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Specials And Benefit Dances

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Specials and Benefit Dances


Overview


To get to the previous page, press the BACK BUTTON on your web browser. To return to the ASSDF Homepage, click on the ASSDF logo at the top of the page. This page was last updated August 18, 2019. The calendar dates and times below (for Arkansas dances) are in U.S. Central Time, no matter what time of year.

Special Dances are dances held by a club, usually at a date, time, and possibly location, that is different than when their regular dance is scheduled. In these cases, they may bring in a Guest Caller Or Cuer for the dance...usually one with regional or national name recognition.

Benefit Dancers are held by a club to help a club member or a family with medical expenses, or to recover from a disaster, such as a fire, flood, tornado, etc. Also, some clubs do Christmas Benefits for the Toys For Tots campaign. Subscription Dances, where you can sign up for subscriptions to the print edition of The Modern Square will be noted below as well.

Dances listed, include the day, date, time, location, club sponsor, caller and/or cuer, admission fee, contact, and any other applicable information...such as a Teacup Auction. If information such as a caller/cuer, time, location, contact person, etc. is missing from the information, it can NOT be listed here.

I've REORGANIZED the listing to ONLY include dances in Arkansas, and dances in states surrounding or close to Arkansas...which will include Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. The EXCEPTIONS to this will be for the National Square Dance Convention, the Single Square Dancers USA Dance-A-Rama, and the Heart Of America Singles Square Dance Association (HASSDA)...as well as the dances that last several days, or have callers from states in and around Arkansas...mainly from information from the ASSDF Facebook Page. Other dances outside of Arkansas and surrounding states can be found at the Where's The Dance - Flyers Only Facebook page.

With the dances listed below, I have made the date of the dance, and the dance name of Arkansas Dances in bold print. The rest will be a regular font, as it were.

However, take note that NOT EVERY SUBSCRIBER to The Modern Square has or wants a computer or internet access, to view the ASSDF Website. So, just because your dance may be listed below, UNLESS you have contacted the Editor (see the Officers page for information), with your ad copy, and have mailed in the proper fee for the ad, your dance listing will NOT be in EITHER the E-edition OR the print edition of The Modern Square. Please send the information of your special dance to the Editor of The Modern Square, at the address found here.

Note that if the d4ance listing is WRONG in The Modern Square, it is likely ALSO WRONG here. It is up to the caller, cuer, club contact, club officer, etc. to contact the Editor and the Webmaster of errors, so they can be fixed. As of the August, 2019 issue, there were still errors in The Modern Square, but as far as I can tell, everything listed on this page is CORRECT. If it is still WRONG, it is up to YOU to advise me of such, so I can make any needed corrections.

Also, please check with the contact person listed to verify the date(s), time(s), etc., as late minute cancellations can occur. Also, unless otherwise noted, Proper Square Dance Attire is REQUIRED at the dances. In this regard, daytime dances may have the choice of either Proper Square Dance Attire, or casual attire. However, for the evening dances, Proper Square Dance Attire is REQUIRED.

Please check with the contacts or websites listed before traveling to the dance for more information, or for any last minute updates, changes, or cancellations...as there may be deadlines for festival and hotel registrations, tours, etc. Also, be sure to check the changes and cancellations page (clubs may CANCEL for a special dance)...as well as Arkansas Weather Forecasts/Data, and Arkansas Traffic Patterns And Construction Zones...especially when winter weather or severe weather may be forecast.

Please try to schedule your dance as early as possible...and try NOT to have a dance on top of a special dance that has been listed for a long time. It hurts both your dance, and the club holding the special dance...and it causes ill feelings among dancers. For a specific date, if there is a ''doubling up'' of another dance on the same day, the dance that has been on the page the LONGEST will be listed FIRST...with others following as to when I received the information (basically, first come, first served.

I don't care what caller, cuer, etc, you have lined up for your special dance...if you ''double up'', and there was already one or more dances ahead of yours, your dance will be listed LAST for that day. When the fancy website comes online, ONLY THE FIRST SPECIAL DANCE WILL BE NOTED. Besides, most people are going to attend the dance that has been on the calendar the longest. But, the sad truth is that ''dancers don't travel dance anymore''. Yet, if you or your club do NOT support another club's special dance (especially if it has been on the calendar for a long period of time), DO NOT EXPECT THEM TO SUPPORT YOUR DANCE.

Lastly, it is EXTREMELY RARE that I can attend any of the dances listed. My Mom, Betty Stout, died on August 9, 2019...so, with personal health issues, ham radio traffic nets, as well as plans for her funeral and estate, are more important to me. I will try to attend the ASSDF Fall Festival, and am usually at dances with the Maverick Mixers in Little Rock.


