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 April 30, 2016.

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

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

I have decided to REORGANIZE the listing to ONLY include dances in Arkansas, and dances in states surrounding or close to Arkansas...which will include Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. The EXCEPTIONS to this will be for the National Square Dance Convention, the Single Square Dancers USA Dance-A-Rama, and the Heart Of America Singles Square Dance Association (HASSDA). Other dances outside of Arkansas and surrounding states can be found at the Where's The Dance - Flyers Only group on Facebook. With the dances listed, I have made the date of the dance, and the dance name of Arkansas Dances in bold print. The rest will be a regular font, as it were.

However, take note that NOT EVERY SUBSCRIBER to The Modern Square has or wants a computer or internet access, to view the ASSDF Website. So, just because your dance may be listed below, UNLESS you have contacted the Editor (see the Officers page for information), with your ad copy, and have mailed in the proper fee for the ad, your dance listing will NOT be in EITHER the E-edition OR the print edition of The Modern Square. Please send the information of your special dance to the Editor of The Modern Square, at the address found 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 at the dances. In this regard, daytime dances may have the choice of either Proper Square Dance Attire, or casual attire. However, for the evening dances, Proper Square Dance Attire is REQUIRED.

Lastly, 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.


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Specials And Benefit Dances


Date: Saturday, May 7, 2016
Club: Conway Rounders Round Dance Rumba Workshop and Lily Pad Square And Round Dance
Location: Salem United Methodist Church, 1018 Salem Road, Conway, AR
Time: See comments below.
Caller: Lieutenant Colonel Phillip Moorehouse
Cuer: Cathy Fisher
Comments: There will be several activities during the day and evening as follows:

1) Conway Rounders Round Dance Rumba Clinic, 12:30pm to 2:30pm. Admission is $5 per person.
2) ASSDF Delegates Meeting, from 3pm to 5pm. Several VERY IMPORTANT ITEMS are to be discussed, including discussion on review and revision of the ASSDF Bylaws...the ASSDF Fall Festival for both 2016 and 2017... and how to attract new dancers...among several other topics. The ASSDF can NOT conduct business of the organization without input from members and delegates!! For more information on the meetings, click here.
3) Dinner Break at approximately 5pm. Note that there will be REFRESHMENTS AT THE DANCE...but NO POTLUCK MEAL, as in years past. Restaurants are nearby at Exit 127 and Interstate 40.
4) Pre-Rounds at 6pm, with Cathy Fisher Cueing. Square Dancing begins at 6:30pm, with Philip Moorehouse calling both patter and singing calls (I believe with Mainstream and Announced Plus tips, but I'm not sure)...and with Cathy Fisher cueing rounds between tips. Admission is $7.50 per person. See the ad on page 22 of the April, 2016 issue of The Modern Square for more information.

Also, the Circulation Manager will be donating five (5) complimentary subscriptions to The Modern Square at the dance, with the following stipulations:

A) You MUST BE PRESENT to win. If you leave the dance early, and give your ticket to someone else, you have FORFEITED your chance to win. To help keep dancers present for much of the dance, I will try to have the drawings for the subscriptions toward the end of the dance.
B) If you win, you MUST get with the Circulation Manager before you leave the dance, to provide your CORRECT MAILING ADDRESS. If your subscription is returned as UNDELIVERABLE, it is SUSPENDED, until you contact the Circulation Manager with the updated information. If you fail to get with the Circulation Manager, the subscription will be noted as UNCLAIMED and FORFEITED...and the ASSDF gets a donation for that subscription.
C) Only ONE SUBSCRIPTION PER DANCER. This means if your name is drawn, you are INELIGIBLE for the other subscriptions, but are still eligible for other door prizes, if any. This ensures that one dancer does NOT ''hog'' all the subscriptions.
D) The subscription will be a one year subscription, starting with the June, 2016 issue of The Modern Square...for those who have never subscribed before, or whose subscriptions expired with the May, 2016 issue or before. If several months have elapsed since subscription expiration, back copies may NOT be available. If the subscription is still current (unexpired), one year will be added to their subscription.
Also, if you have a question about your subscription to The Modern Square, I will be at the dance to answer questions...but these will NOT be answered at the Delegates Meeting, in the interest of time. Due to various issues, I do not know how much I will dance.

The best way to get to the dance will be to take Exit 124 (Wooster) off of Interstate 40. Go straight through the light on the south side of the freeway. That puts you on Salem. You will drive through one light and before you get to the circle (Prince and Salem), the church is on the left.


