|2015 Festival Dance|
The ASSDF has a yearly fall festival dance in a different Arkansas city, usually the second weekend of October. There is a Trail-In Dance on Thursday night...then the Friday night dance features a National Caller for the Square Dancing...and Arkansas Cuers for the Round Dancing. Saturday activities feature workshops, a Fashion Show, the ASSDF Delegates Meeting, plus the evening dancing to Arkansas' Callers And Cuers. There will also be door prizes, vendors, a teacup auction, split the pot, workshops, and fun dances at the weekend.
Proper Square Dance Attire is REQUIRED at the evening dances (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday)... although casual attire is OK for the Friday and Saturday daytime dances, and dance level workshops. Visitors may observe the events associated with the weekend at no charge.
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Dancing will be at Betty's Big Country Dance Hall, at 102 Crystal Drive in Arkadelphia... for the Trail-In Dance on Thursday night...and for dancing on Friday, Friday night, Saturday, and Saturday night...with a wood floor to dance on.
Friday's schedule (as of now) includes an Afternoon Fun Dance, plus Pre-Rounds and a Grand March. Saturday's dancing will have both morning and afternoon Fun Dances and Workshops...prior to the ASSDF Delegates Meeting, and the Saturday evening dancing, with Pre-Rounds and a Grand March.
There are several food venues and lodging choices nearby...including a KOA campground. Further details will be posted on the lodging as soon as possible. Note that dancers are responsible for making their own reservations...and to mention either ''Arkansas State Square Dance Federation'', or ''square and round dancer'', when making the room reservations, to get the better rate. These discounted rates will likely expire in late September...plus, that weekend is Homecoming Weekend at one of the colleges in Arkadelphia...so, rooms are likely to fill up fast!! As a result, you're strongly encouraged to make your reservations early!!
Proper Square Dance Attire is REQUESTED at the evening dances...but either casual or square dance attire is OK at the daytime dances and workshops.
For the Trail-In Dance on Thursday night, Lieutenant Colonel Philip Moorehouse, will be the caller. On Friday night, national caller Tim Tyl, will call the squares...with Arkansas' Callers And Cuers on Saturday and Saturday night. Information on the Round Dance cuers will be posted as soon as possible.
There will also be a Tea Cup Auction, and a Silent Auction...and each club is asked to prepare a gift basket to raffle off.
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