Words of welcome from Claudia Kloid President  EAASDC e.V. (elected July 2021)

It is a particular pleasure  for me, so soon after being elected as President of the EAASDC to invite all  dancers worldwide under the Patronage of the European umbrella Organisation „European Association of American Square Dancing Clubs“ (EAASDC)  to the  European Convention 2022 in Vienna,

My heartfelt thanks go to the organisers „The Workshoppers – SRDC Austria/Vienna and all others involved in the background and lending their support to make this an unforgettable weekend for us all, with much dancing and many friends.  Without the assistance of all the untiring and well intentioned voluntary helpers it would be impossible to make an event like this happen.  It is with deep respect we give our thanks.

That the efforts of all those who have helped are not in vain, play your part, come in numbers and make the European Convention 2022 a real success.  Meet friends from all corners of Europe and the world.  Celebrate your friendships and make new friends under our Motto „friendship is the greatest reward“

For those who can, it is highly recommended to take an extended holiday in Vienna and surroundings.  I was already once in this beautiful city and found it charming and varied.

That is why I look forward to revisiting Vienna and perhaps gathering new impressions of Austria.

See you  soon in Vienna!


Claudia Kloid

President EAASDC e.V.

Greetings from Wolfgang „Wuffi“ Daiss – President e.V. EAASDC (09.2010 – 07.2021)

With great pleasure and honour, I invite dancers from all over the world to the European Convention 2022 in Vienna, which takes place under the patronage of the European umbrella organisation „European Association of American Square Dancing Clubs e.V.“ (EAASDC).

A special thank you goes to our membership club and organizer „The WorkShoppers – SRDC Austria/Vienna“ and its numerous helpers by planning, organising and running this event. It wouldn’t take place without the great job they have done and therefore they deserve the greatest respect and recognition not only from me but from the whole EAASDC.   

Vienna is a fantastic city and already its numerous touristic attractions are a journey worth, which you can combine with your participation at this great dance-event.  A three days dance offer with Square and Round Dance will be presented as well as a “trail-end-dance” on Thursday evening and the program will leave nothing to be desired in these dance forms. Wonderful Callers and Cuers from whole Europe are looking forward to see you and to thrill you.

Even though all these great preconditions, which have been established and being offered, will have a big impact to a successful Convention, it needs the input you can give as dancers to make this an unforgettable event as well and therefore my request is:

Come to Vienna for dancing with us, having lots of fun and joy, meet old friends and make lots of new friends, according to our motto

“friendship is our greatest reward”

Wolfgang “Wuffi” Daiss

President EAASDC e.V. (09.2010 – 07.2021)

Greetings from the Head of the Organisation-Team

At the end of the 70’s in the last century, Austria arrived in the world of Square Dance and then in the beginning of the 90’s also the world of Round Dance.  A few decades later we already have a two digit number of clubs in the whole of Austria and there are notably very many enthusiastic dancers in both branches.  

For them and the whole dancing world in the rest of Europe and further afield awaits the biggest ever Square and Round Dance Event on Austrian soil .  The trust in implementation of the European Convention 2022, under patronage of the roof organisation of “European Association of American Square Dancing Clubs e.V” is the task of the organisation team, preparing and organising the event carefully and conscientiously.

The motivation for us is the anticipation of all the dancers from near and far to whom we wish to offer 4 carefree and exhilarating dancing days inclusive of a “trail-end-dance”.  In addition there will also be something more on offer.

Vienna has once again been voted the most liveable city in the world.  Many historical buildings and sights  are to be found here and even in the inner city and also in the suburbs you will find a lot of green areas for mental relaxation, especially in summertime.  A vacation before or after the European Convention is not only to be recommended, but is actually a must.

Innumerable fascinating destinations in Austria are also to discovered outside the main capital.  In addition, many Austrian Square Dance Clubs are looking forward to visits in the days before or after the European Convention, offering their hospitality, dancing pleasure and the desirable Club-Dangles!

Founded in the autumn of 2014, The Workshoppers are still relatively new in the Square and Round Dance scene.  We as the organising club are preparing the European Convention 2022, with elan and enthusiasm and we count on the strong support of dancers from other Austrian clubs.  Also our friends in nearby Bratislava, Slovakia are valuable to us in their support.  Many thanks to all supporters from whichever club you belong to.

United we are looking forward to the European Convention in Vienna, together with participants from many countries we will celebrate this large dance event from 7 to 10 July 2022.

Thomas Blaschke

The WorkShoppers – President / European Convention 2022 – Head of the Organisation-Team