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 Dec. 12, 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 Dances 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 in green.

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, or on Google Calendar on the new website.

I've REORGANIZED the listing to ONLY include dances in Arkansas, the National Square Dance Convention, the Single Square Dancers USA Dance-A-Rama, the Heart Of America Singles Square Dance Association (HASSDA)...as well as dances noted on 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...just as the rest of the dances are outside of Arkansas, that are noted below.

However, take note that NOT EVERY SUBSCRIBER to The Modern Square has or wants a computer or internet access, to view the original ASSDF Website or the new 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 November, 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.

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. As for Special Dances Outside Arkansas, these are taken from the Arkansas State Square Dance Federation page on Facebook.

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. As noted above, Subscription Dances, where you can sign up for a print subscription to The Modern Square will be noted in green.

Note that if you don't advertise your special dance, how are folks going to know about it?? Also, it is EXTREMELY RARE that I can attend any of the dances listed. I will try to attend the ASSDF Fall Festival, plus Subscription Dances . I'm usually at dances with the Maverick Mixers in Little Rock.

Lastly, while some special dances outside of Arkansas (which are taken from the Arkansas State Square Dance Federation page on Facebook), some of these may conflict with special dances inside Arkansas, the dance listings are provided as a service, for those who may be traveling for business or pleasure, and while their schedule may not allow them to be in Arkansas for a particular weekend, there are usually dances somewhere. These dances are NOT listed on the Google Calendar on the new ASSDF website; which ONLY lists dances inside Arkansas, and any cancellations.

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Specials And Benefit Dances


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: American Legion Post 128 (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: Monday, December 16, 2019
Club: Pioneers Christmas Dance
Location: St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 511 Coley Drive, Mountain Home, AR
Time: Workshop at 6pm, Dance at 7pm
Caller: Roy Hestand, Jr.
Contact: Roy Hestand, Jr., 55 Fletcher Street, Mountain Home, AR 72653 (870) 329-1141

Date: Monday, December 16, 2019
Club: Kingsdale Squares Christmas Party and Farewell Dance
Location: Riordan Hall, 2 Riordan Drive, Bella Vista, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: John Eubanks
Contact: Bill and Hope Allen, 33 Newquay Lane, Bella Vista, AR 72714 (479) 876-5066
NOTE: The club will be DISBANDING after this dance.

Date: Thursday, December 19, 2019
Club: Ozark Promenaders Christmas Dance
Location: First United Methodist Church, 116 East Jefferson Street, Mountain View, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Roy Hestand, Jr.
Contact: Roy Hestand, Jr., 55 Fletcher Street, Mountain Home, AR 72653 (870) 329-1141

Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Club: Bluebird Squares Christmas 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: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Club: Guys N Dolls Special Dance
Location: Old Fellows Lodge, East Hoskins Street near Hospital Drive, New Boston, TX
Time: 7pm
Caller: Tim Tyl
Contact: Rhonda Bailey, 111 Wood Duck Lane, Texarkana, TX 75501 (903) 276-3422

Date: Monday, December 23, 2019
Club: The Pioneers are DARK (not dancing) this evening.

Date: Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Club: The Village A Team and the Twirling Funtimers are DARK (not dancing) this evening.

Date: Thursday, December 26, 2019
Club: The Ozark Promenaders are DARK (not dancing) this evening.

Date: Saturday, December 28, 2019
Club: Maverick Mixers New Years Eve Dance
Location: American Legion Post 128 (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: Monday, December 30, 2019
Club: Pioneers Last Dance Of The Year Special
Location: St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 511 Coley Drive, Mountain Home, AR
Time: Workshop at 6pm, Dance at 7pm
Caller: Roy Hestand, Jr.
Contact: Roy Hestand, Jr., 55 Fletcher Street, Mountain Home, AR 72653 (870) 329-1141

Date: Thursday, January 2, 2020
Club: Blue Belles And Beaus Subscription Dance
Location: Rocky Point Baptist Church, 2130 Rocky Point Road, Judsonia, AR
Time: Plus Workshop at 6pm, Dance at 7pm
Caller: Phil Moorehouse
Contact: Robert and Cheryl Shaver, 146 Opie Road, Bald Knob, AR 72010 (501) 724-3930
Comments: You can renew, or sign up for a print subscription to The Modern Square at this dance.

