditional event in the gay square dance world usually takes place over the Fourth of July weekend — the International Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs (IAGSDC) convention. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the convention to be held in Denver has been transformed into a virtual convention that is conveniently, and safely, accessible from your home.
The Take A Peak 2020 Denver – Home Edition is taking place over two weeks from June 30 to July 12. There will still be Opening & Closing Ceremonies, the Banquet, dancing, discussion groups, and more. View the schedule of virtual events, as you’ll need to pre-register to access them.
If virtual events aren’t your cup of tea, here are some other ways to connect to conventions past:
Check out the IAGSDC History Wiki, where you can find information on every convention held starting with All Join Hands, Seattle 1984.
Take a peek back at all the Times Squares convention club photos going back to 1985. Our club did not attend the first convention in 1984 because the club was not formed yet. Also, there is no 1989 photo because the photographer took the money and ran off without providing the contracted goods. True story! >insert sad face<
One aspect of convention is the pinning of badges of departed members onto the Memorial Panels. While we will have to wait until next year to do this, you can view our updated “In Memoriam” list, and add some remembrances of your own.
You can also support the amazing callers by purchasing an exclusive “Take A Peak Home Edition” t-shirt. Or purchase the standard logo to complete your convention wardrobe collection.
A special thanks to the Take A Peak Committee for taking a lemon of a virus, and turning it into some sweet square dancing lemonade. “See” you in Denver.