NSD Convention 2022
San Diego Chapter will be hosting the 2022 NSD Convention in Palm Springs.
- Early Bird Registration deadline is extended to July 15
- Competition deadline is August 13.
- The NSD Room Block, which had sold out in mid-June, has been extended. See map (link #6 below) for revised info.
Here are the details and forms:
- Welcome to the 2022 NSD Convention
- Online Registration: 2022 NSD Convention (pay by check or PayPal)
- Print Registration: 2022 NSD Convention
- Sept 2-5 Schedule of Events
- Hotel Reservations – Margaritaville Resort
- Map – Margaritaville Resort (new phone number: 760-327-8311)
- 2022 NSD Competition Information
- 2022 NSD Competition Registration
- 2022 NSD Jack and Jill Registration
- Yearbook Advertising Form - Individual and Group
- Dancing With the Pros
- Costume Ideas for each event below. NEW!
- September 2-5, 2022
- Give My Regards to Broadway
- Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs
- To get the best hotel rate, use the SDSD booking code by August 2:*
- Call (760) 327-8311 and ask for the National Smooth Dancers block of rooms.
- Use Online reservations link. Group code for NSD is 2771375, which is included in the link.
- * NOTE: A $10 per day resort fee, which includes self-parking and internet access, is in addition to the room price.
Themes for Individual Events:
For those who like to dress up, see our Costume Ideas for each event below. Remember that while costumes are admired, they are NOT required
|Friday Night: Big Deal|
Sweet, funny, and innocuous. Enter with us - into a Chicago ballroom of the 1930s, watch as this musical unfolds with Charlie, a failed prizefighter and small-time hustler who fancies himself a ladies’ man, who keeps trying and covering up. His hapless group of small–time thieves plan to rob a pawn shop but run into many obstacles along the way.
Bob Fosse worked his dance magic with popular songs of the 20’s and 30’s, including such greats as: "Button Up Your Overcoat”, “Yes Sir, That’s My Baby”, Ain't She Sweet”, and "Me And My Shadow”. Fosse was nominated for 5 Tony Awards and won for best choreography.
|Saturday Afternoon: Grease|
Lively and funny. Join our nostalgic greasers for this frolicking musical that salutes the rock n’ roll era. This is one of the dancingest musicals on Broadway!
Flashback to the teen age days of the fabulous fifties. Enjoy the Rydell High 1959 graduating class as they dance their way through some nostalgic scenes at the prom. The score borrows heavily from the sounds of early rock and roll and includes “Greased Lightning”, “Summer Nights”, “You’re The One That I Want”, and “We Go Together”. The 1972 version received seven Tony Award nominations and won the Drama Desk Award for outstanding choreography.
|Saturday Night: My Fair Lady|
Join us as we crown our new State Queen, Lou Reyes and enjoy a loverly and witty, abso-bloomin’-lutely magical evening of shows and dancing by Natalia Lind and her team from Ballroom Dance Academy.
This musical features Eliza Doolittle, an unrefined Cockney working-class flower girl with a horrendous accent, who is turned into a refined lady of high society by the pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins. It has won 6 Tony Awards. Famous numbers from this musical include “I Could Have Danced All Night”, “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” and "The Rain In Spain”.
|Sunday Afternoon: Moulin Rouge|
You will enter a world of splendor and romance, of excess, glitz, and grandeur! Set at the turn of the 20th Century in the most famous underworld night club in Paris. A young poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets. At this cabaret club, “all your dreams come true”. This musical is a celebration of truth, beauty, freedom and above all – love. It has won 10 Tony Awards including best musical. It includes such modern tunes as: "Lady Marmalade,” “Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend," "What’s Love Got To Do With It?,” and "Shut Up And Dance."
|Sunday Night: Chicago|
Prepare to be razzle dazzled – this musical proves there’s no such thing as bad publicity. Watch as the slickster lawyer keeps two showgirls out of the gallows and in the spotlight! It has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz. Listen to one show stopping song after another and watch some astonishing dancing by our professionals - Andres and Veronica End. Chicago is the longest running American musical in Broadway history. It is loaded with catchy tunes including “All That Jazz," “Cell Block Tango," and “When You’re Good To Mama”.
- The Big Deal: 1930s & Gangster
- Grease: 1950s
- My Fair Lady: Edwardian (early 1900s)
- Moulin Rouge: Showgirl attire, gangster
- Chicago: Roaring 20s, flapper, gangster, zoot suit
- Queens Brunch ("Ascot Opening Day" from My Fair Lady): Big hats, black and/or white attire