Sangerfest 2016
Sioux Falls Convention Center                                                                                        June 9-11, 2016

Ladies Events

Below are some of the exciting things we had planned for the ladies! Many visited our vendor booths or relaxed with a cookie and coffee in the hospitality room. Of course no one missed the Memorial Service at 6:00 on Thursday followed by the Parade of Choruses at 7:00 and the afterglow. Friday's outing was a delight to those who took the opportunity. The ladies arrived back in plenty of time to rest a bit before they joined the men at the formal banquet in the evening. Saturday everyone had a chance to visit our Norwegian themed vendors in our Nordik Butik. The Ladies luncheon began at 11:00 and the evening was filled with the Grand Concert at 7:00 and the plated meal and special music at the afterglow. Wow! It was a Sangerfest to remember!

Ladies' Outing  ($40)
Friday, June 10, 2016
10:30 AM to 3:30 PM

We departed from the Sheraton Hotel Lobby by bus at 10:30 AM for
 lunch, shopping, and sightseeing. Included is:

    1. Lunch Buffet at Chef Dominique's. 

This catering and banquet facility is located in the lower level of  the Shriver Square building in beautiful downtown Sioux Falls. Chef Dominique is Dominique Fontenille. Although he describes himself as a product of France, he has been in the States for 30 years. He is noted for his elegant and enticing "expertly crafted food".


     2. The Shoppes at 8th & Railroad on the East Bank

This historic building houses about 20 unique shoppes. You will find elegant boutiques, a gourmet cooking store, art galleries, a florist, gifts, home decorating, furniture, vintage clothing and great restaurants with such unique names like Simply Perfect, Sticks and Steel, and Plum's Cooking Co. The shop owners are excited to have us visit and have coupons for us to make shopping easier!

The Shoppes at 8th & Railroad on the East Bank has a facebook page!

     3. The Cathedral of Saint Joseph

This beautiful cathedral is a landmark in the skyline of Sioux Falls. Located at 521 N Duluth Avenue building began in the summer of 1915 and was finished by spring of 1919. Considerable restoration has been done in the last decade to revive its original splendor. 


     4. The Falls in Falls Park

We will make a stop at our city's namesake, the Falls of the of Big Sioux River. The park covers 123 acres and has historic building remains, a cafe, sculptures and driving and walking paths. An average of 7,400 gallons of water drop 100 feet over the course of the Falls each second. From mid November to mid January, the park becomes a spectacular Winter Wonderland with thousands of breathtaking lights throughout the entire park.

Ladies' Luncheon  ($40)
Saturday, June 11, 2016
11:00 AM

The ladies luncheon was held in the convention center. We had a terrific menu, door prizes, and favors for you. Also for our entertainment the Dancing Divas performed and Julie Clark taught us how to pour our hearts into life!

  • Speaker Julie Clark

Julie Clark is a national award-winning author and founder of The Inspirational Coffee Club, empowering women to live each day to the fullest. Through The Inspirational Coffee Club Julie shares one-of-a-kind strategies (what she calls 'Ground Rules') that help others create lives that overflow with happiness, success and joy. You won't want to miss this!

Her website:

  • Dancing Divas

The Dancing Divas have been featured on KELOLAND TV and PBS. They have also entertained at the Grand Falls Casino and for the last three years at the Senior Event in October. Joanna Salmon started the Dancing Divas in 2008. After spending 27 years in Las Vegas, she returned to Sioux Falls and picked the dancers from a line dancing class at the Center for Active Generations. The ladies practice three days a week for 2 to 3 hours a day. It's not easy for old dogs to learn new tricks, but these ladies have proven it's possible. They are all in their 70's. One of the dancers, Joy Outka said she would rather sew than dance. Joanna took her up on that, and Joy has been making the dancers' costumes ever since. Joanna designs them and Joy brings them to life. The Divas have a different costume for every dance and have now accumulated more than 50 outfits. The main focus of the group is to bring good entertainment. They look at what they do as more of a ministry than a job and feel abundantly blessed to do so.

Purchase Tickets to these two Events

Tickets for these events are $40 each. Sangerfest attendees may purchase them with their registration fees. Non-Chorus Member Guests may purchase them by contacting:

 Marlan Velgersdyk
5115 Rolling Green Ave, Apt #210
Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Send payment and the following information:

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Questions? Call Marlan or Carol Velgersdyk