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 ASSDF Homepage, click on the ASSDF logo at the top of the page. This page was last updated July 21, 2014.

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.

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, etc. is missing from the information, it can NOT be listed here.

Note that if the dance listing is WRONG in The Modern Square, it is 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.

Please send the information of your special dance to the Editor of The Modern Square, at the address found here. You can also send a flier to the Webmaster, at the address found here. The website can usually be updated within 24 hours after receipt, while data for The Modern Square must be in by certain deadlines.

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Specials And Benefit Dances


These are special and benefit dances, arranged in chronlogical order, both inside Arkansas, and in states surrounding Arkansas...as well as the National Square Dance Convention, the Single Square Dancers USA Labor Day Dance-A-Rama, and the Fall Festival, among others.

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, as well as weather forecasts, road conditions, plus traffic patterns and construction zones...especially when winter weather or severe weather may be forecast.

Since these are special dances, Proper Square Dance Attire is required for the dance or event. Subscription Dances, where you can sign up for subscriptions to The Modern Square will be noted below as well.


Date: Thursday through Saturday, July 31 through August 2, 2014
Club: Tennessee Square And Round Dance Convention
Location: W.L. Mills Conference Center, 234 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN
Callers/Cuers: Tennessee State Callers And Cuers
Comments: For more information, click here.

Date: Saturday, August 9, 2014
Club: Pistols 'N Petticoats Ole Timers Square Dance
Location: St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2201 South Culberhouse Road, Jonesboro, AR
Time: Eat 1pm, Dance 1:30pm to 4pm
Callers: John Williams and Boyce Brownderville
Contact: Bonnie Hallett, 1613 Alonzo, Jonesboro, AR 72401 (870) 932-7740

Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Club: Twirling Funtimers Hot And Dry Ice Cream Floats Dance
Location: Van Matre Senior Center, 1101 Spring Street, Mountain Home, AR
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Caller: Gene Gancarczyk
Contact: Craig and Karen Grothaus, 39 Crestview Road, Mountain Home, AR 72653-8075 (870) 424-2957

Date: Saturday, August 16, 2014
Club: Rebel Rousers Summer Sundaes Dance
Location: Richardson Senior Center, 820 West Arapaho Road, Richardson, Texas
Time: Early Rounds at 7pm, Food Served at 7:30pm, Grand March at 8pm
Caller: Mike Bramlett
Cuer: Christine Hixson
Comments: For a printable flier in PDF format, with additional information, click here. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print the file. You can also get more information by clicking here.

Date: Monday, August 18, 2014
Club: Heber Springers Ice Cream Social Dance
Location: American Legion Hut, 49 Park Road, Heber Springs, AR
Time: 7pm to 9:30pm
Caller: Ron Wise
Contact: Joe Needham, 604 Walnut Street, Heber Springs, AR 72543 (501) 270-2203
Contact: Faye Abbott (501) 556-5983

Date: Saturday, August 22, 2014
Club: Levis And Lace Dog Days Of Summer Dance
Location: First Baptist Church, 7402 Albert Pike Road, Royal, AR 71968
Time: 6:30pm
Caller: Gene Gancarczyk
Contact: Ted and Phyllis Keeney, 1807 Nubbin Ridge Road, Royal, AR 71968 (501) 991-3292

Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Club: Twirling Funtimers Autumn Fest
Location: Van Matre Senior Center, 1101 Spring Street, Mountain Home, AR
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Caller: Doug Mallory
Contact: Craig and Karen Grothaus, 39 Crestview Road, Mountain Home, AR 72653-8075 (870) 424-2957

Date: Monday, September 15, 2014
Club: Diamond Squares Fall Kickoff Dance
Location: Lake Hamilton Church, 2891 Airport Road, Hot Springs, AR
Time: 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Caller: Gordon White
Contact: Gordon And Sue White, 6 Perfecto Place, Hot Springs Village, AR 71909 (501) 922-0803
Comments: This will be their first dance of the fall, after their summer hiatus, which began on April 28, 2014. Further updates will be posted as soon as possible.

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Club: Blue Belles And Beaus Special Dance (Exact Theme To Be Announced)
Location: Judsonia Community Center, 601 Judson Street, Judsonia, AR
Time: Eat at 6:30pm, Dance from 7pm to 9pm
Caller: Lieutenant Colonel Philip Morehouse
Contact: Robert and Cheryl Shaver, 146 Opie Road, Bald Knob, AR 72010 (501)724-3930

Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 (NOTE CORRECTED DATE)
Club: Twirling Funtimers Anniversary Dance
Location: Van Matre Senior Center, 1101 Spring Street, Mountain Home, AR
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Callers: Pat Christie, Bill and Marge Sherrill
Contact: Craig and Karen Grothaus, 39 Crestview Road, Mountain Home, AR 72653-8075 (870) 424-2957

Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014
Club: Star Steppers Trail-In Dance to the ASSDF Fall Festival
Location: Wesley United Methodist Church, 2310 Oak Street (Highway 64 East), Conway, AR
Time: 7:30pm
Caller: Lieutenant Colonel Phillip D. Morehouse
Cuer: Cathy Fisher
Contact: Earl and Lynn Milroy, 7611 Jay Lynn Lane, Pine Bluff, AR 71603 (870) 879-1608
Contact: Ed and Mary Smith, 7303 South Pinewood, Pine Bluff, AR 71603 (870) 879-5856

Date: Friday and Saturday, October 10-11, 2014
Club: Arkansas State Square Dance Federation 2014 Fall Festival
Location: Heber Springs High School Cafeteria, 1100 West Pine Street, Heber Springs, AR
Friday Night Caller: Pat Kotal -- Arkansas Callers and Cuers Saturday and Saturday Night
Contact: Ken and Dean Talley, 11200 Garrison Road, Little Rock, AR 72223 (501) 868-8310
Comments: The weekend is sponsored by both the Rebel Reelers and Heber Springers. Further details are located here.

Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014
Club: Blue Belles And Beaus USO Dance
Location: Judsonia Community Center, 601 Judson Street, Judsonia, AR
Time: Eat at 6:30pm, Dance from 7pm to 9pm
Caller: Lieutenant Colonel Phillip Morehouse
Contact: Robert and Cheryl Shaver, 146 Opie Road, Bald Knob, AR 72010 (501)724-3930

Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Club: Twirling Funtimers Red, White, And Blue Dance
Location: Van Matre Senior Center, 1101 Spring Street, Mountain Home, AR
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Caller: Cherokee ''Bill'' Cochran
Contact: Craig and Karen Grothaus, 39 Crestview Road, Mountain Home, AR 72653-8075 (870) 424-2957

Date: Monday, December 1, 2014
Club: Heber Springs Can Dance
Location: American Legion Hut, 49 Park Road, Heber Springs, AR
Time: 7pm to 9:30pm
Caller: Ron Wise
Contact: Joe Needham, 604 Walnut Street, Heber Springs, AR 72543 (501) 270-2203
Contact: Faye Abbott (501) 556-5983
Comments: Dance benefits ''Cleburne County Cares''

Date: Friday, December 5, 2014
Club: Guys 'N Dolls Special Dance
Location: Knights Of Columbus Hall, 1801 Waterfall (off New Boston Road), Texarkana, TX NOTE NEW LOCATION
Time: 7:30pm
Caller: Wade Driver
Contact: Rhonda Bailey, 111 Wood Duck Lane, Texarkana, AR 75501 (903) 276-3422

Date: Saturday, December 6, 2014
Club: Blue Belles And Beaus Christmas Dance
Location: Judsonia Community Center, 601 Judson Street, Judsonia, AR
Time: Eat at 6:30pm, Dance from 7pm to 9pm
Caller: Lieutenant Colonel Phillip Morehouse
Contact: Robert and Cheryl Shaver, 146 Opie Road, Bald Knob, AR 72010 (501)724-3930

Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Club: Twirling Funtimers Holiday Celebration Party
Location: Van Matre Senior Center, 1101 Spring Street, Mountain Home, AR
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Caller: James ''Jammer'' Cochran
Contact: Craig and Karen Grothaus, 39 Crestview Road, Mountain Home, AR 72653-8075 (870) 424-2957

Date: Thursday, January 8, 2015
Club: Blue Belles And Beaus Subscription Dance
Location: Judsonia Community Center, 601 Judson Street, Judsonia, AR
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Caller: Lieutenant Colonel Phillip Morehouse
Contact: Robert and Cheryl Shaver, 146 Opie Road, Bald Knob, AR 72010 (501)724-3930
Comments: You can sign up for a subscription to The Modern Square at this dance.

Date: Saturday, January 17, 2015
Club: Levis And Lace Winter Night In Royal
Location: First Baptist Church, 7402 Albert Pike Road, Royal, AR 71968
Time: 6:30pm
Caller: Gene Gancarczyk
Contact: Ted and Phyllis Keeney, 1807 Nubbin Ridge Road, Royal, AR 71968 (501) 991-3292

Date: Wednesday through Saturday, June 24-27, 2015
Club: 64th National Square Dance Convention, Springfield, Massachusetts
Comments: For additional information on the festival, click here.

Date: Wednesday through Saturday, June 22-25, 2016
Club: 65th National Square Dance Convention, Des Moines, Iowa
Comments: For additional information on the festival, click here.

Date: Wednesday through Saturday, June 21-24, 2017
Club: 66th National Square Dance Convention, Cincinatti, Ohio
Comments: For additional information on the festival, click here.

Date: Wednesday through Saturday, June 27-30, 2018
Club: 67th National Square Dance Convention (location to be announced)
Comments: Cities bidding for the 67th National Square Dance Convention did so on Friday morning, June 27, 2014, at the Bid Session at the 63rd National Square Dance Convention. The winning city was announced at the conclusion of the Saturday evening ceremonies.

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