ATLANTA – Cobb Galleria Centre has been chosen to host one of the world’s largest square dance gatherings: the 68th National Square Dance Convention®, scheduled for June 26-29, 2019. Georgia has bid three times on this national event, this time making history in being selected as the host.

The 68th National Square Dance Convention® expects to draw 6,000-8,000 dancers of all ages and leaders from across the globe to stay in the area and experience the four day event of dancing and dance education.  2019 Convention General Chairmen Louis and Angie McClure and the National Executive Committee (NEC) selected Atlanta and the Cobb Galleria Centre over numerous competing cities and venues. “With its 320,000 square feet of event space, close proximity to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and connectivity between the convention center and the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel, the Cobb Galleria Centre is the perfect place to host our event,” Angie McClure said. The Bid Committee, known as the Georgia Peach Pits, has invited dancers from around the world to “Come Dance & Explore Georgia in 2019.”

“Hosting the National Square Dance Convention in 2019 is a huge win for Cobb County,” said Michele Swann, General Manager and CEO of the Cobb Galleria Centre. “Local support from Louis and Angie McClure and our hospitality partners strengthened the bid and helped us stand out from the competition.”

Since their first convention and founding in 1952, the National Executive Committee (NEC) has orchestrated the National Square Dance Convention®: an annual event in which large numbers of dedicated square dancers, round dancers, line dancers, folk dancers, cloggers, callers, cuers, leaders, suppliers, and more gather to exchange ideas, discuss objectives, and most importantly, dance together. The convention also presents an extensive educational program through panels, seminars, and workshops, all together providing fun and fellowship to dancers and leaders from around the world.  Many medical studies have shown that dancing is great for your mind as well as your body.  Dancing is friendship set to music.  For more information on this event, please visit

The Cobb Galleria Centre is located in the beautifully landscaped 88-acre Galleria complex in prestigious northwest Atlanta. Cobb Galleria Centre is Atlanta’s premier convention facility with 320,000 square feet of event space, four exhibition halls, 20 meeting rooms, four executive boardrooms and a grand ballroom. The Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority governs Cobb Galleria Centre, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and Galleria Specialty Shops. For more information on Cobb Galleria Centre, visit