Specials And Benefit Dances

Specials And Benefit Dances

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.

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. 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. Subscription Dances, where you can sign up for subscriptions to The Modern Square will be noted below as well.

Club: Maverick Mixers Road Kill Chili Supper And Dance
Location: Mabelvale Legion Hut, Mann Road and Leah Lane, Mabelvale, AR
Contact: Velma Smart, Box 61, 7501 Highway 229, Traskwood, AR 72167 (501) 860-6624

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015
Club: Twirling Lariats Fund Raising Dance
Location: Mabelvale Legion Hut, Mann Road and Leah Lane, Mabelvale, AR
Time: 7:30pm
Contact: Clifton Taylor and Carolyn Cullins, 9027 Highway 5 North, Alexander, AR 72002 (501) 847-2157
Comments: Donations accepted for admission. Proceeds will be used for needed repairs on the building, including the gas line, which caused the cancellation of the Maverick Mixers Roadkill Chili Supper on Feb. 28, 2015. Plans are also to eventually pave or gravel a parking lot in front of the facility, once adequate funding is obtained.

Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015
Club: Rebel Reelers Toad Suck Daze Dance
Location: Wesley United Methodist Church, 2310 East Oak Street (Highway 64 East), Conway, AR
Time: ASSDF Delegates Meeting at 4pm, Snack Supper at 6pm, Dance at 7:30pm
Caller: Dave Towry
Contact: Ken and Dean Talley, 11200 Garrison Road, Little Rock, AR 72223 (501) 868-8310
Comments: The dance features ALL SINGING CALLS, at the Mainstream Level, with possibly One Plus Level Tip, during the dance. There may also be Round Dancing, cued by Cathy Fisher, between the square dance tips.

Note that prior to the dance, there will be an ASSDF Delegates Meeting at 4pm...followed by a Snack Supper at 6pm. For details on the meeting, click here. For details on the dance, click here. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print the file.

Date: Friday, May 22, 2015
Club: Levis And Lace Maypole Dance And Subscription Dance
Location: First Baptist Church, 7402 Albert Pike, Royal, AR
Time: 7:30pm
Caller: Gene Gancarczyk
Contact: Ted and Phyllis Keeney, 1807 Nubbin Ridge Road, Royal, AR 71968 (501) 991-3292
Comments: You can sign up for a subscription to The Modern Square at this dance.

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: Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18-19, 2015
Club: Square Round The Lake Dance Weekend, DeGray State Park Lodge, Bismarck, AR
Cost: $75 per couple
Comments: Further Details, including callers, cuers, and lodging, will be posted as they become available.

Date: Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9-10, 2015
Club: Arkansas State Square Dance Federation Fall Festival, Caddo Valley, AR
Cost: $20 pre-registration, $25 at the door
Comments: For more information, 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, Kansas City, Missouri
Comments: For additional information on the festival, click here.

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