Date: Thursday, January 2, 2020
Club: Ozark Promendars First Dance Of The Year Special
Location: First United Methodist Church, 116 Jefferson Street, Mountain View, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Roy Hestand, Jr.
Contact: Roy Hestand, Jr., 55 Fletcher Street, Mountain Home, AR 72653 (870) 329-1141

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 to 10pm
Callers: Phil Moorehouse, Joey Duhamel, Gene Gancarczyk
Contact: Phil Moorehouse (501) 960-4476, Joey Duhamel, (870) 209-3646, Gene Gancarczyk (501) 767-6354
Comments: $8 per person. For a printable flier in PDF format, click here. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print the file.

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Club: Pistols N Petticoats United Cerebral Palsy Benefit Square Dance And Potluck Dinner
Location: St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2201 South Culberhouse Road, Jonesboro, AR
Time: Dinner at 6:30pm, Dance at 7pm
Callers: Boyce Brownderville, MC...all other callers welcome.
Contact: Bonnie Hallet, 1613 Alonzo, Jonesboro, AR 72401 (870) 932-7740
Comments: Admission by donation. Teacup Auction and Silent Auction. Proceeds benefit United Cerebral Palsy.

Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Club: Jubilee Squares Mardi Gras Dance
Location: Central United Methodist Church, 1205 North Central Avenue, Batesville, AR
Time: Meal at 6:30pm, Dance at 7pm
Caller: Joey Duhamel
Contact: Lura Wade, 650 Oak Hill Loop, Batesville, AR 72501 (870) 926-2442

Date: Friday and Saturday, March 13-14, 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, March 20-21, 2020
Club: 51st Louisiana Square Dance Association (LSDA) Convention
Location: LSUA Mega Shelter, 8125 Highway 71 South, Alexandria, LA 71302
Callers/Cuers: For the Trail-End Dance (noted below), Bubba Mingus will call the squares, and Jack Pointer will cue the rounds. For Friday and Saturday, Local and Surrounding States (Texas, Arkansas, and Mississippi) Callers and Cuers.
Comments: Trail-End Dance, Thursday night, March 20, 2020, at Trinity Baptist Church Gym, 3905 Trinity Church Drive, Pineville, LA, from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Sponsored by the Twin City Twirlers. Free admission with pre-registration ribbon, or $10 donation per person. Dancing on Friday and Saturday will feature both square and round dancing, as well as workshops.

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: Friday and Saturday, April 17-18, 2020
Club: Wiggins Weekend Campin' and Dancing, Wiggins, MS
Location: Pine Burr Country Club, 800 Pine Burr Drive, Wiggins, MS
Time: Friday night and Saturday, Squares And Rounds
Callers: Bubba and Cindy Mingus, plus Ted and Nancy Kennedy
Cuers: Jack and Christa Gail Pointer
Comments: Sponsored by the 70th National Square Dance Convention, Jackson, MS. For a printable flier in PDF format, click here. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print the file. You can also click here for more information.

Date: Friday and Saturday, June 5-6, 2020
Club: 72nd NSDC June Bug Jubilee
Location: BSDA Friendship Hall, 1024 Old Walker Chapel Road, Fultondale, AL
Time: Friday night and Saturday, Plus, DBD, Advanced, and Rounds (see flier (noted below) for details)
Callers: Tony Oxendine (Friday night only), Jet Roberts (he called the Friday night dance at the 2019 ASSDF Fall Festival), and Jerry Storey
Cuers: Matthew Temples and Ramona Stowe
Comments: Sponsored by the 72nd National Square Dance Convention, Mobile, AL. For a flier in PDF format, click here. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print the file. You can register online here.

Date: Saturday, June 6, 2020
Club: Twirling Lariats June Bug BBQ And Dance
Location: American Legion Post 128 (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 (including Carolyn Cullins' scrumptious BBQ) 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: Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10, 2020
Club: 71st ASSDF Fall Festival
Location: Four State Fairgrounds, Texarkana, AR
Comments: 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: Friday, October 8 and Saturday, October 9, 2021
Club: 72nd ASSDF Fall Festival
Location: Van Buren County Fairgrounds, Clinton, AR
Comments: 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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