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 April 14, 2019.

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.

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.

Lastly, it is EXTREMELY RARE that I can attend any of the dances listed. Being caregiver for my elderly Mom, now in a nursing home, plus personal health, etc. has to come first. Sorry for any inconvenience...your understanding is appreciated.


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Specials And Benefit Dances


Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Club: Rebel Rousers Easter Parade Dance
Location: Richardson Senior Center, 820 West Arapaho Road, Richardson, TX
Time: Early Rounds at 7pm, All Plus at 7:30pm, Grand March at 8pm
Caller: Mike Bramlett
Cuer: Christine Hixson
Comments: All youth accompanied by a paying adult get in free. For a printable flier in PDF format, click here. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print the file. For more information, click here.

Date: Friday, April 26, 2019
Club: Heber Springers Easter Bonnet 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: Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, 2019
Club: Ozone Squares Anniversary Dance
Location: Mandeville Lions Club, 720 Lafitte Street, Mandeville, LA
Time: See the flier for information. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print the file.
Cost: $35 for both nights, $20 for each individual night.
Callers: Jason Raleigh and Travis Cook
Cuers: Gene and Etta Sonnier (Friday), Richard and Frances Matthews (Saturday)
Comments: For more information, visit the clubs website, located here.

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

Date: Friday, May 10, 2019
Club: Heber Springers Cinco De Mayo 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: There will be both an ASSDF Board meeting, and a Delegates Meeting, prior to this dance. The ASSDF Board meeting will be at 4pm, while the Delegates Meeting will be at 5pm. Hopefully, the Delegates Meeting will be done by 6pm (or shortly thereafter), to allow folks to get a bite to eat, etc. -- before the dance starts at 7pm. Having the meeting on Friday afternoon will make it difficult for some to attend, but this apparently is the only club that would host it prior to the dance; since the number of clubs in Arkansas, sadly, keeps declining in number.

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019
Club: Maverick Mixers Mothers 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
Contact: Carolyn Birdsong, 28912 Bandy Road, Little Rock, AR 72223 (501) 813-7239

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Club: Maverick Mixers Open Mic/Talent Show 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: Carolyn Birdsong, 28912 Bandy Road, Little Rock, AR 72223 (501) 813-7239

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

Date: Friday, June 14, 2019
Club: Heber Springers Dance
Location: Rosebud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Jay Henderson
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 238-2713

Date: Friday, June 21, 2019
Club: Heber Springers Special Dance
Location: Rosebud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Ron Grigsby and Phil Farmer
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 238-2713
Comments: These 2 callers are traveling through Arkansas, on their way to the 2019 National Square Dance Convention.

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
Time: 6:30pm
Caller: Dave Roush
Contact: Tom England, 2181 MC 5045, Yellville, AR 72687
Contact: Paul Chernell (408) 889-3708

Date: Friday, July 12, 2019
Club: Heber Springers Red White And Blue 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, August 10, 2019
Club: Maverick Mixers Backpacking and School Supplies 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: Carolyn Birdsong, 28912 Bandy Road, Little Rock, AR 72223 (501) 813-7239

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

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

Date: Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019
Club: Heber Springers With Blue Belles And Beaus Double Trouble Dance
Location: Rosebud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, 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
NOTE: Contact Robert and Cheryl Shaver for information on the exact dance hall location. Their current dance hall is being remodeled, and they are dancing at another location, until the remodeling work is done.

Date: Friday, Sept. 27, 2019
Club: Heber Swingers 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: 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: Carolyn Birdsong, 28912 Bandy Road, Little Rock, AR 72223 (501) 813-7239
Comments: Dancers can wear 50's Attire, casual attire, or square dance attire.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 10 through Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019
Club: ASSDF Fall Festival, Clinton, AR
Comments: Trail in Dance Thursday Night (separate admission, payable at door). For further details, click here.

Date: Friday, Oct. 12, 2019
Club: Twirling Funtimers Anniversary Dance
Location: Saint Andrews Episcopal Church, 511 Coley Drive, Mountain Home, AR
Time: 6:30pm
Caller: Pat Christie
Contact: Tom England, 2181 MC 5045, Yellville, AR 72687
Contact: Paul Chernell (408) 889-3708

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: Carolyn Birdsong, 28912 Bandy Road, Little Rock, AR 72223 (501) 813-7239

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: Carolyn Birdsong, 28912 Bandy Road, Little Rock, AR 72223 (501) 813-7239

Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Club: Twirling Funtimers Honor Veterans Dance
Location: St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 511 Coley Drive, Mountain Home, AR
Time: 6:30pm
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: 6:30pm
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: 6:30pm
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: Carolyn Birdsong, 28912 Bandy Road, Little Rock, AR 72223 (501) 813-7239

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: Carolyn Birdsong, 28912 Bandy Road, Little Rock, AR 72223 (501) 813-7239

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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