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Specials And Benefit Dances

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Specials and Benefit Dances


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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.

I have included dances both inside and outside of Arkansas...the latter as a courtesy for dancers who may be traveling, especially during the summer months. Some of the dances outside of Arkansas are from the Where's The Dance - Flyers Only group on Facebook.

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, plus traffic patterns and construction zones... especially when winter weather or severe weather may be forecast. And, please notify the Webmaster if any data below is incorrect.

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


Date: Friday, February 12, 2016
Club: Heber Springers Valentines Dance
Location: Rosebud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Ron Wise
Contact: Thresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 592-2600
Contact: Bob Hall, (501) 250-5170

Date: Saturday, February 20, 2016
Club: Rebel Rousers Black And White Ball Double Deal
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 more information, click here, or call (214) 244-3905.

Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Club: Twirling Funtimers Cookie Time Dance
Location: Van Matre Senior Center, 1101 Spring Street, Mountain Home, AR
Time: 6pm
Caller: Jay Wright
Contact: Craig and Karen Grothaus, 39 Crestview Road, Mountain Home, AR 72653 (870) 424-2957

Date: Friday, March 10, 2016
Club: Heber Springers Saint Patrick's Day Dance
Location: Rosebud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Ron Wise
Contact: Thresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 592-2600
Contact: Bob Hall, (501) 250-5170

Date: Saturday and Sunday, March 11 and 12, 2016
Club: Mississippi State Festival (formerly Mississippi Sweetheart Festival)
Location: Brandon Civic Center, 1000 Municipal Drive, Brandon, MS
Caller: Mike Bramlett
Cuer: Richard and Frances Matthews
Comments: For a printable 2 page flier in PDF format, including lodging and festival information, click here. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print the file.

Date: Sunday, March 27 through Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Club: The Desert Stomp Square and Round Dance Holiday
Location: Riverside Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Callers: Ken Bower, Jerry Gilbreath, and Gary Shoemake
Cuers: Bonnie and Ronnie Bond
Comments: For a printable in PDF format, including lodging and festival information, click here. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print the file.

Date: Friday through Sunday, April 1-3, 2016
Club: Canada Meets USA A-2 Weekend
Location: The Inn At East Hill Farm, Troy, NH
Comments: For a printable 2 page flier in PDF format, including lodging and festival information, click here. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print the file.

Date: Friday, April 8, 2016
Club: Heber Springers Spring Special Dance
Location: Rose Bud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Tim Tyl
Contact: Contact - Theresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 592-2600
Contact: Bob Hall (501) 250-5170

Date: Friday through Sunday, April 8-10, 2016
Club: Log Cabin Swingers 16th Annual Swing Into Spring Weekend
Location: Promenade Hall, 1210 North Took Drive (Highway 274) Tool, TX
Caller: Jerry Storey
Cuers: Walter and Eula Brewer
Comments: For a printable flier in PDF format, click here. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print the file.

Date: Saturday, April 9, 2016
Club: Blue Belles And Beaus Anniversary Dance
Location: Judsonia Community Center, 601 Judson Street, Judsonia, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Lieutenant Colonel Philip Moorehouse
Contact: Robert and Cheryl Shaver, 146 Opie Road, Bald Knob, AR 72010 (501) 724-3930

Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Club: Twirling Funtimers April Showers Dance
Location: Van Matre Senior Center, 1101 Spring Street, Mountain Home, AR
Time: 6pm
Caller: Ron Wise
Contact: Craig and Karen Grothaus, 39 Crestview Road, Mountain Home, AR 72653 (870) 424-2957

Date: Friday, April 29, 2016
Club: Twirling Lariats 5th Friday Special Dance
Location: Mabelvale Legion Hut, Mann Road and Leah Lane, Mabelvale, AR
Time: 7:30pm
Callers: Dave Towry and Tim Tyl
Contact: Clifton Taylor and Carolyn Cullins, 9027 Highway 5 North, Alexander, AR 72002 (501) 847-2157

Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Club: Twirling Funtimers Spring Fling Dance
Location: Van Matre Senior Center, 1101 Spring Street, Mountain Home, AR
Time: 6pm
Caller: Lieutenant Colonel Philip Moorehouse
Contact: Craig and Karen Grothaus, 39 Crestview Road, Mountain Home, AR 72653 (870) 424-2957

Date: Friday and Saturday, May 13-14, 2016
Club: Heart Of America Single Square Dancers Association (HASSDA) 37th Annual Festival
Location: Holiday Inn KCI Airport and KCI Expo Center, 11728 Northwest Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO
Callers: Mike Hogan, Bear Miller, and Eric Henerlau
Cuers: Carolyn and Tony Ahart
Comments: For a printable flier in PDF format, click here. For a list of hotels, etc., in PDF format, click here. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print the files.

