Specials And Benefit Dances
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Specials And Benefit Dances

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Specials and Benefit Dances


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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 Dec. 10, 2018.

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. Please check with the contact person listed to verify the date(s), time(s), etc. 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.

Lastly, 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. And, the calendar dates and times below (for Arkansas dances) are in U.S. Central Time, no matter what time of year.


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Specials And Benefit Dances


Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Club: Twirling Funtimers Holiday Celebration Party
Location: St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 511 Coley Drive, Mountain Home, AR (NEW LOCATION)
Time: 6:30pm
Caller: James ''Jammer'' Cochran
Contact: Tom England, 2181 MC 5045, Yellville, AR 72687
Contact: Paul Chernell (408) 889-3708

Date: Friday, December 14, 2018
Club: Heber Springers and Blue Belles and Beaus Christmas Dinner Dance
Location: Rosebud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, AR
Time: Potluck at 6:30pm...dance at 7pm
Caller: Ron Wise
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
Comment: The clubs have decided to combine their Christmas Dinner/Dance into one.

Date: Friday, December 21, 2018
Club: Twirling Lariats Christmas Red/Green Dance
Location: Mabelvale Legion Hut, Mann Road and Leah Lane, Mabelvale, AR
Time: 7:30pm
Caller: Joey Duhamel
Contact: Clifton Taylor and Carolyn Cullins, 9027 Highway 5 North, Alexander, AR 72002 (501) 847-2157

Date: Saturday, December 22, 2018
Club: Maverick Mixers Christmas Dance
Location: Mabelvale Legion Hut, Mann Road and Leah Lane, Mabelvale, AR
Time: 7pm
Callers: Phil Moorehouse and Carolyn Birdsong
Contact: Carolyn Birdsong, 28912 Bandy Road, Little Rock, AR 72223 (501) 813-7239

Date: Saturday, December 29, 2018
Club: Blue Belles And Beaus Black Light Dance
Location: Judsonia Community Center, 601 Judson Street, Judsonia, AR
Time: 6:30pm
Caller: Phil Moorehouse
Contact: Robert and Cheryl Shaver, 146 Opie Road, Bald Knob, AR 72010 (501) 724-3930

Date: Saturday, December 29, 2018
Club: Maverick Mixers New Years Eve Dance
Location: Mabelvale Legion Hut, Mann Road and Leah Lane, Mabelvale, AR
Time: 7pm
Callers: Joey Duhamel
Contact: Carolyn Birdsong, 28912 Bandy Road, Little Rock, AR 72223 (501) 813-7239

Date: wednesday, January 9, 2019
Club: Twirling Funtimers Special Dance
Location: St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 511 Coley Drive, Mountain Home, AR (NEW LOCATION)
Time: 7pm
Caller: Butch ''Santa'' Danielski
Contact: Tom England, 2181 MC 5045, Yellville, AR 72687
Contact: Paul Chernell (408) 889-3708

Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Club: Twirling Funtimers Special Dance
Location: St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 511 Coley Drive, Mountain Home, AR (NEW LOCATION)
Time: 6pm to 9pm
Callers: Ken Jarman, Donna Gallenbeck, Roy Hestand
Contact: Roy Hestand, 1023 East 9th, Lot 58, Mountain Home, AR 72653 (870) 329-1141
Comments: Admission $5 per person. For a printable flier in PDF format, click here. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print the file.

Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Club: Jubilees Mardi Gras Dance
Location: Central Avenue Methodist Church, 125 Central Avenue, Batesville, AR
Caller: Joey Duhamel
Contact: Wayne and Lura Wade, 650 Oak Hill Loop, Batesville, AR 72501 (870) 926-2442

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Club: Twirling Funtimers Sundae Fundae Dance
Location: St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 511 Coley Drive, Mountain Home, AR (NEW LOCATION)
Time: 6:30pm
Caller: Bill Cochran
Contact: Tom England, 2181 MC 5045, Yellville, AR 72687
Contact: Paul Chernell (408) 889-3708

Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Club: Twirling Funtimers April Showers Dance
Location: St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 511 Coley Drive, Mountain Home, AR (NEW LOCATION)
Time: 6:30pm
Caller: Ron Wise
Contact: Tom England, 2181 MC 5045, Yellville, AR 72687
Contact: Paul Chernell (408) 889-3708

Date: Friday, April 12, 2018
Club: Heber Springers Tim Tyl Dance
Location: Rosebud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Tim Tyl
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 238-2713

Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Club: Twirling Funtimers Spring Fling Dance
Location: St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 511 Coley Drive, Mountain Home, AR (NEW LOCATION)
Time: 6:30pm
Caller: Phil Moorehouse
Contact: Tom England, 2181 MC 5045, Yellville, AR 72687
Contact: Paul Chernell (408) 889-3708

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Club: Twirling Funtimers Red, White, And Blue Dance
Location: St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 511 Coley Drive, Mountain Home, AR (NEW LOCATION)
Time: 6:30pm
Caller: Jay Wright
Contact: Tom England, 2181 MC 5045, Yellville, AR 72687
Contact: Paul Chernell (408) 889-3708

Date: Friday, June 21, 2018
Club: Heber Springers Ron Grigsby Dance
Location: Rosebud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Ron Grigsby
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 238-2713

Date: Wednesday through Saturday, June 24-29, 2019
Club: 68th National Square Dance Convention, Atlanta, Georgia
Comments: For additional information on the festival, click here.

Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Club: Twirling Funtimers Summer Splash Dance
Location: St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 511 Coley Drive, Mountain Home, AR (NEW LOCATION)
Time: 6:30pm
Caller: Dave Roush
Contact: Tom England, 2181 MC 5045, Yellville, AR 72687
Contact: Paul Chernell (408) 889-3708

Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Club: Twirling Funtimers Ice Cream Floats Dance
Location: St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 511 Coley Drive, Mountain Home, AR (NEW LOCATION)
Time: 6:30pm
Caller: Doug Mallory
Contact: Tom England, 2181 MC 5045, Yellville, AR 72687
Contact: Paul Chernell (408) 889-3708

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019
Club: Twirling Funtimers Autumn Fest Dance
Location: St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 511 Coley Drive, Mountain Home, AR (NEW LOCATION)
Time: 6:30pm
Caller: Kenton Sullivan
Contact: Tom England, 2181 MC 5045, Yellville, AR 72687
Contact: Paul Chernell (408) 889-3708

Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Club: Twirling Funtimers Honor Veterans Dance
Location: St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 511 Coley Drive, Mountain Home, AR (NEW LOCATION)
Time: 6:30pm
Caller: Bill Cochran
Contact: Tom England, 2181 MC 5045, Yellville, AR 72687
Contact: Paul Chernell (408) 889-3708

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Club: Twirling Funtimers Holiday Cheer Dance
Location: St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 511 Coley Drive, Mountain Home, AR (NEW LOCATION)
Time: 6:30pm
Caller: Joey Duhamel
Contact: Tom England, 2181 MC 5045, Yellville, AR 72687
Contact: Paul Chernell (408) 889-3708

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.

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