Specials And Benefit Dances
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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 original design ASSDF Homepage, click on the ASSDF logo at the top of the page. This page was last updated on Oct. 22, 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 dance 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. At the new website, ONLY THE FIRST SPECIAL DANCE IS NOTED (on Google Calendar). 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 SPECIAL DANCE.

Lastly, it is EXTREMELY RARE that I can attend any of the dances listed. 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, Oct. 25, 2019
Club: Heber Springers Halloween Dance
Location: Rosebud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Phil Moorehouse
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: Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019
Club: Four State Squares Benefit Dance
Location: Old Fellows Lodge, East Hoskins Street near Hospital Drive, New Boston, TX
Time: Supper at 7pm, Dance at 7:30pm
Caller: Dave Vieira
Cuer: Michelle Vieira
Comments: This is where the Guys 'N Dolls dance. Donations will be taken at the door, to benefit the New Boston, Texas Community Kitchen. For a printable flier in PDF format, click here. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print the file.

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: 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: 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: The Centre At Forest Lakes, 305 Forest Lakes Blvd., Hot Springs, AR
Time: 7pm
Callers: Phil Moorehouse, Joey Duhamel, Gene Gancarczyk
Contact: Phil Moorehouse (501) 960-4476, Joey Duhamel, (870) 209-3646, Gene Gancarczyk (501) 767-6354

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: Friday and Saturday, April 17-18, 2020
Club: 45th South Carolina Square And Round Dance Convention, West Columbia, SC
Location: Brookland Banquet And Conference Center, 1066 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia, SC
Comments: 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: Thursday, October 8 through Saturday, October 10, 2020
Club: 71st ASSDF Fall Festival
Location: Four State Fairgrounds, Texarkana, AR
Comments: Trail-In Dance Thursday, Oct. 8, sponsored by the Guys N Dolls square dance club. Nelda Eaton will call at the Trail-In Dance. Arkansas Callers and Cuers Friday and Saturday. Full details will be posted as soon as possible.

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: Thursday, October 7 through Saturday, October 9, 2021
Club: 72nd ASSDF Fall Festival
Location: Van Buren County Fairgrounds, Clinton, AR
Comments: Trail-In Dance Thursday, Oct. 7, sponsored by the Pioneers and Heber Springers. Arkansas Callers and Cuers Friday and Saturday. Full details will be posted as soon as possible.

Date: Wednesday through Saturday, June 22-25, 2022
Club: 71st National Square Dance Convention, Evansville, Indiana
Comments: For additional information on the festival, click here.

Date: Wednesday through Saturday, June 21-24, 2023
Club: 72nd National Square Dance Convention, Mobile, Alabama
Comments: For additional information on the festival, click here.

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