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016
Club: Blue Belles And Beaus Hawaiian Luau Dance
Location: Judsonia Community Center, 601 Judson Street, Judsonia, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Lieutenant Colonel Philip Moorehouse
Contact: Robert and Cheryl Shaver, 146 Opie Road, Bald Knob, AR 72010 (501) 724-3930

Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Club: Twirling Funtimers Roll Your Own Sundaes Dance
Location: Van Matre Senior Center, 1101 Spring Street, Mountain Home, AR
Time: 6pm
Caller: ''Cherokee'' Bill Cochran
Contact: Craig and Karen Grothaus, 39 Crestview Road, Mountain Home, AR 72653 (870) 424-2957

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, July 13, 2016
Club: Twirling Funtimers Watermelon Splash Dance
Location: Van Matre Senior Center, 1101 Spring Street, Mountain Home, AR
Time: 6pm
Caller: James ''Jammer'' Cochran
Contact: Craig and Karen Grothaus, 39 Crestview Road, Mountain Home, AR 72653 (870) 424-2957

Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016
Club: Seaside Squares July Jamboree
Location: Ragon Hall, 2600 Stratford Road, Pensacola, Florida
Caller: Rob Baird
Cuers: Fran and Karl Keller
Comments: DBD/Plus Workship 3pm to 5pm; $5 per person. The evening dance will be from 7pm to 9:30pm, at $10 per person; alternating Mainstream/Plus Squares and Rounds. For more information, call (850) 944-0322

Date: Sunday, August 7 through Thursday, August 11, 2016
Club: Maggie Valley Square Dance Vacations Pride RV Resort Plus Week
Location: Pride RV Resort, Maggie Valley, North Carolina
Callers: Jerry Storey, Johnny Preston, and Ted Kennedy
Comments: $125 per person includes dancing, morning and night, Sunday through Thursday, with some special afternoon dances during the week. After Party Snacks each night, Daily Continental Breakfast, and Thursday evening Dinner Cookout. Cabins, Park Models, and RV Sites Available, with special reduced rates for Square Dancers. For reservations, call (800) 926-8191, or click here.

Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Club: Twirling Funtimers Hot And Dry Ice Cream Floats Dance
Location: Van Matre Senior Center, 1101 Spring Street, Mountain Home, AR
Time: 6pm
Caller: Doug Mallory
Contact: Craig and Karen Grothaus, 39 Crestview Road, Mountain Home, AR 72653 (870) 424-2957

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016
Club: Blue Belles And Beaus Special Dance
Location: Judsonia Community Center, 601 Judson Street, Judsonia, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Lieutenant Colonel Philip Moorehouse
Contact: Robert and Cheryl Shaver, 146 Opie Road, Bald Knob, AR 72010 (501) 724-3930

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Club: Twirling Funtimers Autumn Fest Dance
Location: Van Matre Senior Center, 1101 Spring Street, Mountain Home, AR
Time: 6pm
Caller: Dave Roush
Contact: Craig and Karen Grothaus, 39 Crestview Road, Mountain Home, AR 72653 (870) 424-2957

Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Club: Twirling Funtimers Club Anniversary Dance
Location: Van Matre Senior Center, 1101 Spring Street, Mountain Home, AR
Time: 6pm
Caller: Pat Christie
Contact: Craig and Karen Grothaus, 39 Crestview Road, Mountain Home, AR 72653 (870) 424-2957

Date: Thursday through Saturday, October 13-15, 2016
Club: 67th ASSDF Fall Festival, Caddo Valley, Arkansas
Comments: For further details, click here.

Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Club: Twirling Funtimers Red, White, and Blue Dance
Location: Van Matre Senior Center, 1101 Spring Street, Mountain Home, AR
Time: 6pm
Caller: ''Cherokee'' Bill Cochran
Contact: Craig and Karen Grothaus, 39 Crestview Road, Mountain Home, AR 72653 (870) 424-2957

Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016
Club: Blue Belles And Beaus USO Dance
Location: Judsonia Community Center, 601 Judson Street, Judsonia, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Lieutenant Colonel Philip Moorehouse
Contact: Robert and Cheryl Shaver, 146 Opie Road, Bald Knob, AR 72010 (501) 724-3930

Date: Thursday, November 10 through Sunday, November 13, 2016
Club: 20th Annual Riverside County Square and Round Dance Festival
Location: National Date Fairgrounds, 46350 Arabia Street, Indio, CA
Callers: Buddy Weaver (Featured Caller Friday and Saturday), Ken Bower, Wade Driver, Tony Oxendine, Johnny Preston, Gary Shoemake, Mike Sikorsky
Cuers: Sharon and Casey Parker, Chuck and Sandy Weiss
Comments: Plus dancing in Main Hall, A-1 and A-2 in second hall, with C-1 star tips. Rounds in both halls. For a printable flier in PDF format, click here. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print the files.

Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016
Club: Blue Belles And Beaus Christmas Dance
Location: Judsonia Community Center, 601 Judson Street, Judsonia, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Lieutenant Colonel Philip Moorehouse
Contact: Robert and Cheryl Shaver, 146 Opie Road, Bald Knob, AR 72010 (501) 724-3930

Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Club: Twirling Funtimers Holiday Celebration Party Dance
Location: Van Matre Senior Center, 1101 Spring Street, Mountain Home, AR
Time: 6pm
Caller: James ''Jammer'' Cochran
Contact: Craig and Karen Grothaus, 39 Crestview Road, Mountain Home, AR 72653 (870) 424-2957

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, Kansas City, Missouri
Comments: For additional information on the festival, click here.

Date: Wednesday through Saturday, June 26-29, 2019
Club: 68th National Square Dance Convention, Atlanta, Georgia
Comments: For additional information on the festival, click here.

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