ASSDF Fall Festival
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ASSDF Fall Festival

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Overview
2014 Festival Dance
2015 Festival Dance


Overview


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 on October 18, 2014.

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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2014 Festival Dance


The 2014 Fall Festival was be held in the Heber Springs High School Cafeteria. It was originally going to be sponsored only by the Rebel Reelers of Conway...but, they co-sponsored it with the Heber Springers of Heber Springs. The 2 main reasons were that the venue cost for Conway for the festival would have literally bankrupted the ASSDF...and that likely would've also meant an END to publication of The Modern Square...if not the END of square and round dancing in Arkansas. Plus, there apparently were no other clubs that put up a bid to host the weekend.

National Caller Pat Kotal, formerly of The Texas Po Boys, was the featured caller Friday night...with the Saturday square dancing called by Arkansas Callers And Cuers. A special thanks to Cathy and Fred Fisher, for cueing the Round Dancing, and to Martha Wyre, for doing the Line Dancing. Arkansas callers also included Nelda Eaton, Gene Gancarczyk, Charles Gassaway, Lieutenant Colonel Phillip Moorehouse, Bill Strawn, Dave Towry, and Ron Wise.

The ASSDF Delegates Meeting was held the afternoon of Oct. 11, 2014... and one of the items was to be the election of the ASSDF Officers for 2015. The list of these officers will be posted as soon as possible.

Thanks to current Treasurer, Carolyn Birdsong, I have received a copy of the Program Book, and have placed a list of those who took out ads in it on the Advertising page.

Due to medical and financial issues, I was unable to attend the weekend.

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2015 Fall Festival


Plans are already underway for the 2015 ASSDF Fall Festival Dance. The location and caller are to be determined.

Festival Co-Chairs are Bill and Roana Petrie, with Earl and Lynn Milroy. Their contact information is located here. Further details will be posted as they become available.

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