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Specials And Benefit Dances


Date: Friday, August 23, 2019
Club: Heber Springers Ice Cream Social Dance
Location: Rosebud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Joey Duhamel
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 238-2713

Date: Thursday, August 29 through Sunday, September 1, 2019
Club: Single Square Dancers USA Labor Dance Dance-A-Rama, Hoover, AL (Birmingham)
Location: Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Winfrey Hotel, Hoover, AL
Callers: Little Joe Goins, Tom Davis, Greg Hatmaker, Gene Aldridge
Cuers: Robbie Carrington, Diane Martin-Hamilton
Comments: For a downloadable flier and registration form in PDF format, click here. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print the file. Both SINGLES and MARRIED couples are welcome. Each dancer registers individually, and married couples are asked to be willing to dance with someone other than their spouse. The flier also has information on tours, souvenirs, lodging, the dance program, etc.

Date: Thursday, August 29 through Sunday, September 1, 2019
Club: An Evening In Paris Square And Round Dance Weekend, Paris, TX
Location: Love Civic Center, 2025 South Collegiate Drive, Paris, TX
Callers: Darryl Lipscomb, Tony Oxendine, Buddy Weaver, Ken Bower, Gary Shoemake, Joe Saltel
Cuers: Ed and Martha Kosloski
Comments: For a downloadable flier with a registration form and room information, click here. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print the file.

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019
Club: Twirling Funtimers Autumn Fest Dance
Location: St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 511 Coley Drive, Mountain Home, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Kenton Sullivan
Contact: Tom England, 2181 MC 5045, Yellville, AR 72687
Contact: Paul Chernell (408) 889-3708

Date: Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019
Club: Double Trouble Dance (sponsored by the Blue Belles and Beaus and the Heber Springers)
Location: Rocky Point Baptist Church, 2130 Rocky Point Road, Judsonia, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Phil Moorehouse and Chuck Hastings
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 238-2713
Contact: Robert and Cheryl Shaver, 146 Opie Road, Bald Knob, AR 72010 (501) 724-3930

Date: Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019
Club: Bluebird Squares Barbeque and Square 'Em Up Dance
Location: Saline County Fairgrounds, 406 Fairfield Road, Benton, AR (Exit 116 off of Interstate 30)
Time: 7pm
Caller: Carolyn Birdsong
Contact: Carolyn Birdsong, 28912 Bandy Road, Little Rock, AR 72223 (501) 813-7239

Date: Friday, Sept. 27, 2019
Club: Heber Springers Dance
Location: Rose Bud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rose Bud, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Kevin Bersing
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 238-2713

Date: Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27 and 28, 2019
Club: Rendezvous In The Rockies A Plus Weekend
Location: Douglas County Event Center, 500 Fairgrounds Drive, Castle Rock, CO
Callers: Tony Oxendine, Bear Miller, and Charlie Robertson
Cuer: Mitchell Thompson
Comments: For a flier and registration form with more information, click here You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print the file.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019
Club: Maverick Mixers 50's Dance
Location: Mabelvale Legion Hut, Mann Road and Leah Lane, Mabelvale, AR
Time: Plus Refresher at 7pm, Dance at 7:30pm
Caller: Phil Moorehouse
Contact: Nancy Cates-Finney, 13500 Sandstone Drive, Little Rock, AR 72206 (501) 551-6144
Comments: Dancers can wear 50's Attire, casual attire, or square dance attire.
Note: This was INCORRECTLY listed in the August, 2019 edition of The Modern Square as their Halloween Dance. That dance will be on Saturday, October 26, noted elsewhere on this page.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019
Club: Twirling Funtimers Anniversary Dance
Location: Saint Andrews Episcopal Church, 511 Coley Drive, Mountain Home, AR
Time: 7pm (Note new start time)
Caller: Pat Christie
Contact: Tom England, 2181 MC 5045, Yellville, AR 72687
Contact: Paul Chernell (408) 889-3708
Note: This was INCORRECTLY listed in the August, 2019 issue of The Modern Square, as being on October 12. I confirmed this date with Paul Chernell a few weeks ago. DS

Date: Thursday, Oct. 10 through Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019
Club: ASSDF Fall Festival, Clinton, AR
Comments: Trail in Dance Thursday Night (separate admission, with dinner and dance, payable at door). For further details, click here. For an information flier in PDF format for the Thursday night Trail-In Dance, click here. For a registration form for the Friday and Saturday activities, also in PDF format, click here. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print the file(s).