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
Conact: Craig and Karen Grothaus, 39 Crestview Road, Mountain Home, AR 72653 (870) 424-2957

Date: Friday, May 13, 2016
Club: Levis And Lace Maypole And Subscription Dance
Location: Royal Baptist Church, 7402 Albert Pike, Royal, AR
Time: 6:30pm
Caller: Gene Gancarczyk
Contact: Ted and Phyllis Keeney, 1807 Nubbin Ridge Road, Royal, AR 71968 (501) 991-3292
Comments: You can purchase a subscripton to The Modern Square at this dance.


Date: Friday, May 13, 2016
Club: Heber Springers Anniversary Dance
Location: Rose Bud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Ron Wise
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 592-2600
Contact: Bob Hall (501) 250-5170

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: Friday, May 27, 2016
Club: American Legion Hut Benefit Dance
Location: Mabelvale Legion Hut, Mann Road and Leah Lane
Time: 7pm
Caller: Dave Towry
Contact: Clifton Taylor and Carolyn Cullins, 9027 Highway 5 North, Alexander, AR 72002 (501) 847-2157
Contact: Harry Atchley, 8711 Taliaferro Road, Mabelvale, AR 72103 (501) 813-5871
Comments: Sponsored by the Twirling Lariats and the Maverick Mixers. Donations accepted. Proceeds will go to replace the sewer line, and air conditioning repairs.

Date: Friday, May 27, 2016
Club: Heber Springers Special Dance
Location: Rose Bud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Chuck Hastings
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 592-2600
Contact: Bob Hall (501) 250-5170

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: Saturday, June 11, 2016 -- NOTE DATE CHANGE
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: Thursday, June 16, 2016
Club: Diamond Squares Trail End Dance and Ice Cream Social
Location: Coronado Center, 150 Ponderosa Lane, Hot Springs Village, AR
Time: 6:30pm
Caller: Gordon White
Contact: Gordon and Susan White, 6 Perfecto Place, Hot Springs Village, AR 71909 (501) 922-0803
Comments: This will be their FINAL DANCE for the Spring/Summer of 2016. Dancing will resume sometime in Fall, 2016...actual date to be determined.

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: Friday, July 8, 2016
Club: Heber Springers Red White And Blue Dance
Location: Rose Bud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Ron Wise
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 592-2600
Contact: Bob Hall (501) 250-5170

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: Sunday, July 24 through Thursday, July 28, 2016
Club: Kirkwood Lodge Plus And Rounds Festival
Location: Kirkwood Lodge, Lake Of The Ozarks, MO
Callers: Ken Bower and Gary Shoemake
Cuers: Steve and Lori Harris
Comments: For more information on other dances, 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: Sunday, August 21 through Thursday, August 26, 2016
Club: Kirkwood Lodge Plus And Rounds Festival
Location: Kirkwood Lodge, Lake Of The Ozarks, MO
Callers: Bob Baier and Jerry Junck
Cuers: Mark and Pam Prow
Comments: For more information on other dances, click here.

Date: Friday, August 26, 2016
Club: Heber Springers Ice Cream Social Dance
Location: Rose Bud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Ron Wise
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 592-2600
Contact: Bob Hall (501) 250-5170

Date: Thursday, September 1 through Sunday, September 4, 2016
Club: 46th National Single Square Dancers USA Labor Day Dance-A-Rama, Alexandria, VA
Callers: Mike Callahan, John Marshall, Eric Henerlau, Skip Cleland, Matt Worley, and Tom Miller
Cuers: Dom and Joan Filardo, Peg and John Kincaid, Chris Jopek and Steve Davis
Lines: Doug and Donna Riley
Comments: For more details, click here. The dance is open to BOTH couples and singles.

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: Friday, October 21, 2016
Club: Heber Springers Annual Dan Nordbye Special Dance
Location: Rose Bud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Dan Nordbye
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 592-2600
Contact: Bob Hall (501) 250-5170

Date: Friday, October 28, 2016
Club: Heber Springers Halloween Dance
Location: Rose Bud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Ron Wise
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 592-2600
Contact: Bob Hall (501) 250-5170

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: Friday, November 11, 2016
Club: Heber Springers Canned Goods Admission Dance
Location: Rose Bud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Ron Wise
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 592-2600
Contact: Bob Hall (501) 250-5170

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: Friday, December 9, 2016
Club: Heber Springers Christmas Dinner Dance
Location: Rose Bud Community Center, 5916 Highway 36 West, Rosebud, AR
Time: 7pm
Caller: Ron Wise
Contact: Theresa Holley, 390 Woodvine Trail, Higden, AR 72067 (501) 592-2600
Contact: Bob Hall (501) 250-5170

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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