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Who is Grand Square International?

Recently, GSI (Grand Square International) Leaders from Europe, Japan, the US and others formed a plan to get to know each other—and others we will meet in the future, much better. We started with a brief outline, hoping to tell you more about ourselves. We call the document “Who is GSI?”. With no small effort, we have exchanged the document with GSI Leaders in many countries, some of whom have personally translated this into an “official” version in their own native language.

                In addition, the technology wizards at Google seemed to be thinking exactly what we were thinking, and we now have added the amazing Google Translate button/function to many pages on this site. It is free to use, and easy as well. If our site is displayed in a language other than your own, simply click the button, select your preferred language from the drop down menu and—now, we are speaking your language!

As we travel around the world, meet new friends, shake hands, dance and connect our organization with yours we begin to broaden the horizons of square dancing as a whole. Sometimes our time together is brief and our languages spoken diverse, leaving much to be discovered about each other. Recent updates to this website, and social media are promising.

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The 66th NSDC, June 21st­ - June 24th, 2017 in Beautiful Cincinnati

- Thursday, July 14, 2016

A Message from Our Friends in Cincinnati

Majestically regal, Cincinnati sits elegantly resplendent on the north bank of the Ohio River and is fondly known as the Queen City of the Midwest. Founded in December 1778 and incorporated as a city in 1819, Cincinnati's German heritage is as widely celebrated today as it was 200 years ago. Always a river city, Cincinnati's early economic development and prime location on the Ohio River played a major role as steamboats and barges transported goods south to Louisville or east to Pittsburgh creating a bridge for industrial growth and development.

Historically unique and beautifully crafted Italianate Architecture located in Over the Rhine and in many aristocratic buildings such as Music Hall and The Cincinnatian Hotel bring an old age charm to a new age city bursting at the seams in economic development.  A genuine southern hospitality welcomes travelers from across town and across the world to the little, big city in the Midwest that is home to 300,000 people.

The home of the 66th NSDC® is the Duke Energy Convention Center and, as the name implies, energy is what this exciting venue is all about.  Located downtown in the heart of the Queen City, the beautiful and contemporary Duke Energy Convention Center features over 750,000 sq ft and is designated just for the 2017 NSDC.  Your Round Dancing experience in the stunning Grand Ballroom will make you feel like you are truly 'Dancing with the Stars'.

Three main host hotels located within steps of the Duke Energy Convention Center will offer our dancers all the comforts of home in a luxury setting.  Five new hotels providing more than 3000 additional rooms are in the planning stages and will be open when Ohio welcomes you to the Midwest.

The economy in Cincinnati has exploded in recent years with the development of the Ohio Riverfront including over 2 billion dollars in new infrastructure featuring the new Banks projects, redevelopment of Smale Riverfront Park, the opening of the Horseshoe Casino and, of course, Great American Ball Park, home of the Cincinnati Reds and Paul Brown Stadium, home of the Cincinnati Bengals. With over 200 unique and exciting shops and boutiques at your fingertips and your choice of dining pleasure from frugal to fabulous, Cincinnati is a city that rocks . . . yellow rocks that is.

At the Cincinnati Museum Center you can visit with Cleopatra or indulge your own creativity at the Contemporary Arts Center. The Queen City invites you to experience our big city adventures with small town convenience and affordability.  In July 2012 the Queen City proudly hosted the 7th annual Interkultur World Choir Games welcoming 15,000 participants from 64 countries and 362 competing choirs to a two week celebration of music, song and international hospitality.

We as dancers share that same excitement and just like it was 2012, Cincinnati will welcome all of our dancing friends to the "City that Dances".  The people of Cincinnati are the jewels in the crown of the Queen City, warm and welcoming, fun and friendly, caring and carefree. 

Southern hospitality starts on this side of the Ohio River and every visitor to the Queen City will be treated like a King.

 

The 66th NSDC® welcomes all our dancer friends to"Cincinnati - Your 2017 Destination Vacation"June 21st - June 24th, 2017Our House is Your House - Willkommen in Cincinnati

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