top of page

MDSDF Presents:

The Star Spangled Banner Festival

Dear MDSDF Square and Round Dancers,

We wish to inform you that the Delta Hunt Valley Marriott Hotel, our traditional venue, has unexpectedly closed its doors.

Rest assured, the 59th Star Spangled Banner Festival is still scheduled for July 18-20, 2024.

We are actively evaluating alternative venues and will share details as soon as they are finalized.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

Page Menu

What to Expect

Square Dancing Programs:



Plus DBD




Tom Miller (PA)

Bill Harrison (MD)

Ken Ritucci (MA)

Mike Seastrom (CA)

Round Dancing:

Phases I - VI


Barbara &

Wayne Blackford (FL)


Curt &

Tammy Worlock (FL)


Steve &

Irene Bradt (PA)

General Information

General Information

  • Plus DBD, Advanced, and Challenge will use computer numbers

  • The Round Dance program will include:

    • 2x2’s in the Plus Hall in the evening

    • Continuous round dancing up to Phase VI

    • Teach sessions & workshops

  • Wood flooring in the main ballrooms

  • Dancing begins at 8PM Thursday Evening

  • Friday and Saturday from 10AM to 11PM

  • Appropriate casual attire acceptable until 7:00PM

    • Please no sweatpants or shorts

  • Square Dance and Round Dance or business casual attire is required for ALL evening activities

  • Bring your favorite name badge

  • Festival ribbons will be issued for dancing and must be worn throughout the festival

  • The MDSDF Board is aware of the closing of the Delta Hunt Valley Marriott Hotel. 

  • Do not make hotel reservations at this time.

  • We are still planning to hold the 59th Star Spangled Banner Festival July 18 - 20, 2024.

  • Alternative locations are being evaluated and information will be provided as soon as it is available.

Housing Reservations

Festival Reservations


  • The full Festival costs

    • $70.00 per dancer or

    • $25 for youth 17 and under

  • Saturday only cost is $35.00 per dancer


  • Refunds will be made thru June 26, 2024.

  • There is $5.00 cancellation/transfer fee per person.

  • Rollovers are good for one year.






  • Send a check or money order payable to "MDSDF-24" to:

SSBF Registrar Melanie Jester

6338 Hanover Crossing Way

Hanover, MD 21076

  • Click the PayPal button to pay electronically.

bottom of page