Date: Friday, Oct. 18, 2019
Club: Heber Springers Special Dance
Location: Rosebud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Larry Marchese
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 238-2713

Date: Friday, Oct. 25, 2019
Club: Heber Springers Halloween Dance
Location: Rosebud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Joey Duhamel
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 238-2713

Date: Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019
Club: Maverick Mixers Halloween Dance
Location: Mabelvale Legion Hut, Mann Road and Leah Lane, Mabelvale, AR
Time: Plus Refresher at 7pm, Dance at 7:30pm
Caller: Phil Moorehouse
Contact: Nancy Cates-Finney, 13500 Sandstone Drive, Little Rock, AR 72206 (501) 551-6144

Date: Friday, Nov. 8, 2019
Club: Heber Springers Can Dance
Location: Rosebud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Joey Duhamel
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 238-2713
Comments: Bring canned goods to help the less fortunate.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019
Club: Maverick Mixers Veterans Day Dance
Location: Mabelvale Legion Hut, Mann Road and Leah Lane, Mabelvale, AR
Time: Plus Refresher at 7pm, Dance at 7:30pm
Caller: Phil Moorehouse and Joey Duhamel
Contact: Nancy Cates-Finney, 13500 Sandstone Drive, Little Rock, AR 72206 (501) 551-6144

Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Club: Twirling Funtimers Honor Veterans Dance
Location: St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 511 Coley Drive, Mountain Home, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Bill Cochran
Contact: Tom England, 2181 MC 5045, Yellville, AR 72687
Contact: Paul Chernell (408) 889-3708

Date: Friday, Nov. 22, 2019
Club: Heber Springers Thanksgiving Finger Food Dance
Location: Rosebud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Joey Duhamel
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 238-2713

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Club: Twirling Funtimers Holiday Cheer Dance
Location: St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 511 Coley Drive, Mountain Home, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Joey Duhamel
Contact: Tom England, 2181 MC 5045, Yellville, AR 72687
Contact: Paul Chernell (408) 889-3708

Date: Friday, December 13, 2019
Club: Heber Springers Christmas Dinner Dance
Location: Rosebud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Joey Duhamel
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 238-2713

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019
Club: Maverick Mixers Christmas Dance
Location: Mabelvale Legion Hut, Mann Road and Leah Lane, Mabelvale, AR
Time: Plus Refresher at 7pm, Dance at 7:30pm
Caller: Phil Moorehouse and Joey Duhamel
Contact: Nancy Cates-Finney, 13500 Sandstone Drive, Little Rock, AR 72206 (501) 551-6144

Date: Saturday, December 28, 2019
Club: Maverick Mixers New Years Eve Dance
Location: Mabelvale Legion Hut, Mann Road and Leah Lane, Mabelvale, AR
Time: Plus Refresher at 7pm, Dance at 7:30pm
Caller: Phil Moorehouse and Joey Duhamel
Contact: Nancy Cates-Finney, 13500 Sandstone Drive, Little Rock, AR 72206 (501) 551-6144

Date: Saturday, January 4, 2020
Club: The Three Amigos Dance
Location: To Be Announced
Time: To Be Announced
Callers: Phil Moorehouse, Joey Duhamel, Gene Gancarczyk
Comments: Additional details will be posted as soon as possible.

Date: Friday, March 13 and Saturday March 14, 2020
Club: Texas Association Of Single Square Dancers Spring Roundup
Location: Allemande Hall, 106 Westlake Drive, Waco, TX
Caller: Tim Tyl
Cuers: Cathy and Fred Fisher
Comments: Singles, couples, square, and round dancers, are welcome. For a printable flier in PDF format, click here. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print the file.

Date: Saturday, June 6, 2020
Club: Twirling Lariats June Bug BBQ And Dance
Location: Mabelvale Legion Hut, Mann Road and Leah Lane, Mabelvale, AR
Time: 6pm BBQ dinner, 7:30pm dance
Caller: Tim Tyl
Contact: Clifton Taylor and Carolyn Cullins, 9027 Highway 5 North, Alexander, AR 72002 (501) 847-2157
Comment: $15 per person for BBQ and dance, whether you come early or not, as the food will still be available.

Date: Wednesday through Saturday, June 17-20, 2020 (NOTE DIFFERENT DATE)
Club: 69th National Square Dance Convention, Spokane, Washington
Comments: For additional information on the festival, click here. Due to a schedule conflict the following weekend, the convention is ONE WEEK EARLIER, THIS YEAR ONLY.

Date: Wednesday through Saturday, June 23-26, 2021
Club: 70th National Square Dance Convention, Jackson, Mississippi
Comments: For additional information on the festival, click here.

Date: Wednesday through Saturday, June 22-25, 2022
Club: 71st National Square Dance Convention, Evansville, Indiana
Comments: Further details will be posted as soon as possible.

Date: Wednesday through Saturday, June 21-24, 2023
Club: 72nd National Square Dance Convention, Mobile, Alabama
Comments: Further details will be posted as soon as possible.

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